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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…

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…

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…