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Why the Church Needs More Troublemakers

From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr, many who are considered saints or heroes…

How to Find Your Calling (And Why Most People Get This Wrong)

It never fails. Every week someone asks me what the “secret” is to doing work…

Social Media Rants Won’t Change the World

It was my senior year of college. My friends and I were enjoying a beer…

Finding an Adventure with Jesus

Evan Bell writes a blog for RELEVANT about finding an adventure and risking everything with Jesus.

Can Humor Be a Spiritual Discipline?

There are times when laughing very hard is brave defiance; a dare to the darkness…

What They Don’t Tell You About Pursuing Social Justice

Justice is central to the Christian faith yet many Christians, especially in the United States,…

Do Your Career Choices Show You Trust in God or Yourself?

Knowledge and education are vital to surviving in our world. At young ages, we are…

5 Videos Every Christian ’90s Kid Has Seen

The Christian home video empire of the 90s was lucrative but small, which means there were…

Praying for Irrational Peace

Fear is a noose. It tightens and asphyxiates, leaving breath shallow and forced. Those who…

How to Revolutionize Your Prayer Life in 2021

Prayer is one of those things we know we “should” do, but often don’t know how. But perhaps we’re making talking to God harder than it really needs to be.

5 Myths About Christian Political Engagement

As they have in every generation, evangelicals are wrestling with their role in the larger…

Being ‘Wise as Serpents’ in the Era of Fake News

Truth is a big deal. In Zechariah 8:16, the prophet says, These are the things…

Are You in the ‘Right’ Job?

Have you ever asked yourself the question: Am I in the right job?  Your work may be…

Fasting is More than Just a Holy Diet

RELEVANT tackles the topic of fasting, looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual results of the ancient discipline.

Seek Impact. Not Attention.

Everyone wants it. Authors, bloggers, musicians, pastors. Your Facebook friends, your Twitter followers, your Instagram…

Making (and Keeping) New Year’s Resolutions

Across cultures and throughout history, New Year’s Day has been a time of jubilant celebration.…

How to Get Your Dream Going

Ten years ago on a mountain in Russia, in a blizzard, I had an idea.…

How to Be a Peacemaker in a World of Conflict

What would happen if no one actively wanted to create peace in the world? Actually,…

6 Ways to Not Let Winter Bum You Out

Winter can be really depressing. The days are shorter. The outdoors drop to nightmarishly low…

Your Stress is Harming Your Spiritual Life

I’ve noticed a theme since entering adulthood: it’s stressful. Becoming a grown up means grown-up…

How to Actually Be More Generous Next Year

For most of us, talking about giving, serving or money just makes us uneasy. We…

A New Year Is a Reminder That Our Faith Is Built on the Promise of Change

Looking at change as a constant part of life.

Don’t Forget Christmas

Recently, my little sons watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the classic Christmas claymation…

The 10 Best Christmas Episodes Streaming Right Now

When done right, a Christmas special goes timeless and can be watched over and over…

O Come Let Us Adore Him

I haven’t slept much recently, but not just because I am a college student that…

Three Surprising Lessons Christians Can Learn from Scrooge

If Charles Dickens was a singer/songwriter, A Christmas Carol would be one of the greatest…

5 Classic Christmas Songs That Are Actually Super Weird

Brace yourselves. Christmas time is officially upon us: which means garland, eggnog, lawn displays, and–of…

Do Our Bodies Matter to Our Spiritual Lives?

What do we do with the body? This isn’t a line from Dexter. It’s no…

Why ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Is the Only Holiday Special Worth Watching

If you must choose only one Christmas special to watch this year—and every year for…

Embracing Simplicity at Christmas: A Practical Guide

Finding freedom from all the stuff during the Christmas season seems impossible. Not only do we…

Learning to Have a Childlike Faith With ‘Elf’

Todd Fisher writes a column for RELEVANT about lessons we can learn from Elf about a childlike faith.

The Radical Inclusiveness of Advent

On the dining room table in our house, a bundle of sage sits next to…

3 Ways to Stop Stressing So Much About Money

I’ve spent the past 20 years working with a unique group of people. You may…

4 Christmas Movies That Actually Have Something to Say

When it comes to holiday-themed entertainment, it appears Hollywood ascribes to quantity over quality. In…

All Christians Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Late Thursday, Brandon Bernard was executed for his role in a double murder that took…

5 Ways to Stay Close to God During the Busy Holiday Season

Life doesn’t ever stop, especially during the busy holiday season full of shopping lists, Zoom…

How Should You Spend Money During the Holidays?

Americans will spend over $700 billion on Christmas this year. That’s a lot of Hatchimals.…

Beyond Fat and Thin

Whenever I work out at the YMCA, I am reminded of a great scene in…

Jennie Allen: Being Liked is Overrated

One of my earliest memories of worrying what people thought of me came in second…

How to Celebrate Advent When You’re Hurting

When I was a kid, each Christmas Eve at my house replayed the same scenario.…