In visual artist, metaphors are directly correlated to the design process and linked to form-making. It is through the potential of the metaphor that an image can transcend the vividness and veracity of form.
The publishing of my book, Why Can’t We Be Friends, on friendship between the sexes and the even greater calling and beauty of brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ has caused some controversy.
I am a woman in ministry, which is historically a man’s world. I am female in the traditionally male field of theology. I am an outlier, a statistical anomaly, an aberration.
This past year, the #MeToo movement has taught me that I need the type of self-examination that considers my gender. I need to pay attention to the stories of women and to my own story in a particular way. The church should, too.
The Cornwall Alliance’s commitment to increasing fossil fuel consumption is blatant, and though it was made under the guise of a Christian commitment to the poor, it denies all scientific research.
What is it about climate change science that upsets a significant number of Christian evangelicals?
The first in a three part series, Dave Schelhaas seeks to give a to partial explanation for the fact that many Christians are climate change deniers.
A Welsh word, “hiraeth” means a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.
The brain contains a variety of regions, which regulate conscious and subconscious actions, and the limbic system is particularly associated with the ethical and sinful aspects of our behavior.
John MacInnis offers some historical perspective and practical ideas for how the power of music can foster cultural inclusivity in our church communities while keeping all our eyes where they belong—forever on Jesus.
I don’t know what it is like to be you, but when I think of “trust” in my life, I first want to make some clarifications: Because I am human and live in a real and broken world, I have trusted people and regretted it. Yet, I have also withheld trust from those who didn’t deserve my withholding.
Vulnerability dares to let the mask down a bit, revealing a fuller story of oneself. And few of us in ministry dared this kind of deeply personal exposure back then.
When I think about mission in my context in Chicago, I think about the global South. Ideas from a missionary to India give shape to mission in my backyard.
In the book of Revelation, a heavenly vision is presented. It is a vision for which we as educators are partly responsible. We have unique opportunities to give “our best for Christ’s glory” by creating culturally sensitive classrooms.
I’ve done school a lot of different ways and in a lot of different places. Some things have changed a lot. Some haven’t. One of the constants has been a question that I’ve encountered again and again across these different settings. Each time, the essence is the same: “Why do you want to be involved in Christian schools?”
Even though most of us do not work in vocational ministry, we bear the responsibility to advance the cause of Christ in our given field.
Worship, in the Reformed understanding, is a dialogue between God and his people, a dialogue in which God speaks, and we respond.
The testimonies and experiences of children keep us going even when we experience far less affirmation, gratitude, and perceptible works of the Holy Spirit than we would like.
What is a Christian response to fear? If we look in the Bible, we find that fear is not new.
Marriage is not easy, and that might be the understatement of the century. It is hard work and heartache, late nights and crippling doubts.
We needed to get to know each other and to listen to each other’s stories so that we could envision and work toward making northwest Iowa a region where all of us could flourish together, whatever our race or ethnicity.
The God we encounter in Scripture hears the cries of mothers wailing for their children but is not moved by the smug self-righteousness of those who claim there is a proper and orderly way to flee for one’s life.
My democratic hope is that no immigrant in this country should feel that his or her efforts are futile and future predetermined because of legal status.
Honoring the image of God and the inherent dignity of all people requires honoring all families.
The increase in CO2 is having such a drastic effect on Earth, that Bill McKibben suggests that we should no longer call it Earth, but Eaarth—the additional “a” indicating a significant, though not fatal, change.