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It’s Not Just a Blue Christmas. We’re Lonely.
Research shows our society's widespread isolation. What's the church's role in alleviating it?
Russell Moore: Putting the Family First Puts the Church at Odds with JesusSubscriber Access Only
He came to divide sons from their fathers and daughters from their mothers—not to promote “family values.”
There’s Nothing Sketchy About Cross-Gender Friendships in the Church
Why we shouldn’t let the Billy Graham Rule—or the “Billy Crystal Rule”—define how men and women relate.
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
Do Christians Focus Too Much on the Family?
Pew survey finds that a minority of Americans, even within the church, put faith first.
Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people’s blessings—even the ones you wish for.
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.”
Top Story July 19, 2019
On Court Prophets and Wilderness Prophets
On Court Prophets and Wilderness Prophets
Christian responses to the president.
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