Why Christ Needs Christianity

Have the words "Christian" and "Christianity" become dirty words? From writers like Shane Hipps to songsters like Marcus Mumford, the idea that Christ does not need Christianity has become fashionable. Like the "spiritual but not religious" cliché, the idea is that Jesus did not institute an articulate, organized, religion, but a personal, nebulous message of ...

Get Your Beard On: A Call to Untrimmed Spirituality in a Clean-Shaven World

From bearded indie rockers to hipster barkeeps, facial hair is in. And with it come rumors of a holy renaissance. Men and women everywhere are rediscovering the hairy lore of church history, the long curly whiskers of the saints, the bearded patriarchs of the Bible, and how our own spiritual lives can be gnarly and ...