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N.T. Wright on Easter, Atonement and the Message of the Cross

Whether you’ve been around Christianity for years or are new to faith, you probably know…

Just Because It’s ‘History’ Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the incredible leaders and stories that began…

How to Maintain the Perfect Side Hustle

These days, you might feel like you’re hustling a lot. Most millennials feel the same.…

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,…

Four Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Many of our daily choices happen invisibly, almost by default — like what we eat…

Is It Possible to Care About Every Issue?

You’re tired. Absolutely and utterly exhausted. Slavery. Genocide. Racism. Climate change. Refugees. Poverty. Women’s rights.…

From Reflection to Reality

1 Corinthians 13, which opens with, “Love is patient, love is kind,” is a well-known…

Voting Your Faith

Following the elections of 2017, out of the 535 sitting members of Congress, 485 are…

How to Get Into the Best Mental Health Shape of Your Life

What if we viewed mental health like fitness, and approached how we shore up our…

The Life-Changing Power of Simple Prayers

I grew up in a home filled with music. As a kid, my mom would…

4 Things Millennials Can Learn From Gen Z

It’s happening again. The gears of life are creaking forward, the hands of time tic…

7 Ways Everyday People Can Help End Human Trafficking

When I started working in the anti-trafficking field at 11, I was convinced of two…

How to Deconstruct Your Faith Without Losing It

  “My husband and I had lost one of our children before birth,” says Sarah…

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center…

Forget the Wayfair Conspiracy. Human Trafficking Is More Common Than You Think.

In case you missed it, the multi-million dollar online home furnishing site, Wayfair is being…

The Justice Roundtable

Even as “SJW” has been wielded like an insult, the term itself is useful. The…

Legend Has It

When John Legend stepped into the role of Jesus in front of millions of viewers…

Human Trafficking Survivors Are the Hidden Victims of COVID-19

A month ago, my husband and I had our tent trailer packed and ready to…

A Higher Purpose?

2013 was a rough year for Craig Gross. For a decade, he’d battled excruciating headaches…

4 Ways to Grow Where God Has Planted You

I grew up in a tiny town way out in the country. There were apples on…

Something Needs to Change

We live in a world of urgent spiritual and physical need. Half of the world’s…

Yemen: On the Brink

Right now, more than 15 million people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation.…

Malcolm Gladwell Wants to Change How You See the World

Years ago, a young medical resident was asked to talk to a patient suffering from…

Dear White People (And Everyone Else)

Netflix’s Dear White People is one of pop culture’s most provocative shows. Based on a…

Life Lessons for Making an Impact

There’s a verse in Proverbs that says, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but…

Andy Mineo’s Unfinished Business

It’s the middle of the afternoon and Andy Mineo is packing his bags in a…

HONNE

Andy Clutterbuck wants to change the way that he writes songs. Clutterbuck and his bandmate…

Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan: No Laughing Matter

If you’ve ever heard the stand-up comedy of Jim Gaffigan—which, if you have Netflix or…

The New Road for Joseph

“Do you like talking about yourself?” Natalie Closner Schepman asks. “Because I love it.” You’d…

The Best Books for Your Spiritual Growth Based on Your Enneagram Type

Our goal as Christ-followers is to resemble Him more and more. But sometimes as we study…

‘Black Panther’ Is the Most Purposeful Superhero Movie Ever

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Black Panther‘s nomination for Best Picture, we’re reposting our original review. The…

ADVENTure Time

Every year around this time, families all over the world head to their basement for…

6 Ways to Have the Most Awkward Family Meal Ever

There’s a reason why The Office remains the go-to Netflix time-killer for when you’re all…

Christians Aren’t Boring, They’re Just Bored

Think about a traditional story. It starts with a person and a dream. This person…

How to Stop Doing Harmful Things That Are Hard to Quit

When you want to stop committing a certain sin, what do you do? Do you…

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 Driving for Uber Strengthened My Faith

It’s a strange situation to have someone you don’t know in your personal car. And…

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…