Bethany Curran

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Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to God

A common-ground theology for single and married Christians. I recently led a talk on sexuality for teen girls at my church. When I started getting …

Faith

The God of Justice Hates False Reports

This post is not about any one thing in particular. And at the same time, it is about a great many things that take place on the internet. Here’s the …

American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It's Time to Talk About Feelings

Every night, at dinner tables around the country, parents ask their kids the same question: “How was school?” We’re about to find out how <i>millions</i> of …

My Top 5 Books for Political Leaders

As former head of the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Joshua DuBois was hailed by Time as “pastor-in-chief,” …

A Booklist for Grownups Who Wish They Could Go Back to School

I was talking with a friend who teaches high school English about his syllabus this semester. He teaches junior English, which means he covers …

Because the World Is Watching

<b>Editors' note:</b> Last weekend TGC Council member Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey in St. Louis, Missouri, addressed his congregation in light …

9 Social Justice Books to Read This Fall

When we think of social justice, we typically think of action, and action is certainly vital, but we also need study and reflection to help us …

Not Another Celebrity Death Post

Alissa's note: I struggle - like a lot of you, I suspect - with how to process the death of celebrities who both seem important to me and have …

The Spiritual Blessings of Seeking Solitude

There is a silence we choose. Our retreats into our cells of silence and solitude still the noise pollution in our lives so that we might eventually …

Ferguson is Ripping the Bandages off our Racial Wounds

The policy successes of the Civil Rights movement have given rise to the narrative that the worst of our racial and ethnic prejudices are behind us. …

What You Need to Know About What's Happening in Iraq

Jeremy Courtney is the founder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition, a group that provides heart surgeries to children and …

Don't Be Ashamed to Listen to Your Heart

I was 13 when I first learned that I needed to move to Ethiopia to be a real Christian. There was no single sermon or eye-opening book, just enough …

John Perkins on the Difference Jesus Makes

<b>John Perkins</b> is a Christian minister, civil rights activist, philosopher, community developer, and founder of the John M. Perkins Foundation. Born …

9 Things You Should Know About Hamas

Since July 8, 2014, there has been an escalation of violence around the Gaza Strip. To fully understand the conflict, it is helpful to know the …

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Evangelical Christianity

In Praise of Ordinary Summers

On the last day of school I had grand ambitions for the dog days of summer: baking, painting, zoo trips, and homemade slip & slides. I think we …

What if Your 20s Weren’t What You Expected?

In the past couple of months, I’ve had a number of heavy conversations with friends about the realities of life. We’ve talked about the heartaches of …

Life After Crushed Expectations

Since writing about what happens when your 20s weren't what you expected, I've heard from many readers whose lives haven't turned out as they …

Evangelical Christianity

9 Things You Should Know About Male Body Image Issues

Body image is the mental representation we create of what we think we look like; it may or may not bear a close relation to how others actually see …

Mosul's Last Christians Flee Iraq's Hoped-For Christian Stronghold

[Added biblical archaeology finds in Nineveh]<p>There are no Christians left in Iraq's second-largest city after a weekend ultimatum left Mosul …

Christians flee Iraq's Mosul after Islamists tell them: convert, pay or die

Iraqi Christians leave city en masse after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a 'protection tax'<p>Christian families streamed out of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday after Islamist fighters said they would be killed if they did not pay a …

Why Pastors Should Preach About Body Image

Have you ever heard a sermon about body image?<p>Aside from the occasional side comment, I've never heard body image given substantial treatment from …