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Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of GraceSubscriber Access Only
As he retires from public ministry, the ‘Celebration of Discipline’ author reflects on the heart of spiritual formation.
How Poetry Quiets the ‘Pandemonium of Blab’
Poet Christian Wiman helps us tune our ears to silence, so God's voice won't be lost in the noise.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
One-on-One with Pastor Darryl Dash on ‘How to Grow’
"We keep failing, but we also keep discovering God’s grace."
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
But his method of restoring “sacred words” to our common vocabulary runs the risk of redefining them.
In the Beginning Is SilenceSubscriber Access Only
Why Christian activity should start with non-activity.
Madeleine L’Engle: ‘We Must Be Willing to Live by Paradox and Contradiction and Surprise’Subscriber Access Only
A new “spiritual biography” of the author of A Wrinkle in Time celebrates her refusal to be pigeonholed.
The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
How the earliest evangelicals struggled to leave their imprint on emerging trends in science, law, and culture.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
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.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
This grain’s genome echoes of the strength found in the diversity of God’s people.
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