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How Worry Warps Your View of God

A couple weeks ago, I started having trouble sleeping. This wasn’t normal for me. But…

Why Is the God of the Old Testament So Angry?

Throughout the year, many of us jump in on a Bible reading plan. Reading through…

15 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes That Will Challenge You to Take Action

The wisdom and insights King gained as he helped lead the civil rights movement apply to us today, for injustice still exists among us in many forms and in many places.

How to Be a Peacemaker in a World of Conflict

What would happen if no one actively wanted to create peace in the world? Actually,…

The Most Neglected Spiritual Discipline

In 325 A.D., the council at Nicea decided that the 40 days leading up to…

God Doesn’t Want You to Stress

I often take comfort from learning that the great characters in the narrative of the…

Politics, Facebook and Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Either

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I suspect many people share this sentiment.…

Spiritual Manipulation: How To Spot It And What To Do About It

You want to know one of the things I find most disheartening in this world?…

Your Calling Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Glamorous’

Recently, I have found myself in a frustrating situation. I’m earnestly and eagerly asking God…

Will People Spend Eternity in Hell?

If I was going to rank the topics that make me cringe internally, Hell is…

The Gospel Isn’t a Rule Book

“You’re scum” That’s what religious leaders in Jesus’ day called the people who were at…

How Much Money Should Christians Have?

Last year, not long after selling his game to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, the creator…

Why Are Sunday Mornings Still So Segregated?

According to recent research, eight out of 10 churches in America are made up, predominantly,…

We Need More ‘Christian Celebrities’

Last night, a new reality TV show premiered on Oxygen that follows a Miami pastor…

What to Pray When You Don’t Know What Else to Say

I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to get myself into ruts.…

Where’s the Line Between Greed and Ambition?

A few years ago, I sat about 10 feet away from Warren Buffett, one of…

Stewardship Isn’t Just About Money

There’s an old story that goes something like this: A rich guy goes on a…

Ashley Madison, John Oliver and Why We Need Accountability

By now, we’ve all seen the latest round of news that gives the body of…

The Real Danger of Culture’s Post-Apocalyptic Obsession

Do you think things in our world are getting better or worse? Let me give…

What it Actually Means to Love Your Enemies

How much do you love the members of ISIS? Or the latest person who shot…