4 Ways to Share God’s Love in Summertime
The “Ordinary Time” of summer invites us to give the extraordinary Good News.
The American church is experiencing serious pain right now: Congregations across the country are shutting their doors due to low attendance. Extend invitations to church events.
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.
while also treating them as friends and colleagues, not as dangers or temptations; and to recognize their gifts and advocate for the exercise of those gifts in the church and, in my case
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.
from pastoral ministry, nonetheless many of these women are actively applying their knowledge of theology to formal and informal ministries within academia and the broader church.
Q&A: We Need a Christ-Centered Theology of Trauma
Therapist Hermeisha Hopson offers a clinically informed, scripturally sound approach to treating #MeToo victims and other survivors.
interview | Church. As the church, we're called to mourn with those who mourn and comfort the afflicted, but it's not always easy walking this journey alongside our friends and family.
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
Opinion | Church. In my very early days as a preacher, I was giving a sermon in a Lenten series in a very liberal-minded church in Richmond, Virginia.
How Southern Baptist Leaders Aided My Escape from Abuse
Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever.
Opinion | Church. Soon after, I was called to a meeting with our church's deacons, who informed me that I would undergo church discipline for my decision to divorce.
A Woman’s Guide to Seminary
Ministry is serious business. These 9 steps are key to pursuing your training.
Opinion | Church. A Woman's Guide to Seminary. Shortly after making my calling public to my local church at age 15, I told my parents I wanted to go to seminary eventually.
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
Opinion | Church. Why I Don't Sit With My Husband at Church. 5. We all need disillusionment with church. Many of us leave the church because we have become disillusioned.
Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
Opinion | Church. Junk for Jesus. Jennifer Holmes Curran. Image: Diane Macdonald / Getty Images. 0; tweet; link; email; print. A few years ago, a copier was donated to our church.
Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel Guilty
Pew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
In some church circles, moms feel like they're encouraged to stay home, homeschool, or joyfully embrace motherhood as their sole priority—even though these days, both mom and dad
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
The current attention drawn to America's youth gives church leaders an opportunity to better understand their motivations, fear, and convictions and prepare to address relevant issues
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb
Why female feticide threatens the social order.
Reporting | Church. Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb. Why female feticide threatens the social order. Elaine Storkey. Image: Stocktrek Images
King’s Dream Succeeds If We Study the Bible
Cross-racial partnerships only have lasting power if they’re rooted in Scripture.
Opinion | Church. They have the potential to start cross-racial partnerships and, more importantly, ground local faith communities in the diversity of the global, historic church.
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Similarly, those in leadership (along with the rest of us) can, by focusing on one right thing to fail to see or heed, can result in a multiplicity of brokenness in the church body—brokenness
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.
Opinion | Church. Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church. After being burned by a string of fiery, painful church experiences, I understand the common struggle.
‘Queen Esther Inspired Me to Speak Up,’ Says Nassar Victim
A biblical role model prompted Larissa Boyce to stand against her abuser. Her church supports her story.
Reporting | Church. 'Queen Esther Inspired Me to Speak Up,' Says Nassar Victim. Her church supports her story. Deborah Pardo-Kaplan. Image: Detroit News / AP. 0; tweet; link; email; print