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Do You Really Need a Master’s Degree?

You wake up in your swanky downtown apartment, get dressed in your favorite business-casual attire…

T.D. Jakes on Healing a Divided Culture

T.D. Jakes is 63 years old but he seems ageless. In bearing, in voice, in…

The Life-Changing Power of Simple Prayers

I grew up in a home filled with music. As a kid, my mom would…

Figuring Out Cautious Clay

When Joshua Karpeh talks to you, it’s with a wry look in his eye — like…

How to Know if It’s Time for a Career Change

Critics might say 20-somethings are non-committal, but a less negative term might be restless or…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

When Sheila Gregoire started reading a popular Christian marriage book, she was shocked at the…

The RELEVANT Summer Reading Guide

For most of us, this is going to be the summer of fun. Road trips…

Is It Possible to Care About Every Issue?

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

Christine Caine On Spiritual Burnout

Just one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s apparent no one made it out…

Dante Bowe’s Balancing Act

Dante Bowe is in the car when he answers the phone. We’re just a few…

Five Ways to Become a Socially Functioning Human Again

Welcome back? As of early June, a little over half of all U.S. adults are…

Christians Must Lead the Way on the Border Crisis

In April of 2021, over 178,000 people were arrested crossing the southern border. That’s a…

Sho Baraka: Creativity is a Force for Good

We would each like to think we are part of the solution rather than the…

The New Sound of Sleeping At Last

During the pandemic, Ryan O’Neal was watching a TV show with his wife that featured…

Jon Acuff on Unlocking Your Potential

Jon Acuff knows what it’s like when it feels as if your mind is going…

Japanese Breakfast’s Year of Jubilee

“I want to believe in you!” Michelle Zauner hollars on “Be Sweet.” “I want to…

It Was Never Just About Preachers and Sneakers

On March 18, 2019, a brand new Instagram account dropped five posts of three different…

William Fitzsimmons Is Ready to Go Deeper

William Fitzsimmons is coming off a fight with his daughter. For most of her nine…

10 Summer Trips That Could Change Your Life

Are you traveling for work or leisure? You get asked this when filling out customs…

Priscilla Shirer: Can You Ask Too Much From God?

Among the boxes we tend to build for God—the various extents to which we believe…

Judah Smith: Is Jesus Really Enough?

I found myself leading an impromptu Bible study with some unchurched people. They were in their…

The Future of the Climate Fight

In February, huge swaths of the central and southern United States were plunged into a…

N.T. Wright on Easter, Atonement and the Message of the Cross

Whether you’ve been around Christianity for years or are new to faith, you probably know…

The ‘$70,000 Minimum Wage’ CEO’s Vision of a Better America

Even if you don’t keep up with tech or business news, you’ve probably heard about…

This Spring, How to Clean the Green Way

March 20 marked the first day of spring, finally. That means it’s the time of…

Nate Bargatze: Seriously Funny

Nate Bargatze is fresh off a show in Birmingham, Alabama. As one of the most…

Gender Equality and Church Leadership

The message read: I read [your latest post] and really enjoyed/agreed/thought deeply about the words.…

The Woman Taking on Sex Abuse in the Church

For several years, reports and allegations swirled around the legacy of Ravi Zacharias, the famed…

Tim Keller on Facing Death (and Resurrection)

“I live with the knowledge that time is short,” Tim Keller says from his apartment…

Why Hillsong United’s TAYA Never Stopped Praising God

Taya Gaukrodger has been reading a lot of Oswald Chambers lately. The twentieth century Scottish…

LaKeith Stanfield Is Ready to Make You Uncomfortable

When LaKeith Stanfield first read the Judas and the Black Messiah script, he saw himself…

How to Maintain the Perfect Side Hustle

These days, you might feel like you’re hustling a lot. Most millennials feel the same.…

Chasing God Versus Following Him

So many times as believers, we are overly focused on looking like other Christians and…

Jen Hatmaker: We Have to Learn How to Hold Tension With Kindness

I think it’s the combination, really. Take a generation of deconstructionists with a touch of…

How to Become the New Spiritual You

If getting in shape was easy, then everyone would do it. That’s the thing about…

Rick Warren on the Year We Had

2020 was different for all of us for the same reason. Political unrest, the COVID-19…

Christians Should Get Dirty

I was just trying to go up an escalator. Somehow, I ended up sandwiched between…

Judah and the Lion Is Ready to Try Something Different

“I am living up in the mountains right now,” says Nate Zuercher, who has temporarily…

Jen Hatmaker: How to Survive a Holiday Dinner With People You Don’t Agree With

A few years back, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch that became an instant classic.…

RELEVANT’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

At the end of a very odd year, we’re all probably feeling a little more…