Feature Reports

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: 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."

Inside Out: Thanksgiving Daily

11.06.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Could we kick off a habit of gratitude this Thanksgiving that lasts throughout the year? Author and speaker Amy Julia Becker talks about ways to remember to be thankful every day.

Inside Out: Resisting Distracted Parenting

10.23.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Dr. Kathy Koch talks about the impact of distracted parenting and offers strategies to help us focus on our children and not our smartphones. Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and cofounder of Ignite the Family. She’s the author of six books including “Screens and Teens.”

Inside Out: Raising Boys Who Respect Girls

10.09.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Dave Willis encourages parents to combat the disrespect and abuse of women by raising generations of boys who value girls. Willis is the author of Raising Boys Who Respect Girls: Upending Locker Room Mentality, Blind Spots, and Unintended Sexism.

Inside Out: Approaching Elections

09.25.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Dr. Meic Pearse talk about ideas Christians might keep in mind as we walk toward the 2020 presidential elections. He is an author and former honors program director and history professor at Houghton College in western New York State. Among his books is Why the Rest Hates the West.

Inside Out: 9-11 Eighteen Years Later: The Church and our Muslim Neighbors

09.11.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

On this 18th anniversary of 9-11, Abdu Murray talks about loving our Muslim neighbors the way Jesus loves them. Murray is a lawyer and a senior vice president of Ravi Zacharias Ministries. He is a former Muslim.

Inside Out: What Really Helps the Global Poor

08.14.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Bruce Wydick says to help the global poor we’ll need to become more than Good Samaritans. We’ll need to become Shrewd Samaritans. Wydick is a development economist and author of Shrewd Samaritan.

Inside Out: Future Church

07.17.19 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Knowing how to reach young teens today is core to building the future church, says author and veteran youth worker Ron Luce. Luce is the director of the August 2019 Jesus Global Youth Day in Manila, the Philippines.

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