Tagged: church

That You May Abound in Hope

By Kristyn Komarnicki You tend to feel most hopeful when things are “going your way.”  You nail that first post-graduation job interview. You wake up to clear skies on your (April/outdoor) wedding day. Your...

Fences or Wells?

By John Seel Millennials are abandoning the traditional church. But they are not abandoning spirituality. Is there a way to reconnect the two? The answer may be found by looking at cattle ranchers. There...

Costly Grace

An interview with Rev. Rob Schenck By Kristyn Komarnicki “One of my favorite moments in the Gospels is when Jesus told his disciples what would be the hallmark of a Christian: ‘By this shall...

On Things I Must Believe

By Aline Mello There are certain things I have to believe. I have to believe that God is good. Though it doesn’t always seem like He is. It doesn’t seem like His plans are...

I Don’t Belong

A celibate gay Christian speaks of the pain that lies on both sides of the church’s closet door By Gregory Coles The evangelical church is a strange place to be a sexual minority. There...

Building Your Wisdom Pyramid: The Church

Editor’s Note: To start our New Year, we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at author Brett McCracken’s proposed “Wisdom Pyramid.” Over the course of six days, we’ll look at the roles that...

Why My Coming Out Matters to You

Pieter Niemeyer and his wife, Susie, have been married for 22 years and have three children. In 2015, Pieter came out to his family as a gay man, and has since then come out more...