Opinion | Discipleship
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
2. Your goal is to get children more involved in worship, not less. Sunday school does not exist as an end in itself. Its purpose is to prepare for worship, not replace it.
Opinion | Church
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
long haul of Augustine's ministry. For over 30 years, Augustine was a bishop, a pastor, someone who led his flock in worship. This is the Augustine who
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
we need each other for.”. In the earliest Scriptures, the people of God are called to a regular rhythm of work and worship, rest and play. In addition to the
excerpt | Discipleship
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
His yet is found in the unchanging, steadfast love of God, and through this yet, he declares, “Even if this suffering never ends, I will always worship God.”.
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
“I remember just crying to [my husband] Cody and saying, 'I feel the weight of going back out to lead worship tonight, and I'm worried I won't remember what to do,'” said Jobe, who went
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.
Isa. 49:6), ensures proper worship of God, and encourages healthy relationships within the community and with neighboring nations (Deut. 6:4–9). In
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
questions. Eventually, they start participating in the worship life of the community. Often t. What are some Native forms of contextualized worship? We
Opinion | Family
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.
trips to New Jersey. Meanwhile, my husband was attending grad school, teaching during the week, and leading worship on weekends. We didn't see
Opinion | Pop Culture
Q+A: Darlene Zschech, the ‘Mama Bear’ of Worship MusicSubscriber access only
The former Hillsong leader talks about the industry 20 years after ‘Shout to the Lord’
Opinion | Pop Culture. Q A: Darlene Zschech, the 'Mama Bear' of Worship Music. “I'm not a worship artist; I'm a worshiper. Yes, I'm a musician, but that comes first.”.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
I hear it everywhere. During worship gatherings, pastors pray for young people to be secure in the faith passed to them. Church leaders hire consultants
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.
tradition, and understand why that matters. Evangelicalism can be so focused on individual discipleship and prone to celebrity worship. We've lost a really
Opinion | former TCW issue
From Wailing to Worship Subscriber access only
How my darkest hour revealed God’s brightest glory
Opinion | former TCW issue. From Wailing to Worship. How my darkest hour revealed God's brightest glory. Vaneetha Rendall Risner. And Moses' response? It was worship.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
I want power so stable it seems like the sunlight and water that flows like the purest of mineral springs. But God wants my worship—and whatever he can do with my life.
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.
act accordingly. Perhaps we're more boisterous during worship or quick to share the gospel with a neighbor. But we also have bad days, too. If despair
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.
descendants of Aaron) are given work at the altar and behind the curtain while the Levites are given the responsibilities of transporting and maintaining other sacred objects of worship.
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
With that in mind, what kind of worship music compels you the most? And where do you worship? One thing I love about the worship experience there is that it is has soul.
Opinion | Discipleship
Lauren Chandler: How God Wrings Out Praise During Tough TimesSubscriber access only
The singer, pastor’s wife, and author opens up about God’s ‘Steadfast Love.’
The worship leader at Village Church, one of the fastest-growing congregations in America, Chandler has recorded an album, written a book, and launched a marriage conference with
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
Illusion. He argues that religion is the projection of human wishes and desires onto a god or gods who require ritual, worship, prayer, sacrifice, and so on.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Great Commission Starts in Your Backyard
For parents, our most important mission field is closer than we think.
When we pray with our children before bed, read Bible stories, and sing worship songs together, we invite God into the lives of our children, trusting that he is faithful to redeem and
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.
Michelle Higgins has an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri, where she works as the director of worship and outreach for South City Church.