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What Humans Have That Machines Don’t
How a theology of personhood cuts against the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.
When Great Writers Wrestle with Faith
Why have so many modern novelists and poets chased after (and fled from) God?
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
Chance the Rapper Shares a ‘Private Prayer’ from His Bible Reading Break
The Chicago musician begins his first sabbatical with a famous 80-year-old devotional.
7 Advantages Of Long-Term Church Membership
The best things in life don’t come in a hurry. They take time. But they’re worth the investment.
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
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.
Whatever Happened To Churches Meeting Felt Needs? – And What Should Replace It?
Meeting needs is a big part of the church’s mandate. But meeting "felt” needs has always been a slippery slope.
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
Her Prayers Helped Pull Me Out of Occult-Fueled Madness
While I plunged further into darkness, a middle-school classmate kept lifting me up to God.
Ministry in the #MeToo Moment
As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors.
Small Groups Can Be Safe Havens for Sexual Assault Victims
Three ways to encourage healthy sharing and listening in these settings.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith
What are the top five things parents need to do to raise children in the Christian faith?
Why Our Spiritual Formation Isn’t Just for Us
As we reflect and discover our Story of Now, we recognize the message of love and hope that God has given us to share with others.
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.
Hillsong’s Global Appeal, Explained by Sociologists
Hillsong’s Global Appeal, Explained by Sociologists
Australian worship movement flourishes in both post-communist Budapest and post-church Seattle because it confronts the historical establishment.
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