Articles on Christian Living

In the modern world, friendship is a lost art, particularly among men. I sometimes wonder what would have become of Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton if they’d met in a chat room or around a video game console instead of at... Continue...

I grew up in a superb Christian home and had some idea what to expect when I became a father. At the same time, however, there were some surprises along the way. Here is a list of what I’d want... Continue...

I’m going to be brutally honest and completely transparent about something I’m learning the hard way. Recently, my son graduated from high school. The past months have been filled with anticipation of this momentous occasion, but nothing about this was... Continue...

If your days or life are anything like mine, sometimes schedule demands can overtake every minute of your day. I wake anywhere between 4:30 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. and trying to go to bed between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. In the... Continue...

A few days before I left for college, I drove across town to my grandmother’s house, as I regularly did on Saturday mornings. I found her sitting at her kitchen table covered with its vinyl tablecloth and newspapers, as she... Continue...

Certain questions tend to arise after returning from a short-term mission trip to an impoverished area or after hearing a missionary serving in such a locale talk about the destitute conditions in which local Christians live: “Do I need to... Continue...

Anxiety is a real problem in our society. Working in ministry, I regularly talk to Christians who are struggling with anxiety, and I also spend a lot of time working with leaders trying to help others deal with anxiety in... Continue...

“Girl power,” “girls have no limits,” “girls never give up,” “the future is female.” A quick walk around the girls’ clothing section of any store reveals t-shirts emblazoned with these messages, and many more. The bright colors attract my eyes,... Continue...

“This was your life,” it said, and that scared me half to death. I was a child, and came across a fundamentalist Christian evangelistic tract, drawn in a comic book style. As a hardcore fan of all things superhero, I... Continue...

I’ve never been a fan of tract homes. While I like symmetry and order, tract homes seem to lack creativity. You walk down the street and see Home A, Home B, Home C, Home B, Home A, another Home B, and so... Continue...