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I’m a Christian. Why Am I Still So Scared of Dying?

Dear Eddie, I’ve been a Christian my entire life and I’ve always known that when…

A Resolution to Trust

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t usually, but I think I might this…

Farewell from Winn

A New Year. New Beginnings. Time for new things. In 2002, when Relevant (at least…

On Biffs and Letting Go

Whatever form it takes, the movement of the soul and God is always finding its…

Moving Gizmo

In the past two months, I’ve quit my job, gotten married, moved to a different…

A Step Back

A couple days ago, I was walking downtown in our new city (Charlottesville, Virginia), and…

Book Club | July.08

First, a confession: I did not finish Peterson’s The Jesus Way. So, that will be…

Pocket Guide to the Bible

Just a quick note. My most recent Relevant book, Pocket Guide to the Bible (2006),…

Red Balloons, Wooden Canoes, and Film Nostalgia

Some of you aren’t old enough to remember the days before VHS tapes. Back then,…

Give Herman One Dollar

Hey, Relevant readers. I want to let you in on an experiment in small acts…

Saturdays are Red: My Synesthesia

I’ve always been fascinated with neurology and other brain-related science, particularly the kinds of weird…

My dad wasn’t there.

Jen V. writes. I have a really [crappy] relationship with my dad. We hardly ever…

Recyclables: Nine Miscellaneous Things You Must Not Do

In 2006, my book Pocket Guide to the Bible: A Little Book About the Big…

This is my first post…

…and it’s a doozy. Really. It is. Full of all kinds of insight and humor…

The [Un]Comfortable Life

Three years ago I sat in a darkened auditorium and listened to a slew of…

Running On Empty?

Most of us who drive realize fuel is an absolute necessity in order for our…

Journaling: The Spiritual Cross-trainer

You’ve seen ‘em: the artsy writer types with black-rimmed glasses who sip coffee and hunker…

I Know Passion

It’s a wonderful thing to experience passion. Passion and true belief in something always appear…

Is There Hope? Responding To Abuse

The chair next to me is empty. From the hours of 9:50 – 11:05 every…

Living With Loneliness

"You don’t really strike me as a lonely person, but you do seem lonely sometimes…

Are Spiritual Mediums Well Done?

First, there was "Crossing Over with John Edward" on the SciFi cable channel and now…

Beauty Of The Within

BEAUTY OF THE WITHIN [BY KYLE CROUCH] Man is and always was fallible, and humankind…

The Best Time(s) For Quiet Times

God really doesn’t care when you have quiet times with Him. It doesn’t matter if…

I Don’t Belong Here

If shame had a face I think it would kind of look like mine/ If…

Liberation By Humiliation

[BY BENJAMIN ESPOSITO] I love Dance Dance Revolution. There, I said it. Yes, I’m embarrassed…

When You’re Let Down

[BY LAURA ELLIOT] That song really haunts me. The Radiohead song, “Let Down.” Had to…

What Do You Want For Yourself?

[BY OSWALD CHAMBERS] "Do you seek great things for yourself?" (Jeremiah 45:5). Are you seeking…

Yes, Lord, I Will – But …

[BY OSWALD CHAMBERS] "Lord, I will follow You, but…" (Luke 9:61). Suppose God tells you…

The Law Of Opposition

[BY OSWALD CHAMBERS] "To him who overcomes …" (Revelation 2:7). Life without war is impossible…

By The Grace Of God

"By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me…

Spark Of Desire

[BY WILLIAM LAW] When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in…

Purify Your Heart By Faith

[BY JOHN WESLEY] He, therefore, who liveth in these Christians hath ‘purified their hearts by…

Keeping One’s Own

[BY G.K. CHESTERTON] It is easy to be a madman: it is easy to be…

Spiritual Perseverance

[BY OSWALD CHAMBERS] "Be still, and know that I am God . . ." (Psalm…

Journey Out Of Spiritual Darkn

This weekend I ran into an old high school friend who I hadn’t seen in…

Jesus Christ, Superman?

The first page of the latest installment in Superman’s never-ending battle against evil (Action Comics…

The Gift Of The Present

Recently I picked up a book written by a Christian singer called Barefoot on Barbed…

The Drawing Of The Human Heart

Have you ever been in love? When you look into the eyes of the one…

Amazing Grace

[BY JASON BOYETT] I thought about Larry the other day. It was during a promo…

Fear Factor

[BY CARA BAKER] [Wednesday, Jan. 30] I just heard from my best friend back home…