There’s More to Faith Than Finding 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…

Hillsong Dallas Operations Are on ‘Pause’ Following an Examination of Former Leaders

Early this year, Reed and Jess Bogard abruptly resigned from their positions as lead pastors…

Welcome to the Banquet

If you haven’t seen the movie Antwone Fisher, stop reading and go immediately to Amazon.…

Death and Faith

For most of my life, my faith was relatively stable. However, 20 months after the…

New Data Suggests Over 40 Percent of Self-Identified Evangelicals Attend Church Once a Year or Less

What is an evangelical? Ask a hundred different scholars and you’ll get a hundred different answers. It’s…

Is God Actually Good?

Our yoga class this morning used all Justin Bieber music. (I know. It’s legit the…

Robbing Widows

We have a nasty penchant for crudely drawing distinctions between sacred and secular, faith and…

The Age of Deconstruction and Future of the Church

Christians are falling right and left.  Evangelicals and protestants alike are grasping feebly to understand…

The Savior Self

Sometimes the days become war. They blindside us with unrelenting blows from the mundane corners…

Learning to Trust the Mystery of Jesus

I was raised in a Christianity that provided “solid” answers — to all questions. The…

Why Do You Doubt?

What if you saw one who claimed to be God walking on water? What if…