Growth

How to Become the New Spiritual You

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

The Danger of Bypassing Your Emotions

Have you ever stuffed your emotions because you thought they couldn’t be trusted?  I did,…

The Best Books for Your Spiritual Growth Based on Your Enneagram Type

Our goal as Christ-followers is to resemble Him more and more. But sometimes as we study…

You’re Probably Misunderstanding What It Means to Be a ‘Lukewarm’ Christian

Christians use some odd terms. You know what I’m talking about—churchy words like “the aisle”…

Why the Book of Romans Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Dr. Scot McKnight thinks we’ve been reading Romans all wrong. As the professor of New…

So, You’re No Longer Passionate About Faith

Ephesus was once a famous and flourishing Greek city. The apostle Paul founded the church…

No, God Is Not Using Mass Shootings to Punish the USA for Prayerless Schools

After a white nationalist terrorist attacked El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and injuring 26, the…

Making Sense of an ‘Angry’ God

A close encounter with Christianity is an encounter with a God who is capable of…

Worship Isn’t About What Kind of Music You Like

A few weeks after we got married, my husband and I moved to a different…

So, You’re Starting to Doubt Your Faith

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

4 Ways to Benefit From Your Critics

You may think I am crazy, but I believe there is a place for critics…

Is the Statement, ‘I’ve been a Christian My Whole Life’ a Lie?

If you’ve been around church culture for any length of time, you’ve most likely heard…

Why Are We All So Uncomfortable With Silence and Rest?

This summer, a driving goal of mine is to create space to experience God through…

The Lie of ‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’

Unless I missed it, the song “Everything Is Awesome” from the LEGO movie is nowhere…

An American Missionary Has Been Accused of Posing as Doctor, Resulting in the Deaths of African Children

An American missionary woman named Renee Bach has been accused of pretending to be a doctor…

Why Is God So Big on Patience?

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

The Apostle Peter in Nick Miller GIFs: A Journey Through Scripture

Simon Peter was one of Jesus’ closest friends and also his rowdiest. It’s easy to…

Louie Giglio Explains the Truth That Might Change Your Relationship with God

In his latest book, Louie Giglio sets out to do something extremely bold: He wants…

The Difference Between Being Judgmental and Using Right Judgment

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

3 Ways to Break Spiritual Apathy in Your Life

It was an early Sunday morning when I passed a scruffy, weary-looking young man carrying…

Good Friday Means Nothing Without Easter Sunday

Anyone who has gone to church for any amount of time has likely noticed a…

N.T. Wright on Easter, Atonement and the Real Message of the Cross

Whether you’ve been around Christianity for years or are new to faith, you probably know…

Brian Johnson on Mental Health, Medication and Fighting Stigmas

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

The Profound Lessons of My Special Needs Adoption

When you fill out the initial paperwork to begin an adoption, you receive a two-page…

So, Were Mary and Joseph Actually Refugees or What?

Editor’s Note: This week, a provocative Nativity scene in Southern California raised the old question about…

Tim Keller Looks at the 15 Tough Questions George Whitefield Would Ask Himself Every Day

This weekend, Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and best-selling author Tim Keller took to Twitter to…

Josh Harris Is Kissing ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Goodbye

Joshua Harris, the Christian pastor and author who wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye as a…

So, John Piper Has Some Interesting Thoughts About a New Pope

“Unprecedented” gets thrown around a lot today, but what’s happening in the Roman Catholic Church…

Matt Chandler: No, We Don’t Go to Heaven in the End

Village Church pastor and author Matt Chandler has posted a new video dispelling common misconceptions…

We Need to Stop Acting Like Hope and Faith Are the Same Thing

The Bible is littered with ethereal ideas like belief, love and joy. Paramount among them…

Royal Wedding Preacher Bishop Michael Curry Talks With U2 About Changing the World and Reclaiming Christ

Michael Curry, currently presiding as bishop of the Episcopal Church recently met with U2. During…

Joel Houston: ‘Evolution Is Undeniable … God Created the Big Bang’

Joel Houston, worship pastor at Hillsong Church in New York City and lead singer of…

The Evolving Faith of Lisa Gungor

Here’s a story you may have heard. The names and places change, but the plot…

Billy Graham: More Than Just America’s Preacher

You’ll see a lot of talk about Billy Graham being “America’s Preacher” today. That’s true…

The Worst Time for Christian Persecution in Human History

According to a new report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity,…

Does Fasting Even Matter Anymore?

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

If My #ChurchToo Story Hadn’t Happened, I Might Still Be a Christian

(Author’s note: I’ve changed some of the names of the individuals to protect their families…

What to Do When You’re Running Low on Faith

Faith is walking toward your dreams despite the odds. It’s knowing that your best effort…

The Second Coming of Russell Brand

“My personal feeling is the teachings of Christ are more relevant now than they’ve ever…

When Life Isn’t Going as ‘Planned’

Browse the Christian aisle at any bookstore or look at sermon titles from big-name pastors…