Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
Although the phrase “grace and truth” is shouted from every rooftop, we're painfully aware of how difficult it is to practice in the context of real relationships and real conversations.
Opinion | Discipleship
Weary in the Wilderness?
Pray, and don't give up on people.
responsibility. If we respond in obedience to his invitation, we may experience the miraculous goodness and grace of his transformation in our own lives.
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.
“My life has always been about being a bridge between two cultures,” said Page, founder of Gateway of Grace, a nondenominational nonprofit that has connected more than 90 Dallas
How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
It looks like a beautiful feast. The idea for the daily feast started with a children's minister in Nashville named Grace Spriggs. One morning before camp
Opinion | Church
6 Ways Martin Luther Led Me to My Own Personal Reformation
As a young Catholic, learning about the Protestant Reformation dramatically changed my faith.
church. For Luther, discovering that the church was minoring in grace and majoring in works changed his life. It changed mine, too. 2. Grace is amazing. Like
Opinion | Family
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.
Unfortunately, sometimes the biblical zeal for marriage overwhelms the need for grace, support, and care for those who are victims of the broken relationships bound to arise in our
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
As the communications director for China Partnership, I hear daily about efforts to train and equip the mostly male pastorate of a rising church movement called Grace to City, which
Opinion | Family
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.
people.”. Dig deep into forgiveness and grace. My relationship with my father was complicated. They also revealed my profound need for grace. Thankfully
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
interview. Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me. The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace. I'm just so glad I ran into grace.”.
Opinion | Discipleship
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
Ephesians 4:7 underscores that “to each one of us grace has been given,” and 1 Peter 4:10 adds to the thought: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
If you are someone struggling with same-sex attraction in God's way—forsaking sin, drinking deeply of the means of grace— then you are a hero of the faith. Nothing less.
Opinion | Family
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
and loss of identity. But those who have raised children and launched them into the world carry special wisdom, knowledge, and grace. We are full, not
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.
that! Everyone else laughed and said, “Yeah, girl, I get you on that.” I'd never before been in a safe place of grace where I could be real and honest. The
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.
Praying Together. Her new book, Contentment: Seeing God's Goodness, is a 31-day devotional for Christians seeking to grow in the grace of contentment.
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
'I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.' So, too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
She's felt the resentment, the sense of injustice we've all felt at times. I've seen her stand up in city council meetings and say tough things with gentle, grace-filled passion.
Opinion | Family
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
state. But by the grace of God, the fear in my heart—Am I damaging my child? Am I limiting her opportunities?—was quickly swallowed up by love. Both
Opinion | Family
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.
They were yet another means of grace—the imago Dei writ large in fragile flesh—to remind me of my responsibilities to all women, not just those who share my DNA.
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
As believers who acknowledge both sin and grace, we should be cautious of pronouncing absolute judgment on the sinners and saints around us or joining a shouting throng who wish
Opinion | Discipleship
I Found Hope in My Husband’s Chronic Illness
Disability changed our family. It also brought us closer to these three Christian truths.
brothers and sisters in Christ. Every day, we strive for grace-fueled obedience and limit our exposure to situations that tempt us to evil. Actions are also more