There’s one area of temptation that’s especially common but nearly unknown, says Harold L. Senkbeil. It’s acedia, and its sad results litter the wreckage of many a ministry.
It’s never been harder to get people’s attention, writes Managing Editor Grayson Pope. But without these two things, your writing doesn’t stand a chance.
With the news so often being depressing, should we even read or watch? Former intelligence officer Nancy Bynum says yes. Here’s why.
Clear vision matters, says staff writer Jen Oshman. If we don’t get a true vision of God and the gospel, our Christian lives will be a sham.
What if we don’t understand the complexities of foster care, miscarriage, abusive marriages, or a host of other situations?
Fear may be one of the hardest things for you to overcome, say Gem and Alan Fadling. But with Jesus’ help, you can overcome it. Here’s how to get started.
Courageous and sacrificial love are not just ideals, but challenges for every disciple, writes Mike Phay. What kind of friends will we be?
Without realizing it, pastor Bob Stevenson mythologized Jesus. He equated pastoring with following. But he’s learning three practices that keep him from making Jesus a myth.
Let’s face it: Sometimes God’s call seems crazy. Sometimes having faith feels crazy. But as staff writer David McLemore reminds us, ours is a God of crazy things.
We can’t put on the whole armor of God without learning to use the shield of faith. But what is it, exactly, and how do we wield it? Iain M. Duguid explains.
What if God asks you to give up the one thing you hold most dear? How do you do it, actually let it go? Lauren Bowerman goes looking for answers.
Many of us struggle to focus on God. The distracting world around us doesn’t make it any easier. We must learn to fix our eyes on Christ, says Zach Barnhart.
The word kingdom appears 118 times in the Gospels. Jesus told us to pray “your kingdom come” to the Father, but what does that mean? Ian K. Smith explains.
John Newton once wrote, “With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm.” Columnist Christy Britton reflects on these words and asks, “Am I brave enough to smile at my storms?”
Have you ever asked, “What’s going on God? I’ve done nothing great. All this trying—and for what?” Davis Wetherell has. And God answered him, but not like David thought he would.
Sharing a story online seems so benign that we don’t often think about it, says Brianna Lambert. But we should. Here are some questions to ask before you share.
Can our labors save our children? Gloria Furman reflects on Paul’s language of being in birth pains for those he discipled.
How do you know if you’re all in or if you’re just casually interested in God? Christy Britton explains the dangers of causal living and calls us to go all in for Christ.
College students are returning to campuses across the country. Many churches offer sound teaching, but will yours offer them the care and discipleship they need?
As a parent, you want to ensure that you build your children up in Christ this new school year. But how? Jen Oshman offers seven rhythms to help.
After a major transition and spiraling out of control, Mark Meynell found himself in the cruel tedium of what Winston Churchill called his “black dog.”
So often, we lack imagination for what’s to come, writes Christy Britton. We’re blinded by the reality of our present circumstances. But as Christians, we’re called to a better vision.
God does not desire us to worry, writes Elin Phillips. But how do you help an anxious child? How do you encourage a fearful kid to trust in the promises of God?
Sean Nolan loves weddings. Through all the receptions and ceremonies he’s participated in, he realized that weddings have a lot to teach us about Sabbath rest.