Articles on Christian Living

In 1977, I was a fourth grader at Edgewood Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. My best friend Harry and I collected comic books like many other kids on our block. We would spend hours reading about Spider-Man, the Hulk, Daredevil,... Continue...

When I was a kid, I loved looking at optical illusions. One of my favorites was the kind with a 3D hidden image, where you look at a busy, colorful pattern and try to spot the hidden picture. To do... Continue...

In our teens and 20s, we seem to have unlimited reserves of energy. Nothing stops us or even slows us down. However, when we get into our 30s and 40s, we notice that our energy supplies are not infinite as... Continue...

With 2017 behind us, the new year presents an opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead with hope. This past year was filled with countless hardships and trials within the church and around our country. The... Continue...

I was in the middle of a massive crowd at a sold out U2 concert the first time it hit me. The thousands of fans around me collectively stretched out their arms in a posture of worship. Our hearts swelled... Continue...

Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Depressed. Panicky. Stressed. Burned out. Broken. Paralyzed. Drowning. Empty. Recognize yourself in any of these words? Maybe in all of them? You’re not alone. These are the most common words I’ve heard Christian women using to describe themselves... Continue...

It’s 5:30 a.m., and I am nestled under a blanket near the Christmas tree. My Bible is open. My hands are hugging a steaming cup of spiced tea. All is calm. All is bright. I sigh happily and think, “Christ... Continue...

I celebrated my first Christmas Eve service overseas a few years ago in South Asia. I went with a missionary family in my city to their church in a local school. I wore a Christmas dress much different than ones... Continue...

Each Advent season, I find myself reading through a Gospel. There is just something about revisiting the story of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas that is good for my soul. This year, I’ve been especially helped by... Continue...

When you hear the term “rhetoric,” you probably think shifty word-play, used car salesmen, and untrustworthy politicians. You may recall reading about the early sophists—teachers in Ancient Greece who specialized in philosophy and rhetoric—in school; these men were teachers of... Continue...