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Eugene Peterson on What It Means to Be a Christian

Editor’s Note: The following story first ran in April, 2017. This week, Eugene Peterson died…

How Christians Should Address the Suicide Epidemic

 Anthony Bourdain was in northeast France when he died, spending a few days in a…

The Most Dangerous Game

On a Sunday morning in September, Cyndy Feasel came home from church and burst into…

Francis Chan Wants You to Forget Everything You Think You Know About Church

FRANCIS CHAN HOPES HE NEVER writes another book. He’s been trying to avoid the spotlight…

The Humanitarian Crisis No One Is Talking About: Somaliland

Behind 72-year-old Haha Ahmed Buni, the Gulf of Aden glimmers underneath the soon-setting sun. Despite…

Christine Caine: Christians Should Be the ‘Most Relationally Functional’ People on the Earth

From the look of it, Christine Caine has everything. She’s an internationally sought-after preacher, the…

The Evolving Faith of Lisa Gungor

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

Why We’re Wrong About the Apostle Paul, According to N.T. Wright

For years, believing creatives of all sorts have eschewed the dreaded title “Christian artist.” We…

KB Wants to Change Hip-Hop

A defiant Kevin Burgess, better known as “KB,” announces over the glass-rattling bombast of “DNOU…

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD

It was time for Lenard McKelvey to pay his debt. Long before he became one…

Overdose

If you drove by the county coroner’s office recently in Canton, Ohio, you may have noticed…

Frankie Cosmos

Greta Kline doesn’t understand genres. Both personally and as the frontwoman for her band, Frankie Cosmos,…

The Rise of The Enneagram

A group of half a dozen people sit in a circle on big Ikea chairs,…

COIN

WHEN BANDS PERFORM LIVE, playing new music is a big risk. The crutch of familiarity,…

Travel: The Lost Spiritual Discipline

The air is unusually cold for Austin in March, even for nighttime, as the woman-fronted…

Reckless Passion

When Passion Music started working on the songs that would become part of their new…

Happily Ever After

Carlton Pearson was sitting in his home when a news report about starving people in…

Divided We Stand

THERE IS ONE IMAGE of Bree Newsome that will outlive the rest. It’s an image…

Friend of Sinners

PASTOR RICH WILKERSON JR., FOUNDER OF MIAMI’S VOUS CHURCH, leads an interesting life. He’s a…

How To Know If It’s Time For a Career Reboot

CRITICS MIGHT SAY 20-somethings are non- committal, but a less negative term might be restless…

Speak of the Devil

When Anneliese Michel was 16 years old, she had a seizure. Doctors in her small…

Mat Kearney

“I remember my first music video,” Mat Kearney says, thinking back to his 2006 breakout…

The 5 Rules of Church-Shopping In A New City

I moved to a new city recently. Aside from my coworkers, I don’t know a…

The 6 Stages of Every Millennial Relationship

IT’S A TALE AS OLD AS TIME: Boy meets girl. Boy asks girl out. Or…

Ava DuVernay

HERE’S THE THING about Ava DuVernay. Talking to her, you feel like you’re in the…

Social Club Misfits Can Not Be Labeled

WHEN HIP-HOP DUO Social Club Misfits—made up of rappers Fern (Fernando Miranda) and Marty Mar…

Why Are American Taxes Funding Child Soldiers?

Right now, an estimated 300,000 children globally are being robbed of childhoods. They do not…

Back and Forth

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John Mark McMillan on What’s Wrong With the Modern Worship Movement

When John Mark McMillan sat down to work on the album that would become Mercury…

Does the World Really Need Another Nonprofit?

When Liz Bohannon traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2011, she knew she wanted…

The Lone Bellow

“Are we still enjoying this?” Zach Williams asks this question about The Lone Bellow, the…

Putin’s Untold War on Christianity

Let’s start with the basics. If you are a Russian citizen in 2018, it is…

Going Holmes

“WHAT IS FIRE?” ASKS PETE HOLMES. It sounds trippy, but it’s not. Not to Holmes…

New Year’s Advice That Actually Works

There’s a lot of pressure that comes with the start of a new year, which…

The Honest Brilliance of Jessie Ware

“I don’t think I’ve been losing my mind,” Jessie Ware jokes while reflecting on the…

The Definitive Guide to Christian Mingling

It’s hard to say exactly when the concept of Christian dating first emerged, but way…

When Life Isn’t Going as ‘Planned’

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

Atlas Genius

Keith Jeffery understands how hard it is to have a song truly break out. “You…

How to Know Your Facebook Post Is About to Go Very, Very Wrong

We’ve all seen it happen. A Facebook post, Instagram caption or series of tweets starts…

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached

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