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Thankfulness Is a Spiritual Discipline

Thursday is Thanksgiving here in America. And while this is a day specifically dedicated toward…

4 Things Jesus Never Said

In the history of human kind, few people have been as widely quoted as Jesus.…

Does God Care About Who Wins Football Games?

Few would argue that prayer isn’t of vital importance for the people of God. But…

Is ‘the Sinner’s Prayer’ Even Biblical?

Sometimes when I hear people speak about sharing the Gospel and inviting others to pray…

Lent Should Still Matter to Christians

There is a Sunday every spring different from all others. Everyone dresses a little nicer…

Should We Pray for Trivial Things?

I firmly believe in the power of prayer, but I get a little irritated when…

Why Are So Many Christians Scared of Nonviolence?

There is something that terrifies and angers many Christians even more than the threat of…

Here’s What’s Really Keeping You From Success

Many of us want to be successful. The only thing greater than our ambition is…

Are All Sins Really the Same?

Sin. It’s a small word, yet it carries so much weight. The word is thrown…

Why Are Christians So Judgmental?

We are all familiar with Jesus’ words, “Do not judge.” Perhaps our familiarity with it…

Questions Every Christian Should Be Asking Their Pastor

Many of us wrestle with doubts about our beliefs, possess significant questions about God, and…

The Surprising Root of Culture War Conflicts

There is a fear that possesses nearly all human beings. It is a fear that…

4 Things the Church Is Getting Right

We seem to be drawn to negative information. There is a place in our brain…

Why Lent Still Matters

There is a Sunday every spring different from all others. Everyone dresses a little nicer…

Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers

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

3 Questions to Ask Before You Start Criticizing

As anyone who’s spent any amount of time on the Internet knows, we do not…

When Did Christians Get So Mean?

Few things embolden us to say unkind things more than a computer keyboard. Many men…

3 Ways To Stop Being So Stressed Out

I was still 10 minutes from work when I realized it: I hadn’t even stepped…

Are Our Church Expectations Realistic?

There is no perfect local church in this world, but that’s not the biggest problem.…

3 Things Every Christian Should Know

Perhaps the first thing all Christians should know is what it means to know. Too…

What If I Miss God’s Will?

“If God wants us to be in His will and to do His will, then…

Should We Apologize for the Church?

I get nervous every time someone asks me what I do for a living. I…

What’s Wrong With Playing Theology Police

Sometimes, the worst desire a person can have is to be right at all costs.…

The Truth About Sexual Desire

Whatever one thinks about sex, the one thing we can agree on is that more…

Are Christians Called to be Counter-Cultural?

In many Christian circles, “going against the flow” is a good thing. But what does the call to be “set apart” really mean?

God With Us at Sandy Hook

When faced with a horrific tragedy like Sandy Hook, it’s human nature to grasp for an explanation—some reason, any reason, why. And according to former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, that reason might be traced back to what he’s called a systematic removal of God from schools and such violence. But there’s a serious problem with this assertion that’s found at the heart of the Christmas story itself.

Party Foul

My friend Drew said the only thing worse than watching the political debates is looking…

The Flip Side of Forgiveness

It’s easier to nurse our wounds than to “rise above” and forgive. But what’s on the other side of forgiveness is what makes it worth it to let our offenses go.