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Caitlin Crosby: Faith Is Deeper Than Belief

Faith has always been a challenging word for me. I was a philosophy major, not…

Being Mentored Is Good. Being Discipled Is Better.

A few years ago, a young woman asked me to mentor her on being a…

Father James Martin on Why Prayer Is So Hard

Father James Martin is one of America’s best-known and best-loved priests. The best-selling author is…

What Nobody Tells You About Finding Joy

I’ve been thinking about joy for quite some time now. Or rather, why we Christians…

Judah Smith: Now, More Than Ever, You Need to Check in On Your Soul Health

A while back I was thinking about this concept of home. I started wondering, “If…

Fighting for Good In a World That Isn’t

How do we fight for truth and love in a world of hurt and rage?…

This Lent, Consider a Social Media Fast

We all seem to be looking down these days. I wonder if that’s why many…

What to Do When You Feel Stuck

After graduating college, a friend of mine was offered two jobs. Both with good pay,…

Christy Nockels: Is Contentment Possible in 2021?

Several years ago, through a conversation with a friend and an epiphany at the farm…

Mark Batterson: How Changing Your Perspective Could Change Your Life

If you do little things like they’re big things, God will do big things like…

John Mark Comer: The Discipline of Hope

January 1, 2021 came and went and very little changed. That’s not surprising, but it’s…

Chasing God Versus Following Him

So many times as believers, we are overly focused on looking like other Christians and…

Finding True Strength in Weakness

Jules Tompkins looks at the topic of weakness and prayer in a blog for RELEVANT.

What It’s Like to Bump Into God

When I was in high school, I made a hobby out of sitting in the…

Finding an Adventure with Jesus

Evan Bell writes a blog for RELEVANT about finding an adventure and risking everything with Jesus.

Can Humor Be a Spiritual Discipline?

There are times when laughing very hard is brave defiance; a dare to the darkness…

What Worship Taught Me In A Pandemic

How do you worship through a pandemic? How do you worship through unemployment? How do…

Tony Evans: How to Tell When You’re Serving an Idol

One day I had gotten in my car to drive to the church. I pushed…

How (Not) to Read the Bible

Crazy-sounding Bible verses all have backstories  that help us better understand what they meant to…

Praying for Irrational Peace

Fear is a noose. It tightens and asphyxiates, leaving breath shallow and forced. Those who…

Fighting Forward

It may be time for you to just start. To not waste any more moments.…

How to Revolutionize Your Prayer Life in 2021

Prayer is one of those things we know we “should” do, but often don’t know how. But perhaps we’re making talking to God harder than it really needs to be.

4 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Many of our daily choices happen invisibly, almost by default—like what we eat for breakfast,…

Max Lucado: New Hope is Possible in 2021

A new year can be full of hope with the promise of a new beginning,…

Fasting is More than Just a Holy Diet

RELEVANT tackles the topic of fasting, looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual results of the ancient discipline.

How to Become the New Spiritual You

If getting in shape was easy, then everyone would do it. That’s the thing about…

Seek Impact. Not Attention.

Everyone wants it. Authors, bloggers, musicians, pastors. Your Facebook friends, your Twitter followers, your Instagram…

Your Relationship With God Is What Defines You Most

You may not believe me but human beings are defined by their relationships more than…

The Gift of Liturgy When Everything’s Uncertain

One of God’s great gifts that often goes under appreciated in our “productivity is king”…

A New Year Is a Reminder That Our Faith Is Built on the Promise of Change

Looking at change as a constant part of life.

A Spirituality of Gratitude

The power of gratitude is the ability to see the good. More specifically, a grateful…

Lysa TerKeurst: What Do I Do With All of These Painful Memories This Christmas?

Do you ever find yourself defining life by before and after the deep hurt? The…

4 Simple Steps to Help Someone Through a Hard Season

My dad, who was a pastor, told me a story one time when I was…

How to Move Beyond Instagrammable Bible Reading

In our world today, news and media comes in short, easy-to-read snippets that get the…

5 Things to Do While You Wait on God

I may not know you, but I know this one thing: You’re waiting on something.…

Lysa TerKeurst: Pretending to Be Fine

If someone says something or does something that hurts you, what is the godly response?…

Advent Is a Time to Learn What It Means to Be Patient

Technology has forever changed the waiting game. Thanks to Amazon and Apple, we can walk…

Three Ways Creativity Connects the Created With the Creator

“He who sings prays twice.” This beautiful maxim, attributed to the early church theologian Augustine,…

2020: The Year We Were Hurting, Yet Whole

Chronic illness is trauma. In 2020, it’s as if we’ve all been living through a…

Christians Should Get Dirty

I was just trying to go up an escalator. Somehow, I ended up sandwiched between…