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Why Black History Month Matters

Dr. Tony Evans writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about Black History Month and why racial reconciliation and unity in the church matter.

Why I’m a Christian Independent

In part five of our series on Christian engagement in politics, Jonathan Merritt explains why he resists partisanship.

Why I’m a Christian Non-Voter

Part four in our series on Christian engagement in politics.

Why I Am a Christian Democrat

As we continue our series on Christian engagement in politics, David Masciotra shares why the call for compassion leads him to embrace Democratic ideology:

Rise of Christian Libertarians

Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira comments on the surge of Ron Paul supporters and why so many Christians now identify with Libertarian philosophy.

Should Candidates’ Religion Matter?

Ed Gungor writes about the role religion should play in our voting decisions and if faith ensures a credible candidate.

Is Modest Really Hottest?

Matthew Paul Turner writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the Christian approach to modesty and why it might be lacking.

Is Saturday the End of the World?

Jason Boyett writes a column reposted on RELEVANT about the Rapture prediction made by Harold Camping that the Rapture will occur Saturday, May 21.

Should Christians Celebrate the Death of Osama bin Laden?

Jonathan Merritt writes an article for RELEVANT about the Christian response to the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Should Christians Support a Burqa Ban?

RELEVANT looks at the recent ban on burqas in France, and what that says about religious liberty and how Christians should think about different practices in different faiths.

A Christian Budget? Pt. 1

Ambassador Tony Hall writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the current U.S. budget crisis, particularly how Christians ought to think of a budget as a moral document.

A Christian Budget? Pt. 2

Eric Teetsel writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the current budget crisis, including the ways both parties are holding up the process and causing conflict, as well as offering a workable solution.

Should the U.S. Be in Libya?

Jonathan Merritt writes an op-ed for the Washington Post reprinted in RELEVANT that looks at God’s desires for peace and justice and how that plays out in Libya.

When Truth Is the Enemy of “Truth”

Author Donald Miller writes about how paradigms are challenged by real truths in this article reprinted on RELEVANT.

Unpacking the North African Protests

RELEVANT looks at the recent protests in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly how American Christians should respond.

The Most Vital Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson writes for RELEVANT about the new Arms Trade Treaty, and how important it is for Christians to back.

Praying for Christopher Hitchens Isn’t Enough

Karen Spears Zacharias writes an op-ed for RELEVANT looking at the movement to pray for famous atheist Christopher Hitchens—and how it can distract us from our everyday duties of prayer.

Did Craigslist Do Enough?

RELEVANT looks at the recent news of Craigslist shutting down its adult service section, examining the benefits and remaining challenges.

Why 9/11 Isn’t About Quran Burning

RELEVANT looks at how the media and Christians are responding to the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.

Should Glenn Beck Speak for Christians?

Dr. Russell D. Moore writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the recent Restoring Honor rally hosted by Fox News personality Glenn Beck.

Why Our Generation Doesn’t Care About Prop 8

RELEVANT looks at the issue of Proposition 8 and gay marriage, wondering why Christian twentysomethings have dropped out of the debate.

What We Learned from the JetBlue Guy

RELEVANT looks at how the story of the Jet Blue guy reminds us all of our own pride and how we treat people who serve us.

Controversy at Ground Zero

RELEVANT looks at the current controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York City.

An Open Letter to Anne Rice

Karen Spears Zacharias writes a response to Anne Rice for RELEVANT after Rice declared she was quitting Christianity.

For (Too Much) Love of Country

Greg Boyd writes an op-ed piece for RELEVANT, challenging the notion of patriotism, particularly during the 4th of July period.

What Are Smartphones Doing to Us?

Brett McCracken writes a feature for RELEVANT about the new iPhone and how smartphones and all they bring are affecting our humanity.

A Christian Response to the Oil Spill

Jonathan Merritt writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the Christian response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

No Nukes Is Good Nukes

Why should we care about nuclear proliferation? Tyler Wigg-Stevenson makes a strong moral case for nuclear disarmament in this feature for RELEVANT.

You, Too, Can Be a Cocktail Party Wonk

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, founding director of the Two Futures Project, examines nuclear weapons and the resurgence of The Bomb for his politics column on RELEVANT.