April (Web-only) 2016

The Babylon Bee's Adam Ford Says the Church Needs Laughter
The Babylon Bee's Adam Ford Says the Church Needs LaughterSubscriber Access Only
The humorist and comics artist on leading through levity.
Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow
Why We Want to Return to Stars HollowSubscriber Access Only
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right.
6 Qualifications for Elders that Paul Forgot to Mention
6 Qualifications for Elders that Paul Forgot to MentionSubscriber Access Only
Church leadership brings a heap of hilarious frustrations.
Beyoncé's Redemptive Lemonade
Beyoncé's Redemptive LemonadeSubscriber Access Only
Cultural critic Zakiya N. Jackson on the distinct message and the unapologetic boldness of Queen Bey.
What Jen Hatmaker Gets Right about Christian Love
What Jen Hatmaker Gets Right about Christian LoveSubscriber Access Only
Reactions to her message to LGBT people highlight how confused we are about love and repentance.
Going Overboard: How Our Panic Betrays God's Peace
Going Overboard: How Our Panic Betrays God's PeaceSubscriber Access Only
When the storms hit and life gets real, he still proves faithful.
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I Learned
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I LearnedSubscriber Access Only
7 things you should know, from a mom who’s been there
How a Trusted Pastor Can Transform a Community
The Calling | 49 min
How a Trusted Pastor Can Transform a CommunitySubscriber Access Only
Pastor, teacher, and community activist Jonathan Brooks chats with us about changing culture from the inside out.
How a Therapeutic Separation Could Save Your Marriage
How a Therapeutic Separation Could Save Your MarriageSubscriber Access Only
5 steps toward healing and restoration
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
Scripture’s guidance for broken, hurting marriages
The Ministry of Coffee, in Three Parts
The Ministry of Coffee, in Three PartsSubscriber Access Only
Caffeine is for sharing.
Christians Can Hold Their Bladders and Still Shop at Target
Christians Can Hold Their Bladders and Still Shop at TargetSubscriber Access Only
Consider the missional implications before you boycott.
Don’t Just Pray Alone
Don’t Just Pray AloneSubscriber Access Only
The world is desperate for people to pray with.
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-Up
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-UpSubscriber Access Only
Movies about humor and disappointment, inequality and autism, celebrity and Scientology.
Remembering Prince: A Pop Music Priest in a Secular World
Remembering Prince: A Pop Music Priest in a Secular WorldSubscriber Access Only
He seemed to defy mortal boundaries, but in fact, he showed us the glory of simply being made in God's image.
Take Time To Linger Outside the Church Door
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Take Time To Linger Outside the Church DoorSubscriber Access Only
In churches as in neighborhoods, sometimes the front lawn is the best place to build community.
In 'A Hologram For The King,' Tom Hanks Goes to Saudi Arabia
In 'A Hologram For The King,' Tom Hanks Goes to Saudi ArabiaSubscriber Access Only
The adaptation of Dave Eggers's novel is diverting, but never comes together.
Reach Out—God Is Closer Than You Know
Reach Out—God Is Closer Than You KnowSubscriber Access Only
We tend to emphasize his beyond-ness over his nearness. Why that’s a mistake.
After Darrin Patrick: How Pride Became an Occupational Hazard for Pastors
After Darrin Patrick: How Pride Became an Occupational Hazard for PastorsSubscriber Access Only
Barnabas Piper on Acts 29, restoration, and the increasing temptation of pride and platform.
In Defense of Clutter
In Defense of ClutterSubscriber Access Only
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
Russell Moore's Model Is a Decaffeinated Jesus
The Calling | 53 min
Russell Moore's Model Is a Decaffeinated JesusSubscriber Access Only
A conversation with the president of the ERLC about life, ministry, and the challenge that comes from inside the church.
Raising Ramona in 21st-Century Portland
Raising Ramona in 21st-Century PortlandSubscriber Access Only
What Beverly Cleary taught me about childhood worries.
Cancer, Where Is Your Sting?
Cancer, Where Is Your Sting?Subscriber Access Only
A neurosurgeon discovers hope and healing in the face of a terminal diagnosis.
Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko Story
Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko StorySubscriber Access Only
Behind the fair-trade company that’s helping educate women in Uganda.
Presenting an Awkward Chat Between Sammy Rhodes and Jon Acuff
Presenting an Awkward Chat Between Sammy Rhodes and Jon AcuffSubscriber Access Only
That moment when two Christian authors talk Twitter, comedy, writing, and guilty-pleasure foods.
