relationship with God

Higher Places

For some reason, despite my increasingly selective memory, I can remember every single moment in…

The Lovely Dandelions

My name is Dan, and some people have resorted to calling me “Dandelion” lately. Get…

Is Peace Attainable?

Peace. These days it almost seems a utopian idea. Can we really have peace? Protesters…

Shuddering In Silence

Elijah is running for his life. He runs through Israel, to the very edge of…

Sitting Between

Malachi penned his message from a precipice, unaware of the silent drought that would soon…

Don’t Forget Christmas

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

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?

Making the Most of a Breakup

Joe Terrell writes a blog for RELEVANT about the lessons he learned from a breakup—and how it was a call for him to get closer to God.

I Was Addicted to Video Games, Pt. 1

Jordan Ekeroth writes a column for RELEVANT about his compulsion to play video games and how it changed his relationships with people and with God.

Short Attention Span Faith

Brett McCracken considers the fallout from our constant connection to technology and wonders what it’s doing to our relationship with God.

Children At Risk

Chris Foster talks about life in Cambodia and the importance of mentoring young believers. Specifically he tells the story of one of his Cambodian friends who is in the Next Step program.

Life Outside the Faith Ghetto

At the dramatic and comedic conclusion of the first Austin Powers movie, Dr. Evil defines…

From the Mag: O Jesus, Who Art Thou?

Jesus and the disciples were rolling through the countryside when He stopped them cold with…

Church Membership for Dummies

If you’re thinking about “moving your letter” to our church, don’t bother. It’s a pretty…

The Messy Struggle

As part of one of the university courses I took last year, I had to…

Coolest Nickname Ever

A true sign of familiarity between persons is the use of a nickname. Whether it’s…

God Signals

We long for God’s direction in our lives. We stumble along the narrow, winding path…

Searching For The Meaning Of Love

What is love? What is the difference between “I love God,” and “I love my…

Confessions Of A Novice Faster

I’ve fasted two times in my life. The first time, I was 10, and had…

An Essential Balance

I love the word “postmodern.” I love the ideas and debates that go on about…

What God Wants

My wife and I are expecting our first child in only two weeks. I’ve had…

Christianity Is For Losers

When I changed my e-mail address to christianityisforlosers@hotmail.com, I found it both enjoyable and amusing…

How Do We Define Ourselves?

The dictionary has always been a great source of information for me. And believing in…

My Generation

I attended a prayer service the other day for a man I had a three-degree…

The Story Of Jesus

If anyone ever had a story that deserved to be retold, it was Jesus. And…

Wisdom From Eden

"The earth became inhabited by evil because of its first dwellers, Adam and Eve.” This…

A True Home

I’ve gone camping a few times, and what I know of a good camp is…

He Became Poor

"For your sakes he became poor." —2 Corinthians 8:9 The Lord Jesus Christ was eternally…

Up Close And Personal

Imagine you are speaking with a friend face to face, and think of how the…

Discovering God’s Will

Anyone who dares to broach this topic does so at his own (and perhaps his…

Fools For Christ

When one of my co-workers asked me about the purpose of my life, I told…

Recognizing God

As a Christian, it can be hard to recognize God. We are comfortable with believing…

The Experience Of Transformation

People in the world, Christian or non-Christian, religious or not, perform deeds and kind acts…

Deep Thoughts … On Fasting

I’ve never really understood fasting. It seems like such an odd discipline. I mean, praying…

On Waiting

As I’ve considered the idea of waiting, I’ve noticed the prominence of waiting in Scripture.…

The Search For A College Church

I vividly remember the first Sunday morning I spent at college. It was, after all,…

Hearing The Voice

Have you ever awoken at night, startled by a sound—uncertain whether it was a thump,…

What’s In Your Box

Last week, a limestone box made quite a stir. Apparently, some 15 years ago, a…

Jesus Junk

There’s a wall at my workplace we affectionately dubbed “The Wailing Wall.” Employees who find…

Stripped By God

We’ve heard it said a thousand times. Anyone who has grown up in the church…