Contemporary Issues

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Stephen R. Morefield has seen churches hurting Christians and Christians hurting the church. How do we deal with these disappointing realities? Should we stay or go?

The Passing of the American Church

The Passing of the American Church

The tragedy of the decline of the American church cannot be limited only to the lives of practicing Christians, says Jake Meador. The effects reach far beyond that.

How to ‘Win’ in the Social Media Age

How to ‘Win’ in the Social Media Age

Steve Mizel looked into the pages of Scripture and Gulliver’s Travels and discovered wisdom for navigating the social media landscape.

On Suicide: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

On Suicide: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

What was unthinkable just a lifetime ago—taking one’s own life—is now considered reasonable, humane, and even necessary in some circumstances. This shift, Jen Oshman writes, calls for God’s people to act.

How the Life of the Mind Shapes Your Life

How the Life of the Mind Shapes Your Life

Karen Kessens’ life was starting to go off the rails. She thought it was because of her actions. But then she realized how much her mind shaped her life.

Facing Monsters and Befriending Enemies

Facing Monsters and Befriending Enemies

Enemy-love, says Dan White, Jr., calls us to move from the center of our convictions to the edge of our comfort zones. But this full-bodied kind of love collides with how we think we come to know people.