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Fitness Trackers, Dating Apps, and Other Ladders to NowhereSubscriber Access Only
Why secular substitutes for religion will always leave us exhausted and unhappy.
Throughout history, people married for practical reasons: for economic security, for land, for children. Children bear impossible burdens. Our children are our second chance.
Pilgrim's Progress Isn't Safe, But It's Good
How unsettling literature teaches us to confront pain and suffering—at any age.
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
church): 1. Love children for your own spiritual health as well as theirs. Even when us to be. 2. Your goal is to get children more involved in worship, not less.
Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
As Christian doctors and development workers take on tuberculosis, trust is key to the cure.
She is a single mother, a refugee from Somalia, and all five of her children have tuberculosis, commonly called TB. In other words, Fathia and her children are modern-day lepers.
If You Want to Evangelize, Try Talking About the Weather
Why small talk and friendship are fundamental to faith formation.
As Matt and I grew in kinship with this community, I finally began to understand that spiritual direction should be happening mostly between friends, spouses, parents, and children.
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
Packed with book lists in categories ranging from theology to children's books to fantasy novels, Book Girl makes the case for reading as a pathway to delight, spiritual formation, and
If You Give a Tsunami Survivor a CrayonSubscriber Access Only
Ministries in Sulawesi, Indonesia, engage kids in a crucial first step in trauma healing: play.
Krause. In a church in the bayside city of Palu, Indonesia, volunteers smile wide as they lead dozens of children in sing-alongs with hand motions. They
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Even in the midst of the sorrow, pain, and shame of the cross, Good Friday is still very good.
Only children are full of joy. We see joy at work in small children when a parent comes home from work or comes back into the room after a brief absence.
With All Your Heart, Soul, Wi-Fi, and WebsitesSubscriber Access Only
Stephen Lowe offers a biblical defense of online spiritual formation.
and kinesthetic- tactile. All these different parts of the family experience that he encourages parents to use to form their children spiritually. How do you
Florida’s Oldest Place to Grow OldSubscriber Access Only
Dowling Park was a retirement community built around widows and orphans. A century later, it’s a model for intergenerational ministry.
In 1914, a few months after the first children came to Dowling Park, the first retirees arrived, establishing a culture of young and old living and working together.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Easter Joy Belongs to the Melancholy
The celebration of Christ’s resurrection stands in contrast to Christmas joy.
of Christmas and Easter. At Christmas, he says, we rejoice with the “natural, unmixed joy of children.” Easter joy, however, is not the same. This joy is
Study: US Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD
Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome.
Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome. Study: US Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
Raising children to love like Jesus did. This, I thought, was what my parents raised me to believe in, and it was something I wanted to pass on to my own children.
Mr. Rogers Had a Dangerous SideSubscriber Access Only
Underneath the gentle smile and neighborly manner, he was driven by anger at the way the world treated children.
Underneath the gentle smile and neighborly manner, he was driven by anger at the way the world treated children. He was incensed. This was supposed to entertain children?
We Set Off to Reach a Remote Tribe in the Amazon. Turns Out, They Were Waiting for Us.Subscriber Access Only
As young Brazilian missionaries, we learned to depend on God and the people we journeyed to reach.
With the help of the village, we built a high-hanging hut like all the other ones at the foot of the dry-land to function as the school for the Paumarí children during the day and the adults at
Abolitionism at the Tipping PointSubscriber Access Only
Slavery has been around since before Moses, but International Justice Mission’s president thinks its demise is only decades away.
Or take immigration from Central America. In many cases, it's women and children fleeing communities where there's no law enforcement and no protection.
Mastering the Fundamentals of Mission
If you can’t do the fundamentals with excellence, then you will never be successful—at least not for long.
Blocking. Hitting the cutoff man. Every time. It's skills taught to small children when learning their sport that, years later, will separate the winners from the losers at every level.
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
Recently, I sat with a friend who uttered the tear-filled words, “I am no longer a mother.” She explained that her children had gone to college in different states, her nest was empty, and
Jewish Christians United for Israel?Subscriber Access Only
Messianic Jews advise American evangelicals on how to best understand the Zionist state
best.” ~ Jamie Cowen. This is getting better, as their children get drafted into the army and rub shoulders with the general Jewish population. But progress
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Theology of the Future
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again.
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