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5 Signs a Social Media Debate Has Gone Off the Rails

Social media debates. Are they worth it? That’s a question for the ages, as most…

10 Things Every Thanksgiving Host Should Know

This year, my family has hit the Thanksgiving jackpot: we’re going to the lake with…

Forgiveness Isn’t Supposed to be Easy

I had played this day out in my head for what seemed like forever. Hypothetical…

The Death Penalty Is a Pro-Life Issue Too

Here’s when I realized the death penalty was a spiritual and a theological issue, not…

What We Get Wrong About Jesus Clearing the Temple

God is a God of justice. Wherever the poor are being taken advantage of, the…

10 Music Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About the Bands You Love

With the coming release of Get Back, Peter Jackson is promising to get audiences closer to…

Is It Time to Boycott Facebook?

If you don’t pay much attention to the news, Mark Zuckerberg’s digital stroll to a…

‘Ye’ Shall Know the Truth: 12 Other Artists Who Went Christian Mid-Career

On the surface, the trajectory of Kanye West — who, it must be noted, is…

Augmented Reality Might Just Change the World

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

Nine Spooky Movies That Actually Have Something to Say

Here’s a little paradox: most scary movies, even the ones that are actually scary, are…

Woe to You Who Are Rich: What ‘Succession’ Gets Right About Wealth

TV tends to treat the rich in one of two ways. The first is to…

RELEVANT Recommends: Five Releases We’re Excited About This Week

Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and…

10 Songs That Should Be on Your Fall Rotation

Don’t think too small for fall. Autumn obviously conjures of images of dying leaves and…

It’s Not Cancel Culture. It’s Just Reaping What’s Been Sown.

We live in performative times, in which it can be difficult to tell whether someone…

RELEVANT Recommends: Five Releases We’re Excited About This Week

Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and…

The Forgotten History of the American Church’s Most Successful Boycott

The boycott has fallen on hard times. While once, a primary means of consumers making…

How Many of These Classic Christian Girl Autumn Activities Have You Tried?

As you know, it’s Christian Girl Autumn. It’s actually double Christian Girl Autumn, since the U.S. was…

Dr. Caroline Leaf: ‘You Are Not Your Brain. You Control Your Brain.’

For most of us, our brain is an unknowable thing, and the landscape and pattern…

Dr. Derwin Gray: ‘Prayer Is So Much More Than Asking For What We Need’

Prayer remains a mystery. Nobody argues disagrees about that. We don’t ultimately know all the…

Your Calling Doesn’t Define You

I have not written an article in over a year. My keyboard has been silent.…

What the Bleep Does the Bible Say About Profanity?

One of my favorite and most uncomfortable memories as a Bible professor was when I…

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…

World Relief’s Jenny Yang on Afghan Refugees: The U.S. ‘Could Have Done More’

The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan two weeks ahead of the U.S. military’s complete…

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…

Don’t Blame Your Lack of Self Control on What She’s Wearing

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of chatter on social media…

Singleness Does Not Mean Unhappiness

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

There’s an Ethical Way to Winterize Your Wardrobe

You don’t have to be a bleeding-heart vegan to be concerned about the inhumane treatment…