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Because God Is: A Tribute to Robert W. Jenson (1930-2017)
Over 5 years of weekly dinners, ‘America’s Theologian’ became a mentor and a dear friend.
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His StrengthSubscriber Access Only
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
I Went From Fighting in a Cage to Living in a Hut
How an MMA fighter found Jesus—and discovered his calling in the Congo.
Arrival’s Terrifying Vision of a Global ‘Unfriending’Subscriber Access Only
Although caused by aliens, the breakdown in communication in Arrival feels all too familiar.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
A Pastor's Final Blessing
A minister to those at sea gives one last benediction.
The Value of Friends Who Don’t Look, Think, or Vote Like You DoSubscriber Access Only
When you limit your social circles, you limit your opportunities to grow.
4 Steps to a Friendlier Church (The G.I.F.T. Plan)
Genuine friendships are becoming more rare – and thus, of greater perceived value – than any other aspect of modern church life.
Why an Unfriendly Small Church Is Worse than an Unfriendly Big Church
Walking into a small church for the first time can be an act of great vulnerability.
D. L. Mayfield: ‘What If I Made Everything Worse?'Subscriber Access Only
The writer and activist asks hard questions about her time living among refugees.
How to Keep Your Friends When Life Happens
Busy moms, long-distance besties, workaholics: There’s hope for you.
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I LearnedSubscriber Access Only
7 things you should know, from a mom who’s been there
Ministry Is a Team Sport
Though my instinct is to isolate, I’m learning to let others carry me.
An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental CourtesySubscriber Access Only
Daryl Davis has a startling method for converting racists: he befriends them.
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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