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I’m a Christian. Why Am I Still So Scared of Dying?

Dear Eddie, I’ve been a Christian my entire life and I’ve always known that when…

A Resolution to Trust

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t usually, but I think I might this…

Farewell from Winn

A New Year. New Beginnings. Time for new things. In 2002, when Relevant (at least…

You Make the Edits

Hey, Relevant blog readers. I haven’t been posting here very often (sorry!) but if you’ve…

On Biffs and Letting Go

Whatever form it takes, the movement of the soul and God is always finding its…

Moving Gizmo

In the past two months, I’ve quit my job, gotten married, moved to a different…

A Step Back

A couple days ago, I was walking downtown in our new city (Charlottesville, Virginia), and…

Book Club | July.08

First, a confession: I did not finish Peterson’s The Jesus Way. So, that will be…

Pocket Guide to the Bible

Just a quick note. My most recent Relevant book, Pocket Guide to the Bible (2006),…

Red Balloons, Wooden Canoes, and Film Nostalgia

Some of you aren’t old enough to remember the days before VHS tapes. Back then,…

Give Herman One Dollar

Hey, Relevant readers. I want to let you in on an experiment in small acts…

Daniel’s Story, Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of Daniel’s story, which began yesterday in this post. Daniel is a…

Meet Daniel, an AIDS Orphan

In addition to writing books and magazine articles, I also do a lot of freelance…

The Candidates on Faith

This political season, the three remaining candidates for the presidency all have pretty solid Christian…

The Believer’s Heaven (Take 2)

As promised, I’d like to revisit the previous post about Estus Pirkle’s mind-boggling evangelistic film…

The Believer’s Heaven

In recent weeks, a really short, low-budget religious film has been making the you’ve-gotta-see-this rounds…

Buy Shoes, Save Lives

I was speaking at a college church event in Waco, Texas, in October when my…

It Wasn’t God

If you watched the Super Bowl, you gasped when you saw it…whether during the actual…

Saturdays are Red: My Synesthesia

I’ve always been fascinated with neurology and other brain-related science, particularly the kinds of weird…

The Manga Bible

What Christianity really needs, I’ve been thinking, is a version of the Bible that’s way…

Brownie Pong

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season — and, really, any holiday season…

My Favorite Christmas Special

Spent some quality time the other day watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I remembered why…

Eat This Book

I’m reading Eugene Peterson’s Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading.…

The Season of Giving

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? This is the hap-happiest time of the year,…

World AIDS Day

Just a reminder that today has been set aside as World AIDS Day, to remember…

Reasons I Have Not Blogged

“Where have you been? Where did you go? Why haven’t you done any Releblogging since,…

Real Leadership (3 of 4)

This is the third installment a four part series on servant-leadership. Jesus was a leader…

Build-Your-Own-Jesus

Just checking in. I promise I’ll have some original blog content in this space soon.…

Real Leadership (2 of 4)

This is the second of a four part series on servant-leadership. How are we to…

Real Leadership

This is the first of a four part series on the issues of servant-leadership. (1…

Baylor + Top 6 Crushes

Any blog readers in Waco, Texas? If so, I’m speaking this weekend at an event…

Love my job . . . but.

When it comes to the battle of work and rest, many of us choose work…

Numbering My Days

I’m busy. Working through a couple of new book ideas and proposals. Preparing for a…

My dad wasn’t there.

Jen V. writes. I have a really [crappy] relationship with my dad. We hardly ever…

Questions I’ve Not Been Asked, Part 1

Here’s a fun new series of blog posts: my answers to nonexistent questions. These are…

Remembering Rich Mullins

I am not the fanboy type. But the closest I ever came to it was…

My Junky Reverse Elitism

So here’s my dilemma. Inspired by the latest issue of RELEVANT — which features a…

Doubting Teresa

I read with great interest the recent news about Mother Teresa’s battle against doubt and…

Why does God take so long?

Kenton sent me a great email asking a question I think we can all struggle…

Why does God let this !@#$ happen to me?

According to the calendar, Summer is almost over. A few nights ago to mark the…