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Grace Creates Safety, Which Creates Change

Justin Buzzard

Grace creates a culture of safety where people can face and talk about reality. And, lest any of you think I’m being soft on sin, change, or sanctification, the... Read More »

5 Creative Exercises

Jonathan Malm

We all experience moments that feel like we’re in a creativity desert. No inspiration to be found. Here’s a list of five exercises that can help you get your... Read More »

Should Sermons Be Published?

Jake Meador

Why do we simply assume that sermons ought to be recorded and made available for free online? Why do we take it for granted that people will treat the... Read More »

Happily ever after isn’t the point of marriage.

Tyler Ward

Michelangelo didn’t sculpt like other sculptors. No, he didn’t believe he was creating something from nothing. Instead, he believed his slow, deliberate chiseling actually liberated what was already inside... Read More »

Look Up (Why I Hated Women’s Ministry)

Kate Conner

I don’t like women’s ministries that are about Christian womanhood. I like women’s ministries that are about The Gospel.

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The Creative Manifesto (why we need to create)

Paul Angone

To create something new is to hold someone’s face and show them what they’ve walked past countless times before.

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The Danger of Waiting for Your Dream Job

Matt Ehresman

If you told 16-year-old me what I get to do every day, I think he would have been pretty stoked. While all of this is true, I rarely smile... Read More »

The Church and Expensive Perfume

Jim Killam

I have a hard time with extravagance – spending more than is absolutely necessary. That is a nice way of saying I am cheap. Jesus’ words about extravagance in... Read More »

12 Wendell Berry Quotes That Will Give You a Fresh Perspective


In today’s hectic, consumeristic world, there is much we can learn from Berry’s commitment to simple living, good stewardship and value of nature.

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The Day I Learned to Stop Saying “I’m Sorry”

Allison Vesterfelt

At the time, I laughed nervously, but I’ve never forgotten that moment—mostly because I’ve been reminded of it at so many other more moments of my life. I find... Read More »

Allow the Invasion: A Lesson From Peter About Life

Jonathan Pearson

Humble or not, though, there are things that you do well. There are things that God has given you an ability to do and do better than most.

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Know Your Rhythm

David duChemin

Our creative life, the very nature of how most of us work internally, is rhythmic. Brilliant creativity is unsustainable day-to-day.

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Pray the Psalms

Tyler Braun

“Pray the Psalms whether or not they express adequately what you feel. It may be necessary to pray contrary to your feelings.” I’ve found praying the Psalms to be... Read More »

Difference Between Studying and Reading the Bible

Rhett Smith

We often talk about the importance of being physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy. And one of the primary ways that many people who foster their spiritual growth is... Read More »

Why Humility Actually Helps Your Dream

Jonathan Malm

Humility is thinking about yourself less. It’s not focusing on you. And it’s not inflating your value. Humility is acknowledging the truth about yourself and realizing that it doesn’t... Read More »

3 Things That Kill Communication

Jonathan Pearson

We all have something important to say. I really do believe that. For those of us in church work, our message is not only important, but life changing. It’s... Read More »

Every street; rainy day

Jim Killam

The journalist’s job – recognize what’s important and make it interesting – becomes more important and more challenging than ever. Our work can serve as a connector for all... Read More »

Have You Hugged a Heretic Today?

Matt Appling

The heretic situation in our churches is significant because the American church has long thrived on our presumption of uniformity. All of our churches have particular tenants of faith, and we... Read More »

The Greatest Twentysomething Photos (as portrayed by eggs)

Paul Angone

Here are some photos paired them with quotes from 101 Secrets For Your Twenties to add some laughter to your week. Check them out below. If you want to... Read More »

What Not to Say When Your Friends Are Hurting

Brian Kammerzelt

Vulnerable moments are sacred spaces to be treated with the utmost reverence and respect. Read More »

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