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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A biblical role model prompted Larissa Boyce to stand against her abuser. Her church supports her story. Reporting | Church. Her church supports her story.
Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
Opinion | Church. “Bearing God” is a task not just for women who can carry children but for everyone who will undertake it—so the church has taught for centuries.
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
Reporting | Church. Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign. Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to
How the Transgender Narrative Perpetuates Stereotypes
The church can offer hope to those who find it hard to love the body they’re in.
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.
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
I first started studying Puritan womanhood while taking a class on Jonathan Edwards for my MA in church history. 3. Women work for the good of the community and the church.
Swipe Right for Jesus
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
Opinion | Church. Swipe Right for Jesus. How friendship. Online, I met plenty of the nice Christian guys I used to write about in journals at church camp.
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church's failures—or its successes? Reporting | Pop Culture. Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism.
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Opinion | Church. God's Message on 'Ash Valentine's Day': True Love Dies. When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
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
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
Opinion | Church. It's also an important question to ask when stories like Jules Woodson's surface and members of Highpoint Church in Memphis stand in solidarity with her perpetrator.