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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…

12 Fiction Books That Will Shape Your Theology

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

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…

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…

14 Maya Angelou Quotes about Living a Life of Purpose

Today would have been the 90th birthday of one of the great poets of our…

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…

Breaking Down the Theology of Star Wars

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

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…

Success, Addiction and the Freedom of Walking Away

The first time I met Chad Johnson, in 2009, he had to step away for…

What Is Wrong With the Modern Man?

Men today are not a stellar species. We do most of the murdering. We commit…

NBC Fired “Today” Host Matt Lauer for “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior In the Workplace”

NBC has fired long-time Today host Matt Lauer after receiving a complaint from a colleague about…

Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe Works and DC Comics Extended Universe Doesn’t

I was a big Metallica fan in 9th grade, not because I genuinely liked their…

5 Questions to Ask Before Posting To Social Media

I was a freshman in college when Facebook came out and I distinctly remember thinking,…

3 Lies About Sexual Assault the Church Must Stop Perpetuating

Editor’s note: The story first ran last October. The past few weeks, we’ve seen real…

The Gospel According to ‘Stranger Things’

Editor’s Note: This piece was first published after the first season of “Stranger Things” debuted.…

10 Sci-Fi Movies That Can Help Shape Your Theology

Look around the internet, Blade Runner 2049 is everywhere. For good reason, too. In addition…

11 Contemporary Authors Every Christian Should Read

I enjoy few things more than opening a good novel and getting lost in its…

9 Classic Christian Books Worth Revisiting

There’s no shortage of great new books to fill your fall reading list, but every…

Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

The large-looming church father St. Augustine famously stated, “Once and for all, I give you…

These ‘Parks and Rec’ Pop! Collectables Will Likely Be Priceless One Day

We don’t typically give investment advice, but it is safe to assume that these new…

Why Phantogram’s ‘Three’ Sounds So Deep

This record is about heartbreak,” says Sarah Barthel, the vocal half of Phantogram, referring to…

Ukraine’s ‘StopFake’ TV Show Only Features Fake News to Help Fight Fake News

Ukraine has come up with a new way to fight fake news: the nightly StopFake…

A Refugee Child Comforted a Dog Hit by a Car

An 8-year-old boy named Hüseyin el-Hasan in Kilis, Turkey just exemplified a powerful display of…

Here’s What Saved Kirk Franklin’s Marriage

Kirk and Tammy Franklin recently stopped by Erica Campbell’s morning show Get Up! Mornings to…

This Year’s Oscars Broke Records for the Number of Black Winners

Share Facebook 435 Twitter 0 Culture Last night’s Oscars ended up having the most diverse…

Taco Bell’s Meat Tortilla Is Leaving

Taco Bell has recently announced that the naked chicken chalupa—a taco made out of a…

This Website Predicts 2017 Is the End

A particular Christian group has recently updated its website to suggest something pretty bleak: They…

Study: The Academy Awards Is Also Ageist

Well, unless you’re Michael Keaton. The Oscars have faced criticism in recent years for failing…

Netflix Is Now Allowing ’13th’ to Be Screened in Public Even Without a Subscription

The Netflix documentary 13th was one of the most important films of 2016. The documentary…

A Lost Essay Shows Winston Churchill Wondering About Aliens

There is definitely no shortage of weird news these days, but this story belongs in…