Growth

Introverts: Quarantine is Not an Excuse for Isolation

If not for the sign that advertised “Free coffee for an Overly-caffeinated Introvert,” I would…

How to Find Rest in Restless Times

Most of us have been there. We wake up, somehow peel ourselves out of the…

John Maxwell: Your Life Can Be a Great Story

When I meet people for the first time, as soon as the introductions are out…

3 Ways You Can Love Those Who Think Differently in Your Life

We can often be tempted to put our allegiance in the wrong order. If you…

The Politics of Loving Your Neighbor

In Micah 6:8, we find what has been called the Great Requirement:  He has shown…

Jamie Ivey: Contentment Is About Perspective, Not Circumstances

Since discontentment is something we’ve seen in play since the very beginning, is there any…

Don’t Let Your Spiritual Life Become a Side Project

I’m pretty sure I used to be cool. I talked cool, I acted cool, I…

The Importance of Spiritual Dry Seasons

If you’ve ever been to the top of a mountain, you know nothing quite beats…

Christians Need to Lean Into Discomfort

A Silicon Valley research foundation called SENS pursues the ambitious mission to “prevent and reverse…

Four Ways to Live Out Your Faith After the 2020 Election

Politics are weird. I’ll just say that on the front end. From my personal experience…

The Benefits of Listening to Non-Christians

I have lived in three countries, rented six apartments and attended five churches in only…

God Still Has a Plan in Times of Uncertainty

Is there a God? Where is God?” Those were the questions someone recently asked in…

Rebekah Lyons: Recover Your Passion

Looking across the front yard of our new country home, it became clear—we’d underestimated what…

Carlos Whittaker: You Have to Want an Abundant Life Before You Can Live It

Some things in life couldn’t be more straightforward. Spend less than you make, you’ll save…

Beth Moore on How to Handle Your Spiritual Coming-of-Age

There is a coming-of-age for fruit-bearing Jesus-followers. At some point in your growth in the…

How to Care For a Depressed Loved One

He didn’t notice at first when she came down for the day dressed in black.…

Chip Ingram: The Lie of Angst

Early in my Christian life, I remember thinking that spiritual warfare was primarily about exorcisms,…

Lysa TerKeurst: Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

So, 2020 has been a tough year for everyone across the board. The global pandemic,…

Lisa Bevere: The Cult of Comparison

The following account is a sadly true and embarrassing story about me. I hope none…

Lecrae: If God Can Redeem Me, He Can Redeem Anyone

The biggest shift in my spiritual perspective involved coming face-to-face with how I viewed the…

7 Questions to Ask Before You Throw Down Online

Twenty years ago, it was a lot harder to get into arguments with people. For…

How the Thought of Heaven Changes Our Perspective Now

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

Richard Rohr on the Mysticism of Prayer

Scroll through Twitter or Instagram feeds, and odds are you’ll see Christians of the millennial…

The Future Belongs to God

Francois de Fenelon, a great Christian leader in seventeenth-century France, wrote in a letter to…

Jamie Ivey: Learning How To Be You

Jamie Ivey is an author, speaker and podcaster living in Austin, Texas. Her new book…

Christine Caine: Becoming Unshakeable

When I was 33, everything I thought to be true about my life was shattered…

Living As a People Pleaser Will Suck You Dry

For the first four decades of my life—and please try to squelch any envy you…

Erwin McManus: Everyone Is a Creative

Not many of us think of ourselves as “creatives.” We use that label to apply…

Unity Doesn’t Mean Conformity

In theory, we all desire unity in the Church. We talk about reconciling our differences…

The Real Key to Healthy Self-Esteem

There is nothing more transformative in human life than suffering. Whether it be from significant…

So, Why Hasn’t Jesus Come Back Yet?

Devastating wildfires. Global plagues. Unprecedented political swerves. If you’re looking for an apocalypse, there certainly…

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

Why Your Prayers Aren’t ‘Working’

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity…

Why Is Praying So Hard?

Be honest for a minute: How is your prayer life? That’s what we call it,…

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center…

The Deeper Message of Holy Week

When I was a kid, a free-flowing river meandered its way through my backyard. Growing…

What to Do When You Can’t Hear God

There is a picture sitting beside my bed that I have held dear for nearly…

Silly Things Christians Say: ‘Ask Jesus Into Your Heart’

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran on CoreyFarr.com. It was republished here with permission. “All…

Matt Chandler: Here’s Why Lent Still Matters

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran in 2017. In the six weeks between Ash Wednesday…

Want Spiritual Growth? Read More Fiction

Before college, I wasn’t much of a reader. C.S. Lewis was the only author I…