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I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

Pat Barrett on Why He Finds Kanye West So Inspiring

Recently, RELEVANT was thrilled to host singer/songwriter and worship artist Pat Barrett on our podcast.…

The 10 Funniest Prayers in Pop Culture History

Sometimes you get an “amen.” Sometimes you get an “lmao.” Prayer is enough of an…

The Church Has Always Led the Way on Public Health

Jesus has 37 miracles recorded in the New Testament. Of those, 27 involving healing the…

How 9/11 Changed the World

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was skipping school. In all of the…

9/11 Is A History Lesson For Me

For the last two decades, Americans have said we will “never forget” the attacks of…

10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Fall

Summer movies are roller coasters. They’re fun rides that get your pulse pounding. Or, to…

Don’t Mistake Your Comfort for God’s Goodness

Nine in the morning rolls around and honestly, I still don’t “need” to rise and…

Why Is God So Big on Patience?

“Love is patient…” “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait…

Things That Hold Us Back From Serving Others

Volunteering and serving others is a significant part of living intentionally and trying to make…

5 Extremely Cringe Sermon Illustrations It’s Time to Retire for Good

Sermons are hard, and we’re not here to pretend otherwise. They’re much harder than people…

10 Fall Albums We Can’t Wait to Start Spinning

The summer isn’t exactly over but we’re definitely in its final trip around the block.…

In HBO’s ‘White Lotus,’ Self-Care Has Become an Idol

There’s a great recurring joke in HBO Max’s hit series The White Lotus that gets close to…

Getting Vaccinated Is Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

There’s an old cliche local heroes like to trot out when they’re interviewed on the…

The Surprisingly Christian Origins of Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Most Christians don’t really consider themselves superstitious. Only 14 percent of Protestants and 15 percent…

4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church

I often hear Christians say that we should be more like the early church. And…

How Embracing Rest Can Change Your Life

When you hear the word rest, what comes to mind? In a culture where the…

Can Hope and Worry Coexist?

One of the defining marks of Christianity is hope—we know that no matter what happens,…

Singleness Does Not Mean Unhappiness

I was sitting on a panel about dating when someone asked the classic question: “What’s…

Your Friends Don’t Need You to Fix Them

My husband and I left an oppressive church environment and were verbally shamed, threatened and…

When Will America Take What We Know About Racist Policing Seriously?

After three white police officers beat a Black man named Robert Hall to death, a…

Moving From Liking Jesus to Intimacy With Him

Deep intimacy with God results in revelation and humility. We must humble ourselves before the…

Eight Unexpected Faith Conversations From Pop Culture

When certain personalities get to the point of being celebrities, it’s easy for us non-famous…

11 Ways to Know You’re on Social Media Too Much

Social media is one of the most significant technological innovations of our generation. It has…