Margaret Feinberg: Scripture Is My Food for Thought
A conversation with the author of ‘Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.’
with foods and textures and tastes of fruits and vegetables that are so beyond our wildest imagination, that are for our pleasure but also reflect his goodness and generosity and endless
Opinion | Church
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9). The Incarnation tips us off to the unbridled generosity of a
Opinion | Family
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
intentionally leaving your mark for the next generation through volunteer work, a second career (like my mother's), a hobby that benefits your community, or other acts of generosity.
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
redeem any situation. And that redemption often occurs more smoothly when we have cultivated a heart of fairness, humility, and generosity. Often, in
Opinion | Family
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
At first I heard that story as beautiful, a testimony to Caroline's perseverance and creativity, to my father's generosity, to the years of trust and respect built up between them.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
For example, the virtue of generosity is the mean between the vice of miserliness (a deficiency of giving) and the vice of wastefulness (an excess of giving).
Opinion | Church
Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
Donations like this seem kind but sometimes add further burden to people who are already weighed down. More importantly, they often don't reflect the generosity of our God.
Opinion | Pop Culture
12 Podcasts for Your Summer Listening List
A dozen women weigh in with their favorite podcasts on practicing the Sabbath, the science of pianos, and other topics worth talking about this summer.
Their advice: cultivate gratitude and generosity by intentionally amplifying the platforms of others. Diane Dokko Kim, author and special-needs ministry consultant.
Iranian American Minister: Why the Bible Belt Is the Perfect Place for Muslim Refugees
Samira Page sees the church mobilizing to serve Dallas’s influx of new neighbors.
among evangelicals, and even the voices of prominent locals like Robert Jeffress, pastor at Dallas's First Baptist Church, Page continued to see the same spirit of generosity among the
Opinion | Pop Culture
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
More Newsletters. As many readers will recall, A Christmas Carol addresses themes of loneliness and friendship, self-interest and generosity. Visitations
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
thoughtful teacher and pastor who cares about issues of pluralism, justice, truth, and discipleship; and a culturally-savvy woman of conviction who offers kindness, generosity, and civility
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Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
and a propensity toward hospitality. In God's generosity (and only by his grace), he gave me a husband with all those qualities and more. But in the long
Opinion | Family
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
In a world of hookups and cohabitation, he took a leap—and made an act—of faith.
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox said it well here in Christianity Today: “We are more likely to flourish when we live lives marked by generosity and by deep and abiding ties to other people.
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.
I wanted to welcome you. So I hiked around the hills for the last three days to collect these eggs out of the nests for you.” I was amazed by this huge act of sacrifice and generosity.
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
the holiday, I watched them cook food that was meaningful to them, share that food with others, and give coins and small gifts to their children as a way to teach them about generosity.
Opinion | Pop Culture
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
And we are also beautiful, capable of great love and great acts of generosity. As Auggie reminds us, God's image in us is found not in our faces but in our ability to give and receive love.
Opinion | Family
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
the limits of social media, since the speed and style of theology done on digital platforms discourages thoughtful engagement, precise theological language, and intellectual generosity.
Opinion | Family
Sometimes, Kids Don’t Need to ShareSubscriber access only
If we want to teach our children generosity, we shouldn’t force them to take turns.
If we want to teach our children generosity, we shouldn't force them to take turns. I want to raise children who are generous and reflect God's generosity with us.
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
[We] might acquire the virtues of humility and generosity in such service.”. Fourth, we need an entire church of women and men caring for and discipling our children.