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5 Extremely Cringe Sermon Illustrations It’s Time to Retire for Good

Sermons are hard, and we’re not here to pretend otherwise. They’re much harder than people…

7 Christian Leaders Who Went FULL WOKE

Every ten years or so, the American Church picks another bogeyman to square up against.…

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health Today

When people think of mental health, they often think of mood disorders like depression, bipolar…

A Year After January 6, the Church Still Isn’t Taking Christian Nationalism Seriously

The events of January 6 were such a jarring moment that we don’t even really…

Deconstruction Isn’t the Endpoint — It’s Part of a Process

One of the difficult things about online discourse is that we’re all working with a…

10 Albums We Can’t Wait to Listen to in 2022

The absolute best part of listening to new music is the surprises — the new…

A New Year’s Resolution Proposal: Be More Like Ned Flanders

When The Simpsons debuted in 1989(!), it was hard not to see Ned Flanders as a punchline.…

‘The Matrix’ Was Right All Along

Stop me if you’ve seen this genre of viral post: a picture of some sort…

Why Do Christians Get So Many Christmas Story Details Wrong?

Christians are prone to believe things that are familiar, even if the familiar is not…

Harry and Marv Were Not the Villains of ‘Home Alone’ and We Can Prove It

In 1990, legendary filmmaker John Hughes was putting together a to-do list for a Christmas…

Steven Spielberg’s 10 Best Movies

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake lands in theaters this weekend, and it arrives on a huge…

Did Christmas Really Start as a Pagan Holiday?

Every year, around this time, along with the endless “War on Christmas” debates, you’re bound…

5 Signs a Social Media Debate Has Gone Off the Rails

Social media debates. Are they worth it? That’s a question for the ages, as most…

10 Things Every Thanksgiving Host Should Know

This year, my family has hit the Thanksgiving jackpot: we’re going to the lake with…

The Death Penalty Is a Pro-Life Issue Too

Here’s when I realized the death penalty was a spiritual and a theological issue, not…

What We Get Wrong About Jesus Clearing the Temple

God is a God of justice. Wherever the poor are being taken advantage of, the…

10 Music Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About the Bands You Love

With the coming release of Get Back, Peter Jackson is promising to get audiences closer to…

Is It Time to Boycott Facebook?

If you don’t pay much attention to the news, Mark Zuckerberg’s digital stroll to a…

‘Ye’ Shall Know the Truth: 12 Other Artists Who Went Christian Mid-Career

On the surface, the trajectory of Kanye West — who, it must be noted, is…

Augmented Reality Might Just Change the World

There’s a world around us few can see. It exists alongside our physical reality. It…

Nine Spooky Movies That Actually Have Something to Say

Here’s a little paradox: most scary movies, even the ones that are actually scary, are…

Woe to You Who Are Rich: What ‘Succession’ Gets Right About Wealth

TV tends to treat the rich in one of two ways. The first is to…

RELEVANT Recommends: Five Releases We’re Excited About This Week

Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and…

10 Songs That Should Be on Your Fall Rotation

Don’t think too small for fall. Autumn obviously conjures of images of dying leaves and…

It’s Not Cancel Culture. It’s Just Reaping What’s Been Sown.

We live in performative times, in which it can be difficult to tell whether someone…

RELEVANT Recommends: Five Releases We’re Excited About This Week

Every week on RELEVANT Recommends, we recommend a few new releases worth your time and…

The Forgotten History of the American Church’s Most Successful Boycott

The boycott has fallen on hard times. While once, a primary means of consumers making…

How Many of These Classic Christian Girl Autumn Activities Have You Tried?

As you know, it’s Christian Girl Autumn. It’s actually double Christian Girl Autumn, since the U.S. was…

Dr. Caroline Leaf: ‘You Are Not Your Brain. You Control Your Brain.’

For most of us, our brain is an unknowable thing, and the landscape and pattern…

Dr. Derwin Gray: ‘Prayer Is So Much More Than Asking For What We Need’

Prayer remains a mystery. Nobody argues disagrees about that. We don’t ultimately know all the…

Your Calling Doesn’t Define You

I have not written an article in over a year. My keyboard has been silent.…

What the Bleep Does the Bible Say About Profanity?

One of my favorite and most uncomfortable memories as a Bible professor was when I…

Riley Clemmons: ‘My Faith Would Still Exist if My Music Didn’t’

210 million streams don’t lie. Riley Clemmons is a big deal. The Nashville singer/songwriter has…

I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

Pat Barrett on Why He Finds Kanye West So Inspiring

Recently, RELEVANT was thrilled to host singer/songwriter and worship artist Pat Barrett on our podcast.…

The 10 Funniest Prayers in Pop Culture History

Sometimes you get an “amen.” Sometimes you get an “lmao.” Prayer is enough of an…

The Church Has Always Led the Way on Public Health

Jesus has 37 miracles recorded in the New Testament. Of those, 27 involving healing the…

How 9/11 Changed the World

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was skipping school. In all of the…

9/11 Is A History Lesson For Me

For the last two decades, Americans have said we will “never forget” the attacks of…

10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Fall

Summer movies are roller coasters. They’re fun rides that get your pulse pounding. Or, to…