10 Church Phrases That Really Need to Go Away

The church environment can be a funny one. In it, we often use words and…

25 Black Faith Leaders Everyone Should Follow

When it comes to faith, it can be easy to silo off into one or…

Jon Tyson: Loving the Stranger is the Heart of the Gospel

The Greek word for “hospitality” is beautiful: philoxenia. It is a compound combining philos (a…

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter”

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a…

White Christians, Being ‘Woke’ Isn’t the Point

White Christians need to confront the motivations that fuel the desire to be “woke.” I…

Friar Richard Rohr on Why Real Faith Requires Surrendering the ‘Idol of Certainty’

You could be forgiven for thinking Friar Richard Rohr was one of those pop theologians…

Not Going to Church May Be the Best Way to Be the Church Right Now

Signs of Life content is created in partnership with American Awakening. Last Friday, President Donald Trump called…

Two-Thirds of U.S. Christians Believe COVID-19 Is a Message From God

So far, the U.S. has been hit harder by the novel coronavirus than any other…

For Judah and Chelsea Smith, Online Church Has Been the New Normal for Years

In 2018, Judah and Chelsea Smith had a vision for City Church in Seattle, Washington:…

Lisa Bevere on Why the Church Must Stop Undermining the Strength of Women

When Lisa Bevere was first approached about the idea of writing a devotional, she wasn’t…

Remembering Rachel Held Evans, One Year Later

Monday, May 4 marks the one year anniversary of the death of beloved Christian writer…

Why Are So Many Single Women Leaving the Church?

A few years ago, I attended the Women of the World festival in London. Arriving…

A Christian Group Is Urging American Churches to Resume In-Person Services on May 3

A conservative legal nonprofit called The Liberty Counsel has launched a new initiative urging churches…

How Churches Can Make the Most of Being ‘Non-Essential Businesses’

The American Church has been plunged into a time of questions, confusion, pain, and uncertainty.…

Willow Creek Has Hired David Dummitt as Its New Leader

Willow Creek Church has announced a megachurch pastor from Michigan named David Dummitt as its…

This Pastor Says He Accidentally Preached His Online Sermon With Goofy Filters On
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Whoops. Well, hey, we’re all in uncharted waters here. We make plans and God laughs.…

COVID-19 Is Taking a Toll on the Hearts of Pastors

No one likes a pandemic. I mean, really. Did I even have to say it?…

What the Apostle Paul’s Letters Can Teach Us About Socially Distanced Church

The novel coronavirus has surely changed everything, including the way we commune in physical space.…

Jon Foreman: The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand, Even in Quarantine

Easter is a day that holds tremendous significance for followers of Christ. This Easter Sunday,…

The Deeper Message of Holy Week

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

This Singing of ‘Ave Maria’ in the Fire-Ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral Is Very Beautiful and Very 2020

It’s been almost a year since a fire ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris,…

The Deeper Message of Holy Week

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

The Church Must Advocate for the Incarcerated During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting everybody. But like most catastrophes – the majority of us are inconvenienced,…

The Way Christians Endure This Pandemic Will Reveal What Truly Matters to Them

We are living in extraordinary times. As I write this, there are nearly 1.5 million…

The Bible Publishing Industry Is Seeing a Coronavirus Boom

The Christian Post reports that while the pandemic season self-isolation guidelines have taken a stunning…

Three Times Jesus Healed Without Touching

We’re all craving human contact these days. Even if you are quarantined with family, there…

Joel Osteen Is Hosting a Virtual Easter Service With Kanye, Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry

Like your church (hopefully), Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church will be ringing in Easter Sunday virtually…

Social Distancing From Church Is an Act of Love, Not Fear

Sacrifice. Substitution. The ultimate model of substitution and sacrifice was Christ, who gave his life…

47 Percent of Churches Have Decided They Won’t Meet In Person for Easter

LifeWay‘s most recent look at how churches are coping with the coronavirus pandemic found that…

Why God Doesn’t Feel Real During COVID-19

Whether you’re healthy or sick, overstocked on toilet paper or running low, still working from…

Asian-American Christians Condemn Coronavirus Racism

One unfortunate byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic has been a strain of virulent anti-Asian racism…

This ‘Drive-In Church’ Worship Guide Is, Somehow, Real

Not every church is going the virtual service route for pandemic season. As Emily Miller…

7 Lessons Pastors Are Learning In Lockdown (That You Can Learn From Too)

Pastors are learning a lot right now and they don’t have to be the only ones.

Church Study: Attendance Is Up but Giving Is Down During Pandemic Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has churches around the world scrambling to rethink both the practical realities…

Contemplative Practices in the Time of Coronavirus

A rabbi in New Rochelle, New York, while quarantined and being treated for coronavirus, said,…

A Tampa Bay Pastor Has Been Arrested for Holding Services During COVID-19 Lockdown

Police warned Rodney Howard-Browne, pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, about the dangers…

Lent in the Season of Coronavirus

“I wasn’t expecting to give this much up for Lent.” When the 2020 season of…

3 Ways to Grow Spiritually We Don’t Hear Enough About

Several years ago, I started to feel stuck as a therapist. I found many clients…

3 Ways to Find Hope No Matter What You’re Going Through

A couple of years ago, I found myself struggling. I found my faith and trust…

COVID-19: An Italian Priest Has Died After Giving His Respirator To a Younger Patient

Italy has been the hardest-hit European nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 63,927 confirmed cases…