Opinion | Discipleship
The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
Isaiah 52:7 joyfully declares, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say
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.
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
On the day “when my heart had believed, and my tongue had made confession unto salvation,” Jarena Lee wrote, she leapt to her feet in front of the church congregation “to tell of the
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. We didn't learn about the waters of judgment.
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
Make it a place where the day closes with a meal for all, and with Bible reading and prayer, and where unbelievers are invited to hear the words of grace and salvation, where children
Opinion | Discipleship
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
It is, as Aristotle says, “a working of the soul in the way of excellence.” Or, as Paul says, a working out of our salvation “with fear and trembling” in order to fulfill God's “good purpose” (Phil
Why Public Intellectuals Need Their Ivory Towers
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s departure from 'The Atlantic' reflects a growing crisis: Our digital age inhibits reliable and enduring insight.
He enters the confines of space and time, secures salvation under the constraints of flesh and blood, and empties himself to become Jesus of Nazareth.
Opinion | Discipleship
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
Priorities. The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others. life. We cannot forget to be witnesses to his salvation for the life to come.
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
Her latest project—forthcoming from T&T Clark—is titled Biblical Theology of Women: Exploring the Theological Implications of Women in Salvation History.
Opinion | Discipleship
4 Ways to Share God’s Love in Summertime
The “Ordinary Time” of summer invites us to give the extraordinary Good News.
them by name. As Fleming Rutledge wrote recently for CT, “The message of Jesus Christ, in sum, is this: Salvation is not in your hands. … He is doing
Opinion | Discipleship
How Female Missionaries and Evangelists Paved the Way for #MeToo
As we look to the future of women, the past offers a map.
Two years after the severe famine of 1896, she opened the Mukti (Salvation) orphanage and Christian school specifically for female survivors of the famine.
Opinion | Discipleship
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace” (Rom. 11:4–6). The message of Jesus Christ, in sum, is this: Salvation is not in your hands.
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A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith
Opinion | Discipleship
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle
Hard work is a virtue. But Scripture warns of its vice.
In this light, it makes sense that Paul talks about the Christian walk as a race. For him, taking hold of salvation and working out our faith is the only hustle that matters.
Opinion | Family
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
My sister and I invited an estate sale buyer to make us an offer for the good stuff, donated the rest to the Salvation Army, and then we each packed a car trunk's worth of family pictures
Opinion | Discipleship
To More Than a Few Good Men: Don’t Give Up on Working with Women
Four research-based solutions beyond Mike Pence’s ‘Billy Graham Rule.’
So to all the good, godly men out there: Don't give up on working women. This groaning planet is desperate for the love, kindness, provision, and salvation of Jesus.
Opinion | Family
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
“I knew right then that the sacrifice that God gave was not something to be taken lightly,” Wildman said. “For who would ever give their most precious child for the salvation of others?”.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
One cannot get through a Flannery O'Connor story without encountering the strangeness of God. As she said, the greatest dramas involve the salvation or loss of the soul.
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Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
Another influential mother, Monica, the mother of Augustine, is remembered by her son for her tireless commitment to prayer for his salvation, her bright mind for philosophical dialogue