Not A Missionary, Not Yet A Poet

Somewhere between age 4 and age 10, I realized that I was in love with Africa. I still am. I’ve just never been there. My parents are normal Christians who…
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Where Is God?

My senior year of high school I took two courses that left a huge dent in the statue of my faith. One was on the Holocaust. I learned about the…
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Good Vs. Evil

“How can you believe in a loving and merciful God who allows so much evil to happen?” I hear this question a lot. It seems man is unable to reconcile…
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The Way The Pharisees Do

[BY MATTHEW RUMBAUGH] I consistently think I have earned something I am not getting. Just like the Pharisees banked their hope on being children of Abraham, I make my claim…
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Liberation By Humiliation

[BY BENJAMIN ESPOSITO] I love Dance Dance Revolution. There, I said it. Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit I find joy in bouncing up and down on that pad, eyes riveted…
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A Shadow Of Truth

[BY BENJAMIN ESPOSITO] I just finished watching Moulin Rouge again. It’s an incredible story, a story which speaks of the so-called "bohemian" ideals of truth, beauty and love. It struck…
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Genesis: Relic Or Relevant?

We’ve all heard it said a million times—“The Bible isn’t a science book.” We’ve probably even said it ourselves to fend off critics, that it’s not a science book, or…
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Forgiveness: God’s Medicine

[BY ALECIA STEPHENS] What if you don’t “feel” like forgiving a person? My college pastor always told me forgiveness is a choice and not a feeling. In his book The…
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Boundless Order

[BY ZACH KINCAID] Is God bound to order? This is often affirmed by those who still believe God has power to move and shape our world. But I was surprised…
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When You’re Let Down

[BY LAURA ELLIOT] That song really haunts me. The Radiohead song, “Let Down.” Had to buy it. It seems to transport time away altogether, like I’m unaware what decade it…
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I’m Going Crazy

[BY KAREN HUBER] It was in a restaurant, Cartons, when it happened, when I ceased to think like normal people do. Well, at least like normal Christians do. (I guess…
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What Do You Want For Yourself?

[BY OSWALD CHAMBERS] "Do you seek great things for yourself?" (Jeremiah 45:5). Are you seeking great things for yourself, instead of seeking to be a great person? God wants you…
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RELEVANT Recommends: Music

If finding good music ranks higher on your list than listening to your boss or paying your electric bill, then make your search easier by adding these compilation-by-style songs to…
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Jars Of Clay Exclusive

[BY DAN HASELTINE] I believe it was winter 1994. I remember having just put the finishing touches on our first record. We sat around a small table in a local…
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