relationship with God

Higher Places

For some reason, despite my increasingly selective memory, I can remember every single moment in…

The Lovely Dandelions

My name is Dan, and some people have resorted to calling me “Dandelion” lately. Get…

Is Peace Attainable?

Peace. These days it almost seems a utopian idea. Can we really have peace? Protesters…

Shuddering In Silence

Elijah is running for his life. He runs through Israel, to the very edge of…

Sitting Between

Malachi penned his message from a precipice, unaware of the silent drought that would soon…

Don’t Forget Christmas

Recently, my little sons watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the classic Christmas claymation…

God Has Already Revealed His Will For Your Life

If “finding God’s will” isn’t a cosmic Easter egg hunt in which He tells us, “You’re getting warmer!” then what is it? David Platt explains.

Why Newest, Latest, Brightest Isn’t Always Best

Our cravings often center on the latest and greatest innovation—what’s newly released, updated and current. But is there anything to be learned from the old and familiar we think we know so well?

Making the Most of a Breakup

Joe Terrell writes a blog for RELEVANT about the lessons he learned from a breakup—and how it was a call for him to get closer to God.

I Was Addicted to Video Games, Pt. 1

Jordan Ekeroth writes a column for RELEVANT about his compulsion to play video games and how it changed his relationships with people and with God.

Short Attention Span Faith

Brett McCracken considers the fallout from our constant connection to technology and wonders what it’s doing to our relationship with God.

Children At Risk

Chris Foster talks about life in Cambodia and the importance of mentoring young believers. Specifically he tells the story of one of his Cambodian friends who is in the Next Step program.

Dudes

RELEVANT looks at the idea of being a Man.

Life Outside the Faith Ghetto

At the dramatic and comedic conclusion of the first Austin Powers movie, Dr. Evil defines…

From the Mag: O Jesus, Who Art Thou?

Jesus and the disciples were rolling through the countryside when He stopped them cold with…

Church Membership for Dummies

If you’re thinking about “moving your letter” to our church, don’t bother. It’s a pretty…

The Messy Struggle

As part of one of the university courses I took last year, I had to…

Coolest Nickname Ever

A true sign of familiarity between persons is the use of a nickname. Whether it’s…

God Signals

We long for God’s direction in our lives. We stumble along the narrow, winding path…

Searching For The Meaning Of Love

What is love? What is the difference between “I love God,” and “I love my…

Confessions Of A Novice Faster

I’ve fasted two times in my life. The first time, I was 10, and had…

An Essential Balance

I love the word “postmodern.” I love the ideas and debates that go on about…

What God Wants

My wife and I are expecting our first child in only two weeks. I’ve had…

My Name Is Frank

I sit down in my usual solemn mood at the Monday evening prayer service at…

The Dilemma Of Finding Life

Have you ever sat around and just observed people? Everyone is on a journey in…

Give It Away

I have been getting a lot of my theology from the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

Miraculous Blessings

Yesterday, I had my regularly schedule follow-up appointment with my oncologist. It went fine. I…

Things Unseen

Recently I read an article that said one step to happiness is nurturing your spiritual…

When Your World Crashes

This past year has been the toughest of my life. At the end of last…

Insisting On Grace

You need help and you need it now. You pray and pray, but nothing happens.…

What Is Christian Art?

“Mrs. L’Engle, I want to write Christian fiction–-how do I do it?” The young woman,…

Go On, Risk It All

Mike was an extreme rock climber. A strong nylon rope and an iron grip were…

Faith Or Fear?

For the past couple of years, I’ve had a fear of fish. It all comes…

How’s Your Relationship Going?

How’s your walk with the Lord going? No, seriously. Can you stop reading and assess…

Beyond ‘cool’: Being Relevant

href=”https://relevantmagazine.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1260&mode=&order=0″> Everyone seems to be talking about being “relevant” these days, as you already know…

Christianity Is For Losers

When I changed my e-mail address to [email protected], I found it both enjoyable and amusing…

How Do We Define Ourselves?

The dictionary has always been a great source of information for me. And believing in…

Reserving The Punch Line

The thin line between art that communicates a scandalous truth and art that is sheer…

Meeting Jesus, Again

The first time I sat down and actually read the Bible when I was about…

Rules Vs. Relationship

“The Bible is not full of rules and regulations, but protection and direction.” I stole…