Growth

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached

In the summer of 1741, theologian Jonathan Edwards published a sermon that would go on…

Why Does God Keep Letting Bad Things Happen?

Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria. And then deadly earthquakes in Mexico City. If you’re…

Nobody Said Christianity Should Be Comfortable

A faith of isolation has nothing prophetic or revolutionary to offer to a world of…

What Does It Mean That God Will ‘Restore Everything’?

I received two letters this week. One from a young mother who lost her first…

Jen Hatmaker: Real Authenticity Has to Cost You Something

  If there’s one thing Christian subcultures love, it’s buzzwords. These change from time to…

Jesus Didn’t Need the Approval of Others

Many of us struggle with the need for another person’s approval. It can come so…

A Real-Life Guide to Not Burning Out From Church

There’s a secret among certain Christian millennials: More than a few Sundays have passed, and…

When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

God is faithful. This is something we know, but I think if we paid attention…

The Biblical Case Against ‘Legislating Morality’

According to a LifeWay Research study, 71 percent of evangelical Christians believe there is a moral…

Death, Heartbreak & Hope

Levi Lusko sat on his couch in utter shock, his three young daughters tucked in…

How Summer Traveling Can Be a Spiritual Practice

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

How to Know When It’s Time to Consider Giving Up Alcohol

Why I started drinking. At 20 years old, I decided to start drinking alcohol because…

The Opposite of Love Isn’t Hate

When our daughter was around 18 months old, she entered a stage where she became incredibly…

How to Love God While You’re Suffering from a Mental Illness

Faith, by definition, means to have trust or confidence in someone or something. Or in…

The Great Divide

“Please block me. You are welcome. Signed, your mom.” That actual sentence—which preceded a long…

Can Humor Be a Spiritual Discipline?

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

What to Do When God Isn’t Answering Your Prayers

All of us have prayers that haven’t been answered yet—at least, not in the way…

How to Share Your Faith Without It Being Awkward

Often, between juggling our daily duties, social lives and relationships, it can be easy for…

Yes, You Can Know God’s Will for Your Life

As a pastor, I have been asked countless times, “How do I hear from God?”…

Fear and Shame Shouldn’t Keep You From God

It’s not a secret: We don’t like failure. We like success. We crave it. We…

3 Life Hacks Against Fear

I don’t make big decisions well. I’m the kind of person who waffles back and…

Why Gender Inequality Is a Christian Issue

A new ad, quoting derogatory remarks of Donald Trump toward women will begin airing on…

Loving Your Enemy in an Era of Outrage

We live in a time of political polarization, online vitriol and constant online outrage. It’s…

Pope: Christians Should Give to Homeless Without Reservation

Pope Francis recently gave an interview to an Italian magazine, and was asked whether or…

Disappointment Will Either Make or Break Your Faith

What’s the point of disappointment? It seems cheeky to be disappointed with God, doesn’t it? In being…

Lent Should Still Matter to Christians

There is a Sunday every spring different from all others. Everyone dresses a little nicer…

Bible Verses to Help You Get Through

The winter blues are a real thing. The season’s days are shorter, darker and colder,…

Pray for the Poor and Marginalized

Today we turn to a new page in American history and American Christianity. As we…

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Taking a Leap of Faith

More than a decade ago, I asked my husband two questions that would change our…

Philadelphia Eagles Player Has Baptized 5 of His Teammates

The Philadelphia Eagles NFL team has managed to do something not many other professional teams…

What C.S. Lewis Teaches Us About Losing Faith and Finding It Again

The 20th-century journalist and Christian apologist G. K. Chesterton once said, “There are two ways…

What If God Says No?

I have a dear friend who is absolutely destroying her life. Between drug use and…

Does Doubt Mean I’m a Bad Christian?

I’ve struggled with doubt for a lot of the time I’ve been a Christian. I…

What to Do When You Feel Like You Aren’t Growing

When Jesus saw a paralyzed man sitting by a fountain, He asked something I initially…

I Repented. Why Don’t I Feel Better?

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What to Do When Wrestling With Doubt

Dear Eddie, I am the infant tossed about by the waves that Paul talks about…

Why Does Amazon Keep Changing the Price of the Bible?

According to a price-tracking site called camelcamelcamel (and highlighted by qz.com), Amazon has changed the…

I’m a Christian. Why Am I Still So Scared of Dying?

Dear Eddie, I’ve been a Christian my entire life and I’ve always known that when…

A State Trooper Is Being Sued for Evangelizing During a Traffic Stop

In what is probably a case of good intentions that could have been handled a…

No, Nobody’s Discovered a New Eyewitness Account of Jesus’ Miracles

Another day, another dumb fake news site getting its ill-gotten clicks by exploiting the natural…