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6 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts that Give Back

Haven’t bought a gift for Father’s Day yet? Want to get your pops something different…

Trillia Newbell: Why You Shouldn’t Be Color Blind

Imagine, if you will, not being able to differentiate between reds versus greens or blues…

Eight Ways to Stop Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard

I live in a cool college town of 150,000 known for its bike paths and…

Porn is a Social Justice Issue

The moral arguments against pornography are well-known, and recently, several big-name celebrities and sources like…

Texas Governor Signs ‘Heartbeat’ Bill, Banning Abortions Past Six Weeks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law Wednesday that would prohibit abortions as early as…

5 Pro-Life Issues That Have Nothing to Do with Abortion

In recent weeks, pro-life advocates have released a series of disturbing and controversial videos that…

The Trouble With ‘Being a Voice for the Voiceless’

For many teenagers raised in the church, going overseas is sort of a rite of…

Privilege Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It

“Would you like a free upgrade?” the car rental manager asked me. I rented there…

7 Books That Will Help You Care for the Poor

My curious nature and appetite for reading led me to a career in journalism, and…

Buying Sustainable Fashion is a Human Rights Issue

Once upon a time, people used to shop in preparation for two different seasons: Spring/Summer…

How to Pray for a President

The relationship between faith and country has always been a tenuous one, but that doesn’t change the work that Christians are called to do.

There’s More to Social Justice Than Just ‘Raising Awareness’

Whenever I see my friend Keturah—which isn’t all that often, since an international boundary bisects…

15 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes That Will Challenge You to Take Action

The wisdom and insights King gained as he helped lead the civil rights movement apply to us today, for injustice still exists among us in many forms and in many places.

What They Don’t Tell You About Pursuing Social Justice

Justice is central to the Christian faith yet many Christians, especially in the United States,…

Being ‘Wise as Serpents’ in the Era of Fake News

Truth is a big deal. In Zechariah 8:16, the prophet says, These are the things…

All Christians Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Late Thursday, Brandon Bernard was executed for his role in a double murder that took…

11 Stats That Will Change the Way You Think About Consumerism

This weekend, consumers will spend hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing flat screen TVs, early…

Jen Hatmaker: How to Survive a Holiday Dinner With People You Don’t Agree With

A few years back, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch that became an instant classic.…

Justice — For the Rest of Us

Let’s face it, there will never be a way to simply “add justice” to your…

The Mega-Problem Behind the ‘Falls’ of Megachurch Pastors

Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran in 2016 when former megachurch pastor…

‘Body Issues’ Are Spiritual, Too

My freshman year of college, I remember lying on the couch Skyping someone on my…

How to Put Thankfulness Into Practice

When most people hear the word “thanksgiving,” they inevitably conjure up images of turkey dinners…

10 Non-Traditional Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be the forgotten holiday in a lot of ways. Often that means we…

Things No One Tells You About Going on Short-Term Mission Trips

It is estimated that over 1.5 million people from the United States participate in short-term…

Is the Satanic Temple Right?

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran in 2016. This week, The Satanic Temple is back…

MLK: The Legacy of a Nonconformist Saint

On the convergence of the presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many will celebrate—deservedly—the long way we’ve come from Dr. King’s campaign for civil rights to the inauguration of our nation’s first black president for his second term. But have we come far enough?

6 Ways to Make Thanksgiving More Meaningful

Thanksgiving tends to be overlooked as people cast their eyes towards the 25th day of…

Bernice King Revealed the Devastating Title of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Speech in a Scathing Sermon to America

On Tuesday, Dr. Bernice King delivered a stirring sermon from the same pulpit that her…

Do ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Do Any Good?

There is little left to say when it comes to mass shootings in America. Politicians,…

Was Dr. King Depressed?

In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spent a short number of hours in Palo Alto,…

Things That Hold Us Back From Serving Others

Volunteering and serving others is a significant part of living intentionally and trying to make…

What It Looks Like to Have Mercy for Prisoners

We cage things we don’t understand. We take away names, replace them for numbers and…

NBC Fired “Today” Host Matt Lauer for “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior In the Workplace”

NBC has fired long-time Today host Matt Lauer after receiving a complaint from a colleague about…

3 Lies About Sexual Assault the Church Must Stop Perpetuating

Editor’s note: The story first ran last October. The past few weeks, we’ve seen real…

Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Colorado Walmart Shooting

This morning, police arrested 47-year-old Scott Ostrem for fatally shooting two men and a woman…

The Scary Truth About Your Halloween Candy

Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran in 2014, but as “Fortune” has noted, child labor…

The Scary Truth Behind the Appeal of ‘Lore’

It’s safe to call the Lore podcast a phenomenon. The show focuses the real, often…

Repenting of Systemic Racism

When Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, speaks at churches, she says, “We’re…

What Anne Frank’s Diary Can Teach Us About the Modern Day Refugee Crisis

Seventy-five years ago, Otto and Edith Frank realized they couldn’t take any more chances. Nazi…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Plans to Send 2 People on Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018

SpaceX announced yesterday that they will be taking two private citizens on a trip around…