How the Spiritual Side of Money Adds Up | RELEVANT

In COVID season, money feels a little less reliable than ever. Job insecurity and government gridlock leads to financial anxiety, and almost all of us are probably a little concerned about what the future might hold. The budget just isn’t adding up the way it used to, and that illustrates something important about how money... Read more

‘Body Issues’ Are Spiritual, Too | RELEVANT

My freshman year of college, I remember lying on the couch Skyping someone on my laptop. I remember putting my arm behind my head, noticing how shrimpy it looked and quickly putting it back down. That was not the only time I had feelings of inadequacy regarding my body, but that was about the time... Read more

Barna suggests connection between pandemic and Christians’ spiritual wellbeing

USA (MNN) — A new report from The Barna Group shows COVID-19s impact on church congregations in the United States. When comparing pastors responses from the start of the pandemic in April to now, the number of U.S. pastors concerned for the spiritual and relational wellbeing of their congregants has increased more than the number... Read more

How to Stay Awake in a World of Spiritual Tranquilizers

Editors’ note:  Take part in TGCs Read the Bible initiative, where were encouraging Christians and churches to read together through Gods Word in a year. It might seem odd to lump drowsiness and drunkenness together. Its not like theyre moral equivalents. But thats exactly what Paul does in 1 Thessalonians 5:6, telling us not [to]... Read more

The Ultimate Spiritual Rest – Daughters of Promise – October 14

THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL RESTBy: Christine WyrtzenSo God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:3I plugged in the meanings from the Hebrew words and couldnt believe what I discovered. Here it is: So God praised and gave strength to... Read more

Is Physical Health a Spiritual Issue? | RELEVANT

After were done here, were gonna hold a little Bible Study. The man talking is Kelsey. Hes a good friend, a firefighter and, at the moment, a personal trainer at my new gym. Hes also, apparently, a Bible study leader. This article is part of a fall wellness series RELEVANT is producing in partnership withUnite... Read more

Take the Christian Life Survey to Help You Gauge Your Spiritual Priorities: An Interview with Dr. Steven Bird – Bible Gateway Blog

Having a deep, meaningful, engaging relationship with God is what we were created for. We know it in our souls. But the everyday noise surrounding us competes for our attention and it can be challenging to determine how to live out the Christian life on a practical basis. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Steven Bird, co-executive... Read more

Study: The More Spiritual You Are, the More of a Difference You Want to Make | RELEVANT

A new study titled What Does Spirituality Mean to Us?” found that Americans who say they’re highly spiritual are more likely to be civic-minded and want to make a difference in their local communities. The more these people identify their spirituality as some sort of connection whether to God, another higher power or even just... Read more

Report: People Who Are Highly Spiritual Tend to Be More Civic-Minded

Report: People Who Are Highly Spiritual Tend to Be More Civic-Minded (RNS) People who identify as highly spiritual are more likely to say its important to make a difference in their communities and contribute to the greater good, a broad new study on American spirituality finds.The study, What Does Spirituality Mean to Us?, found that... Read more

How Spiritual Formation Shapes Our Politics | RELEVANT

In response to the backlash from young Christians, and the widespread political division in the church, many public leaders try to avoid the topic of politics entirely. Lobbing a claim of getting political communicates that someone is unnecessarily divisive, harboring ulterior motives, or stepping outside the bounds of their role. Were so averse to the... Read more

Expect Spiritual Sparks! – Daughters of Promise – August 26

EXPECT SPIRITUAL SPARKS!At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, God is with you in all that you do. Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly... Read more

Spiritual Lessons Christians and Jews Share During the High Holy Days – Bible Gateway Blog

By Yael Eckstein The High Holy Days are about to begin! During these 10 holy days of introspection and prayer, the Jewish people will embark on a spiritual journeya chance for meaningful change, repentance, and reconnecting with God. The holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and end with Yom Kippur, the Day... Read more

Review: Dynamics of Spiritual Life by Richard Lovelace

Dynamics of Spiritual Life is a book we cant do without. Richard Lovelaces classic was amazingly prescient when first published 40 years ago, and it’s still relevant to many of todays ministry issues. Earlier in my ministry, when church planters came to me and asked, What should I read? I always gave them two books:... Read more

Subtle Jealousy Is Wrecking Your Spiritual Life | RELEVANT Magazine

The first episode of Black Mirror season 3 explores a highly advanced technological future where people are attached to a digital catalog that represents all of what theyre perceived to be by others. This portfolio is showcased and available whenever someone looks at you in person. It then allows others to rate you anywhere from... Read more

