Easter Joy Belongs to the Melancholy
The celebration of Christ’s resurrection stands in contrast to Christmas joy.
As such, it's easy for me to fear that my perceived lack of joy at Easter—or any other time of year, for that matter—is due to weakness and sinfulness.
Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
As Christian doctors and development workers take on tuberculosis, trust is key to the cure.
populations.”. With Fathia in front of me, I am reminded of the lepers of Jesus' day who suffered from the same fear, loneliness, and social marginalization.
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
“Usually the generations become divided between gatekeepers and new people, but kickball helped to break down some of the walls of fear and create relationships.
Why I’ve Spent Half My Life Helping North Korea
Despite political and military tensions in the region, the director of Christian Friends of Korea is committed to medical ministry.
To what extent has fear factored into your work? How can you avoid fear when it comes to North Korea? That said, I cling to the verse in 1 John 4:18 that says, “There is no fear in love.
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
If children are the future of the church, how can we offer them less than the very best of the treasure we have received? 4. Approach teaching Sunday school with a healthy sense of fear.
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
today's teens—who have grown up in a constantly connected, socially evolving world—is their desire for “safe spaces,” settings where they can expect inclusivity without fear of judgment
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
like the tide. While trying to tread the waters of postpartum recovery and infant loss, I became gripped by another fear: losing my marriage. My husband
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
Hope. A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team. research? It's helpful to understand that hope is an anticipatory emotion and so is fear.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
distress of nations... men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
More concerning is the fact that many veterans are unlikely to speak up about their symptoms due to fear of being viewed as weak or experiencing negative repercussions in their
If We Can’t ‘Fear Not,’ Let’s Fear Better
How to show love in a time of terror.
Opinion | Pop Culture. If We Can't 'Fear Not,' Let's Fear Better. In fact, a long-term state of fear is detrimental to every system in our bodies, most notably to our brains.
Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
Nativity scene “in which one sees the holy family with the manger amidst the rubble of collapsed house … is particularly timely.” Amid the upending of the world, the fear of death, and
Why Are Our Children So Anxious?
Unpacking the reasons behind childhood and adolescent anxiety—and the hope we find in the gospel.
some of these adults come from the generation of helicopter parenting, where moms and dads go to great lengths to shield their children from emotional pain, fear, or discomfort.
Who's Afraid of Her Own Authority?
As women, we’re often taught to fear power. Here’s how I’ve overcome that fear.
Opinion | former TCW issue. Who's Afraid of Her Own Authority? As women, we're often taught to fear power. Here's how I've overcome that fear. Tish
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
You've vocally opposed assisted suicide laws, including in your home state of California, noting that laws of this kind expose “a fundamental fear of pain and disability.” How do you see
It’s Not My Daughter’s Job to Teach Me About Women
I’m learning how to rightly respect the opposite sex, not because I had a child but because of ongoing encounters with Christ.
a daughter. “Father, forgive me, now I fear karma,” he says. “Now I see women as something to nurture and not something to conquer.”. Bad theology
The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
Gifted people. Often it is those who strike us as evidently holy people. Rarely do we think of ourselves as evangelists. For some, the idea of evangelism causes fear and anxiety.
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
How else can we see that upbringing reflected in your album? In some believers, I've seen a departure and a fear when it comes to loving gospel music.