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Today’s Devotional: All You Need Is Love

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John…

God ‘Making All Things New’ Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Ignore the Environment

It was a perfect Saturday afternoon: cloudless sky, 72 degrees, and a clean breeze blowing…

Three Misconceptions about Human Trafficking We Need to Change

My husband and I run a charity that fights human trafficking. A few years ago…

Christianity’s Most Famous Beer Enthusiasts

Christians and beer have a complicated relationship. In recent decades, many conservative evangelical camps have…

Today’s Devotional: Silent Freedom

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:6) A lonely…

There’s a Difference Between a Passion and a Calling

I never cared for discernment in my early years of being a Christian. All that…

Brian Johnson on Taking Down the Church’s Mental Health Stigmas

A few years ago, Brian Johnson had an experience that changed his life. The worship…

A New Kind of Prosperity Gospel

Growing up in evangelicalism, millennials were told to watch out for the health, wealth and…

Today’s Devotional: Working The Line

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.…

How to Master the Cheap Date (Without Being Cheap)

The bill arrives for dinner. Yikes. You didn’t anticipate spending that much money. But what…

6 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts that Give Back

Haven’t bought a gift for Father’s Day yet? Want to get your pops something different…

Does Fasting Even Matter Anymore?

Jesus and Moses began their earthly ministries by spending 40 days alone in the wilderness…

Today’s Devotional: An Encounter With The Cross

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die…

There’s No Difference Between ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Secular’

The sacred/secular divide is this idea that some things are sacred or spiritual, and they…

Trillia Newbell: Why You Shouldn’t Be Color Blind

Imagine, if you will, not being able to differentiate between reds versus greens or blues…

What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?

The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news, but…

Six Myths Too Many Twentysomethings Believe About Purpose

Like just about everyone, you want your life to make an impact. But for twentysomethings,…

Today’s Devotional: A Role Model

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let…

Don’t Let Your Spiritual Life Become a Side Project

I’m pretty sure I used to be cool. I talked cool, I acted cool, I…

5 Reasons to Make Friends Who Are Different From You

Imagine this: You pull off the interstate into the city of Sameness. You enter a…

Today’s Devotional: Jesus’s Favorite Question

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ’If anyone wants to be first, he…

The Christian Case for Watching More TV

TV consumption has continued to increase year after year, especially during the chaos of the…

What Not to Say to Hurting People

There’s a very strange, and often-overlooked, element to the classic story of Jesus raising Lazarus…

Four Things Christians Get Wrong About Addiction (That We Shouldn’t)

There are a lot of myths about what addiction is and how it functions. Many…

Today’s Devotional: A Weighty God

“A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the…

Why Aren’t Christian Singles Dating?

In a post from #TheDatingScene blog series, I reported that over 53 percent of singles who…

Eight Ways to Stop Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard

I live in a cool college town of 150,000 known for its bike paths and…

How the Psalms Made Me Feel Human Again

I’ve always found it refreshing to set aside time for prayer and the study of…

Why Do Christians Make Debt Such a Big Deal?

It’s no secret that millennials are in debt—some even claim it as a defining characteristic…

Seven Prominent Christian Thinkers Who Wrestled With Doubt

In his book, In Two Minds: The Dilemma of Doubt & How to Resolve It,…

Today’s Devotional: No Longer Slaves

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his…

What Your Coffee Says About Your Theology

If there’s one thing that Christians enjoy more than debating the nuances of theology, it’s…

The Real Effect of Porn on Women

When I saw porn for the first time at 11, I was convinced I was…

Today’s Devotional: Fighting with Swords

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did…

Today’s Devotional: Winning the Battle With Grace

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that…

The Spiritual Toll of Constant Entertainment

In my ongoing Jesus vs. Netflix battle, it seems like Netflix is winning my time…

A Reminder: ‘Welcome the Stranger’ Is a Commandment

The biblical mandate to take special concern for foreigners is frequently paired with God’s injunction…

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

Here’s something that probably won’t shock you: breakups suck. Shocking, right? The truth is, unless…

Jesus Would Have Been a Terrible #Influencer

“A true leader does not search for followers.” These words penned by the late Dr.…

God’s Heart for People Struggling With Suicide

RELEVANT imagines what God would say to the suicidal.