When It Comes to Grief, Answers Won’t Fix Everything

Mystery is part of life and part of faith. Not mystery as riddle or puzzle,…

Anna Golden on How Praise and Worship Is Evolving

At just 23 years old, Anna Golden has already become a seriously influential woman in…

The Real Key to Healthy Self-Esteem

There is nothing more transformative in human life than suffering. Whether it be from significant…

The Church Must Learn to Bridge the Racial Divide

“Are you a football player?” I haven’t even settled in my airplane seat before I…

The Forgotten Art of Following

Where in the Bible does it say God commands us, as Christians, to be leaders? …

Report: A Texas Pastor Says He Will Lose His License For Endorsing Joe Biden on Social Media

The Baptist Standard reports that a 21-year-old minister from Arlington, Texas was told by his…

So, Why Hasn’t Jesus Come Back Yet?

Devastating wildfires. Global plagues. Unprecedented political swerves. If you’re looking for an apocalypse, there certainly…

John MacArthur Will Continue to Hold In-Church Services in Defiance of Local Guidelines

California pastor and theologian John MacArthur took to Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to make…

We Need More Boring Christians

Some of us are guilty of namedropping—casually referencing famous people we know to boost our…

This Church Paid Off $19 Million in Chicagoans’ Medical Bills

VIVE Chicago – a satellite member of the VIVE Church collective — is the latest…

The Maryland Episcopal Diocese Has Pledged a Million Dollars Towards Racial Reconciliation

The Maryland diocese of the Episcopal Church has become the latest religious institution to pledge…

It Matters *How* You Tell the Truth

The phrase “your truth” or “my truth” is popular right now. However, the essence of…

Hearing God in the Midst of Anxiety

Everywhere I go—the plaza, the grocery store, Chick-fil-A—I can’t help but notice that people are…

Study: Most Teenagers Still Take After Their Parents’ Religious Beliefs

A new study from Pew shines a light on just how faith is passed down…

How Spiritual Formation Shapes Our Politics

In response to the backlash from young Christians, and the widespread political division in the…

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

What Christians Get Wrong About ‘Being Brave’

The introduction of my upcoming book, The Bravest You, begins with me sitting in church…

Why Doubt Can Give You Hope

I know I’ve gone through bouts of doubt that felt like they could be lethal…

Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context

It’s one of the modern Church’s favorite biblical promises—but we’ve gotten it all wrong.

What Does ‘Loving God With All of Your Mind’ Actually Look Like?

“Never accept and be content with unanalyzed assumptions, assumptions about the work, about the people,…

Optimism Is Temporary. Hope Is Eternal.

Four years ago, this strange micro-trend appeared: A handful of Dallas-area megachurch pastors were diagnosed…

Half of All American Christians Say Casual Sex Between Consenting Adults Is at Least Sometimes OK

Another day, another study revealing just how quickly the old norms of the American Church…

Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus Was God

A new study from Ligonier Ministries conducted by LifeWay Research found that a little over…

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldn’t quite be knocked out yet,…

Why Your Prayers Aren’t ‘Working’

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity…

Why Is Praying So Hard?

Be honest for a minute: How is your prayer life? That’s what we call it,…

God Has Already Revealed His Plan for Your Life

When trying to discern God’s will for our lives, it is tempting to spend all…

How to Deconstruct Your Faith Without Losing It

“My husband and I had lost one of our children before birth,” says Sarah Bessey,…

Why Are So Many Christians Falling for QAnon?

Back in October of 2017, an anonymous person calling themselves the “Q Clearance Patriot” (“Q”…

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it…

The Heresy of Nationalism

God doesn’t bless America. That’s not how this works. I’m sorry to break it to…

John Ortberg Has Stepped Down From Leadership at Menlo Church

Popular author and speaker John Ortberg has resigned from his position at Menlo Church, the…

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center…

John MacArthur Is Drawing Scrutiny After Holding a Church Service in Defiance of Local Orders

Famed pastor, author and theologian John MacArthur conducted services before a packed congregation at Grace…

The 5 Most Misused and Abused Bible Verses

The Word of God is an absolute necessity but in today’s debate spheres on social…

Study: Millennial Christians Value Speaking in Tongues More Than Any Other Generation

Barna has released another round of findings from its State of the Church survey, this…

10 Church Phrases That Really Need to Go Away

The church environment can be a funny one. In it, we often use words and…

25 Black Faith Leaders Everyone Should Follow

When it comes to faith, it can be easy to silo off into one or…

Jon Tyson: Loving the Stranger is the Heart of the Gospel

The Greek word for “hospitality” is beautiful: philoxenia. It is a compound combining philos (a…

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter”

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a…