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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.
Opinion | Discipleship. Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering Helps Me See Heaven. I used to wonder why against the door. “I bet you can't wait for heaven. You know
Opinion | Family
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Opinion | Family. Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth. What happens when our kids don't want our heirlooms. Michelle Van Loon. Image: fstop123 / iStock.
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
excerpt. Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven. Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
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.
Yet we live on this side of heaven and can only see the beginning of Christ's work—what is often referred to as the “already/not yet” of the Christian life.
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How Fiction Fueled Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith
How does a lonely kid understand that she’s loved by God? An author’s childhood holds the answer.
Lewis would go on to credit MacDonald for influencing everything from his understanding of heaven to his trust in the great love of God. The same was true of L'Engle.
Opinion | Church
Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
119:11; Matt. 6:6), and each one should rejoice in the precious fact that her name is written in heaven (Luke 10:20). Yes, our relationship to God is personal.
Opinion | Family
Talking with My Kids About Death
How my husband and I are fumbling through some of the hardest—and holiest—conversations we’ve ever had.
of lupus. Upon inquiring where people go after they die, our jumbled replies of “heaven” have quickly translated into “Kevin's” in their minds. Somehow
God Understands Hard, Thankless Parenting
Mother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
But in God's sovereignty, it can still be holy, and even blessed. Motherhood can be the sharpest tool in heaven's drawer, wielded and aimed toward our sanctification.
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
imagine. Therefore be bold, be unafraid, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. We have a great gospel. There is nothing else like it in heaven or on earth. It
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.
The pastor preached on Martin Luther, the devout Catholic monk who was exhausted by trying desperately to earn his way into heaven through good works.
Opinion | Family
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
When you've walked through childlessness—whether for a season or a lifetime—your heart will never be the same. But with great suffering on earth, there is great support from heaven.
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God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”.
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
our head and saying, 'Isn't this terrible?' and never arresting the moment. “This is a kairos [opportune] moment,” she said. “Heaven help us if we miss it.”.
Opinion | Family
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
John 14:2). Maybe, then, the best homes we make tell realistic, honest stories about the human condition on this side of heaven. They're impermanent
Opinion | Discipleship
Waiting Outside an Abortion Clinic Years Ago Was Worth It
The mother of an almost-aborted baby reached out with this letter about her son.
they didn't need it. And how many more changed their minds without ever speaking to me, I will never know on this side of heaven. But even as I wait
Opinion | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
Speaking about poorly prepared missionaries, for example, he said, “To ignore all the vast and competent literature relative to every country under Heaven today and to go to work for
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
there. There were two stages of prayer. I started praying, but I would forget what I was saying because of the anxiety: “Our Father who art in heaven . . .
Opinion | Discipleship
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
He took the reality of judgment so seriously that he laid down his own life so that we can escape it and enter into the promised new heaven and new earth, “where righteousness dwells
Opinion | Family
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
Knowing this, we can see all tasks—even the most humdrum— as useful to God's purpose of bringing “unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ” (Eph. 1:10).
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
The vast hordes of souls rumbling toward heaven, the battalions of freaks and lunatics shouting and clapping and leaping like frogs, are a queerly beautiful sight.