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.
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 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
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.
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.
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
She's felt the resentment, the sense of injustice we've all felt at times. I've seen her stand up in city council meetings and say tough things with gentle, grace-filled passion.
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.
Don’t Worry, There Are More Demons Than You Think
What Halloween gets right about spirits and why Christians have nothing to be afraid of.
When overwhelmed at the powers of evil before us, we remember how the greatest powers of evil behind us could only unite And his bruised heel is proof that they don't stand a chance.
A Carol for the Despairing
Penned during the Civil War, Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a carol for our age.
How do we keep going in a world that has been gripped by despair for thousands of years? In Ezekiel 2, the prophet finds himself at the feet of the living God. “Son of man, stand up on
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
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 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
When the Word Becomes Words
Ann Voskamp and photographer Esther Havens document the moment a new Bible translation arrives in a rural Kenyan community.
children, to sink wells and plant churches for nomadic herdsmen and stand up an emergency response system. “The Bible is the foundation,” Gargule tells me. “How can we give a
When Your Identity Is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry
What does it look like for followers of Christ to live and work with a healthy sense of ambition?
glory of God is the only form Christ-followers can ever really strive for and still stand on solid sometimes happen—attendance is low and sermons don't turn out exactly as we'd originally
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