An Encounter With The Cross

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die…

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

What Other World Religions Think About Jesus

People trying to discover the truth about God should take a hard look at Jesus…

The Look

The Lord has appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with…

Fighting with Swords

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did…

Jesus Will Disappoint You

That night, at our house, over the course of seven sleepless hours my wife, Kristy,…

Jesus Never Said ‘Blessed Are the Self-Promoters’

In one of the first—and most important—messages Jesus ever delivered, He did something that helped…

Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, Just Not Yet

Tyler Charles writes a blog for RELEVANT about how all of us know we’re supposed to want to go to heaven … just not yet.

Three Signs It’s Time to Find a New Church

“Things were sideways for a while,” my friend admitted. She went on, “leaving my church…

Jesus’ Flipping Tables Isn’t an Excuse for Your Online Rants

Read through enough Facebook comment threads involving Christians, and you will likely run across it:…

The Unsettling Humanity of Jesus

John Backman writes about passages of Scripture that find Jesus behaving remarkably human, and why these stories shouldn’t unsettle us, but comfort us.

A New Year Is a Reminder That Our Faith Is Built on the Promise of Change

Looking at change as a constant part of life.

Christians Should Get Dirty

I was just trying to go up an escalator. Somehow, I ended up sandwiched between…

4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Christmas Story

I think most of us can agree that Christmas time is the best time of…

‘Finding Jesus’ Will Challenge Your Faith … in a Good Way

Last fall, a conspiracy sprung up around the Wikileaks release of John Podesta emails. Theorists from…

Artist Creates Statue of Kanye West as Jesus

A street artist who goes by the name “Plastic Jesus” has unveiled a new piece…

Work and the Example of Jesus

 “Everyday, I’m hustling.” “Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” “Good things come…

What We Forget About Jesus

[Editor’s note: In light of Megyn Kelly’s controversial statement on Fox that “Jesus was a…

Is “Loving Witness” an Oxymoron?

“How can you say you love people if you are constantly trying to convert them?” This objection crops up a lot when it comes to interfaith dialogue—and often, it’s Christians who pose the question. So, what do we do with it? Is it possible to authentically love a person and still desire to see them come to Christ, or does a commitment to evangelism automatically lead us to view other people as nothing more than projects?

Uniquely You (Sort Of)

We have strong ideas about what it means to be a Christian—how our faith should play itself out in everything from church, worship and prayer to service, politics and culture. But we also know God created us each to be completely, amazingly unique. Our columnist Kristin Tennant grapples with this seeming disparity and then helps you get practical about your own uniqueness in this world.

Doubt Saturday

Marcus Hathcock on Holy Saturday and how waiting for the resurrection builds faith.

Did Jesus Really Go to Hell?

Casey Hobbs wonders about the meaning of the claim that Jesus descended into hell and the implications of God experiencing our godlessness.

A Rustle in the Garden

Esther Baird illustrates the connection between Jesus appearing to Mary in the garden and Adam and Eve’s failure in the Garden of Eden.

Why Jesus Left Us

Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., explains how the Lenten season prepares us to fulfill the mission of the gospel.

The Value of Conflict

Akshay Rajkumar writes about meeting his wife, subverting the stereotypes of love and marriage and how conflict keeps their relationship strong.

Jesus Is Not Your Valentine

Curt Devine comments on the tendency to compare a relationship with Jesus to a relationship with a significant other.

Wait, What Did Jesus Say About Vomit?

Ryan Stillwater writes about what Jesus meant when He said He would not tolerate lukewarm faith.

The Myth of Financial Freedom

Ben Stevens writes about our misconceptions of financial freedom and what Jesus would really desire us to consider with our spending.

How Would Jesus Protest?

Bret Mavrich explores the nature of Jesus the Revolutionary and why we’re so quick to include Him in our democratic movements and protests.

Pursuing Singleness

Stacey Margarita Johnson writes an article for RELEVANT about choosing singleness and celibacy for her life.

Jesus Isn’t Always Nice

Russ Masterson writes a blog for RELEVANT about Jesus overturning the tables in the Temple, and how our anger ought to compel us to action.

A Tale of Two Vineyards

Andreana Reale writes a column for RELEVANT magazine about Jesus’ parable of the vineyard, wondering how it informs us about our own economies and systems of land division.

The Angsty Jesus

Ty Russell writes a column for RELEVANT about discovering a Jesus that suffers and gets sad alongside us, who isn’t happy or excited all the time.

The Miracle Jesus Didn’t Perform

John Greco writes a column for RELEVANT about a miracle Jesus notably didn’t perform for his cousin John—and what it teaches us.

Turning the Tables on Palm Sunday

Andreana Reale writes a column for RELEVANT looking at how Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is a part of His quest to end injustice.

A Place to Be Honest

Wendy Harbottle writes a blog for RELEVANT about Jesus’ desire to love and be there for us and how the church can be a place to be authentic.

Flannel Graph Jesus

Michael Acker writes a blog for RELEVANT about how velour shirts and flannel graph have shown him how his version of Jesus is too small.

Pretty Please

I sometimes wonder why Jesus likes kids. I’m hanging out at Borders trying to read…

Truth Has A Name

As a college student, I knew my faith would be tested. I knew that professors…