A Higher Purpose for Your Diet

When I got sick with an autoimmune disease several years ago, I was motivated to discover how diet impacted my health. My eyes were opened to the complexity of diet and nutrition. I had never considered that nutrient density could tangibly impact my health, or that some foods would increase inflammation while others reduced it. As a Christian, I struggled […]

Personality Tests: Help or Hype?

I was in college when I took my first personality test—the DISC. This assessment identifies which combination of four basic personality types you are—D-Dominance, I-Influence, S-Steadiness, C-Conscientiousness. I was fascinated to learn which of these personality types I rated highest in and how my unique makeup would interact with other personalities. Personality theories aren’t a new development. The Four Human […]

A New Way to Work

Do you remember a few years back when the public was asked to name a new British research vessel? An online poll was taken, and the winning name, with 124,109 votes, was Boaty McBoatface. But the powers that be couldn’t abide their $287-million-dollar ship having such a ridiculous name, so the will of the people was overturned and Boaty became […]

When a Pastor Like Josh Harris Abandons Christianity

Boundless readers know the name Josh Harris. His books “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” and “Boy Meets Girl” launched unending debates about how Christian singles should navigate romance. Some readers were appreciative of Josh’s books. Others found his work to be unhelpful, restrictive and even legalistic. I once asked Josh to write a chapter in a book on different dating philosophies. […]

When Hoping Hurts – Boundless

I guessed from the beginning how different we were, but Mark is such a good man that I hoped God might move on our behalf. Now one last time, while tears filled my eyes, Mark prayed for me over the phone. After years of long-distance friendship and nine months of serious consideration, he and I had just agreed that we […]

Surviving a Crisis of Faith

I was 27 years old and felt like I was losing my faith. Oddly, the crash came just a few days after returning from a Christian conference. The worship had been energizing, the teaching thought-provoking, and I’d come home thinking I had taken a tangible step forward in my faith. Perhaps that’s the very thing that made me vulnerable to […]

Three Romantic Errors – Boundless

In my opinion, there are three romantic errors that basically moral Christian marriage-minded young adults frequently commit. Actually, the very biggest mistake any of us can make is to think that being Christian automatically makes things a whole lot easier. If anything, being Christian makes everything harder (remember that bit about picking up your cross and following Jesus?). Even on […]