Reporting | Discipleship
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.
Amy L. Peeler. As a professor in the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, Peeler teaches courses in New Testament literature and interpretation.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
Opinion | Discipleship
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More. Her latest
Opinion | Family
Parents: Let Go of Graduation Nostalgia
The end of school invites retrospection. But we have something better to look forward to.
Her first picture book for children, Maybe God Is Like That Too, won a gold medal from the Moonbeam Spirit awards for exemplary children's literature.
Opinion | Church
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
3. Your spouse is too much like you. My husband and I joke that we have very little in common: He's from Oklahoma; I'm from England. He's an engineer; I'm an English literature nerd.
Opinion | Family
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
strong intellect. Others were less important qualities—like a beard, an appreciation for history and literature, and a propensity toward hospitality. In God's
Reporting | Church
Iranian American Minister: Why the Bible Belt Is the Perfect Place for Muslim Refugees
Samira Page sees the church mobilizing to serve Dallas’s influx of new neighbors.
Back then, Page had glimpses of the God of the Bible—a childhood dream of Mary that she could never forget, plus the Christian values gleaned from classic literature she read growing
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Literature, music, and the visual arts may come readily to mind as modes of imaginative engagement, but it's also worth considering an often overlooked form of apologetics: architecture
Opinion | Discipleship
Waiting Outside an Abortion Clinic Years Ago Was Worth It
The mother of an almost-aborted baby reached out with this letter about her son.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Meand Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
Opinion | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
Speaking about poorly prepared missionaries, for example, he said, “To ignore all the vast and competent literature relative to every country under Heaven today and to go to work for
Opinion | Pop Culture
Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial BooksSubscriber access only
Alison Bechdel's memoir doesn't endorse sexual brokenness. Ultimately, it exposes it.
After praising his essay and sharing it with my own students, I found myself in the midst of a bigger discussion about Fun Home, cultural engagement, literature, pornography, and
Opinion | Discipleship
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
because of illiteracy or inferior education, domestic obligations, or the apathy (or antipathy) of their culture to a “scribbling woman,” the canon of English literature, as traditionally
Opinion | Family
The Gift of Mom Guilt
Hearing God’s call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world.
anguish over their competing responsibilities. Literature discussing the tension litters bookshelves and clutters inboxes. Conversations with women at
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
In her writing, O'Connor made belief believable.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
excerpt | Church
Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
Feminists have shone the spotlight on history and literature, demonstrating how the oppression of women is deeply entrenched, systemically permeating political structures, domestic life
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
Opinion | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me andFierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.
Reporting | Church
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
to know how much each of these elements factor into congregants' criticism, but it's helpful to consider how Barna's results fit within the broader body of literature exploring perceptions
Reporting | Church
It Doesn't Pay to Go on Maternity Leave at Most Evangelical Seminaries
On Christian campuses, unofficial flexibility is more common than extra benefits for new parents.
policies. Emily Dolan Gierer has a PhD in American literature from the University of Connecticut and is finishing an MDiv at Yale Divinity School. She