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Five Heroes of Your Christian Childhood

For those of you raised in the church, there was no shortage of well-intentioned and,…

Your Work/Life Balance No Longer Exists. Here’s What to Do About It

Your work-life balance probably doesn’t exist anymore, and we want you to know that you…

10 Early ‘00s Christian Indie Rock Albums that Still Hold Up

In the early 2000s, as the pop-punk glory days were coming to a close, a…

Privilege Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It

“Would you like a free upgrade?” the car rental manager asked me. I rented there…

Four Life-Hacks to Conquer Your Quarterlife Crisis

Oh, the dreaded quarterlife crisis. Having entered the scene with the millennial era, it’s crippling…

14 Maya Angelou Quotes about Living a Life of Purpose

Yesterday would have been the 93rd birthday of one of the nation’s finest writers. Maya…

Tim Keller on Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Tim Keller writes in a book excerpt posted on RELEVANT about Christ’s resurrection, especially why it really happened and the proof for a factual event.

Iconic Movie Lines That Don’t Work in Real Relationships

In my life as a pastor, I have had the honor of officiating close to…

How to Have the Courage to Go Big With Your Prayers

Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to realize just how much my thoughts,…

The Enneagram Type of Falcon, the Winter Soldier and the Rest of the Avengers

One of the things that set Marvel’s Avengers apart as superheroes is that they’re also…

Rest Can’t Be for Weekends Alone

The busier I get, the faster the time seems to pass. Keeping busy is valued…

It’s Spring — Get Into the Great Outdoors

RELEVANT looks at ways to get outdoors now that winter is (mostly) over and spring has sprung.

Five Ways to Know You’re Accidentally Becoming an Internet Troll

If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media, or just reading the comment…

What Every Millennial Needs to Know About Leading

I am a sponge when it comes to leadership. I watch and soak in the…

Chrissy Teigen Leaving Twitter Is a Reminder That We All Need Social Media Breaks

On Thursday, social media superstar Chrissy Teigen announced that she’s leaving Twitter. “This no longer…

Nine Songs Every 90s Youth Group Kid Still Has Memorized

If you owned this, this, or one of these, then you’re a Church kid; one…

Five Books That Will Challenge Your Ideas About Race in America

It’s become abundantly clear that a post-racial America is only a dream and that more…

Showing Grace in the Era of Cultural Outrage

There’s a good chance that at this very moment, someone is saying something you will…

Five Must-Watch Films on Netflix That Can Expand Your Notion of Justice

We all know how easy it is to get sucked into the black hole of…

10 Live Worship Songs That Will Vastly Improve Your Week

Tuesdays can be kind of drag: Sure, you’ve made it through Monday, but you’ve still…

Stop Letting What’s Urgent Get in the Way of the Life You Want

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like?” and I find myself perplexed at…

Everyone Loves Sex. So Why Wait?

When I met my wife, it was like we had known each other for years.…

Jesus’ Flipping Tables Isn’t an Excuse for Your Online Rants

Read through enough Facebook comment threads involving Christians, and you will likely run across it:…

The Unsettling Humanity of Jesus

John Backman writes about passages of Scripture that find Jesus behaving remarkably human, and why these stories shouldn’t unsettle us, but comfort us.

Do Christians Confuse Blessings With Success?

We can spot the hashtag scrolling along social media feeds and popping up in Bruno…

6 Documentaries That Will Challenge How You Think

No small thanks to Netflix, documentaries are having their day. What once were long, kind…

Buying Sustainable Fashion is a Human Rights Issue

Once upon a time, people used to shop in preparation for two different seasons: Spring/Summer…

Is Forgiveness the Bible’s Most Controversial Teaching?

Several years ago, I led a series on the subject of forgiveness with college students…

Being Mentored Is Good. Being Discipled Is Better.

A few years ago, a young woman asked me to mentor her on being a…

Real Justice Work Begins With Confronting Your Own Biases

When it comes to justice, the harvest is plenty and the number of workers are…

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…

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…

We’re Called to Serve Immigrants

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

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…

The ’90s Albums Every Youth Group Rocked

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

What ‘Resting on God’ Actually Looks Like

There is a verse in the Psalms that really hits home to me: “My soul…

Is Your Bookshelf Racist?

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

Why the Beatitudes Are Still So Revolutionary

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