Is Capital Punishment Just?
Christian views on the death penalty are changing, and I can no longer remain neutral.
Is Capital Punishment Just? Christian views on the death penalty are changing, and I can no longer remain neutral. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. Is Capital Punishment Just?
3 Lies We Believe About the Bible
Dangerous clichés we've crafted from Scripture
Dangerous clichés we've crafted from Scripture. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. 3 Lies We Believe About the Bible. Copyright © 2015 by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence and Christianity Today.
A Prostitute and a Gallon of Milk
The surprising lesson Rahab teaches us about faith
A Prostitute and a Gallon of Milk. The surprising lesson Rahab teaches us about faith. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. A Prostitute and a Gallon of Milk. Image: ANGIE MAKES / SHUTTERSTOCK
The Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015
Our readers and writers pick the best of TCW.
“Is It Okay to Be 'Fat'?” by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. “Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence confronts the pernicious belief that women above a size 4 are slothful gluttons.
Advent Devotional Calendar
Root your soul in hope this season.
Monday, December 7. “Get up early one morning to make yeast bread,” Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence and I suggested in TCW's “The Adventure of Advent” article.
Grieving a Lost Pregnancy
There is no preparing for the loss of your baby.
“Growing Through a Miscarriage” by Tammy Darling. “Missed” by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. Infertility. “We Didn't Choose to Be Childless” by Christy Scannell.
Embracing the (R-Rated) Bible
Why we need the Bible’s ugliest and most terrifying stories
In our cover story, “3 Lies We Believe About the Bible,” Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence examines this tendency of ours to morph Scripture into slogans. She
Teach Us to Pray (Liturgically)
Uncovering the riches of the Christian tradition
Uncovering the riches of the Christian tradition. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. Teach Us to Pray (Liturgically). Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence is a TCW regular contributor.
Go Ahead: Pray Ugly
God welcomes your rock-bottom prayers.
Struggling to find the words to pray? Consider Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence's exploration of the value we can find in praying the words of others. Stuck in a rut?
The Body-Soul Connection
Drawing near to God through sight, smell, taste, and touch
In this Today's Christian Woman issue, Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence challenges that myopic focus on the shape and size of our bodies, offering a balanced and biblical response to a culture
Stop Overlooking Singles in Church
How you can better engage with 50 percent of the U.S. population
How you can better engage with 50 percent of the US population. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. Stop Overlooking Singles in Church. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence is a TCW regular contributor.
Party of One and Proud of It
5 choices that honor singleness
In “Stop Overlooking Singles in the Church,” Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence offers ideas for how married women can do a better job of connecting with and embracing single women in their
The World: Love It or Hate It?
Developing a gospel-centric, global perspective
In “The Immigrant Next Door,” Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence profiles three Christian women who—each in their own way—responded to God's call to reach out to immigrant and refugees in
The Immigrant Next Door
3 women on the changing face of cross-cultural ministry
3 women on the changing face of cross-cultural ministry. By Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence. The Immigrant Next Door. Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence is a TCW regular contributor.
Living a faith that can shoulder life’s questions
In “Seeking and Googling,” Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence invites us to examine the seemingly immediate cultural response to questions: turning to technology.