How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
a Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) group at her home church in Indiana. Her new book, The Voice, details the dramatic change that came through studying Scripture in community, being
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Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Eugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.
I had recently been confirmed in the Presbyterian church and was involved in youth fellowship, where a lot of Our friend David and his wife, Janet, were part of our church community.
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Breaking Bread with Broken People Brings Wisdom
Scripture calls us to seek God’s goodness in community, not in private.
Wisdom. Scripture calls us to seek God's goodness in community, not in private. Christ. He's also affirming the importance of seeking wisdom through community.
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.
Two years ago, Karen Swallow Prior started fielding phone calls from women who all expressed the same desire: to find community among women united in their orthodox belief.
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Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering Helps Me See Heaven
I used to wonder why Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened my eyes to his insight.
I used to wonder why Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened my eyes to his insight.
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Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
I'm already part of a community of people with whom I have a lot in common. In the age of rising secularism, there are plenty of communities that can serve as church substitutes.
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
No one feels this tension more than Christian parents whose children are, for a season—perhaps for a very long season— lost to the LGBT community and its values.
Community Home Offers ‘Boot Camp’ for Pregnant Moms
How a residential program in Virginia goes beyond crisis pregnancy aid.
Reporting. Community Home Offers 'Boot Camp' for Pregnant Moms. This “dry” period helps break addictions and encourages authentic community and connection.
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Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
as God desires to lead us to a knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely Disillusionment, argues Bonhoeffer, is not the end of Christian community but rather the entry point.
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How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
husband. Look to the Body of Christ. Coming to terms with our limitations and neediness ushers us into the place we most need to be: in community.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Through the Dohnavur Fellowship she founded, Carmichael rescued children from the prospect of with compassion and dismayed by how little the children in the community around her
Opinion | Sexuality
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
Our church was never informed, and the pastors repeated their behaviors in our community. This helped neither the pastors nor the congregations to which they were being passed.
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Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus
Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination.
You might say wandering is in my blood. My Jewish forebears learned many generations ago that being anchored in a community was a luxury reserved for others.
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How to Help a Friend Through a Dying Marriage
Christians should be ready to care for those in the aftermath of divorce without making their pain worse.
So in her Christian community, the gossip spread. She quietly backed away from her former church, in hopes that her husband would be free to experience
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The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
zeal,” reminding them “that everyone who suffers for the glory of Christ has fellowship always with the Gregory described the asceticism of Macrina and others in her community this way:
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Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Lee uses this scene to show the disparity between the white citizens' sense of their own compassion and their neglect of justice in their local community.
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4 Ways to Share God’s Love in Summertime
The “Ordinary Time” of summer invites us to give the extraordinary Good News.
Cultivating hospitality is about building community: When we eat together, we talk together. People ache for real community, so be prepared for unexpected interest.
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How Female Missionaries and Evangelists Paved the Way for #MeToo
As we look to the future of women, the past offers a map.
of Indian women, she dedicated her life to advocating for the voiceless in her community. t have foreseen what was to come: a ministry called Dohnavur Fellowship, where hundreds of
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5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College
A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher ed.
Even from a distance, prayer has the potential to expand your child's community and to bring who “fail.” One of them, Tom (a pseudonym), was devastated by his loss of the fellowship.
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community—which supports “people who live together or share common facilities and who regularly associate with each other on the basis of explicit