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Easter Joy Belongs to the Melancholy
The celebration of Christ’s resurrection stands in contrast to Christmas joy.
Suffering and Submission in Gethsemane
Even as Jesus struggled, he was resolute about what he wanted most of all.
Palm Sunday and the Gift of Disillusionment
How the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry—and my chronic pain diagnosis—helped me trade in false hopes for a truer picture of God.
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
Recovering the Good in Seasons of Lament
Our years on this earth are full of seasons—ups and downs that profoundly shape us and change the trajectory of our lives.
Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
I Don’t Know Why the Atonement ‘Works,’ But I Know It DoesSubscriber Access Only
Christ taking our place on the cross doesn’t always make sense. It doesn't have to.
5 Books That Give Me Contentment in the Midst of Chronic Pain
Chosen by Liz Carter, author of 'Catching Contentment: How to Be Holy Satisfied.'
Can Anger at God Be Righteous?Subscriber Access Only
The Psalms show us how to faithfully protest to God.
How the Brain Keeps Faith in a Good God Amid a Weary World
Both C. S. Lewis and Job held onto their faith when their worlds imploded. Now psychologists suggest clues to understanding how the mind endures in suffering.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering Helps Me See Heaven
I used to wonder why Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened my eyes to his insight.
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.
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
I Cremated My Unborn SonSubscriber Access Only
How caring for miscarried children offers a radically pro-life vision.
I Found Hope in My Husband’s Chronic Illness
Disability changed our family. It also brought us closer to these three Christian truths.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
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.
Top Story April 26, 2019
Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.
Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.
Amid funerals and fears after ISIS-linked attacks, Christian leaders across the island explain how they are guiding the faithful on mourning and Muslims.
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