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Eddie Kaufholz is a writer, speaker and podcaster and serves as a director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission. He also hosts and produces "The New Activist" podcast. You can find on Twitter @EdwardorEddie.

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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Making a Difference

Some people are determined to have a job that changes the world around us. Whether…

Going to Therapy Doesn’t Mean You Have a Lack of Faith

Going through something traumatic often leaves us paralyzed in the moment—and unable to ever move…

The Key to Finding the Right Mentor for You

In over a decade of church work, there has been no other question that has…

When Is it OK to End a Friendship?

Friendships, and how to appropriately navigate them can be really tricky. Because on one hand,…

The Mega-Problem Behind the ‘Falls’ of Megachurch Pastors

Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran in 2016 when former megachurch pastor…

How This Podcast Succeeds at Satirizing Churches Where So Many Others Have Failed

Historically, satirizing the church has not gone well. Either the comedy is predictable, the audience…

Is it OK to Give to Charities Instead of Tithing?

Editor’s Note: This feature was originally published back in 2014 for our “Life 201” advice…

How Do I Deal With My Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays?

I have a knot in my stomach and I’m hoping you can help. As you…

How to Find Healing After Sexual Abuse

If you watch the news or frequent the internet at all, you know that sexual…

The Story Behind dc Talk’s Reunion Cruise

Last week, dc Talk made a big announcement: They’re taking a cruise. And, unlike tropical…

Does Unfriending Someone Close to Me Mean I’m a Bad Person?

Without going into incriminating details, I’ll just say that someone on my Facebook feed is…

Yes, Girls Can Ask Guys Out on Dates

So I’m in my local coffee shop last weekend when I find myself in a…

How Do I Forgive My Dysfunctional Family?

I had a lot of bad things happen to me when I was young. Then,…

What If My Boyfriend Wants to Delay Getting Married for Years?

I’ve been dating my boyfriend now for a year and a half. He says he…

How to Deal With the Grief of Infertility

My wife and I have been trying to have a child for almost two years…

What If God Says No?

I have a dear friend who is absolutely destroying her life. Between drug use and…

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Stop Praying for Something?

How do you determine when to stop praying for/about something and when to persevere and…

I Feel Like I’m Meant for Something Greater Than What I’m Doing. Help!

I struggle with feeling like I’m made for something greater. Should I be happy the…

How Do We Deal with Tragedy in a Fallen World?

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I’m Struggling with Depression. What Should I Do?

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I Don’t Know What to Do With My Life. Help!

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How Important Is Physical Attraction in Dating?

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I Was Hurt By the Church. How Can I Re-Engage?

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I Want to Change the World, But I Don’t Like Asking People for Money

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Is it Wrong to Choose Career Over Kids?

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Does God Care If I Wager on Fantasy Football?

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Respecting Authority in an Era of Police Scandals

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What Does it Look Like to Practice Rest?

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Doubt Can Be a Good Thing

Barnabas Piper grew up hearing a lot about God, theology and the Bible. After all,…

Should I Rectify Past Mistakes or Just Move On?

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Can You Really Be Best Friends with Someone of the Opposite Sex?

Dear Eddie, I have a best friend of the opposite sex, we’ve known each other…

How to Avoid Getting Caught in Facebook Arguments

Hi Eddie! Recently, due to all of the racial conflict in our country, I’ve seen…

What to Do When Wrestling With Doubt

Dear Eddie, I am the infant tossed about by the waves that Paul talks about…

Dinner With Friends Is My Church. Is That OK?

Hey Eddie, without going into all the backstory, I’ll just tell you that I feel…

Should Spouses Share Online Passwords and Bank Accounts?

Hi Eddie, my newlywed wife and I are going through the crazy process of combining…

The Church Needs to Stop Pandering to Trends

Recent research from Barna Group and Cornerstone Knowledge Network has found that in reality, 67%…

Rethinking the Whole Purpose of Faith

Peter Rollins’ ideas are provocative. There’s no arguing with that. But they are certainly interesting.…

Do Denominational Differences Really Matter?

I’m a little bit confused. I’m a Christian; I believe that Jesus died on the…

How Do I ‘Honor My Father and Mother’ if They Were Abusive?

Hey friends who are going to comment on this, please remember that whatever criticism you…

I’m Getting Divorced. Why Won’t My Church Help Me?

Eddie, I am going through a divorce. It’s not pretty, but it’s also not overly…