Church Life+Ministry

The Hard Truth About Pastors’ Pay
Why figuring out fair compensation for ministry leaders is difficult.
Reflecting on Our Posture Toward Sexual Abuse Survivors
What can we learn from the story of Tamar and Amnon?
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
What We Long for the Church to Know about Sexual Violence
Abuse can skew more than just a survivor's relationship with the church.
How to Discover God’s Vision for Your Community
There are three questions must be answered in order to discover God’s unique assignment for your ministry.
Introducing M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development at Wheaton College
A program to prioritize student affairs.
Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again
An interview with Dr. Jerry Root.
Good News in Rural America: There’s More to the Story than Poverty and Disappointment
Jesus is alive and active in rural America.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
John Chau, Missions, and Fools
We now have more information about John Chau, but mission work is still the work of fools.
What John Allen Chau’s Missions Agency Wants You to Know
The All Nations leader remembers the 26-year-old killed by the “world’s most isolated” tribe.
Hard Conversations in Evangelicalism: Abuse, Harassment, and Sexual Violence in the Church
Thoughts on sexual violence, our lack of response, and how to get things right.
From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma
The latest death on the mission field challenges the church to rethink a view of martyrdom as peak adventure.
Can Christians Drink Alcohol? Here’s What 1,000 Protestant Churchgoers Think
(UPDATED) Most say the Bible doesn’t ban booze, but they abstain anyway.
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again
An interview with Bill Hogg.
Renewing Christian MindsSubscriber Access Only
Reminding a generation that a better way is still possible.
How to Tell the Difference Between a Prophet and a CrankSubscriber Access Only
Truly biblical prophecy strengthens the church—without adding anything to the Bible.
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of Advent
We’re not awaiting a helpless baby, but a righteous and powerful judge.
Missionaries Live in Difficult Places, and They Need Your PrayersSubscriber Access Only
We're familiar with the idea of culture shock, but we often overlook the impact of culture stress.
Reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in Iceland
Reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in Iceland
In the world’s most bookish country, evangelicals are taking up the ministry of translation.
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