Opinion

John Kingston: 2020 Could Be the Beginning of an American Comeback

John Kingston’s journey for public office took him on a journey through America. While gunning…

It’s Not Too Late to Rescue America

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It’s Time to Kill Our Culture War Mentality

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Not Going to Church May Be the Best Way to Be the Church Right Now

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Overcoming Tribalism Is About More Than Just Getting Along

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Hope That Will Outlast a Pandemic

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Student Loan Forgiveness: A Church Vitality Issue

Each year the United States’ Executive Branch has the unique honor and opportunity to set…

Why You Should Avoid the Gospel of Comfort

We live in a time where comfort quickly can become an idol. Instant gratification is…

The Church, Humor and Harvey Weinstein

I once mentioned to a guy in college that I studied Russian. I shared with…

Do We Love Amendments More Than People?

American Christians have emerged from a period of prominence into a time of trial, and…

Why Does God Keep Letting Bad Things Happen?

Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria. And then deadly earthquakes in Mexico City. If you’re…

How Should Christians Think About the Syria Bombing?

The United States Navy fired 59 tomahawk missiles into Syria last week in order to…

Does the ‘Billy Graham Rule’ Hurt or Help Women?

It was my first day in my first class at seminary. I’d landed a coveted…

#MissingDCGirls and the Sin of Selective Outrage

Chelsea King. Elizabeth Smart. Jaycee Dugard. What do these people have in common? They’re all…

Does God Have a ‘Special’ Relationship with America?

A recent study suggests that fully a third of Americans view Christianity as central to their…

The American ‘Christian Persecution Complex’ Gets in the Way of Loving Our Neighbors

“I need to share some hard news,” Jim, a senior vice president, begins, as the…

Executions in Arkansas Should Horrify Pro-Life Advocates

It was just another day, when a man making a routine trip to a nearby…

Why Gender Inequality Is a Christian Issue

A new ad, quoting derogatory remarks of Donald Trump toward women will begin airing on…

The Problem With Appropriating the Bible for Politics

Last week, a panel discussion called, “If Heaven Has a Gate, a Wall and Extreme…

I’m a Pastor—And I’m for Muslim Refugees

Recently, I joined evangelical leaders across North America including friends like Tim and Kathy Keller,…

Who Cares

You’re tired. Absolutely and utterly exhausted. Slavery. Genocide. Racism. Climate change. Refugees. Poverty. Women’s rights.…

What Your Pastor’s Shirt Says About Their Theology

If there’s one way to immediately know the theological leanings of a pastor it’s to…

Why Black History Month Matters

Dr. Tony Evans writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about Black History Month and why racial reconciliation and unity in the church matter.

Why Immigration Reform is a Christian Cause

As Evangelical Christians, our faith stands universally recognized by a simple symbol: a cross. The…

Angelina Jolie and Every Woman's Choice

If you knew you had six months to live, what would you do? Many of…

When Christians Speak of Violence in Islam

The recent bombing attacks in Boston have once again raised the cry across the internet,…

It's OK to Call Yourself a Christian

Christianity has left a bad taste in the mouth of many—causing some to identify as “spiritual, but not religious.” But according to Lillian Daniel, it doesn’t work this way.

First Word: Thank You for a Great First Decade

I was 19 and attending a Christian conference where there were a ton of college…

First Word: A Time to Pivot

There’s something I’ve learned over the last decade of publishing RELEVANT. It’s profound. Could change…

Why We Need to Wake Up to Global Warming—Now

Climate change has taken a backseat as a political talking point in our recent election. But now, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and on the brink of a fiscal cliff, could turning out attention to climate issues provide a surprising solution?

The Worthy Burden of Compassion

When I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college, I became pregnant. Unwed…

Opinion: The Problem With Pink

I love the month of October for a lot of reasons, but it’s also a…

Opinion: On God and Country

According to a tweet I saw from RELEVANT, Billy Graham’s website recently removed “Mormonism” from…

Opinion: The Case for Creation Care

In the beginning… Three simple words begin one of the most influential and controversial books…

Opinion: War, Pacifism and a Third Option

There’s war, and there’s peace. But according to Ron Sider, there’s a third way to engage conflict.

First Word: Seize the Day

He is the founder of a nonprofit that fights injustices committed against children. As a…

Opinion: What "The X-Factor" Gets Right

There was a curious moment in last night’s season premiere of The X-Factor. The show…

The Incomplete Politics of Poverty

We’re about two months away from the next presidential election. Now that all the players…

When the Ugliness Gets Personal

With just over two months to go before the election, most sane people are thoroughly…