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Malcolm Gladwell: How I Rediscovered Faith

When I was writing my book David and Goliath, I went to see a woman…

The New Pro-Life

I remember the exact moment I changed my opinion on the death penalty. In 2015,…

Francis Chan: Are Churches Becoming More Like Gangs?

We live in a time when people go to a building on Sunday mornings, attend…

The Future of the Climate Fight

In February, huge swaths of the central and southern United States were plunged into a…

A Higher Purpose?

2013 was a rough year for Craig Gross. For a decade, he’d battled excruciating headaches…

Mark Wahlberg’s Passion Project

A few years ago, Mark Wahlberg was getting dinner with two Catholic priests in Beverly…

Jen Hatmaker: We Have to Learn How to Hold Tension With Kindness

I think it’s the combination, really. Take a generation of deconstructionists with a touch of…

Jennie Allen: When God Calls You Off the Beaten Path

One of the only things I can still recite from school is Robert Frost’s poem…

John Mark Comer: The Discipline of Hoping in God

Another year has come and gone and very little has changed. That’s not surprising, but it’s…

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,…

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…

The Spiritual Tension of Andrew Garfield

When Lin-Manuel Miranda approached Andrew Garfield about being the lead in his musical, there was…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Chastain Thinks We Got Tammy Faye Bakker All Wrong

Jessica Chastain is sitting outside, her head wreathed by little flowers blooming on the trees…

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…

T.D. Jakes on Healing a Divided Culture

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

Figuring Out Cautious Clay

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

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

When Sheila Gregoire started reading a popular Christian marriage book, she was shocked at the…