Christian ministry

Beth Moore started an important conversation about sexism in the church, and dozens of women are chiming in to support her.
Hey man - We have so much to learn from each other, and none of us have the full picture or the finished product. We need
For much of my life I thought being a "true" Christian meant denouncing religion. Mentors would regularly and passionately remind me, "Faith is a RELATIONSHIP, not a RELIGION."
I want to be engaged this year. As of yesterday, I've been on this earth for more than 23 years, and I think it's about time for me to be engaged. But I don't mean I'm looking for a fiancé. I'm as single as a slice of American cheese right now.
When we look at church history, as well as the modern church, it seems to me that many of the problems have grown out of believers receiving a salary from other believers.
I don't love why Planned Parenthood exists. I don't love that too many states allow legislators to restrict women's health. What I love is the dedicated staff of people who are doing the ministry of caring for people. "Care. No matter what." Those are words to live by. As a Christian, I say it proudly: I love Planned Parenthood.
I believe gratitude is a good, even necessary practice. But maybe some expressions of gratitude have a shadow side. Maybe gratitude isn't good when it's a gimmick. Maybe, before we fully embrace that "gratitude-attitude," we need to lament.
The battle to end the rampant and persistent discrimination against women of color in ministry in the American religious community can be won.
"Who in their right mind would want to be a minister?" It's a question I hear a lot nowadays, especially with news reports about how many in ministry experience low pay, high burnout and potential unemployment.
It is encouraging to see spaces created to have these unlikely conversations occur among diverse people who are passionate about the church and their calling. As an FTE Alumna and an FTE Advisory Board Member, I continue to watch FTE flourish, lead, and pave the way for future leaders to guide the church into its unknown future.
Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.
“It’s the best Christian real estate in the country, some of the best Christian real estate in the world,” Birdsall said
While some bible stories seem mostly about God being with us, other stories seem more about God for us. The story of Jesus raising of Lazarus from the dead, however, is about both.
And it isn't as though I'm suggesting there are no relevant external measures we ought to take when men and women work together
I am attracted to many of my female clients and students. I have been titillated by stories of sexuality and intrigue in
If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."
We were going to get up early, drive nine hours across the Midwest, through countless tollbooths, to stay at a Benedictine monastery, and to get a glimpse of the daily work of the prophetic Joan Chittister. I jumped at the chance.
The statement affirms the fundamental principles of the U.S. criminal justice system, such as due process of law and the presumption of legal innocence, and it also recognizes serious deficiencies.
I'm tired of reading 12 to 20 pages of poorly written, theologically thin, unimaginative discourse, intended to represent a ministerial candidate's breadth of preparedness and depth of spiritual formation but more frequently sending me into despair over the future of Church leadership.