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First Word: Thank You for a Great First Decade

We’re best known for a magazine, but our goal all along has been to create a multi-faceted platform that gives voice to this generation.

I was 19 and attending a Christian conference where there were a ton of college students. The energy was exciting; it felt like something new was happening.

A spiritual movement was taking shape, but I felt like it had to be more than just a one-off experience. We needed a way to connect with what was happening in our everyday lives. We needed media that could give voice to the unique, new thing God was doing in our generation.

At that time, nothing like that existed. That night, in my hotel room, I first wrote down the vision for launching this magazine. Read More

There’s something I’ve learned over the last decade of publishing RELEVANT. It’s profound. Could change your life. I don’t know if you’re ready for it. Here it is:

(Dramatic pause.)

Sometimes things don’t go as planned.

Let that sink in. See?

Media, like life, is all about intentional adaptation. Take this issue, for example. It turned out dramatically different than how we planned it—and even how it looked a week before going to print. The cover story, major features—everything seemed to change in the 11th hour. Read More

Why We Need to Wake Up to Global Warming—Now

This is the time to make a difference in the climate crisis while helping our fiscal deficit. Read More

The Worthy Burden of Compassion

Why actions speak louder than words in the call to carry each other's burdens. Read More

Opinion: The Problem With Pink

What to do when a worthy cause is hijacked by an opportunity for profit. Read More

Opinion: On God and Country

Worship leader Michael Gungor on the tension between faith and politics.

According to a tweet I saw from RELEVANT, Billy Graham’s website recently removed “Mormonism” from its list of cults.

All silliness involved with cult-listing aside, when we start changing our theology because of our political alliances, something has gone awry. But I guess this should not be that surprising in a culture that idolizes nationalism like we do. Read More