Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope,” he declares. Yet is the moment the prophet moves from his painful laments—his cries of how could this happen?—to his only hope.
Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools’ Best Hope
The founder of Teachers Who Pray calls public education “America’s biggest mission field.”
interview. Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools' Best Hope. The founder of Teachers Who Pray calls public education “America's biggest mission field.”. Morgan Lee.
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.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
The world convulsed by war as never before! Men slaying each other like wild beasts! I dare not relinquish all hope. Humanly speaking, there was no hope for them.
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.”.
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.
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
My single years have been a period of waiting without a clear end point, without any promise of a “yes” or even a definitive “no.” At times, I'm filled with hope for the kind of man God may
How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
It's the idea that earthly things—matter, stuff, our bodies, anything physical—are inferior and that the only thing to hope for is a heavenly place we'll get to someday.
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.
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
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.”.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
is the same as Lent and links the two seasons together as similar spaces in which God's people mourn the brokenness of the world and also participate in the sacred hope that Christ
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.
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
Our greatest hope for young people is that we will invite them into an ongoing dialogue, with the Bible and our historical creeds and confessions in hand, as they seek to make sense of
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
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.
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.