She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
In the years that followed, her faith grew as she sensed God's presence and is particularly compelling to Santana, who says, “Forgiveness is something we must practice as leaders in
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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.
in story and offers us a model for the power of moral imagination on the life of faith. of the Scriptures; we can't grasp the metaphors of Jesus's parables; we can't practice empathy by
God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art. How Do I Do Both?
The cofounder of a new art and vocation institute in South Carolina aims to address the intersection of faith, family, creativity, and calling.
discussions, trying to provide resources for those who want to integrate their faith and their would say, is keeping enough selfishness that you can drive yourself in your artistic practice.
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.
a craft; instead, we gather around the craft, if you will, of truth and faith, orthodoxy and women who seek to advance a shared commitment to orthodox belief and practice across cultural
Q&A: Marriage App Founder Says Couples Benefit from Digital Therapy
The founder of the Lasting app aims to offer portable counseling support to married millennials—especially those with kids.
or TED Talk–style lesson, and each series is filled with exercises to practice what you CT spoke recently with Dziedzic to learn more about his personal faith, his vision for Lasting, and
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Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
catechism practice. For resources on conversational apologetics, consider Natasha Crain's Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith and
Opinion | Church
Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people’s blessings—even the ones you wish for.
Scripture gives us a model for this practice. To give thanks for a fellow Christian's blessing is also an act of faith in the God who gives every good gift (James 1:17) and writes each of our
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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
on others, to prepare them to operate in the world, and also to pass down the values of our faith. 6:4–5). As Christians, we can take up the same practice, summing up the Law and the
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God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
These places all force the same question: How can people who serve God in wartime, floods, or famine practice a faith that asks only now-and-then provision?
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
excerpt. The Demanding Faith of Flannery O'Connor. Her Christian faith is a demanding one. And then there's that word mystery again, one of her favorites.
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How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
of the means of grace—then you are a hero of the faith. Nothing less. For all of these burdens—parental, communal, or personal—the Bible has the answer for it: the practice of daily
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Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
2 Peter 1:5–7 instructs believers to diligently “add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge in between, but good character is wrung from the trials of experience and practice, not hovering
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The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
of a complex and slimy enterprise that involves Christians aggressively pushing our faith on others tomb in order to anoint his body with spices, a customary burial practice (Mark 16:1
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King’s Dream Succeeds If We Study the Bible
Cross-racial partnerships only have lasting power if they’re rooted in Scripture.
Bible itself. Racial reconciliation requires the fundamentals of faith practice: good, substantive Scripture study with diverse believers. While cross-racial
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What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
I had been referred to Liz for help with maturing in my faith, which included living I'm sorry.” Twelve-step programs are often more rigorous than ministries in their practice of repentance
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How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
house of God, bear some responsibility for protecting the doctrinal boundaries of faith and also inviting others into that well-defined place. 1. People who practice hospitable orthodoxy
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A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
The best type of theological education takes place in a community of faith. It's a way to practice obedience and trust so that when he calls you to ministry after seminary, it will be easier
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Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Although I've long been passionate about theology and ministry, I've only recently begun the practice of finding my voice—of discerning when and how to put my faith into action in
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb
Why female feticide threatens the social order.
While some countries practice selective abortion due to ingrained cultural practices, others do it for As we look to the future, civil society, educators, faith leaders, media, churches, and
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Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith
Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood.
with friends. Instead of surrendering to loneliness, deepen your faith by revamping isolation into an opportunity to practice solitude. Intentionally focus