Excerpt | Discipleship
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
Excerpt | Discipleship. Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death. When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes.
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Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
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.
Opinion | Discipleship
Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
This adapted excerpt from Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family(copyright 2018) was used with permission from Bethany House, a
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Song of Solomon Is Key to the Great Commission
Working effectively for Christ requires intimacy with him.
This adapted excerpt was taken with permission from Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence by Natalia Kohn, Noemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson
Opinion | Discipleship
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.
I used to wonder why Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened my eyes to his insight.
Opinion | Church
Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
This excerpt was adapted from Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ, edited by Melissa Kruger and published by The Gospel Coalition.
Opinion | Discipleship
Your Best Years Are Not Behind You
God needs willing workers, not necessarily young ones.
This essay excerpt was adapted by permission from The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength, edited by Leslie Leyland Fields, Kregel Publications
Opinion | Family
Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
Needs Parent. Connect with her at dianedokkokim.com. This adapted excerpt was taken from Unbroken Faith © 2017 by Diane Dokko Kim. Used with
Opinion | Family
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
This adapted excerpt was taken from Patterson Sobolik's recently released book, Longing for Motherhood: Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness(©2018).
Opinion | Discipleship
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Suicide Is Everybody’s Business
Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
pain. This adapted excerpt was taken from When Is It Right to Die?: A Comforting and Surprising Look at Death and Dying by Joni Eareckson Tada. Copyright
Opinion | Church
How the Transgender Narrative Perpetuates Stereotypes
The church can offer hope to those who find it hard to love the body they’re in.
purpose. This excerpt was adapted from Nancy Pearcey's recently released book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.
Opinion | Discipleship
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
This excerpt was adapted from Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World by Amy Simpson, releasing on February 13, 2018. ©2018 by Amy Simpson.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. This excerpt was adapted from the book Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Lovedby Kate Bowler.
excerpt | Discipleship
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
excerpt | Discipleship. God's Ministry of Disappointment. In pain and confusion, I'm finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted. Amena Brown. Image: Michelle Norris.
excerpt | Discipleship
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
excerpt | Discipleship. Your Calling Actually Isn't About You. From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship. Sharon Hodde Miller. Image: Theresa Gjolaj / Getty.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
excerpt. The Demanding Faith of Flannery O'Connor. In her writing, O'Connor made belief believable. Karen Wright Marsh. Image: Klaus Ernst. My family
excerpt | Church
Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
excerpt | Church. Searching is. This adapted excerpt from Christian Women in the Patristic World has been published with permission by Baker Academic.
excerpt | Family
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
excerpt | Family. Belonging Is About More Than Biology. As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love. Kelley Nikondeha. Image: FatCamera / iStock.
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
excerpt | Discipleship. Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness. An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
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How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
excerpt | Discipleship. How Jesus Discipled Women. In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead. Alice
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