Scot McKnight looks to Paul to define the pastoral task.
Life of Faith
How American hostility toward Muslims has shaped my pastoral vocation
When a culture of abuse thrives within a congregation
Rebecca Spurrier’s study of a “disabled church” and its lessons for all Christians
Biblical scholar Mari Joerstad and indigenous activist Nick Estes challenge our human-centered worldview.
We say these words a lot. Lately I’ve noticed what it looks like when we follow through.
Jesus knows he’s part of a history, a people’s longing and dreams.
I preached a word of judgment. The stranger in the back row heard grace.
Searching for the Mary statue from her childhood, Sonja Livingston found much more.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “Lapse.”
Genealogies suggest a beautiful inevitability even amid political impossibility.
This time of year, our inner landscapes can seem as bleak as the outer ones.
The Bible gives no sense that the family is an end in itself.
Marilynne Robinson calls it “a form of reverence.”
It’s hard to quit the college admissions game.