Maddi Runkles is just a small symptom of a larger dilemma within the church: holding unwed, pregnant teen girls to a separate set of standards than others who fall from grace.
My grandmother used racist language constantly when I was a teenager. Watching Sen. Ben Sasse’s response to Bill Maher reminded me of my struggle to respond.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
One of the year’s most celebrated novels asks us to see national politics as a consuming obsession that both masks and projects our deepest personal failings.
Betrayal is an inversion of love, and perhaps its greatest perversion. What, then, to do with a traitor? What he will not do for you.
You never know what is going on in someone’s life. They just might need their shortness, rudeness, or even anger met with kindness.
You can be gay or vote for Donald Trump or even be pro-choice and still be a Christian.
This holiday takes fatherhood in its entirety, as a grand, amazing vocation and reminds us it is one of honor and might, not just in how it plays in our own personal lives.
ISIS drove Myriam and her family from their home in Iraq. She asks God to forgive them.
The ability to tell one’s story is an indispensable part of emotional health. That includes men and women who have suffered from abortion, who shouldn’t be silenced.
Needlessly elaborate verbal trainwrecks designed to dodge accountability don’t exactly foster trust between voters and politicians.
Donald Trump says his favorite Bible verse is a ‘mean’ verse about justice. It’s not mean, and he misinterpreted it, but we could all learn from it.
Bree Olson left her porn career behind, and now it’s time for us to join her.
Donald Trump says to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. While Muslims have persecuted me and my people, turnabout is not fair play.
The media claim a Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses is a hypocrite because she was divorced prior to her conversion to Christianity. Hunh?
Charleston witnessed tremendous evil last week, but its people’s response has transcended the tragedy.
For belonging, millennials turn not to churches but to social networks like Twitter, which are great at shaming but terrible at forgiveness.
Peter Lawler is cynical about Don Draper’s transformation during the ‘Mad Men’ finale. But even advertising can say something real.
Would you rather live in Robert Downey Jr.’s world of ‘do unto others as you’d have them to do you,’ or The New Yorker’s, where any weakness is an excuse to write people off forever?
We can’t fix evil like cop shootings by trying to pin it on each other. Instead, we all need to do the hard work of reconciliation.
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