Growth

How to Become the New Spiritual You

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

Every Life Is a Story. Here’s How to Make Yours a Good One.

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

Revolutionize How You Pray in 2022

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.

How to Find Rest in Restless Times

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

Being Mentored Is Good. Being Discipled Is Better.

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

When Your Prayers Aren’t ‘Working’

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

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…

Under The Umbrella

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24) I…

How the Advent Season Can Teach Us About Patience

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

There’s a Very Unfortunate Reason ‘Sorcery’ Was 2021’s Fastest Growing Bible Search Term

Every year, online biblical database Bible Gateway releases the year’s most searched terms and verses.…

Today’s Devotional: Has God Picked Your Soul Mate?

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” (Provers…

How Creativity Connects Us With the Creator

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

Lisa Bevere: The Cult of Comparison

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

Living as a People Pleaser Will Leave You Empty

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

How to Move Beyond Instagrammable Bible Reading

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

Four Ways to Help Someone Get Through a Hard Season

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

Dr. Derwin Gray: ‘Prayer Is So Much More Than Asking For What We Need’

Prayer remains a mystery. Nobody argues disagrees about that. We don’t ultimately know all the…

Today’s Devotional: God Interruptions

As the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your…

The Key to True Self-Confidence

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

Why We Should Listen to Non-Christians

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

Why Is God So Big on Patience?

“Love is patient…” “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait…

Today’s Devotional: A God Who Disappoints

Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name…

Today’s Devotional: Living The Vows

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul…

Remember, the Future is in God’s Hands

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

Why You Should Read The Psalms More

“Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand…

Lysa TerKeurst: Don’t Pretend That You’re Fine

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

Today’s Devotional: Leave It to a Funeral

RELEVANT posts a column about the thoughts that take place after attending a funeral—and what it does to your faith.

What to Do When You Start Doubting Your Faith

From age 22 to 23, I lived in England. I was there for graduate school,…

The Difference Between Righteous Judgment and Being Judgmental

There is a fashionable indictment of Christian thought today given by its disgruntled critics: Christians…

Are You Loving God Out of Obligation?

Maybe you already know the Lord, but the way you know Him isn’t working for…

How Summer Travel Can Be a Spiritual Practice

I recently traveled to one of my favorite cities in the U.S., Washington D.C. I often…

Brian Johnson on Taking Down the Church’s Mental Health Stigmas

A few years ago, Brian Johnson had an experience that changed his life. The worship…

Does Fasting Even Matter Anymore?

Jesus and Moses began their earthly ministries by spending 40 days alone in the wilderness…

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…

God’s Heart for People Struggling With Suicide

RELEVANT imagines what God would say to the suicidal.

Jamie Ivey: Your Talents Were Meant to Be Used

“He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and…

Desert Seasons

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy…

Today’s Devotional: Hearing The Voice

“Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to…

Jesus Will Disappoint You

That night, at our house, over the course of seven sleepless hours my wife, Kristy,…