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God’s Call to a Reluctant Suburbanite
I craved life in a city center or a rural idyll. He wanted me to hunger after him instead.
What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors After a Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is more than a “difficult season.” It’s a death in the family.
Died: Focus on the Family’s H. B. London, Who Inspired Pastor Appreciation
The popular “Pastor to Pastors” host passed away at 81 due to cancer.
Love Your Political FrenemiesSubscriber Access Only
Jesus built his church from a group of enemies. Why did I love to sting mine?
Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break VirtueSubscriber Access Only
Is it possible to build willpower like a muscle?
A Team Approach to Sermon PreparationSubscriber Access Only
It is not good that preachers should prepare their messages alone.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
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.
Russell Moore: Family Life Isn’t Just Humbling—It’s HumiliatingSubscriber Access Only
But our failures as parents and spouses, as sons and daughters, ultimately point the way to something better.
How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
Q&A: Marriage App Founder Says Couples Benefit from Digital Therapy
The founder of the Lasting app aims to offer portable counseling support to married millennials—especially those with kids.
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones
Along the way, we may be able to show people Jesus.
The Best Gift for Dad This Father’s Day? Diaper Duty
I discovered the deepest joys of fatherhood in the mundane work of domestic life.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
Re-thinking My Savior ComplexSubscriber Access Only
My hardest lesson as a social worker? God wants me to be close to the brokenhearted as much as he wants me to save them.
The God Who Overpowers Childhood TraumaSubscriber Access Only
A new book crawls into the lives of children at risk, enters their desperation, and accompanies them on their journey toward redemption.
Sit With Your Family at Church—But Maybe Not Your Spouse
But should extroverts seek out empty seats by introverts?
No Cheeks Left to Turn: The Double Persecution of Africa’s Largest Church
No Cheeks Left to Turn: The Double Persecution of Africa’s Largest Church
Weary of attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, Christians in Nigeria ask how long they’re supposed to “count it all joy.”
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