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.
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.
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.
Tell us more about your ministerial goals. How, exactly, do you hope to equip local churches and believers? Warren: We are all working and active in our local churches.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Yvette Santana on Corrie ten Boom: Resilient Hope. “Regardless of what she was facing, she exuded hope: hope in God's ability to work, hope in God's people, and hope in the future.”.
Opinion | Discipleship
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.
5:2). My eyes dampened again, but this time they were tears of relief. “Yeah, it'll be great.”. In that moment, I sat and dreamed what I've dreamed of a thousand times: the hope of heaven.
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
us unload (as the psalmist did in those ranting psalms, such as Psalm 69 or 109) before helping us remember, as Walter Brueggemann notes, that prophets offer both clarity and hope.
Opinion | Discipleship
Weary in the Wilderness?
Pray, and don't give up on people.
Your only hope, Natasha, to remain a good steward, is to embrace your cross and take that downward path we so often talked about; the pathetic path brings death to you, but life to
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction. Reporting. Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body
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The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
to them. Marlena Graves is the author of A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness. Learn more at MarlenaGraves.com. This article
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
Reporting. Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope. A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team. “Where there's tea, there's hope” proclaims a nearby mug.
He Makes Everything Beautiful in Its Time—Including Tech
New inventions can harm or heal. Here’s what makes the difference, says author Douglas Estes.
Braving the Future is both a guidebook to help Christians understand the coming innovations and a call for people of faith to speak relevant, grounding, hope-filled truth in a rapidly
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting. Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches. “I hope that these two ordinations will have the effect of awakening women to this possible calling.”.
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.
We knew the Sunday school story of the Flood as one of triumph and hope—animals, a rainbow, salvation. In the Bible, after the Flood, slowly, hope arrives.
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.
I hope that when I die, there will be many people who can speak of my character, my contribution to society, and how I was both faithful and fruitful in my life.
Opinion | Family
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
says. “Part of the work we do as a family is to encourage each other to extend the sort of belonging we hope to cultivate to the people around us.”. The
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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.
Tending to our faith looks different at 50 than it does at 30. Many of us grow weary of noise and restless activity and feel drawn to stillness in the hope of connecting with Jesus.
Opinion | Church
Breaking Bread with Broken People Brings Wisdom
Scripture calls us to seek God’s goodness in community, not in private.
church dinners. I have hope that our children will eventually be able to lay claim to it, but my husband and I will always be from Somewhere Else. Besides
Opinion | Family
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
This question propelled me in a new direction; it was a reinvigorating discipline for me to intentionally look at our relationship through the lens of hope. Hope in my sock drawer.
Opinion | Family
How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces
Christ's kingdom work involved detours. Can we follow his model?
Tina Osterhouse lives with her husband and two children on Lake Joy in Carnation, Washington. She writes on faith, culture, and hope at tinaosterhouse.com.
Opinion | Family
Parents: Let Go of Graduation Nostalgia
The end of school invites retrospection. But we have something better to look forward to.
husband. As I look toward the future with hope, I also want to be realistic about the past and the hardships I experienced while I was raising my kids.
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The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
body. Quite the opposite: Thecla believed that the ascetic life was a fully embodied life that demonstrated the hope of resurrection to a watching world.