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Joshua has written for the Washington Post, the New Republic, and is the host of The Bible is Better Than You Think Podcast. You can check out more of his work here.

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The Netflix Movie that Tries and Fails to Validate the Sex Industry

American culture is caught in a Catch-22 regarding pornography, prostitution and online sex workers.  …

Moving On From ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

I was in 10th grade when I Kissed Dating Goodbye was published. Seemingly half the…

Review: ‘Better Call Saul’s Fourth Season Was a New Kind of Explosive

Alfred Hitchcock once explained the difference between surprise and suspense like this: Surprise is when…

‘BoJack Horseman’ Is Still the Funniest, Saddest, Best Show You’re Not Watching

The best episode of BoJack Horseman’s new season almost entirely consists of a one-shot, 20-minute…

As ‘Better Call Saul’ Returns, Jimmy McGill’s Conscience Starts Its Revenge

The fourth season of Better Call Saul starts with another black-and-white flash forward in the…

Hear Me Out: Philip Seymour Hoffman Was an All-Time Villain in ‘Mission: Impossible III’

Hear Me Out is when RELEVANT writers drop their hottest, most searing, surface-of-the-sun hot takes. There…

10 Years Later: ‘The Dark Knight’ Is Still the Most Important Superhero Movie Ever

“It’s not about money, it’s about sending a message. Everything burns.” The first glimpse of…

Ask a Pastor: Why Does God Condone So Much Violence in the Old Testament?

Hey everyone, and welcome to my first ever “Ask a Pastor” column! I’m incredibly excited…

The Dangerous Message Hidden in ‘The Incredibles’

With the release of Incredibles 2 on Friday, RELEVANT is celebrating all things Pixar. From Toy Story to WALL-E, Monsters…

‘Barry’ and the Arrival of the Millennial Anti-hero

Almost half of millennials say they feel lonely. Healthcare provider Cigna ranked thousands of Americans…

For a Show About Innovators, ‘Silicon Valley’ Is Out of Ideas

The new season of Silicon Valley opens in a stark, white, windowless room. Dinesh (Kumail…

After 20 Years, ‘The Big Lebowski’ Still Abides

[fade in on paragraph 1, cue voice of Great American Actor Sam Elliot] So awhile…

Is Rob Bell Really ‘The Heretic’?

Rob Bell was brilliant, I thought. During my 11 years as a pastor, he shaped…

What the Larry Nassar Case Can Teach Us About Guilt And Forgiveness

There was no part of the Larry Nassar trial that wasn’t horrifying, but for some…

The Truly Scary Message of ‘Black Mirror’

I can’t think of a show with less optimism than Black Mirror. I wonder if…

What Not to Say to Hurting People

There’s a very strange, and often-overlooked, element to the classic story of Jesus raising Lazarus…

Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe Works and DC Comics Extended Universe Doesn’t

I was a big Metallica fan in 9th grade, not because I genuinely liked their…

The Deeper Question at Play In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

The latest Thor movie wears its silliness so proudly it’s easy to miss how insightful…

It’s Time

The Church is in the midst of a #MeToo tidal wave that has taken down…