Articles on Christian Living

I’ve been writing a lot about the topic of my newest book, Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World. I’ve been talking about various reasons that embracing our unsatisfied condition is the best way to live.... Continue...

Over the weekend, author and writer Jonathan Merritt posted the following to Twitter: THREAD: This quote from one of my favorite theologians explains why I don’t engage with a lot of conservative evangelicals on LGBT theology. They speak of that... Continue...

Paul tells us in Romans 13 that governing authority was God’s idea, and that it was established by God. This doesn’t mean, of course, that all government is godly.  Obviously, it is not. But God established the principle to bless,... Continue...

Many people who profess Jesus as Lord have tapped out of church. Pew Research recently released findings that reveal that 61 percent of people who consider themselves religious rarely or never attend church services, while 82 percent of people who... Continue...

Dietrich Bonhoeffer largely derives his fame from his martyrdom at the hands of the Nazi regime. Under immense stress, Bonhoeffer’s religious convictions prompted him to fight for the true good of the German people against genocidal tyranny. Understandably so, less... Continue...

Independence Day is here. What are some reflections you have about the founding of our nation? Do you have a favorite tradition? Brent Leatherwood: So I’ll own it and state, unequivocally, I’m an absolute sap for this holiday. When I... Continue...

For years, as Denmark has consistently ranked among the happiest countries in the world, people have been speculating on the reasons behind this relatively high level of self-reported happiness. After all, this Scandinavian country doesn't fit the image most people... Continue...

Fiction has a way of showing us things that would otherwise go unnoticed. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I recently completed C.S. Lewis’ classic work The Screwtape Letters for the first time. I can honestly say, within the pages... Continue...

All that lit the dark night were torches carried by soldiers sent to the garden to arrest Jesus. Imagine the irony of that. Roman soldiers arresting Jesus is like a flock of centipedes harnessing the wind. Even the soldiers knew... Continue...

Imprisoned near Berlin in 1944, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned a famously enigmatic letter to his disciple and confidant, Eberhard Bethge. Bonhoeffer, noting the changes in the world around him, observed that people were becoming “radically religionless” and wondered aloud, “How can... Continue...