Category: Book Excerpt

The Church’s Oppression of Women

By Stephen Mattson American Christianity has been a horrible place for women. It ignores them, abuses them, assaults them, objectifies them, oppresses them, and then attempts to theologically rationalize it all as being “Biblical” and...

If You Speak, Will Anyone Hear You?

By Kathy Khang The world is a noisy place. Smart phones. Smart watches. Alerts. Notifications. Social media. Satellite radio. Streaming video. News 24/7. On any given Sunday morning in church, don’t be surprised if...

Is Self-Care Selfish?

April Yamasaki When a friend asked me recently about my next book, I replied rather sheepishly, “Well, it’s supposed to be on self-care—ironic, I know, since I need to take better care of myself...

The Compassion of Jesus

By Brennan Manning To think like Christ is to have Jesus’ relational attitude toward his disciples. His attitude was beautifully expressed to me on a tour through Sleepy Hollow Village on the Hudson River....

Pay Attention to What Makes You Cry

By Jennifer Grant The doors of our refrigerators, once a gallery of finger-painted artwork and soccer snack schedules, are now clean and spare. Minivans have been traded in for something sleeker or have become...