Opinion | Discipleship
Whole As Whole Can Be: Dieting While Loving Ourselves and Our NeighborsSubscriber access only
The challenge of clean eating and community.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Learning to Love My HatersSubscriber access only
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Hallmark Christmas Movies: ‘Guilty Pleasure’ No MoreSubscriber access only
The good-hearted holiday films prove more popular—and more lovable— than we assume.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why I Quit Watching ‘Downton Abbey’Subscriber access only
This isn’t just a pretty period drama. It’s a show about terror.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Raising Ramona in 21st-Century PortlandSubscriber access only
What Beverly Cleary taught me about childhood worries.
Let Them Bake CakesSubscriber access only
The Great British Baking Show teaches me about offering and receiving friendship in a fractured world.
Opinion | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving DinnerSubscriber access only
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True ComfortSubscriber access only
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Government Support Saved MeSubscriber access only
Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
Opinion | Family
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.