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Dear Young Christians: Reject Legalism, NOT Discipline!
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

In many ways, discipline and legalism share many of the same characteristics: repetition, rules, accountability, and work (to name just a few). But there is one important difference: attitude. ...

8 Ways to Survive Christian Culture
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 6:20am | Type: Blog

Christian culture, along with the spiritual leaders, churches, institutions, communities, and other entities it consists of, are supposed to make our faith stronger. But in many cases the opposite happens, and ...

A Community of Strangers
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacy Martin Regardless of where we end up on immigration reform, Matthew 22 reminds us that no law can make us love our neighbor. ...

CrossFit: A Secular Church?
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

I think CrossFit is like secular church. It offers more than weight loss or fitness. It speaks to our innate desires for community, purpose, and transformation. The first Christma ...

From Shame to Grace
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacey Schwenker Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction. IVP Books PASTOR T.C. RYAN s ...

What is an Evangelical, anyway?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Blog

Not long after the 2004 presidential election, I was dining with some friends in Brooklyn when the conversation turned to religion and politics - the two things you're never supposed to discuss in pol ...

Environmental Activist Anna Clark: 'Christians Must Conserve Resources'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

Anna has a heart for equipping churches to make small and big changes for the sake of creation care and stewardship of the earth's resources. How can Christians do this, you ask? Read our conversation to ...

Lent Isn't About Denial -- It's About Transformation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

The point of Lent is not denial.</p> The point of Lent is not denial. But for a long time I thought it was. Everything I heard about Lent revolved around acts of self-de ...