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12 Novels That Can Shape Your Spiritual Life

 When we think about the role of reading in our spiritual formation, we generally think…

The Definitive Ranking of Christian T-Shirts

If you are a member of the Christian faith, there’s a high likelihood you have…

Today’s Devotional: Tigers, Fireworks and Faith

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in…

The Definitive Ranking of Bands From Christian Pop Punk’s Glory Days

The mid-’90s to the early years of the 2000s were an interesting time in American…

The Definitive Ranking of Insanely Awesome Christian Album Covers

The digital music revolution has, for the most part, been great for music fans. But…

The Spiritual Toll of Constant Entertainment

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

The 7 Best Television Marriages of All Time

Television marriages are largely terrible. For the most part, they feature either bumbling husbands who…

What Does It Mean to Be Discerning With How We Watch Movies?

Drawing the line between discernment and discretion.

9 Things Every Effective Human Video Had

If you were ever a member of a Christian youth group, there’s a good chance…

Ten CCM Songs From the ’90s That Still Slap

Music, like most everything else, doesn’t always hold up. It’s no fault of the musicians.…

Breaking Down the Theology of Star Wars

The Star Wars canon has had a global impact. The popular space opera has changed…

Eight Signs You Were in a Christian Rock Band

These days, if you want to determine whether or not a rock band is a…

4 Times ‘The Onion’ Was Right About Christian Culture

It’s been two decades since The Onion began mercilessly satirizing American culture, mass media, politics…

Eight Unexpected Faith Conversations From Pop Culture

When certain personalities get to the point of being celebrities, it’s easy for us non-famous…

11 Ways to Know You’re on Social Media Too Much

Social media is one of the most significant technological innovations of our generation. It has…

Five Heroes of Your Christian Childhood

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

6 Documentaries That Will Challenge How You Think

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

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…

The ’90s Albums Every Youth Group Rocked

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

8 Underrated ‘Christian’ Movies

“Christian” movies don’t exactly have the greatest reputation among film watchers. Christian cinema’s apocalyptic thrillers,…

6 Ways to Not Let Winter Bum You Out

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

The 10 Best Christmas Episodes Streaming Right Now

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

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.

Erwin McManus: Everyone Is a Creative

Not many of us think of ourselves as “creatives.” We use that label to apply…

15 Chesterton Quotes That Will Shape Your Faith

Ask many contemporary Christian thinkers who most influenced their attitudes about faith, and they’ll likely…

11 Mr. Rogers Quotes Every Christian Should Read

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran in 2014. This week, a biopic about Fred Rogers…

What American Christians Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick

Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran when Colin Kaepernick was the quarterback of the 49ers.…

What Horror Movies Can Teach Us About Christianity

While it may seem counterintuitive, there probably isn’t a film genre (excluding movies produced by…

9 Things You Didn’t Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

On what would have been his 127th birthday, here are nine things about John Ronald…

Mumford & Sons’ 10 Best Songs About Wrestling with Faith

This week, Mumford & Sons released first new song off their upcoming album Delta. Like…

Watch These People Totally Lie in Jimmy Kimmel’s Hilarious MLK Edition of ‘Lie Witness News’

Yesterday, people all over the world celebrated the annual holiday that commemorates the birth of…

The Greatest Showman Is The Wake Up Call That the Church Needs

Hugh Jackman’s latest blockbuster The Greatest Showman has people divided: is this a cliché musical…

12 Cool Christmas Gifts That Support Important Causes

This holiday season, in the spirit of giving, go the extra mile to find a…

8 DIY Christmas Presents You Need to Get Started on Now

Gift shopping can make the holiday season tremendously stressful, especially when you’re looking for the…