Opinion | Discipleship
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
2. Those who practice hospitable orthodoxy are rooted in relationships because right doctrine is not disembodied from the love of actual people. While
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
In the surrounding context, Paul admonishes Titus to “teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine” (2:1) and encourages him to focus on the spiritual development of mature men and
Opinion | Discipleship
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
When we turn to the Scriptures of the New Testament, we find a radical deepening of the Old Testament doctrine of God, for “Father” is revealed to be more than an epithet—it is the
excerpt | Church
Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
By telling the stories of Christian women in the patristic period—and taking seriously their Christian beliefs (doctrine, worship, Scripture, and community)—we can remember a fuller and
Opinion | Family
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
Jesus as God. Her rebuttal was swift and pointed. She dismissed the deity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity as deceptive falsehoods. I gave this
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
While it takes accusations of reformulating the doctrine of the Trinity to bring Wayne Grudem's evangelical orthodoxy into question, Rachel Held Evans's Julian of Norwich-esque
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
and power. Otherwise, they can teach any doctrine on earth under the banner of Christian faith and orthodoxy. Responding to the crisis. What is needed
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Imaginative engagement, through literature and the arts, is not a substitute for teaching about doctrine, but it helps us see what doctrine means—and to desire to learn more.
Opinion | Church
Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work
It's not always easy to get there, but the blogosphere needs more of us.
territory. I thought, How in the world is this possible? To that point, I had practiced theology largely by intuition and absorbed biblical doctrine by osmosis. My
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' as a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
2–11. While the Pharisees wanted to debate doctrine, Jesus wanted to minister to the image bearer thrust before him in a most vulnerable state. He was
Reporting | Discipleship
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
What the biggest name in women’s Bible studies wants the next generation to know.
If pastors are tasked with teaching doctrine and theology, then there needs to be a level of mastery that's higher than what they communicate and expect from those whom they teach.”.
Opinion | Sexuality
Full-Color Faith
Why we champion Beautiful Orthodoxy
A fence, Chesterton explained, surrounded the children in order to protect them. “Doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground,” Chesterton asserted.
We Need More Politics on Social Media, Not Less
How our feeds feed popular opinion.
People will know us by our fruit (Matt. 7:16). We can continue to help each other understand doctrine and how it should be applied, and the Internet affords more opportunities to do this.
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
Nicole Massie Martin shares about her unique vocation.
your message to them? One of the intentional choices I made in the book was to say, “This is not about doctrine of ordination. This is about maximizing
Why Complementarian Men Need Complementarian Women
In the midst of our civil war on the Trinity, we need to put down our arms and remember that men and women are in this together.
As much as theologians thirst for these kinds of deep dives into doctrine, declaring one another heretics isn't all fun and games. What is the path forward?
Opinion | Sexuality
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation?
In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
11), man and God. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches us that relationship, union with the Other, is part of the inner life of the One God. In this sense, Christianity
Opinion | Discipleship
Put Down the Church Attendance Scorecard
Shame and peer pressure don’t lead to healthy discipleship.
Church leaders have the right and responsibility to stake their congregation's identity on church doctrine, expressed through clear, specific teaching applied in the local body.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why the Bodily Resurrection Matters—Especially to WomenSubscriber access only
In a time when Christian women are tempted to view their bodies with shame or with utility, the foundational doctrine is more important than ever.
In a time when Christian women are tempted to view their bodies with shame or with utility, the foundational doctrine is more important than ever. Opinion | Sexuality.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Spiritual Gift of Physical ExerciseSubscriber access only
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us workout and be glad in it.
value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” As Paul advised Christians to be trained in good doctrine and discernment
Opinion | Pop Culture
Shared Savior, Split TraditionsSubscriber access only
Why I try to be generous to Christians who see some important things differently.
The distinctives of our traditions meant that at core, we had intense disagreements over doctrine (especially over the nature and practice of the sacraments) and other controversial