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I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

Today’s Devotional: Craving God

Because your love is better than life,     my lips will glorify you. (Psalm 63:3) In…

Today’s Devotional: Deeper Than Words

The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. (Psalm…

Today’s Devotional: True Tradition

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and…

Today’s Devotional: Actions Speak Louder

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name…

Don’t Forget, There’s a Lot Right With the Church, Too

It’s way too easy to find blogs, articles and books on “what’s wrong with the…

4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church

I often hear Christians say that we should be more like the early church. And…

Today’s Devotional: On Using Your Own Fork

But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to…

Today’s Devotional: The Beauty of Community

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of…

Faith Involves Your Brain, Too

I don’t like devotional books. I rarely get swept up in emotional worship experiences. And…

Today’s Devotional: Going Deep

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Churches are meant to…

Today’s Devotional: Image Worship

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John…

Today’s Devotional: Four Thieves

Ask God to bless everyone who mistreats you. Ask him to bless them and not…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

When Sheila Gregoire started reading a popular Christian marriage book, she was shocked at the…

Today’s Devotional: Tigers, Fireworks and Faith

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in…

Today’s Devotional: A Volunteer Army

All the members of the body, though they are many, are one body … and…

Five Lessons I Learned in Youth Group That Turned Out to be True, Actually

I think our generation likes to complain about the church we were raised in. It…

Today’s Devotional: United Behind the Kingdom

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for…

Today’s Devotional: Working The Line

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.…

There’s No Difference Between ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Secular’

The sacred/secular divide is this idea that some things are sacred or spiritual, and they…

Today’s Devotional: You Are a Piece of Work

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared…

What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?

The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news, but…

Today’s Devotional: Jesus’s Favorite Question

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ’If anyone wants to be first, he…

Southern Baptist Membership Continues to Decline

For the 14th year in a row, Southern Baptist membership has declined. Lifeway Christian Resources,…

9 Things Every Effective Human Video Had

If you were ever a member of a Christian youth group, there’s a good chance…

The Definitive Ranking of Super Expensive Worship Instruments

For decades, members of churches across the world have experienced a vast array of worship…

Three Signs It’s Time to Find a New Church

“Things were sideways for a while,” my friend admitted. She went on, “leaving my church…

Gender Equality and Church Leadership

The message read: I read [your latest post] and really enjoyed/agreed/thought deeply about the words.…

Why Lent Matters

RELEVANT looks at the ancient tradition of Ash Wednesday, drawing lessons from the church calendar and exploring why the day still has meaning for the church today.

Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers

From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr, many who are considered saints or heroes…

O Come Let Us Adore Him

I haven’t slept much recently, but not just because I am a college student that…

Rick Warren on the Year We Had

2020 was different for all of us for the same reason. Political unrest, the COVID-19…

Generosity Is the Mark of True Gratitude

It’s easy to be selfish about Thanksgiving. You see it a lot, this year especially.…

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

Things You May Not Know About St. Patrick

Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran in 2018. In light of the coronavirus crisis, we…

4 Bible Verses That Are Constantly Used Out of Context

We have all seen those black and white Dust Bowl photographs. When we see snapshots…

The New Report on Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Church Is Proof of an Ongoing Crisis

On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle and San-Antonio Express News released the first of a three-part…

The Profound Lessons of My Special Needs Adoption

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

This Megachurch’s Newest Campus Is in a Maximum Security Prison

Last week, Pastor Robert Morris told the 30,000 members of Dallas’ Gateway Church that they were…

Study: People of Faith Make Healthier Choices and Live Happier Lives

A new study from the Pew Research Center has found possible links between religious participation…