How Christian Leaders Should, and Should Not, Speak in This Kavanaugh Moment

How Christian Leaders Should, and Should Not, Speak in This Kavanaugh Moment

How can we spiritually lead our people struggling to respond in a culture charged by political polarization and fed a diet of cable news and social media?


We’ve all seen them. Accusations. Denials. A nation divided. Social media upheaval.

It’s not new. In fact, to some it may be getting so disturbingly ‘normal’ that they have tuned out.

Dumbed Down? Why Reading the Bible Is so Elusive—Yet so Vitally Important

Dumbed Down? Why Reading the Bible Is so Elusive—Yet so Vitally Important

Three reasons we need to engage Scripture both intentionally and frequently


The Problem with Sacred Spaces

The Problem with Sacred Spaces

Any space can, and does, become sacred when it’s animated by God’s presence and activity through the lives of a submitted people.


Cultures are often defined by their sacred spaces. Think of the majestic cathedrals throughout Europe—their vast ceilings and ornate wall coverings testified to the grandeur of the God worshipped inside.

Why Christians Need to Support Women’s Rights and Religious Freedom in the Muslim World

Why Christians Need to Support Women’s Rights and Religious Freedom in the Muslim World

There is a correlation between these two liberties that must be uncovered.


Although women’s rights and religious freedom are not commonly associated with one another in the world of the 1.6 billion Muslims, there is a correlation that must be uncovered.

Reflecting on Church Planting in the Aftermath of Being on the StartUp Podcast, Part 2

Reflecting on Church Planting in the Aftermath of Being on the StartUp Podcast, Part 2

Three major topics church planters have contacted me about since the podcast began airing.


In one of the episodes of StartUp, my wife Leah is asked about my mental health in relation to church planting. She describes the venture as “inhumane.” I didn’t know she felt that way, but she has seen firsthand the toll church planting can take on someone. It can really beat you up.

Reflecting on the Rewards and Risks of Going on the StartUp Business Podcast, Part 1

Reflecting on the Rewards and Risks of Going on the StartUp Business Podcast, Part 1

'Fascinating' and 'terrifying' are the words that come to mind when I think about my experience of being recorded for days on end.


One-on-One with Daniel Darling on ‘The Dignity Revolution’

One-on-One with Daniel Darling on ‘The Dignity Revolution’

What does it look like to reclaim God's rich vision of humanity in a world that is increasingly asking what it means to be human?


Ed: What compelled you to write a book on human dignity?

America’s Age of Skepticism: How Christians Should Respond

America’s Age of Skepticism: How Christians Should Respond

As Christians, how we choose to engage skepticism matters; we’re called to do so with thoughtfulness and conviction.


There’s no question, Americans are—and have been for quite some time—becoming less and less religious.

The Myth of Missionary Neutrality

The Myth of Missionary Neutrality

Everything we do either propels God’s mission forward or hinders the embodiment of his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.


Cars rarely operate in neutral, but churches do all the time.

Maybe this is because neutral is the normative posture of those who make up the church.

China on My Mind: Why We All Must Care about Our Suffering Brothers and Sisters

China on My Mind: Why We All Must Care about Our Suffering Brothers and Sisters

Their suffering does not go unnoticed by God, and so it should never go unnoticed by us.


Friends, our brothers and sisters in China covet your prayers.

This past Sunday, Zion Church—one of Beijing’s largest house churches—is being persecuted by Chinese government authorities. These threats came after months of persecution and harassment endured by Zion’s pastor Jin “Ezra” Mingri and many parishioners.

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