Plot Your Own Advent Conspiracy

C.S. Lewis once wrote a friend, “I feel exactly as you do about the horrid commercial racket they have made out of Christmas. I send no cards and give no presents except to children.” Maybe you don’t have to give up shopping and gift-giving completely, but there are creative ways to circumvent to consumer madness of the holidays.

This Ordinary Adventure

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.

Confessions of a Bad Pray-er

Jessica Edgerton writes a column for RELEVANT about how she has tried to move from distracted prayer to a simple prayer than can change everything.

Simple Spirituality

Author and Director of Word Made Flesh Chris Heuertz has spent years working among the…

Lessons From a Fixed-Gear Bicycle

I get made fun of for owning a bicycle with no brakes. Honestly, when I…