Opinion |Discipleship
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Opinion |Discipleship. Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus. Karen Swallow Prior. Image: Jillian Clark. 0; tweet; link; email; print. Sin is like getting hit by a bus.
Opinion |Family
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
But sin is far more pervasive than simply something that we do, and if we're not aware of that, we'll be taken by surprise when it is not necessarily our own sin or the sin in our marriage
Opinion |Family
How to Help a Friend Through a Dying Marriage
Christians should be ready to care for those in the aftermath of divorce without making their pain worse.
Americans overall are actually more likely than pastors themselves to believe divorce is a sin even in the cases of adultery (39%) and abandonment (38%).
Opinion |Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
When Abimelek confronts Abraham with his “great sin,” he accuses, “You have done to me things that ought not to be done” (Gen. 20:9). God speaks his own anger through Abimelek.
Opinion |Discipleship
Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus
Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination.
Restlessness can fan the flames of sin—when we seek excess comfort or indulge excess fear. At its best, however, it serves as a powerful compass.
Opinion |Family
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.
We need a robust conception of sin to show us our capacity for evil. By way of empathy with West and other men, I understand why having a daughter is such a life-altering experience.
Opinion |Discipleship
Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
Opinion |Discipleship. Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is. We The very phrase “locker room talk” operates much the way sin operates. Give
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.
How do we think about generational sin and the sometimes- overlapping space of victim and perpetrator? It's true that many victims of sexual abuse often continue the pattern of abuse.
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
than one. In that song, I was talking about where I was at that time, and where I often am—which is super aware of my sin to the point of condemnation. I
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb
Why female feticide threatens the social order.
to special care and concern. At the same time, our theology of sin alerts us to the problems of indifference, brutality, and greed. Across the globe, deep
Opinion |Discipleship
Beth Moore: My 5 Keys to Accountability
In this celebrity culture, it’s easy for a servant to lose her way. These few habits keep our eyes on Jesus.
I spare them the graphics but try to make sure every audience knows the truth: that God has delivered me from serious strongholds of sin and, if I stand, I stand by grace alone.
Opinion |Pop Culture
Sin Gone ViralSubscriber access only
How Internet outrage hits deep.
Opinion |Pop Culture. Sin Gone Viral. How Internet outrage hits deep. Less has been written about a different aspect of Internet rage: what it teaches us about the nature of sin.
Opinion |Discipleship
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
It was instead being aware of my ethnicity: its beauty that God wants to affirm and amplify, and its brokenness of sin, idolatry, racism, and pain that he wants to heal.
Opinion |Family
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
I believe that all parents should have this sort of “talk” with their children, and for Christians, we should start with the basic truth about sin. We are all sinners
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.
him for dear life. This Ash Wednesday, we remember again that we are sinners and that our sin brought suffering and death into the world. In the words
Opinion |Sexuality
My Dad, the Sinner and SaintSubscriber access only
How I learned to see my father as more than his unfaithful past.
Meanwhile, those of us hurt by his sin were left to make sense of it all. What was happening? But he began to talk openly about his sin in a way he never had—even if only in spurts.
Opinion |Family
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
profession. Ulrich recounts many stories of older women intervening in situations of illness and death, marital discord or sexual sin, and clergy hypocrisy.
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.
of the fall. As Sam Allberry writes, “Sin causes profound alienation—first and foremost from God. … And we're alienated from ourselves. What was meant
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
Throughout your journey with quadriplegia, you've interacted with people who link suffering to sin or who've taught that having “enough faith” leads to miraculous healing.
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.
“We know that the answer to hurt, to sin, to tragedy is Jesus, and we have to be clear about that while understanding that this generation of teenagers responds better to the gospel