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.
I noticed you were sitting together in church.”. Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD from Cambridge University as well as a theology degree from Oak Hill Seminary.
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.
In this celebrity culture, it's easy for a servant to lose her way. These few habits keep our eyes on Jesus.
Opinion | Family
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
and tracts. For women who do theology via blogging in the public sphere, celebrity authority offers enticing rewards and extraordinary risks. There are
Opinion | Family
Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
Opinion | Family
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
In a time of loss and lament, here's how I found spiritual solace.
Opinion | Discipleship
Save Your Soul: Start Gardening
For me, local creation care offers an antidote to cultural chaos.
For me, local creation care offers an antidote to cultural chaos.
Opinion | Church
Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
Opinion | Family
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
Opinion | Discipleship
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Suicide Is Everybody’s Business
Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
Society's moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
Reporting | Family
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
Reporting | Discipleship
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
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.
The more Page studied theology, starting with her master's in 2010, the clearer she felt a call to ordained ministry, which ruled out traditions such as Roman Catholic or Southern Baptist.
Opinion | Family
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
Reporting | Church
‘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.
Opinion | Discipleship
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they're signs of healthy faith?
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.
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
gone?”. And they knew exactly what I meant because they had either felt it themselves or read about it in great works of Christian theology. Augustine
Opinion | Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
“If we think of Christian theology and ethics purely in terms of forgiveness,” writes Rutledge, “we will have neglected a central aspect of God's own character and will be in no position to
Opinion | Discipleship
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.