Articles on Christian Living

Envied by most of the world, the citizens of the United States enjoy the freedom to hold and espouse diverse political views. Those views, however, do not emerge in a vacuum. They are shaped by our human experience, our family... Continue...

What does it mean to be on mission for God? Evangelicals are asking this question more often in a culture often inhospitable to Christian witness. So words like missional and incarnational are all the rage, driving people to think holistically... Continue...

As a kid growing up in church, surrounded by Christian culture, I knew the things that were important. Read your Bible. Pray. Go to church. Be kind to others. Those were the rules I lived by. Rules of religion Somewhere... Continue...

The majority of my adult life, I’ve found myself in seasons of waiting. When our twins were born prematurely, we found ourselves with long nights at the NICU waiting for our girls to grow and learn to breathe and eat... Continue...

One of the most challenging and convicting quotes I’ve ever read comes from a letter C.S. Lewis wrote: “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life.... Continue...

I once preached a Mother’s Day message from 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9. Paul compares discipleship to the actual practice of a mother nursing her child. In this, the mother is a source of life for her child. Likewise, as Christians, we... Continue...

There is a recurring pattern in the Bible of exile and return. At different points in history, God’s people forsook their covenantal obligations and were sent into exile, whether to Egypt or Babylon. These exiles were not permanent. Through redemptive... Continue...

Have you ever been invited to an epic feast? When I lived in the United Arab Emirates, I attended a lavish Emirati wedding as the plus one of my friend, Ellen. The wedding hall was filled with a thousand muslim... Continue...

Our lives can be dictated by our emotions, riding the rollercoaster to the heights in a time when things are going well and crashing into discouragement and frustration when we face difficulties, failures, and obstacles. It’s often a rollercoaster we... Continue...

Not pretty enough. Not smart enough. Not accomplished enough. In a culture dominated by social media, these are the messages that we’re constantly being fed. This destructive comparison has especially affected the younger generation and young women, contributing to increasingly... Continue...