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Graduating From College Is Hard—But Not Impossible
How I overcame the language and financial hurdles that threatened to derail me.
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I was able to learn that principle early in life (I am still learning it), and it has helped me to I discovered the power of perseverance and absolute faith in God during those college years.
Morning Roundup 7/20/15
Early Church Government; God and America; Fuller and Me
But, what about earlier? Was there a single-bishop structure in the first and early second century? Many more institutions will have similar conversations in the years to come.
Only 1 in 7 Senior Pastors Is Under 40
Report finds passing pulpits to millennials a ‘glaring challenge.’
Finding younger leaders to follow aging pastors may start early. “Those of us who come alongside young adults during these years can help create a safe place for them to experiment
Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016
Religious liberty, Kindness, Discipleship, and more!
This answer to this question will only gain importance in the coming months and years. that prayer, he didn't tell me some very important truths, which would have helped me early in my
Responses to our November issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
I have subscribed to CT since the early '70s and found it thought provoking as well as greatly helpful in my 45 years as a missionary in India. Jeremy
Reversed Thunder: A Tribute to Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016)
Finding faith was about returning to Christianity's roots for America's most influential Methodist theologian.
of patristic exegetical comment; his three-volume Systematic Theology; his project on early African Christianity; and Few theologians of the past 100 years can claim to have had tea and
Ministry Lessons from My Father
He passed away early in my life but remains the biggest influence on my ministry.
Many of my early mental images are of him holding a book. I would respond by saying, "Never mind." But his discipline for reading rubbed off on me over the years.
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Helping Students Overcome Insecurity
The Enemy wants our children to feel shame: here’s how to defend against it.
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kindergartners. If we can help them understand their value in the early years then their insecurity can be transformed into lasting security. By equipping
Contraception Saves Lives
Reconsidering Margaret Sanger as one who was opposed to abortion but emphatic about the personal and social good of contraception.
Sanger herself opposed abortion, saying that “no matter how early it was performed it was A hundred or so years ago, my great-great- grandmothers struggled to feed their families on
Morning Roundup 9/17/14
Stewarding Marriage; Baptist Decline; Stories and Evangelism
It is easy to bemoan my situation, and I spent plenty of time complaining to God during the early years of diapers and sleepless nights and sick days and snow days.
Hard Job, High Calling
Reports of clergy attrition are often exaggerated, but pastors still face daunting challenges.
of this funding for these projects was a cry in the early 1990s through early 2000s about Methodist Church pastors, 7.2 percent reported that they'd left the ministry within 10 years of their
Morning Roundup 12/9/14
Canonized Scripture; Racial Reconciliation; Immigration Status
But 1934 was a significant year for another reason. Very quietly, behind the scenes, a book was published that would change the landscape of early Christian studies for years to come.
Morning Roundup 7/22/15
Spotting Fake News; Women in Church; Young Girls Are Watching
sixteen years later. I believe many young eyes were watching, and they will be impacted in immeasurable ways by what they saw. My own daughters are now in their early 20's.
Remembering Their Chains
6 Practical Ways to Support the Global Persecuted Church
Each of our ministry partnerships now spans a relationship of more than five years and has included When you preach on the early church in the book of Acts or Paul, give additional
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.
Five hundred years on, some observers are wondering whether the nail Luther used the supremely authoritative Scriptures belongs with the creedal heritage of the early and medieval
Morning Roundup 11/19/14
End of Mideast Christianity?; Atheism in China; Exercising Power and Wise Boundaries
Watch for early warning signs of danger. People change. We change. The church changes. What works now may not work fifteen years from now. Have
When They're Really Mad at You
How to follow Jesus while dodging bullets.
realization struck me the first time I led youth ministry in a church, after years of ministry Early on, it became clear there would be ten affirmations for each criticism, but the volumes would