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Jesus’ Favorite Question

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better…

The Hills Are Alive

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

What Denomination Is the Simpsons’ Church?

“I’m not a bad guy!” Homer Simpsons once declared. “I work hard and I love…

Actions Speak Louder

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

Craving God

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

Deeper Than Words

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

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…

On Using Your Own Fork

But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to…

Tigers, Fireworks and Faith

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in…

Going Deep

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Churches are meant to…

The Beauty of Community

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of…

Image Worship

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John…

Four Thieves

Ask God to bless everyone who mistreats you. Ask him to bless them and not…

A Volunteer Army

All the members of the body, though they are many, are one body … and…

United Behind the Kingdom

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for…

Working The Line

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.…

You Are a Piece of Work

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared…

Jesus’s Favorite Question

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ’If anyone wants to be first, he…

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

How Water Showed Me God’s Love

Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water. (Isaiah 1:22) Let…

Why I Go To Church Even When I Don’t Feel Like It

I have the same memories as many evangelicals who grew up in church at the…

Reminder: The Church is a Group of People, Not a Place

The word “church” tends to have a very specific image attached to it: a mid…

Five Really Bad Reasons To Leave Your Church

Let’s be honest, while there are some good reasons for leaving a church, there are…

Brian Houston and the End of the Celebrity Pastor

Maybe it’s unavoidable that churches become microcosms of their eras. The early American church—in those…

The True Story of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most beloved American holidays—a day many celebrate by…

Three Ways to Support a Friend Who’s Returning to Church

The last few times I’ve been at church, I wait for acquaintances to ask, “Where…

Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers

From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr, many who are considered saints or heroes…

Why We Need More Women In Ministry

Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re looking at the disturbing trend of women leaving the Church, why this is the case and what we can do to unite male and female gifts and voices together for the building of the body of Christ.

The Real History of Saint Nicholas

RELEVANT looks at the history and stories of the real St. Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus.

True Ministry

I work as a DJ at a Christian radio station. My co-workers and I come…

In the Waiting

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news…

When Is It Time to Find a New Church?

I’ve been attending the same church for about seven years—it’s the church I started going…

Passionate Worship

“Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’”…

The Point of Worship

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” (Psalm 150:6) Have you…

When ‘Doing Church’ Becomes Too Much

Last week I was feeling irritable. I was busy. I had a lot of things…

I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

Today’s Devotional: True Tradition

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and…

Don’t Forget, There’s a Lot Right With the Church, Too

It’s way too easy to find blogs, articles and books on “what’s wrong with the…

4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church

I often hear Christians say that we should be more like the early church. And…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

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