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Augmented Reality Might Just Change the World

There’s a world around us few can see. It exists alongside our physical reality. It…

What Millennials Can Learn From Gen Z

It’s happening again. The gears of life are creaking forward, the hands of time tic…

How the Church Can Use Critical Race Theory

There was a lot going on in November of 2020. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Jackie Hill Perry on What We Believe About God

Not many people would dare call God a liar out loud, lest they be guilty…

Faith Needs Failures: A Conversation With Trillia Newbell

In Hebrews 11, the author starts getting a little carried away, listing examples of people…

Andy Mineo Is Ready to Grow Up—Kind Of

When Andy Mineo logs onto Zoom, he’s mostly recovered from a bout with COVID-19. The…

The Evolution of Hillsong Y+F

For nearly a decade, Hillsong Church’s Young and Free have created engaging worship music for…

How Natalie Bergman Found ‘Mercy’

In 2019, Natalie Bergman’s father and stepmother were killed by a drunk driver. The tragedy…

Erwin McManus: Jesus Was a Genius

It might surprise you to learn that there’s no technical definition of a genius. There’s…

Rachael Denhollander: The Woman Taking on Sex Abuse in the Church

Editor’s Note: Given today’s Senate testimony against former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, we are re-sharing…

Respect the Music: A Conversation Between Jennifer Hudson and Derek Minor

Who would you want to play you in a movie? For most of us, it’s…

How Philip Yancey Left Toxic Religion Without Losing His Faith

“I was raised in a church environment that is not healthy,” says Phillip Yancey. “And…

Student Debt is a Justice Issue

Way back in 2008, in the first once-in-a-lifetime economic recession of your life, many adults…

How Gen Z Will Shape the Church

From a purely mathematical standpoint, the Church has reason to be concerned about reaching the…

Why Won’t Christians Get Vaccinated?

When COVID-19 first arrived in late 2019, it was barely a blink in anyone’s eye.…

The Mystery of NEEDTOBREATHE

In 2020, not long after NEEDTOBREATHE dropped Out of Body, the band started tinkering around…

The Future of the Climate Fight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Given the sobering data in the UN’s exhaustive report on the rapidly accelerating…

Jon Acuff on Unlocking Your Potential

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

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…

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…

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…