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The Hills Are Alive

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the…

Five Pro-Life Issues That Have Nothing to Do with Abortion

Being pro-life is much bigger than being anti-abortion. Today, thousands of people die because of…

Change Isn’t Lost On You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you…

Four Steps to Thriving in Your 20s

Recently, I was asked to give advice to young people by looking back on my…

A Few Wrong Turns

“During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the…

How Christians Have Led the Way on Prison Reform

The story I’m most struck by in the Bible is the one of the woman…

12 Novels That Can Get You Through the Rest of the Summer

When we think about the role of reading in our spiritual formation, we generally think…

Spiritual Guidance

“For we know … that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you…

The RELEVANT Guide to Dumping Someone Well

When a couple that has been dating for two and a half years hears the…

The Tainted Tongue

My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?…

Sarah Bessey: Why I Gave Up Drinking

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my mother and my father standing…

Actions Speak Louder

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name…

Remaining Hopeful in the Midst of Bad Headlines

There are some days when I simply cannot handle all that is going on in…

Our Moral Motivation

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying…

Seven Relatable Struggles That Jesus Can Identify With

We’ve all said it, or at least thought it: “Jesus couldn’t possibly understand what I’m…

Christians Might Regret Their Culture War Wins

In my role as a “public Christian” who leads a church and who values spirited…

Craving God

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. (Psalm 63:3) In…

Eight Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

As anyone who has navigated the world of dating well knows, romantic relationships can create…

What Does Righteous Anger Actually Look Like?

If you haven’t noticed, America is angry. A critical mass of citizens are clamoring in…

Navigating Blindness

“Jesus said, ‘For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will…

God, What Do You Want From Me?

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require…

Six Things Single People Are Beyond Tired of Hearing

One time I watched an episode of Say Yes to the Dress where the girl dress-shopping…

Running On Empty

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.…

There’s More to Social Justice Than Just ‘Raising Awareness’

Whenever I see my friend Keturah—which isn’t all that often, since an international boundary bisects…

The Little Things

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in…

No Rush

It is useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried…

How to Stay Politically Engaged in Non-Election Years

Regardless of where you fall on the scale of interest, the most important question is…

Deeper Than Words

The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. (Psalm…

12 Christian Reality Show Ideas We’d Binge Right Now

Somehow, the reality show genre continues producing high ratings at (relatively) low production costs. Networks…

Should You Stay Friends With Your Ex?

Much like shopping for a car (OK, maybe nothing like that), dating can be a…

The Mercy Of Waiting

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful…

Step Into The Story

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,…

What Christians Get Wrong About ‘Accountability’

In nearly 30 years in evangelicalism, I’ve heard a lot of talk about Christian community.…

How to Help a Friend Through a Faith Crisis

My good friend growing up never missed a church service. Many people looked up to…

The Pressure Of Success

Rebecca Mayer talks on the pressures of success and how it relates to faith.

How Do You Know if a Brand Is Ethical?

Perhaps you remember the horror of the 2013 Bangladesh garment factory collapse, or maybe you…

Why I Still Go to Church Even When I Don’t Want To

It’s easy to come up with reasons to not go to church. There are so…

In the Moment

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best…

Do Christians Confuse Influence For Success?

Most of my life, I’ve felt a tug toward greatness. You know–that feeling that burns deep…

Five Keys to Overcoming Fear

Every single person I have ever mentored, ministered to, counseled or cared for, has had…