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Dargan is a former RELEVANT editor turned freelancer. Find her online at darganthompson.com or follow her extremely random train of thought on Twitter @darganthompson.

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Why Christians Need to Talk About Guns

Editor’s note: The following originally appeared last October, when The Armor of Light was debuting.…

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

Nabeel Qureshi grew up in a devout Muslim family. But in college, he started exploring…

If God Is in Control, Why Does Bad Stuff Keep Happening?

People all around the United States and much of the world are still grappling with…

11 Essential Bonhoeffer Quotes

Initially, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s parents discouraged him from studying theology. The Bonhoeffers were an upper-middle class…

Audrey Assad Highlights the Simple Beauty of Hymns

Audrey Assad grew up in the Plymouth Brethren tradition. She grew up singing without instruments…

Kanye West, The National and Mumford and Sons Are Making a Collaborative Album

Yes, you read that right. Mumford’s Ben Lovett will curate the collaborative album called Metamorphoses,…

Ohio Will Let 17-Year-Olds Vote in the Primaries

A judge in Ohio ruled that 17-year-olds who will turn 18 before the general election…

The High Five (March 11)

Here are five good news stories from this week: This Adorable Penguin Swims Thousands of…

10 Stats that Reveal the Reality of Global Gender Inequality

All people—male and female—are made in the image of God, and therefore have dignity, worth…

8 Biographies Everyone Should Read

We all love a good story. Stories transport us to other times and places, they…

The High Five (Feb. 19)

Here are a few good things that happened this week: Tim Tebow is Sponsoring Proms…

Why Joseph Fiennes Keeps Appearing in Faith-Filled Movies

“Faith-based films” have had a difficult time in Hollywood in the last few years. Most…

The High Five (Jan. 15)

Here are five good things that happened this week: A Record Store Is Donating All…

How to Actually Reach Your Goals

Claire Diaz-Ortiz readily admits that the words “productivity” and “time management” often make “people’s eyes…

The High Five (Jan. 8)

It’s a new year, and, as we’ve written about before, there are plenty of reasons…

Jim Elliot Quotes That Will Change the Way You Think About Sacrifice

Missionary Jim Elliot was only 28 years old when he was killed while doing mission…

2015 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever Recorded for the U.S.

If you live in the United States, you probably didn’t have the snowy Christmas you…

Here’s the First Full Cast Photo for ‘Fuller House’

The Tanner family hasn’t been all together on TV for more than 20 years, but…

There’s a Whole Festival Dedicated to Nutella

Obsessed with Nutella? You’re not alone, and there’s an opportunity for you to join a…

You Can Now Get Your Face 3D Printed Onto a Lego Head

2016 may just be the year your dreams come true. Case in point: you can…

Bill Cosby Has Been Charged With Sexual Assault

Allegations against Bill Cosby have been piling up for the past year, as more than…

RELEVANT’s Top 10 Movies of 2015

Even in the era of on-demand entertainment and hours of binge-watching options, 2015 showed why…

A Reporter Awesomely Live-Tweeted the Budding Plane Romance of Two ORU Students

In the past few years, Twitter has made eavesdropping a public event. But, although that…

RELEVANT’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

Perhaps more than any year in recent memory, 2015 was full of landmark moments in…

This Man’s Pants Fell Down Right as He Met the Croatian President

It started out as a pretty good day for Ivan Zvonimir Čičak. The head of…

What to Do When You Need a Comeback

Several years ago, Louie Giglio fell into what he refers to as “a hole of…

Angela Merkel Is the First Woman to Win Time’s Person of the Year in Almost Three Decades

This morning, Time magazine announced the winner of their annual Person of the Year. The…

Amazon Is Giving Away a Bunch of Free Vinyl Records

Amazon recently ramped up their hipster appeal by re-launching a vinyl store in their music…

The High Five (Dec. 4)

This week kicked off the Christmas season, which means there is plenty of caroling, gift-giving…

A ‘Friday Night Lights’ Musical Is Coming

Fans of Friday Night Lights may never get the movie they’ve always clamored for, but…

The High Five (Nov. 13)

From a lady dedicated to hugging the troops to a world-record-setting skateboarding bulldog, here are…

It’s OK When Your Faith Evolves

At some point or another, most Christians go through at time of intense doubting or…

The High Five (Nov. 6)

From an early Star Wars screener to a much overdue diploma to a pay-it-forward coming…

Women Make Up Half of Canada’s New Executive Cabinet

Last month, Justin Trudeau beat out incumbent Stephen Harper to become Canada’s next prime minister.…

The High Five (Oct. 30)

This weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to eat lots of free candy and dress up…

What Spiritual Growth Really Looks Like

So often in Christian circles, we focus on the moment of salvation—the testimonies of how…

The High Five (Oct. 23)

Because we’re totally expecting the weekend after Back to the Future mania week to be…

Chris Rock Will Host the 2016 Oscars

Chris Rock announced via Twitter today that he will be hosting next year’s Oscars ceremony.…

What You May Have Wrong About the Gospel

There are all manner of misrepresentations of what Christianity is and who Jesus was and…

The High Five (Oct. 16)

Here are five uplifting news stories you may have missed this week. Happy weekend. A…