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Why Don’t More Churches Ask Women to Lead?

I once heard the story of a professional woman who came to Christ later in…

25 Church Signs That Will Make You Never Want to Use a Pun Again

Ah church signs, the perfect vehicles for bad Christian jokes, complex theology crammed into a…

Why Do Churches Focus So Much On Families?

In an era of evangelicalism where there are church ministries built around the idea of…

What Mark Driscoll Teaches Us About Grace and Accountability

Yesterday the news broke that Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle,…

Help! I’m Bored With Church.

Life 201 is a new, weekly advice column headed by pastor, counselor and RELEVANT Podcast…

The Modern Worship Music Wars

Ours is a generation marked by war. I’m not referring to a war with guns…

Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo: A Dialogue on Community

TONY CAMPOLO: Shane, you have become an icon for many young people around the world…

Church Members Anonymous

What’s the difference between a church member and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous? Church members…

Crisis Of Faith: Why I Left The Church

He would speak with an authority and confidence that captivated me. On the edge of…

The Joys and Sorrows of Easter

Christians everywhere celebrate the whole enchilada this weekend—the heart of the Gospel is about the…

The Church Under the Bridge

Crack addicts, prostitutes and criminals filter in under the bridge as the sun rises. College…

The Pitfalls of Worship Music

The sold out arena is physical evidence that worship music is a big, big business.…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Jonathan Goldstein!

Jonathan Goldstein is a radio producer and author. A frequent contributor to This American Life,…

Architecture and Faith—Photo Contest

A sense of holiness hung thick in the air, my steps echoed as I walked…

Jerry Falwell: The Final Interview

Jerry Falwell was a polarizing figure. The founder of The Moral Majority, he married evangelical…

Leprechauns, Luck and Seeing Life Differently

St. Patrick’s Day is the national holiday of Ireland, which celebrates Saint Patrick, one of…

Church Shopping

I need a new jacket. It’s freezing outside and I am shivering. So I head…

The Subversive Gospel

“The Word (Logos) became flesh and made His dwelling among us” (John 1:14, TNIV). A…

God, Please Bail Us Out

I recently returned from a fairly large international church conference held here in the U.K.…

Aquarium Christians

I have been traveling around the country now for a couple years, and I am…

Our Ugly Little Selves

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Spreading the Kingdom starts small—in ourselves, in our…

A Motley Church

There is this couple in my church who are older, eccentric and given to discussing…

The Condition of Worship: Part One

Reality is something that consumes millions of viewers weekly on television. The American public is…

Worshipping Outside the Square

Lately though, I have heard many Christians say that music not devoted to God is…

Worship Like a First-grader

I spend part of Sunday mornings in a wig of some sorts, usually dressed up…

Uninvited Worship

A similar incident occurred 2,000 years ago. The scene: A religious leader asks Jesus over…

Fulfilling Worship

I sought the ultimate worship experience like Arthur sought the Holy Grail. I went to…

Counterfeit Worship

I was sitting in an old downtown bluegrass venue in Hartwell, Georgia when God showed…

Pop Worship

As I begin, I’d like to explain what I mean by worship. When I speak…

Starving Our Worship

I sat back and reflected. The roundtable discussion spread out before me just seemed to…

Worship From An Honest Heart

I’m just trying to find a decent melody, a song that I can sing in…

Why Worship?

Have you ever wondered why we worship God? Or why God wants us to worship…

Life=worship … Blasphemy?

For a long time, I was under the naive impression that the 20 or 30…

The Value Of Dumb Songs And Incoherent Sermons

Church is a strange place on Sunday mornings. Often it seems a dry place. The…

Violent Worship

When Jesus cleared the temple courts, as recorded in John 2, it wasn’t exactly a…

Q&a: Radiant Worship

Over the last few years there has been a renewed desire among this generation for…

Worthy Of Worship

I made a pact with the Lord. “Lord, I will be honest with you in…

Jason Upton: Defining Worship, Pt. 2

RELEVANT talks with worship leader Jason Upton about the commercialization of worship and making the…

Jason Upton: Defining Worship, Pt. 1

RELEVANT talks with worship leader Jason Upton on the process of writing songs, the commercialization…

Wasting Your Life On Jesus

[Excerpted from Passion for Jesus (Charisma House)] Your life won’t be wasted in eternity. But…