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‘Black Panther’ Is the Most Purposeful Superhero Movie Ever

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Black Panther‘s nomination for Best Picture, we’re reposting our original review. The…

On National Cereal Day, a Bizarre Deep Dive Into the Newsboys’ Hit Song ‘Breakfast’

My passion for breakfast extends to just two opinions: 1) It’s the best meal to…

After 20 Years, ‘The Big Lebowski’ Still Abides

[fade in on paragraph 1, cue voice of Great American Actor Sam Elliot] So awhile…

The Academy Awards Celebrated Activism But Stopped Short of Radical Change

The Oscars are one of the most influential celebrations of story in the world, an…

Is Rob Bell Really ‘The Heretic’?

Rob Bell was brilliant, I thought. During my 11 years as a pastor, he shaped…

‘Atlanta’s Second Season Reclaims the Title of Best Show On TV

Atlanta works because Atlanta works. The show’s second season, premiering Thursday night on FX, is…

By Goading People to Murder, Netflix’s ‘The Push’ Is Reality TV at Its Worst

Reality television is pop culture’s value meal: insubstantial, barely satisfying, delicious, addictive. It’s awful for…

Find Your Doom, Or Your Hope, In ‘Annihilation’

It’s probably best to start simple: Annihilation works. From start to finish, you’re always in…

‘Game Night’ Turns Friendship Into a Hilarious Team Effort

When friends host a game night around their coffee or kitchen table, they have three…

‘Everything Sucks!’ Represents the Best and Worst of High School

High-school underclassmen have really dumb senses of humor. They laugh at the mention of private…

Joel McHale Is Still Funny, But Can He Survive On Netflix?

Netflix is designed for impulse decisions. Its whole structure is oriented to throw as many…

Billy Graham: More Than Just America’s Preacher

You’ll see a lot of talk about Billy Graham being “America’s Preacher” today. That’s true…

Please Donate to My Summer Missions Trip to Wakanda!

Hi friends and family! I am SO excited to be sharing this news with you:…

6 Netflix Movies That Will Make You Want to Change the World

The glories and triumphs of certain Marvel movies aside, this season at the movies tends…

‘Black Panther’ Has the Best Supervillain Since the Joker

[Warning, the following articles contains some spoilers for the movie Black Panther.] Great villains don’t…

Chris Rock Is ‘Talking From Hell’ on His New Netflix Special

When Chris Rock tells the audience, “I cheated,” it’s the only moment of his new…

12 Positive Life Lessons You Learn Watching All Six Bring It On Movies In A Row

I thought watching nine hours of cheerleading movies was going to be way worse than…

7 Chocolate Brands That Will Help You Have an Ethically Sourced Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. You know what that means: The influx of overpriced flower bundles, tacky…

When Shaun White Was a God

He was a composite of everything you could dream of being. An outlaw bandana masked…

Should We Really Be Making Sequels to ‘Passion of the Christ’?

We’re already talking about Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ sequel in terms of money.…

‘The Good Place’ Saved Its Finest Twist For Last

[Editor’s note: The following contains some spoilers.] We thought we had it. The Good Place…

The Many Faces of Justin Timberlake

By any measurement, Justin Timberlake is one of the most versatile and multi-faceted entertainers we…

Arizona

Arizona may be the most ironically named band in music. Despite the state- inspired moniker—chosen…

An Open Letter to Anne Rice

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