The 4 Most Important Prayers for Your Kids
The 4 Most Important Prayers for Your Kids Subscriber Access Only
Learning to trust God for your child's faith and future
The Local Church Isn't Going Anywhere
The Local Church Isn't Going AnywhereSubscriber Access Only
Here's to stale coffee, hymn sings, and the next two thousand years.
How Spanish Church Music Inspired the Film Score for 'Risen'
How Spanish Church Music Inspired the Film Score for 'Risen'Subscriber Access Only
A conversation with the biblical thriller's composer.
Go West, Young Woman: The Rise of the Solo Female Traveler
Go West, Young Woman: The Rise of the Solo Female TravelerSubscriber Access Only
I learned for myself why some of the best adventures are taken alone.
'Sing Street' Takes Teenagers (and Music) Seriously
'Sing Street' Takes Teenagers (and Music) SeriouslySubscriber Access Only
The latest from "Once" director John Carney is an autobiographical, infectious 1980s musical.
'The Jungle Book' Honors Tradition and Does Something New
'The Jungle Book' Honors Tradition and Does Something NewSubscriber Access Only
The differences are telling, and so are the similarities.
What One Religious Liberty Scholar Thinks Conservative Christians Have in Common with LGBT Activists
What One Religious Liberty Scholar Thinks Conservative Christians Have in Common with LGBT Activists Subscriber Access Only
Thomas Berg on what both sides must to do move the polarized situation forward.
Six Tips for Women Afraid to Talk Politics
Six Tips for Women Afraid to Talk PoliticsSubscriber Access Only
Or anyone looking to prepare for tough conversations.
Embracing Cultural Moments
Embracing Cultural MomentsSubscriber Access Only
Using truth and grace to explore hidden cultural divides
Your Calling Isn’t Just Between You and God
Your Calling Isn’t Just Between You and GodSubscriber Access Only
How community discernment can help women recognize their gifts.
James Dobson: Why Children Are a National Blessing
James Dobson: Why Children Are a National BlessingSubscriber Access Only
Under-population is the deeper global problem.
Loving My Labyrinthine Church
Loving My Labyrinthine ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Our tangled building tells an evolving story.
Put Down the Church Attendance Scorecard
Put Down the Church Attendance ScorecardSubscriber Access Only
Shame and peer pressure don’t lead to healthy discipleship.
Innovative Church Practices, Inspired by Stock Photos: The Bible Sniffer
Innovative Church Practices, Inspired by Stock Photos: The Bible SnifferSubscriber Access Only
Your pew Bibles should always smell, like, super good.
The Church’s Long Law-Grace Throwdown
The Church’s Law-Grace Throwdown: 300 Years and Going StrongSubscriber Access Only
A group of 18th-century Scottish churchmen fought bitterly over the right teaching. How we can we avoid veering toward their extremes?
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, Too
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, TooSubscriber Access Only
Diverse relationships within the church help teach and train.
Reading Esther in the Shadow of ISIS
Reading Esther in the Shadow of ISISSubscriber Access Only
A Jewish philosopher’s perspective on how God delivers his people from radical evil.
'God’s Not Dead' Scratches an Evangelical Itch
'God’s Not Dead' Scratches an Evangelical ItchSubscriber Access Only
Alissa Wilkinson on why the film’s persecution narrative resonates with so many American Christians.
Here Is the Church, but Where Is the Steeple?
Here Is the Church, but Where Is the Steeple?Subscriber Access Only
How those transcendent spires fell out of cultural favor, and why it's time to bring them back.
Cultsploitation and True Believers
Cultsploitation and True BelieversSubscriber Access Only
Being duped and blinded to the truth is no laughing matter. So why are we so obsessed with cults?
Stop Calling Ted Cruz a Dominionist
Stop Calling Ted Cruz a DominionistSubscriber Access Only
The Christian candidate's faith influences his platform, but not in the ways most critics assume.
How Do We Understand Blessing in a #Blessed Era?
How Do We Understand Blessing in a #Blessed Era?Subscriber Access Only
Our social media mocking hasn’t gotten us closer to what it really means to live in God’s favor.
From Wailing to Worship
From Wailing to Worship Subscriber Access Only
How my darkest hour revealed God’s brightest glory
The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life
The Messy Drama and Trauma of New LifeSubscriber Access Only
Birth and baptism come at a painful cost.
A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to Find
A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to FindSubscriber Access Only
The quest for style writing that informs and inspires, not shames and sells.
The Theology of Ted Cruz
The Theology of Ted CruzSubscriber Access Only
Questions raised by the candidate’s God-and-country vision.
What Is "The Calling"?
The Calling | 2 min
What Is "The Calling"?Subscriber Access Only
Conversations with church leaders that will give you hope, new ideas, and a new perspective.

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Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Here are a few lines to pray before swiping left or right.