Unwrapping the Gift of Reconciliation this Christmas
Like Christmas itself, we can become nostalgic about reconciliation rather than embrace the messy grace and humility that it requires.
In the same way that God stands at the ready to welcome more sons and daughters home by receiving Jesus as their King, we are to stand at the ready for reconciliation between our
All Faith Groups, Evangelicals Included, Need to Reflect on #MeToo
We are going to hear the voice of survivors, trauma counselors, and Christian leaders who will call evangelicals to a better way.
We are called to suffer with, fight for, and stand among those who have experienced sexual abuse and violence of any kind— childen and adults. May we do no other.
Christmas Is Really Act 2
Can’t get enough of Christmas? You’ll love the prequels and sequels.
A dramatic middle chapter. Once we are aware of the prequel, it becomes clear that Christmas is not a stand-alone story about the birth of a beautiful child under trying circumstances.
Mary, Mary, Not Quite So Contrary
Finding common ground so that the Virgin Mary becomes less of a battleground.
We will be sinless. We will be justified, sanctified, and glorified. So she doesn't presently stand out from the “cloud of witnesses” as disproportionately as Mary Z's fans suppose.
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.
shelves. We leave no space for darkness. parts. He came to show us how to stand alone and together, how to weep and wonder, how to die and be resurrected.
Live at the Intersection of Grace and Truth
We don’t get to pick "either/or." It is a distinctly "both/and" proposition.
We cannot expect to stand on the outside isolated from the existence and experience of our neighbors and hope that others will listen and hear our message.
God's Generous Return Policy
We are obsessed with making progress, but the Bible reminds us it is often important to go back.
Returning Today. The possibility of returning is the glorious news of Christian theology. The implications are manifold, but three stand out. First, we can return to God.
Why Our Spiritual Gifts Might Not Be All That Spiritual
Spiritual gifts have little to do with innate personal strengths and far more to do with a yielded weakness.
In order to determine where people stand on the power-ranking pecking order, the business world has In our efforts to niche our laity into appropriate comfort slots, we have baptized our
I Told My Husband I Had Feelings for Another Man
When we finally spoke face-to-face, his exact words were, “I get it. He’s scratching an itch that I can’t right now.”
Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Gal.
A New We
Christian colleges and universities implement changes to support students of color.
God and dignity of all people, provide living proof of the sin and brokenness we experience in chapel service, even closing campus offices, in order to pray, lament, and stand in support
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.
But as I walked from my office to the restaurant we had chosen, I didn't feel a trace of anxiety Michael Ray Kingsbury is a stand-up comedian and comedic storyteller living in Vermont.
God’s messengers can be both bombastic and surprisingly subdued.
At the birth of Jesus, an event of cosmic significance by which we humans still mark our Next, as they stand there slack-jawed, Jesus rises like a hot-air balloon and vanishes behind a
Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again
An interview with Sherry Harney.
There are many ways the church can prepare to stand strong and walk in the love and power of Jesus. Here are some specific ways we can walk in the power and presence of Jesus as
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
Orthodoxy, in the words of CS Lewis, is “the same old thing.” But we believe that this old (even ancient) “thing” is the truth of the universe, the reality on which we all stand, and the place
The Gift of Seeing
To see the potential and dignity in every person is a gift we must receive and then cultivate.
It was their sense of “goodness” that made them blind to each person as an image-bearer, causing them to stand in opposition to the very mission We see what may be hidden to others.