fear

By Heather Walker Peterson

Heather Walker Peterson explores how the process of trying out new ideas in the classroom and with colleagues can help us to grow and flourish.

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

As is often the case, God asked me for obedience without providing me any guarantees. “Just write,” he told me about five years ago. I was a new mom, recently returned from a stint overseas and recovering from severe burnout....

By Tish Harrison Warren

I am learning that, by nature, I'm a doubter. Some friends say it's because of my enneagram type. Or it could be because I have lived among so many skeptics. Or perhaps it is due to personal sinfulness and weakness. For whatever reason...

By Kathy Tuan-MacLean

“Don’t let male spirituality determine your spirituality.” The words leapt off the page as I sat in the crowd at a spiritual formation retreat for InterVarsity women staff. Julie Anderton, a spiritual director, had passed out an outline...

By Stephanie White

At the church I’ve joined this year, my pastor includes in her closing benediction, just before the words, “go in peace,” a direct and calm command to us: “Be not afraid.” She pauses a little each Sunday...

By Stephanie White

This summer, we watched and waited as our garden unfurled. Andrew and I are renting a house that only recently became a rental, and the people who owned it and lived in it before us left a beautiful batch of perennials...

By Stephanie White

This past summer, after taking five months off to be with my newborn, I went back to work. My department chair was, I think, trying to do me a solid, and he assigned me to teach two online classes. This made my days completely flexible...

By Stephanie White

A few years ago I had to decide whether or not to be tested for a genetic disorder, a choice that for me came down to whether or not I would live in fear. I remember putting it to an agnostic friend that way as I parsed through the decision...

By Heather Ardrey

Heather Ardrey describes her journey toward gratitude in her newfound island life.

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