Why Gratitude Is a Spiritual Discipline | RELEVANT Magazine

Its almost unbelievable that Jesus heals 10 lepers in Luke 17 simultaneously. Without fanfare, He simply commands the motley crew, Go, show yourselves to the priest. They exit stage-left and their skin is restored. Jesus certainly missed an opportunity there to make a big, impressive scene. The Lord was never concerned with aggrandizement. What... Read more

Walking as a Spiritual Discipline: An Interview with Mark Buchanan – Bible Gateway Blog

What happens when we literally walk out our Christian life? What does our physical being have to do with our spiritual life? What does the Bible actually mean when it exhorts us to walk in the light, or walk by faith, or walk in truth? How did Jesus model walking as spiritual formation? Bible Gateway... Read more

‘I Pointed Him to Jesus’: Phil Robertson Says He and Trump Always Discuss ‘Spiritual Matters’

'I Pointed Him to Jesus': Phil Robertson Says He and Trump Always Discuss 'Spiritual Matters' The patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family says spiritual issues always are at the center of his discussions with President Trump.Phil Robertson, who starred in the popular reality show series Duck Dynasty (2012-2017) and endorsed Trump during the... Read more

SAT-7 combats COVID-19 spiritual, scientific misinformation – Mission Network News

MENA (MNN) — The rise of COVID-19 has seen the rise of another problem: misinformation. Around the world, people struggle to sort through biased, outdated, or simply incorrect information in order to find the means to keep themselves safe and healthy. In some parts of the world, the confusion isnt just about the science of... Read more

Richard Ross Compares 2020 to 1968, Questions If a Spiritual Revival Is Imminent

Richard Ross Compares 2020 to 1968, Questions If a Spiritual Revival Is Imminent A recent Associated Press poll found that a majority of Americans, 8 out of 10, think the country is going in the wrong direction. There is little to no doubt that the United States has been through a difficult season... Read more

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual ‘Pandemic of Hope’

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual 'Pandemic of Hope' As Iran continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, internal strife and its conflict with Israel, many of its Muslim citizens are turning to Jesus Christ.According to CBN News, despite the Iranian government issuing a show of force by conducting executions, such... Read more

5 Spiritual Practices You Can Do In Quarantine | RELEVANT Magazine

Well, for most of us, church is still out of the question. Even if you live in one of the few places that have gone relatively untouched by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s still best to maintain social distancing guidelines and avoid in-person church services. Of course, that’s bound to take a toll on your... Read more

5 Spiritual Disciplines to Lighten Your Load

There have been many days in the last few months that have felt as though I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I have felt weighed down by all of the things I was seeing and hearing. It is beyond overwhelming most days.Heaviness. That's the feeling we are carrying.My heart aches... Read more

Why isn’t spiritual health and fitness taken seriously?

(Photo: Unsplash/Alex Bracken)When the coronavirus pandemic forced the UK into lockdown, many people sought new ways to keep physically and mentally fit to combat the consequences of sedentary living and isolation. That caused a surge in sales of dumbbells, yoga mats and online fitness programs; and a boom in subscriptions of Zoom, Netflix and online... Read more

Spiritual Warfare | Devotional by Vonette Bright

for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 Every time Pat tried to talk with her friend Monica about God, something seemed to interrupt them: Her cell phone range.... Read more

How Can We Engage in Spiritual Warfare?

Somehow in our modern church era, believers have failed to communicate their existence, but make no mistake; demons are real. In Matthew 12:22, we see that these demons are able to cause physical and spiritual harm. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, we see that they can blind the minds of unbelievers. In 1 Timothy 4:1, we... Read more

Dungeons and Dragons: Revelation 12 and Spiritual Warfare

Editors’ note:  This is an excerpt from an article by David Shaw in Primer Issue 10, This World with Devils Filled, available now from 10ofThose.com. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. The ghost of Hamlets father has just appeared to Hamlet and his friend Horatio.... Read more

Physical Presence Is a Spiritual Gift

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each others faith, both yours and mine. (Rom 1:1112) In his introduction to the church in Rome, Paul communicates with deep, familial emotion that he longs to be... Read more

Youd Be a Spiritual Orphan without Pentecost

It’s hard to take in even 24 hours of the news cycle without feeling a profound sense of loss. We see loss of life, loss of justice, loss of dignity, and loss of hope all around us. The briefest scan of our own lives and circle of relationship confirms that this loss is not just... Read more