Community is revolutionary. When we bring it to a rolling boil, lives change and plans foment that ripple around the world. But it’s hard to cook up community from scratch in middle-class North America. Some days, just getting to know the neighbors on your street can feel like trying to get the wave going at a football game while everybody stares at you from their seats. Still, we go on believing that God made people—all of us, no matter your Myers-Briggs profile type—to need other people. So we need to figure out how to break our ruts of commuting, watching Hulu, and consuming Hot Pockets alone. And we couldn’t have better guides on how to do this than Adam and Christine Jeske.
Is there a biblical basis for interfaith dialogue? At first glance, it seems there’s not. But columnist Nick Price takes us on a journey of discovery and, along the way, highlights how and why interfaith dialogue is not only helpful to our faith but essential to our witness.
On July 3, 2012, eight days before my friend Jay Williams turned 32 years old,…
We have strong ideas about what it means to be a Christian—how our faith should play itself out in everything from church, worship and prayer to service, politics and culture. But we also know God created us each to be completely, amazingly unique. Our columnist Kristin Tennant grapples with this seeming disparity and then helps you get practical about your own uniqueness in this world.
It feels so foolish sometimes to believe that we might grow things in this life. Predators break in and steal, and when it comes down to it, we have no control at all over most of the key factors in life. In today’s column, Adam and Christine Jeske tackle the hard question of how to find hope when everything visible could lead us to despair.
In his inaugural column, our columnist Nick Price paves the way for us to explore the tension between interfaith dialogue and evangelical conviction to share the Gospel.
Our columnist Anne Jackson looks into the bleak reality of loneliness, hiddenness, God’s seeming absence and pain and asks, “Will those things that are said to not ever leave ever return?”
In this inaugural column by Christopher Abel—seminary student and pastor-in-training—you’re invited to consider how following Jesus probably won’t lead you to be murdered, but it might kill your ego.
Discovering and celebrating who God created us to be opens the door to freely knowing, loving and trusting God and living fully for Him. In Kristin Tennant’s new column, learn how finding our unique identity not only impacts our relationship with God, but also impacts our relationships with others—Christians and non-Christians alike—and our ability to participate in bringing more of God’s Kingdom to Earth.
After a decade of living overseas, Adam and Christine Jeske and their two kids have moved back to the U.S. and are trying to learn how to live the lessons they learned overseas here in middle class America. but this doesn’t come easy while lugging the baggage of a house, job, kids and closets full of stuff. It’s a struggle they’ll be wrestling with in this regular column over the next several months. To start, here are the huge little battles they’re trying to fight—and how years overseas gave them some perspective to tackle them.
It’s only human to want to do something great, and make a huge impact. But where do these desires come from, and what are they getting in the way of?
Joe Terrell writes a blog for RELEVANT about the lessons he learned from a breakup—and how it was a call for him to get closer to God.
Why Pentecost marks the beginning of new life.
David Bibee on smoking and other vices that rely on a creation rather than a Creator.
Jordan Davis observes how Jesus rarely helped those who did not want to be helped.
Crystal Loveless on sleepless nights, worry and trusting for the rest only God can give.
Marcus Hathcock on Holy Saturday and how waiting for the resurrection builds faith.
Casey Hobbs wonders about the meaning of the claim that Jesus descended into hell and the implications of God experiencing our godlessness.
Esther Baird illustrates the connection between Jesus appearing to Mary in the garden and Adam and Eve’s failure in the Garden of Eden.
Aaron Justice Chung writes a blog for RELEVANT about how to grow out of the elementary school phase of faith.
Melissa Wilcox writes of her lifelong struggle with fear and anxiety and her journey to find peace.
Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., explains how the Lenten season prepares us to fulfill the mission of the gospel.
Lisa Velthouse shares tips for not only fasting from something this Lenten season, but fasting to something greater.
Erica McNeal shares how the pain of trials can allow us to understand God better and share that understanding with others.
Brittany Volpei on trusting a God who exists outside of hours and days when our own lives are enslaved by time.
Rachel Hale shares how she came to terms with her mother’s suicide and her own personal struggle that followed.
Peter Chin shares his family’s story of church planting, cancer and trusting God when you have no idea what He is up to.
Zak Lantz writes about praying Your will be done instead of Could you please do it my way?
Tor Constantino breaks down the negative connotations of living in denial and the one circumstance in which it could be good for you.
Marcus Hathcock explains what it really means to take the Lord’s name in vain.
Jeff Goins suggest Christmas isn’t really about getting everything you want.
Joy Netanya Moyal writes about how the patience and routine of the Advent season redeemed the business of the holidays.
Erik Swenson looks at the many different ways people have of relating to God and why there is room for all of them.
Bret Mavrich writes a blog for RELEVANT reflecting on the recent scandal of Penn State and what Christians can learn form such a tragedy.
Sarah Martin confesses the superficial stand-ins she has created for meaningful quiet time.
Rachel Decker writes about how her understanding of surrendering the future to God has changed over the years.