accountability, community, sin
Brenda Jo Wong

My heart aches when I hear of a Christian leader who steps down from ministry because a hidden sin got revealed. I’ve been affected by situations like this and can’t imagine how many others are hurt and traumatized by this. How can we guard against hurting ourselves and others in similar ways?

A crucial gift that God has given us is Christian community. And by community, I don’t just mean Christians who hang out together but friends who lovingly speak God’s truth in grace to keep us on the right path. This is the kind of community the Bible encourages us toward.

Proverbs 10:11 says, “The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain.”

Ephesians 5:12 says, “We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”

Will we allow others to speak correction to us? Will we use the safety net that God graciously gives us?

By Albert Y. Hsu

In 1998, Albert Hsu received a call that his father had committed suicide. Here, Albert reflects on grief, the current statistics around suicide, where he finds hope, and how we can help those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

By Andrew McCarty

I realized that I had taken up space in the church, consumed the resources of the church, and even recognized the faces of people in the church, but I’d never actually gotten the most out of my Sunday morning. Three questions can help keep you from making the same mistake.

By Brenda Jo Wong

In college, I got a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and leisure studies. I avoided anything and everything that was hard.

By Anne McCracken

The closer we resemble Jesus, the closer we are to being truly humble.


Subscribe to AfterVarsity, discipleship for all of life.