Feature Reports

Inside Out: Faithful through Plagues

07.29.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait, managing editor of Christian History magazine, talks about Christians responding to past pandemics with compassion, fear, and the assurance of the steady companionship of God.

Inside Out: Medically Vulnerable During COVID-19

07.15.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Author Michelle Van Loon talks about the limitations of being medically vulnerable to COVID-19, ways she's growing closer to God, and the need to reach out for community.

Inside Out: Refugees Today

03.11.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Christians suffer the worst persecution in many of the same countries the world’s 25 million refugees are fleeing. Matthew Soerens discusses this and the lowest US cap on refugee resettlement since 1980. Soerens is the co-author of two books, and serves as the US Director of Church Mobilization...

Inside Out: Crisis of Homelessness

02.26.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Linda Wright talks about homelessness and how people who care can help. Wright is the Social Services Director for the Salvation Army’s Empire Division, covering upstate New York and Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Inside Out: Is Our Stuff Crowding Out God?

02.12.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Author and speaker Janice Mayo Mathers talks about the physical and spiritual benefits of decluttering our lives, and offers suggestions for how to begin.

Inside Out: Persecution Today

01.29.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

David Curry calls the American church to pray for the 260 million Christians in the world today who live under high levels of persecution. Curry is the president and CEO of Open Doors USA, which publishes the annual World Watch List on Christian persecution.

Inside Out: Inviting Young Adults

01.15.20 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Mary Lederleitner discusses ways churches can be inviting places for young adults, even if there aren’t a lot of already in the church. Lederleitner is the Managing Director of the Church Evangelism Institute and the Research Institute at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

Inside Out: Holiday Grief

12.18.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Pastor and counselor Jay LaScolea talks about what to do if we feel sad around the holidays, and how to help those we love who grieve this time of year. LaScolea is the director of Enrich Counseling in Big Flats, NY.

Inside Out: Slowing it Down in Advent

12.04.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The pace of the “Christmas Season” can exhaust us. But we can choose to slow down and focus on the coming of Christ during these four weeks before Christmas called Advent, says Michelle Van Loon. She’s the author of “Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith.”

Inside Out: Keeping Thanks in Thanksgiving

11.20.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Author Lettie Kirkpatrick Whisman shares practical ways to focus on gratitude to God this Thanksgiving, as well as the importance of serving people who mourn. Whisman’s the author of four books, including "Taking Back Christmas and Other Family Celebrations."

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