A Culture of Prayer Can Change the World

A Culture of Prayer Can Change the World

Prayer is one of the most foundational aspects of the Christian faith, but it’s also one of the least understood and practiced. Some of us are afraid of praying in front of others because we don’t know how to pray “the right way.” Some of us feel defeated before even...
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader, Recently I listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, The Next Right Thing, with Emily P. Freeman. Emily interviewed Amanda Held Opelt, the sister of well known speaker Rachel Held Evans. Amanda lost her sister suddenly in May of 2019.  On the...
Finding My Prayer Voice Through Lament

Finding My Prayer Voice Through Lament

Each week, they would cram into a tight circle in my small apartment for Bible study. I’d been given the privilege of mentoring them, these young people who carried the weight of more trauma than their young bones should be asked to bear. As we gathered, we’d discuss...
Tethered to Hope

Tethered to Hope

If I close my eyes and think back to the scene in her bedroom, I can still hear her gasping for breath. I can still see my mom’s eyes close as she falls asleep mid-conversation. I wince when I think about her bedsores, and I can’t help but well up with tears when I...
Angles of Facing Truth

Angles of Facing Truth

Although I find it hard to do myself, I think that lament is one of the core things that is important for a believer to acknowledge and give space for. Like repentance and confession, lament is a natural response to being in God’s presence, being in God’s...

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