, Current,Op Ed,

The Worthy Burden of Compassion

When I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college, I became pregnant. Unwed…

Opinion: The Case for Creation Care

In the beginning… Three simple words begin one of the most influential and controversial books…

Opinion: What "The X-Factor" Gets Right

There was a curious moment in last night’s season premiere of The X-Factor. The show…

The Incomplete Politics of Poverty

We’re about two months away from the next presidential election. Now that all the players…

Embracing the Real

This First Word column appears in the Sept./Oct. 2009 issue of RELEVANT. Click here to…

Them Jews

It may be the most hateful four-letter word in the English language: “them.”   As…

I Believe in Magic

Anyone who has followed my Twitter this spring has probably been annoyed with me during…

Podcasts, Sabbaticals & Other Updates

Well, it’s good to be back from my two-month sabbatical. Many of you have asked…

Judging a Book by Its Gender

A little-known anecdote tells that J.K. Rowling was advised early in her writing days to…

The Rest of the Story

As I mentioned in my last column, the March issue marked the sixth anniversary of…

What Are You Listening To?

I recently Twittered about my regret in somehow overlooking Kings of Leon‘s Only By The…

Breaking My Addiction to Busyness

Last week, I hit a wall. Because of months of overlapping deadlines at work (web…

Transforming Politics

The feverish pitch and high stakes of the election is finally over.  Some celebrated while…

The THR33 Lies

While reading a great book from a (new, yet) dear friend called ‘simple spirituality’ i…

Reason to Believe

When I tell people I will be at Barack Obama’s inauguration, I know what to…

On MLK Day: From a White-Skinned Father to a Black-Skinned Son

I am a white-skinned father with a black-skinned son.   A little over a year…

Yuletide Yearnings

As I’m plummeting deeper into my semi-professional life, leaving a wake of sophomoric skepticism behind…

Why I Accepted, And Then Declined, An Invitation to Pray at the DNC

As many of you know, over the last couple of months I have had the…

The Role of Women

Recently I’ve found myself on an interesting journey. There is one very simple observation one…

A RELEVANT Update

Busy week here at RELEVANT. Here’s the latest: RELEVANT magazine: Next week our September issue…

where the weak are killed and eaten…

update from a design intern: This isn’t about design but more so some mid-summer thoughts…

Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly…

For those of you who don’t know me [or for those of you who do?],…

NeedtoBreathe, Seabird, Jon Foreman

I’ve had some pretty great guests on my radio show (see bio at the bottom…

Am I Relevant?

I apologize for my lack of bloggage lately – normally I’m all about writing out…

Hungry

One year during a road trip for my high school baseball team, we stopped at…

Favorite Albums of 2008 (mid-year)

We’re at the halfway mark, so it’s time to review our first six months of…

delighted to meet you

This is a summer of firsts. I’ve never lived in Florida, had an AIM account,…

There are marketing interns?!

Yes…we are a smaller crew and sometimes lost in the shuffle, but we are here.…

Thoughts on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming. I’m both a son who has a father and a father…

An Unbelievable Comeback

In one of the most notable scenes from Cameron Crowe’s poetic film Almost Famous, rock…

Letting Go

Sometimes you just have to let go. When you hold on too tightly it nearly,…

Yet another design intern. Down, Set, Go…

HI there. Apparently (according to all of the other intern blogs so far this summer),…

designers do not blog…or should not.

Hello. I’m one of the three design interns here at RELEVANT. Since introductions are awkward…

I’m From Al-a-bam-a

So if in a stint of summer boredom you have been continuously checking this specific…

An Intern Introduction

Hello there Relevant readers! As the intern posse continues to grow, I figured it would…

Book Club|June.08

Here we gather for the first round of our book club. A few of us…

Bicycle Rock

I ride my bike everywhere. Chicago is a great town for bicyclists, and its streets…

Confessions of a Relevant intern

Hello, my name is Chris and this is my first post as a Relevant Magazine…

Things I Didn’t Know

Recently, I’ve discovered a range of things I didn’t previously know. Honestly, these have no…

Colour Revolt Live

I don’t get into much heavy rock and roll these days, I associate a lot…