Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, Just Not Yet

Tyler Charles writes a blog for RELEVANT about how all of us know we’re supposed to want to go to heaven … just not yet.

A New Poll Shows Bible Readership Soared in 2020

Bible reading increased significantly in 2020, according to a new poll released Tuesday, with an…

Dr. Derwin Gray: The Forgotten Practice of Lament Might Just Be a Key to Happiness

Lamenting the way things are is tied to longing for the way things ought to…

What We Get Wrong About Being a Good Samaritan

Teshelle Combs writes a blog for RELEVANT about an experience with a person in pain that shows how hard it is to be a truly good Samaritan.

Duh, New Study Says Most Pastors Still Don’t Think You Should Get High

The country’s opinion on marijuana has changed pretty rapidly. Last November, a Gallup Poll found…

SBC President J.D. Greear Says Saddleback’s Ordination of Women Is ‘Disappointing’

Last week, Saddleback Church ordained three women, a first for the largest Southern Baptist Convention-connected…

A New Name

A year away from finishing college, we begin to think about our “callings” in life.…

How Do We Deal With Our Frustration With the World?

Ed Gungor talks on the deep longing we all feel.

Saddleback Church Has Ordained Three Women as Pastors in Defiance of Southern Baptist Rules

Last week, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordained three women as pastors — a first for…

Priscilla Shirer: Can You Ask Too Much From God?

Among the boxes we tend to build for God—the various extents to which we believe…

Faith Doesn’t Demand Answers

If you have a number of Christian friends in your Facebook network or Twitter feed,…

Better Than a Fairytale

The idea of heaven used to scare me. Mostly, I was afraid of the boredom…

Holding Light

The world is gray again. There seems to be no point in loving, in believing,…

Where We Go Wrong In Finding Acceptance

It’s easy to believe the false promises of drivenness: do more, be more, accumulate more…

Living Dangerously

In Dangerous Wonder, Michael Yaconelli writes, “Remember the thrill of thinking you could fly, the…

Judah Smith: Is Jesus Really Enough?

I found myself leading an impromptu Bible study with some unchurched people. They were in their…

Study: 29 Percent of Black Christians Say They’ve Experienced Racism In Multiracial Churches

As the Church continues to struggle with its own place in the conversation around systemic…

The Definitive Ranking of Super Expensive Worship Instruments

For decades, members of churches across the world have experienced a vast array of worship…

Biblical Servanthood Is Not What You Think

In discussions on freedom and rights it is all too common to find misinterpretations of…

This Is the Air I Breathe: Masked, Vaccinated People Can Safely Attend Church Indoors, According to the CDC

Time for some good news. On Tuesday, director for the Centers for Disease Control and…

13 Things Every ’90s Youth-Group-Goer Definitely Owned

The ’90s were an incredible time to grow up, especially if you happened to be…

Yes, You Can Know God’s Will for Your Life in Your Twenties

As a pastor, I have been asked countless times, “How do I hear from God?”…

Study: Faith Leaders Can Be the Key in Convincing Vaccine Skeptics to Get the Jab

The U.S. has enjoyed a surprisingly effective vaccine rollout over the last couple months (hiccups…

From Reflection to Reality

1 Corinthians 13, which opens with, “Love is patient, love is kind,” is a well-known…

The YOLO Generation Got It Wrong. It’s Time for the YALF Generation.

Only four experiences in my life have fully lived up to expectations. That’s probably because…

A Backwards World

Christ was constantly saying things that were entirely out of order. If you want to…

Christian Patriarchy is Just Patriarchy

“But you only work part time?” “So how many hours does that take you away…

Hearing God’s Voice Isn’t the Same as Obeying It

In my first semester of Bible class, the professor explained a misconception in the church…

Four Myths Too Many Christians Believe About Mental Health

“My parents don’t believe that I have depression,” a young woman disclosed to me in…

Can We Post Our Way to Peace?

Sometimes children don’t understand the word impossible. As a kid, I loved re-engineering the flow…

Looking Up

Righteousness — isn’t that what some really loud preachers always talk about? And the people…

We Need to Relearn to Be Present

My 20-month-old son is already familiar with a variety of Apple devices. He knows (roughly)…

Justin Bieber Slams Pastors Who ‘Put Themselves on a Pedestal’

Justin Bieber is in the middle of a big media blitz for his new album Justice,…

Three Signs It’s Time to Find a New Church

“Things were sideways for a while,” my friend admitted. She went on, “leaving my church…

The Biblical Case for Carpe Diem

A couple of years ago I remember seeing an interesting Pepsi ad. It depicted young…

A Yearning for Glory

Idolaters have overrun the land. Pagans mock Israel’s God. Barely hanging on, a beleaguered people…

Moving From Liking Jesus to Intimacy With Him

Deep intimacy with God results in revelation and humility. We must humble ourselves before the…

Hope Now

Help is finally available. At least that must have been what the throng of the…

Extravagant Reality

“God is extravagant.” It was a simple yet remarkable observation for my friend about a…

A Begging Faith

I passed by the third homeless person on Mass Avenue and do not stop to…