Opinion | Discipleship
Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
Your Plan B Is Still God's Plan A. Although each story is different, Scripture offers us the same enduring truth: Every detour involves God's presence, purpose, and redeeming power.
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.’
A conversation with the author of 'Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.'. Reporting. Margaret Feinberg: Scripture Is My Food for Thought.
Opinion | Discipleship
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?
Opinion | Discipleship. Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice. Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God's love? God entered the bother of embodied life.
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The Incarnation Is the Rule, Not the Exception
How a theology of the ordinary informs Advent.
The simplicity of the event represented everything Peterson taught Matt and me (and many others): Press into what God has already given us in the ordinary people we love, the
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Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
Celebrating it prepares us to live as people who have made a radical break with the present world of sin and death and are also preparing for the redeemed future that God has already
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4 Reasons to Believe in the Christmas Miracle
Why the supernatural events of this season are both credible and incredible.
I tried not to panic. “Well, do you believe that God made you?”. Here are four reasons to believe in Christmas in all its supernatural glory. 1. Miracles aren't hard for God.
Opinion | Family
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
Your Empty Nest Is God's Opportunity. We are full, not empty, and the hard-won wisdom of our years is a tool that God can use as we evangelize and disciple those around us.
How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
manager Flo Oakes. “We call it creation care camp, but we are God's creations and we want kids to know that God loves us each deeply.”. CT spoke with
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What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles. In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God's goodness. Brianna Dewitt. Image: Varun Sharma / EyeEm / Getty.
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Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
Find Your Creative Voice. Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world. Creativity is an inherent part of being made in the image of God.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
history, impinging upon it and upending it from the perspective of the future—not the human future according to human potential but the human future reoriented to the purposes of God.
Opinion | Discipleship
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.
Opinion | Discipleship. 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.
Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools’ Best Hope
The founder of Teachers Who Pray calls public education “America’s biggest mission field.”
“We want to create communities of faith among educators and mobilize them to deeply love God and deeply love the students he's given us to teach,” said Rhames.
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Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out. In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world. Jan Johnson. Image: Caiaimage / Great Images / Getty. Asking God Questions.
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.
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people's blessings— even the ones you wish for. In essence, she gave thanks to God for everything that she did not have.
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Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
For those of us who have worked with young people for decades, this news is difficult to swallow because we see God working powerfully in the lives of teenagers.
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The Bible’s Best Description of Salvation Is a Phrase We Rarely Use
How Paul points the way to a fresh way of seeing faith.
Years ago during graduate studies at Regent College, I had a desperate talk with Eugene Peterson about how my PhD had turned the words of God into a great, big research project.
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My Son’s Suffering Helped Me Understand God’s Suffering
The birth of my child transformed my view of the “problem of pain” and divine foreknowledge.
Opinion | Discipleship. My Son's Suffering Helped Me Understand God's Suffering. I prayed desperately night after night that God would not let anything happen to this baby.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Throughout history, God has used faithful women in powerful ways for the good of the church and the world. Jeanette Salguero on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Made in God's Image.
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.
God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art. I was praying and begging God to show me an answer to this, and a friend recommended to me Andi Ashworth's book, Real Love for Real Life.
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