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.
Opinion | Discipleship. What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin. It's terrifying to think that respectable, safe-looking people all around us have the capacity to sin so deeply.
Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
Opinion | Sexuality. With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment. What I've the law. Sexual sin is called out by God and is morally culpable. To
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
For others, perhaps you feel the weight of those in your church who struggle with same-sex attraction and are faithful members of your church, forsaking sin and living in chastity, but still
Opinion | Discipleship
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Opinion | Discipleship. Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus. Karen Swallow Prior. Image: Jillian Clark. Sin is like getting hit by a bus.
Opinion | Sexuality
Jackie Hill Perry: You Are Not Your Temptations
Three insights for understanding same-sex attraction and sanctification.
It is, as they say, “just who you are.” LGBT culture encourages us to find greater joy in identifying with sin rather than with the Creator. Too prone to sin for forgiveness to matter.
Opinion | Family
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
But sin is far more pervasive than simply something that we do, and if we're not aware of that, we'll be taken by surprise when it is not necessarily our own sin or the sin in our marriage
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.
flourish. These old-yet-always-new truths can be lost, diluted, or twisted by the shenanigans and sin of both the church and the broader culture. Anyabwile
Opinion | Discipleship
The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
Theological Seminary professor C. Clifton Black tells us that New Testament authors use the term good news “to mean the news of salvation, or liberation from sin, brokenness, and
Opinion | Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
When Abimelek confronts Abraham with his “great sin,” he accuses, “You have done to me things that ought not to be done” (Gen. 20:9). God speaks his own anger through Abimelek.
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.
the reality of his injury. However, we know that God is bringing us to a new and better home, free from sin and free from pain. If Andrew's ailments have
Opinion | Discipleship
Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
Opinion | Discipleship. Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is. We The very phrase “locker room talk” operates much the way sin operates. Give
Opinion | Sexuality
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
So how do we aid the brothers and sisters who have fallen? In abuse situations, we often fail the victims, but we also often fail the perpetrators by covering and enabling their sin.
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.
Americans overall are actually more likely than pastors themselves to believe divorce is a sin even in the cases of adultery (39%) and abandonment (38%).
Opinion | Discipleship
The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
holding her shining relics. Gregory explains that in her life Macrina had truly died to sin, and the Holy Spirit shined brightly from her. Though Macrina was
Opinion | Discipleship
Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus
Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination.
Restlessness can fan the flames of sin—when we seek excess comfort or indulge excess fear. At its best, however, it serves as a powerful compass.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Sin Gone ViralSubscriber access only
How Internet outrage hits deep.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Sin Gone Viral. How Internet outrage hits deep. Less has been written about a different aspect of Internet rage: what it teaches us about the nature of sin.
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.
We need a robust conception of sin to show us our capacity for evil. By way of empathy with West and other men, I understand why having a daughter is such a life-altering experience.
Opinion | Family
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
I believe that all parents should have this sort of “talk” with their children, and for Christians, we should start with the basic truth about sin. We are all sinners
Opinion | Discipleship
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
It was instead being aware of my ethnicity: its beauty that God wants to affirm and amplify, and its brokenness of sin, idolatry, racism, and pain that he wants to heal.
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
than one. In that song, I was talking about where I was at that time, and where I often am—which is super aware of my sin to the point of condemnation. I