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Have Churches Killed the Idea of Romance?

No one asks about your relationship status more than the crowd in a church lobby.…

7 Sins the Church Ignores

I was in an engineering class the first time I watched the tragic explosion of…

How Each Enneagram Type Should Handle Their Anger

What makes you mad? Each Enneagram type has its own unique anger triggers, ways of…

Faith Involves Your Brain, Too

I don’t like devotional books. I rarely get swept up in emotional worship experiences. And…

Why the Idea of Being in ‘Union’ With God Is So Life-Changing

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as…

Why You Should Avoid the Gospel of Comfort

We live in a time where comfort quickly can become an idol. Instant gratification is…

9 Questions to Ask When Your Relationship Starts Getting Serious

Is this “The ONE?” When I was dating I remember constantly being smothered with that…

God Takes Happiness Seriously (And So Should You)

In college, when I read Psalm 119, I underlined the first verse: “Happy are those…

Two Words That Could End Your Marriage

Just over five years ago I stood on the stage of a dimly lit chapel…

If Your Friends Are All Christians, You’re Missing the Point of Following Jesus

No matter your faith, ethos, or worldview, one of the most tragic results of the…

What Happens When You Don’t ‘Feel’ the Holy Spirit Like Everyone Else?

Our perception of power is often cultivated by the world before we ever walk in…

The Big Lie Everyone Believes About Having Kids

About a week before I found out that I was pregnant with my first child,…

Why You Need a Sabbath

Whether we are in school, raising a family, in the midst of our career or…

All Jobs Are ‘in the Ministry’

From the time we are old enough to form sentences, we are asked to articulate…

The Bible Is True, But …

No book is misused, misunderstood or collects more dust than the Bible. Much of this stems…

Something Needs to Change

We live in a world of urgent spiritual and physical need. Half of the world’s…

13 Ideas for Your Next Christian Tattoo

The first response you’re likely to get when you announce your intentions to get a…

Your Work/Life Balance No Longer Exists. Here’s What to Do About It

Your work-life balance probably doesn’t exist anymore, and we want you to know that you…

What We Get Wrong About ‘Finding God’s Will’

What is God’s will for your life? This question tends to haunt us while we…

Yemen: On the Brink

Right now, more than 15 million people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation.…

Malcolm Gladwell Wants to Change How You See the World

Years ago, a young medical resident was asked to talk to a patient suffering from…

What Grief Teaches About God

Across humanity, nobody desires to experience suffering. Whether physical pain, emotional trauma, daily trials, wrestling…

Dear White People (And Everyone Else)

Netflix’s Dear White People is one of pop culture’s most provocative shows. Based on a…

Life Lessons for Making an Impact

There’s a verse in Proverbs that says, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but…

Andy Mineo’s Unfinished Business

It’s the middle of the afternoon and Andy Mineo is packing his bags in a…

HONNE

Andy Clutterbuck wants to change the way that he writes songs. Clutterbuck and his bandmate…

6 Lies You Need to Stop Believing About Your Calling

If you were a part of a church youth group as a teenager, you probably…

The Importance of Persistent Friendships

“To the ancients, friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the…

Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan: No Laughing Matter

If you’ve ever heard the stand-up comedy of Jim Gaffigan—which, if you have Netflix or…

The New Road for Joseph

“Do you like talking about yourself?” Natalie Closner Schepman asks. “Because I love it.” You’d…

The Prosperity Gospel Creates Poor Christians

Editor’s note: This piece first ran in 2015. We are posting again in light of…

Op-Ed: A Christian Case for Prison Abolition

Editor’s Note: The following is an op-ed from Catharine Grainge, a graduate from Drexel University’s Thomas…

5 Things You Need to Know About Prayer

More than 1,700 years ago, a man called Antony moved into the desert. The son…

How to See the Good in Bad People

My nickname in high school was “Oreo.” According to my white friends—and later, to my…

A ‘Sabbatical’ From Church?

Up until this past Sunday and with the exception of Easter, I haven’t been to…

Why We Should Take Fun Seriously

I love to have fun, but sometimes I feel a little guilt about it. It…

The Importance of ‘Ordinary’ Faith and ‘Ordinary’ Lives

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary…

10 Things Coming to Netflix in September That You Need to Know About

Need a few entertainment options for your long weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.…

The 10 Most Audacious Copyright-Skirting Christian Parody Shirts

There’s a famous quote that reads, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”…

Why Your Church Should Sing More ‘Old’ Worship Songs

You may have seen a recent YouTube video entitled “Evolution of Worship Music”. In this…