Opinion | Discipleship
The Incarnation Is the Rule, Not the Exception
How a theology of the ordinary informs Advent.
and visibly radical in order to avoid being “lukewarm,” which more often than not means living a faster pace of life and becoming worn out to prove your authenticity to Jesus (or to
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Lead. In her autobiography, Lee was candid about struggles with depression. Martin says she is struck by “her authenticity in sharing her pain. It would
Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel Guilty
Pew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
Smalley said one of the best things the church can offer Christian moms is a space for honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity, rather than unrealistic expectations for the demands of
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.
He'd do the same today, I just try not to give him the opportunity. God alone knows what I owe Keith Moore for any shred of authenticity and believability I possess.
Cohousing: The New American FamilySubscriber access only
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
As Jesus followers, we need to ask ourselves: Are we forming communities of hospitality, authenticity, and interdependence— the kind of communities that young people long for?
Save Your Soul: Stop WritingSubscriber access only
In the age of push-button publishing, self-disclosure isn't always God's best.
6:5). It cowers under the greatness of God's majesty and offers quietness, humility, smallness, and stillness. It is passive in the same way authenticity is active.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Give Us a King!: Leadership Theory for Election SeasonSubscriber access only
Historic trends bring context to Trump’s confounding popularity.
But now, in the wake of the global financial crisis and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, we're looking for “authenticity.” Americans want someone real, someone relatable, someone
Opinion | Church
Keeping It Real: The Truth about AuthenticitySubscriber access only
Do we Christians even understand what the buzzword means?
Opinion | Church. Keeping It Real: The Truth about Authenticity. Christianity Today's website designates "Authenticity" as one topic to classify its articles.
Opinion | Sexuality
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I LearnedSubscriber access only
7 things you should know, from a mom who’s been there
7. God is with us. At the heart of any struggle is the need to turn toward God and not away from him, to live with authenticity and find beauty in how he shows up in unexpected ways.
Opinion | Sexuality
Jennifer Lawrence and the Idol of 'Keeping It Real'Subscriber access only
Do Christians embrace authenticity too much?
Jennifer Lawrence and the Idol of 'Keeping It Real'. Do Christians embrace authenticity too much? She's the right amount of real, found that sweet spot on the authenticity spectrum.
Opinion | Family
Are Unrealistic Expectations Hurting Your Kids?Subscriber access only
Parent with grace, not perfectionism.
The author of several books including No More Perfect Momsand No More Perfect Kids, Jill is passionate about calling women to embrace authenticity.
Opinion | Pop Culture
How We Instagrammed Away Our FeelingsSubscriber access only
Today’s hipster irony and OMG sentimentality distracts from real-life sincerity.
Today's hipster irony and OMG sentimentality distracts from real-life sincerity.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Stop Asking ‘What Would MLK Do?’Subscriber access only
Our speculation ignores the tragic reality of his death.
People want to retreat to easy answers, feel-good quotations, and rely on MLK's work instead of our own. This convenient tactic lacks authenticity and understanding.
Opinion | Pop Culture
People Over Profit: Easier Said Than DoneSubscriber access only
Even good-hearted entrepreneurs run into practical complications.
Partridge focuses on seven principles he believes all companies should adopt: people matter, truth wins, transparency frees, authenticity attracts, quality speaks, generosity returns, and
Opinion | Family
Motherhood: Transformation by InterruptionSubscriber access only
My life hasn’t gone according to my plans, but his.
loosely. Mothering has always been my place of surrender, out of my control and yet such a sweet place of building trust and authenticity. Sometimes
Opinion | Pop Culture
Leaning In to Our GriefSubscriber access only
What Sheryl Sandberg teaches us about tragedy.
Unexpectedly, she is modeling for us not the typical spin and emotional evasion so often evidenced by men in the halls of power, but a model of vulnerability and authenticity.
Opinion | Sexuality
Choose Your Own Sexual Ethics AdventureSubscriber access only
A critique of purity culture turns into a plea for self-centered sexuality.
Many married evangelicals see things differently, defending the marriage bed as the place of ultimate intimacy and authenticity, built not out of duty or obligation, but willing love and
Opinion | Pop Culture
Real, Authentic AuthenticitySubscriber access only
It's an attribute that disappears as soon as it's intentionally sought.
Real, Authentic Authenticity. It's an attribute that disappears as soon as it's intentionally sought. Among the greatest offenders was the overused virtue of authenticity.
Opinion | Discipleship
Your Messed-Up StorySubscriber access only
Even your failures and struggles can point others to Jesus
Even your failures and struggles can point others to Jesus.
Opinion | Church
How the Seeker-Sensitive, Consumer Church Is Failing a GenerationSubscriber access only
We don’t need gimmicks; we need the gospel.
sustain their churches. This template for doing church and the millennials' hunger for authenticity has caused an ideological collision. Seeker-sensitive