faith

Finding an Adventure with Jesus

Evan Bell writes a blog for RELEVANT about finding an adventure and risking everything with Jesus.

Praying for Irrational Peace

Fear is a noose. It tightens and asphyxiates, leaving breath shallow and forced. Those who…

How to Become the New Spiritual You

If getting in shape was easy, then everyone would do it. That’s the thing about…

What My Anxiety Taught Me About God

“How do you live as a Christian when you struggle with anxiety?” She asked me,…

A New Year Is a Reminder That Our Faith Is Built on the Promise of Change

Looking at change as a constant part of life.

Don’t Forget Christmas

Recently, my little sons watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the classic Christmas claymation…

Learning to Have a Childlike Faith With ‘Elf’

Todd Fisher writes a column for RELEVANT about lessons we can learn from Elf about a childlike faith.

It’s OK to Live With Questions

While in grad school, I ran across the author Henri Nouwen, who articulated the tension—or…

Beyond Fat and Thin

Whenever I work out at the YMCA, I am reminded of a great scene in…

The Surprising Links Between Faith and Health

If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies…

What Good is God?

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

Optimism Is Temporary. Hope Is Eternal.

Four years ago, this strange micro-trend appeared: A handful of Dallas-area megachurch pastors were diagnosed…

Finding Hope in an Answer-Seeking Society

We live in divisive political times with a future uncertain, tired of the combats on…

This Huge Misconception May Be Affecting Your Ability to Offer Forgiveness

Naturally, people don’t like to (and, frankly, don’t want to) forgive. We want to hold…

The Problem With Aggressive ‘Billboard Evangelism’

Yesterday, I drove by a church with a billboard that said, “Discover the bread of…

How God Protected Me During the Worst Storm of My Life

I once slept through a Category 5 hurricane. The year was 1992. I was a…

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…

Hope In the Midst of Darkness

The world is gray again. There seems to be no point in loving, in believing,…

Looking Up

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Righteousness—isn’t…

Justin Bieber Wants You to Hear Pastor John Gray’s Thoughts on Immigration
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Justin Bieber recently shared a clip to his 100 million Instagram followers from a sermon…

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…

What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Faith

The human brain craves stimulation. When we don’t receive proper stimulation, boredom creeps in. When…

Feminism, Jesus and the Search for My Identity

At its core, feminism is the belief that men and women should be equal on…

Justice and Faith Voices on Twitter

Twitter can be a primary source for your memes before they stale and eventually make…

Let the Desert Fathers Teach You How to Recharge

 Parched air. Unquenchable thirst. Isolation. No, it’s not the Sahara. It’s your spiritual life. It’s…

Why God Loves It When We Lose Our Way

The Psalms are deeply rhythmic. Psalm 22 is a case in point. When we read…

How ‘Peanuts’ Took Faith to Culture

This year, ABC is broadcasting one of the Bible’s most powerful passages into millions of…

What You May Have Wrong About the Gospel

There are all manner of misrepresentations of what Christianity is and who Jesus was and…

When Temptation Helps

For many people, the word “temptation” brings to mind the kind of situation where a…

What We Forget About Jesus

[Editor’s note: In light of Megyn Kelly’s controversial statement on Fox that “Jesus was a…

The Upside of Extended Adolescence

There’s no shortage of statistics and sociologists bemoaning the trend of Millennials dragging their feet…

What a Pastor Can Learn from the Faith of a Child

My daughter, Magnolia, is a typical three-year-old girl. She loves dressing up like a princess,…

How Should Christians Engage Politics?

Politics are complicated, controversial, divisive—we could go on. But Kurt Willems says Jesus’ approach was far more simpler, and far more surprising.

The Slow and Inefficient Work of God

You’ve heard of slow food … but an experience at a friend’s church causes Anne Jackson to consider the surprising beauty of slow faith.

When the Bible Gets Boring

Yes, it’s the greatest story ever told … and told again, and again and a million times over. How do we keep from yawning over the Bible when we’ve heard it all before?

Why Newest, Latest, Brightest Isn’t Always Best

Our cravings often center on the latest and greatest innovation—what’s newly released, updated and current. But is there anything to be learned from the old and familiar we think we know so well?

Living Like Guinea Pigs

How willing are you to take risks? How closely tied to your faith do you think risk is? Our columnists Adam and Chrissy Jeske chime in to say it’s essential.

“Can I Come to Your Church? I’m Gay.”

Todd Morrison shares why he wants his church to be a safe place for gay people and why it’s so damaging for Christians to communicate otherwise.

God’s Ugly, Broken, Beautiful Church

Melanie Rainer shares why she finds church worth getting out of bed for, no matter how complicated the big-C Church can be.

How to Be a Christian Grown-Up

Aaron Justice Chung writes a blog for RELEVANT about how to grow out of the elementary school phase of faith.