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How to Become the New Spiritual You

If getting in shape was easy, then everyone would do it. That’s the thing about…

Can We Really Turn the Corner on Mental Health?

Most medical professionals agree that we are less than a generation away from turning the…

New Experiences With Saint Motel

What comes first, the movie or the soundtrack? Most would say the movie should come…

Danté Stewart: Moving Past Racial Reconciliation

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the copious amounts of books,…

How to be a New You in the New Year

Way back in the halcyon days of January 2021, everyone figured this year was going…

The TAO of Shad

“It feels we are at this interesting stage in our societies,” says Shad. “America and…

Brandon Lake Is Ready to Work Together

Brandon Lake Zooms into our conversation from backstage at a venue in Sunrise, Florida —…

So You’ve Deconstructed. Now What?

Picture this. You’ve gone to church most of your life. Your parents are Christians, and…

Kirsten Powers on Having Grace for the Hard to Like

It’s not just you. America is getting more divisive. We, as a country, are having…

The Churches Working to End Medical Debt

Reverend M. Catherine Volland spent most of her life spent the first part of her…

How Leanne Ford Found a New Space

Leanne Ford was 30 when her fashion design career hit a sharp, interior design-focused pivot.…

Denzel Washington’s Next Act Isn’t an Act

There’s a moment in A Journal For Jordan in which Sgt. Charles Monroe King, the…

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Choosing Love Over Fear

“I think the hardest and most important thing we can do as artists is connect…

Zachary Levi Has Met His Hero

We all have someone in our world that we look up to, whether it’s a…

Deconstruction Doesn’t Mean You’re Losing Your Faith

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

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How to Survive Family Holidays

This season, millions of Americans of all races and creeds will gather in their homes,…

How Philip Yancey Left Toxic Religion Without Losing His Faith

“I was raised in a church environment that is not healthy,” says Philip Yancey. “And…

Taking Your PTO Is a Revolutionary Act

Amber Rae loves to work. It’s how she accomplishes so much, from her world-renowned art installation…

Erwin McManus: Jesus Was a Genius

It might surprise you to learn that there’s no technical definition of a genius. There’s…

When You Just Can’t Get Over Your Ex

The scene that never grows old is the breakup bit from Say Anything. Even if you’ve…

Augmented Reality Might Just Change the World

There’s a world around us few can see. It exists alongside our physical reality. It…

What Millennials Can Learn From Gen Z

It’s happening again. The gears of life are creaking forward, the hands of time tic…

How the Church Can Use Critical Race Theory

There was a lot going on in November of 2020. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Jackie Hill Perry on What We Believe About God

Not many people would dare call God a liar out loud, lest they be guilty…

Faith Needs Failures: A Conversation With Trillia Newbell

In Hebrews 11, the author starts getting a little carried away, listing examples of people…

Andy Mineo Is Ready to Grow Up—Kind Of

When Andy Mineo logs onto Zoom, he’s mostly recovered from a bout with COVID-19. The…

The Evolution of Hillsong Y+F

For nearly a decade, Hillsong Church’s Young and Free have created engaging worship music for…

How Natalie Bergman Found ‘Mercy’

In 2019, Natalie Bergman’s father and stepmother were killed by a drunk driver. The tragedy…

Rachael Denhollander: The Woman Taking on Sex Abuse in the Church

Editor’s Note: Given today’s Senate testimony against former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, we are re-sharing…

Respect the Music: A Conversation Between Jennifer Hudson and Derek Minor

Who would you want to play you in a movie? For most of us, it’s…

Student Debt is a Justice Issue

Way back in 2008, in the first once-in-a-lifetime economic recession of your life, many adults…

How Gen Z Will Shape the Church

From a purely mathematical standpoint, the Church has reason to be concerned about reaching the…

Why Won’t Christians Get Vaccinated?

When COVID-19 first arrived in late 2019, it was barely a blink in anyone’s eye.…

The Mystery of NEEDTOBREATHE

In 2020, not long after NEEDTOBREATHE dropped Out of Body, the band started tinkering around…

The Future of the Climate Fight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Given the sobering data in the UN’s exhaustive report on the rapidly accelerating…

Jon Acuff on Unlocking Your Potential

Jon Acuff knows what it’s like when it feels as if your mind is going…

Do You Really Need a Master’s Degree?

You wake up in your swanky downtown apartment, get dressed in your favorite business-casual attire…

T.D. Jakes on Healing a Divided Culture

T.D. Jakes is 63 years old but he seems ageless. In bearing, in voice, in…

The Life-Changing Power of Simple Prayers

I grew up in a home filled with music. As a kid, my mom would…

Figuring Out Cautious Clay

When Joshua Karpeh talks to you, it’s with a wry look in his eye — like…