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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…

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…

Faith Involves Your Brain, Too

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

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…

This Texas Church Paid Off the Lunch Debts of an Entire School District With Its Christmas Donations

For students in Texas’ Royse City Independent School District, lunch sometimes looks like nothing more…

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…

Why It’s Important to Understand Privilege

When I was in college I took a trip to a very poor part of…

Pastors Need Rest Too

“Do not sacrifice your family on the altar of ministry.” Those were the words of…

Confessions of a Depressed Pastor

Editor’s Note: This article was published last year. We are reposting on behalf of the…

The Most Damaging Attitude in Our Churches

It was an attitude I learned in Church, and I used to believe it was…

Here’s the Church Sign of the Week

This week’s best church sign goes to the United Methodist Board of Church and Society…

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Pastor

I’ve had the privilege of working with pastors from all kinds of tribes and ministry…

Pastor A.R. Bernard and Samatha Bee Look at What Role God Has in Appointing Leaders

In a recent interview with television host Samantha Bee, Pastor A.R. Bernard compares Donald Trump’s…

We’re Supposed to Be the Good Guys

One of the first Sunday School lessons I can remember was about the fruit of…

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…

Report: China Wants Christians to Replace Pictures of Jesus With Ones of Their President

According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Communist Part of China (CPC) has…

Pastor of the Sutherland Springs Church Preached His First Sermon Since the Shooting

Just a week after Pastor Frank Pomeroy lost his own daughter, and 25 additional members…

18 Martin Luther Quotes That Still Ring True

A lot has been written about Martin Luther’s legacy. The father of the reformation, he’s…

Study: 9% of Protestant Churches Have Had Money Embezzled From Them

A new study from LifeWay Research has found just how prevalent embezzlement is within churches.…

5 Reasons to Not Give Up on Church

There is a trend, especially among younger generations, of people who are saying goodbye to…

‘Church Hunters’ Illustrates the Problem With American Christianity

So, you’re looking for a church. The question is, where do you start? And what…

How to Recognize Emotional Abuse in Your Church

In college, I had a friend who met this guy. He seemed to care about…

Why Is Honoring the Sabbath the Most Ignored Commandment?

A recent poll of 2,000 pastors in North Carolina revealed that less than 10 percent…

Wearing a Cross Necklace Makes You Look More Trustworthy

Having an outward expression of your faith could actually make you look more trustworthy to…

The Danger of Idolizing ‘Christian Celebrities’

We live in the world of followers, likes and commenters. Status, if we’re honest, is…

Franklin Graham Is Being Boycotted … By Baptists

Evangelist and humanitarian Franklin Graham isn’t new to controversy, and Baptists aren’t new to the…

Report: A New ‘Dead Sea Scroll Cave’ Has Been Found

A major discovery may have just been uncovered in Israel. According to the Hebrew University…

Consider This When Looking for a New Church

I grew up in church. In the seasons where my dad wasn’t a pastor, we…

InterVarsity Authors Are Protesting the Organization’s Policy to Fire Employees Who Disagree About Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship rolled out a new policy that banned employees from holding…

What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?

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

Stop Waiting for Your Church to ‘Feed’ You

We’ve all had the conversation. We meet someone new to our church and somewhere in…