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The Black Mirror Episodes That Are Already Ahead of Their Time

Black Mirror is a show about the future. You can’t really describe it any other way.…

Pat Barrett On Expanding Worship

Pat Barrett honed his music skills as a worship leader, playing in his Atlanta church…

Eight Ways Christians Can Make Their Social Media Feeds a Healthier Place

I’m terrified that because of social media, the entire world can see my words. It…

Johnnyswim on Lockdown

If a year on lockdown has taken a toll on Abner and Amanda Ramirez, they’re…

A Way Out of Cancel Culture in the Church

Every political, social and spiritual persuasion faces almost daily reports from the front lines of…

Hustle, Rest and the Real Example of Jesus

“Everyday, I’m hustling.” “Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” “Good things come…

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…

Nate Bargatze: Seriously Funny

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

RELEVANT Recommends: Little Oblivions

This week on RELEVANT Recommends we’re looking at the latest album from Julien Baker, Little…

Tim Keller on Facing Death (and Resurrection)

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

We’re Called to Serve Immigrants

 Across this country, it seems everyone is up in arms about immigrants and refugees. Mostly,…

Gender Equality and Church Leadership

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

Five Things to Do If You’re Losing Sleep Thinking About Money

There’s something all-consuming about money troubles. The gnawing anxiety sticks to you like a vampire…

What Nobody Tells You About Finding Joy

I’ve been thinking about joy for quite some time now. Or rather, why we Christians…

Five Things to Do When God Seems Distant

That June, I stood at the podium draped in black cap and gown. I was…

How to Make 2021 Your Anti-2020

If I were to ask you about how your year went last year, you might…

Porn Is Rewiring a Whole Generation, Christians Included

Can sexlessness and erectile dysfunction really be growing phenomena among men in their twenties? Over…

Judah Smith: Now, More Than Ever, You Need to Check in On Your Soul Health

A while back I was thinking about this concept of home. I started wondering, “If…

The Future of the Climate Fight

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

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…

The Woman Taking on Sex Abuse in the Church

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

The ’90s Albums Every Youth Group Rocked

The ‘90s were a wonderful time to be a teenager attending youth group every week.…

Five Ways to Celebrate Black History Month Year-Round

We are nearing the last day of Black History Month, but that doesn’t mean the…

Fighting for Good In a World That Isn’t

How do we fight for truth and love in a world of hurt and rage?…

Is Your Bookshelf Racist?

My dream has always been to live in a house full of books. I saw…

Five Things You Gotta Know Before You Turn 30

An older friend once told me that most of what you learn in your twenties…

Why the Beatitudes Are Still So Revolutionary

I’m sitting on a hillside overlooking Galilee, where tradition and scholars say that Jesus spoke…

Three Ways to Manage Technology During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all much more grateful for technology — and we’re…

Bob Goff On Finding Your Purpose

If we’re going to do community well and take a genuine interest in others, there’s…

Why Certainty Can Be So Dangerous to Faith

“I don’t know.” You could make a case that it has become one of the…

RELEVANT Recommends: ‘Young Rock’

It’s easy to be skeptical of a premise like Young Rock, which exactly what it…

The ‘Minari’ Director on Telling a New Kind of Immigrant Story

Minari is a singular experience, a quiet, gentle film that feels thrilling because of the immediacy…

Six Books You Probably Should Have Read By Now

People think a lot of things about God. Christians, skeptics and atheists alike all have…

Depression Doesn’t Have to Define You

I did not have a word for it until my senior year of college. Looking…

Audrey Roloff: Pursuing Purity Before and After “I Do”

We recognize that purity is a sensitive conversation, but we don’t want to gloss over…

Jesus Knows What It’s Like to Be Multiethnic

“So what are you, exactly?” I’m asked that often. When people see my dark-black and…

This Lent, Consider a Social Media Fast

We all seem to be looking down these days. I wonder if that’s why many…

Eight Accidentally Hilarious Old-School Christian Music Videos You Have to Watch

The art of the music video has come a long way since it first took…

How the New Documentary About the Black Church Is Telling a New Story

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a literary critic and academic who’s become well known as…