Opinion | Discipleship
Beth Moore: My 5 Keys to Accountability
In this celebrity culture, it’s easy for a servant to lose her way. These few habits keep our eyes on Jesus.
Beth Moore: My 5 Keys to Accountability. I also have an accountability group made up of five people who know the hard details of my life and all my current personal challenges.
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
and very complicated) questions related to women's ministry, social media, platform, race and ethnicity, orthodoxy and orthopraxy, and ecclesial authority and accountability.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
Christian orthodoxy and justice. We want female leaders to be more overt about their beliefs, traditions, and structures of accountability. We're following
Opinion | Sexuality
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn't have to.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Fiction Fueled Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith
How does a lonely kid understand that she’s loved by God? An author’s childhood holds the answer.
God is. Furthermore, according to MacDonald, we cannot avoid accountability to the original Storyteller for the moral universe he has created. However
Opinion | Church
Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
write poetry. We even belong to communities with spiritual purposes: Bible studies, accountability groups, and support groups for women in ministry. In
Q&A: We Need a Christ-Centered Theology of Trauma
Therapist Hermeisha Hopson offers a clinically informed, scripturally sound approach to treating #MeToo victims and other survivors.
We're dealing with the cultural implications. We're dealing with the communal implications. But at the end of the day, wrong is wrong, and accountability still applicable.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
Some resolutions need the accountability of a friend, others benefit from a coach or counselor, and certain addictions may need serious pastoral council.
Opinion | Discipleship
Women’s Discipleship In-Depth
Our Amplify Women series.
and very complicated) questions related to women's ministry, social media, platform, race and ethnicity, orthodoxy and orthopraxy, and ecclesial authority and accountability.
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
taught. That doesn't mean we don't have accountability. If we are in community in a formal ministry, then accountability comes from within the local church.
Opinion | Discipleship
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2017: Kay Warren, Joni Eareckson Tada, and More
Readers rank the best posts of the year.
And therefore, like doctors, we have to ensure that all Christian leaders—male and female alike—have oversight and accountability that matches the weight of their authority and
Opinion | Family
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Opinion | Discipleship
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
Because the study also involved small group sharing and accountability, we asked women to “prayerfully commit” to the six weeks. The initial enthusiasm was palpable.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
In the last five weeks, our #AmplifyWomen series has addressed ecclesial accountability, mentorship, platform, hospitable orthodoxy, and male support for women's discipleship.
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' as a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
Although it's important to advocate for us by condemning hateful and homophobic comments and actions, advocacy also involves being a mentor, an accountability partner, and a
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
leadership and discipleship. In the last four weeks, we've addressed ecclesial accountability, mentorship, platform, and hospitable orthodoxy. Today, Trillia
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Corruption Is an Urgent Justice Issue
While living abroad, I discovered the corrosive effects of corruption and the suffering it causes.
Corruption like this compromises public safety, erodes the law, and provides impunity for immoral, destructive acts. It keeps accountability at bay, providing cover for evil of all kinds.
Opinion | Discipleship
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, TooSubscriber access only
Diverse relationships within the church help teach and train.
And while personal leadership, responsibility, and accountability were ingrained in me at a young age, I never learned certain life lessons as a child.
Opinion | Discipleship
Put Down the Church Attendance ScorecardSubscriber access only
Shame and peer pressure don’t lead to healthy discipleship.
Those words of discipleship and accountability represent something different than attendance requirements or cultural conformity, for the sake of pleasing a leader or our peers.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why Childhood Shame Is So Hard to Get Rid OfSubscriber access only
Christine Caine: Hurt people hurt people, but helped people help people.
memories. I chose to be vulnerable—something shame teaches us not to do—and seek counsel and accountability from seasoned, trustworthy mentors.