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Tony Evans: Why We Need Black History Month

Dr. Tony Evans writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about Black History Month and why racial reconciliation and unity in the church matter.

Make It Beautiful

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the…

Creative Destruction

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and…

Consuming Jesus

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell…

A Third Way Between War and Pacifism

There’s war, and there’s peace. But according to Ron Sider, there’s a third way to engage conflict.

Opinion: On God and Country

According to a tweet I saw from RELEVANT, Billy Graham’s website recently removed “Mormonism” from…

When the Ugliness Gets Personal

With just over two months to go before the election, most sane people are thoroughly…

Remembering Brett McLean

I was excited to share with you all this week the joy of marrying Medina…

The Gospel According to Andy Griffith

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove writes about his very personal connection to the sheriff of Mayberry, and how the little world he created just might have a connection to what’s been set into the hearts of everyone: a longing for a place that lasts.

Would You Join a Christian Party?

Earlier this year, RELEVANT ran a series of articles where individuals explained why they were…

America, the Arrogant?

Jonathan Merritt calls for Americans to celebrate July 4th this year with a little more humility.


Founder Cameron Strang on our May/June issue, the new changes to RELEVANT in print and online and the importance of taking risks.

Is Kony 2012 Good or Bad?

When responding to Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign, it’s important to not fall into one of two extremes.

Rethink Everything

Founder Cameron Strang shares more about the ninth anniversary of RELEVANT, the March 2012 issue and how the magazine has expanded to multi-platform publishing.

Why I’m a Christian Independent

In part five of our series on Christian engagement in politics, Jonathan Merritt explains why he resists partisanship.

The Significance of Linsanity

Christopher Esposito-Bernard on how the basketball star and outspoken Christian has set the stage for a vital discussion about racial reconciliation.

Why I’m a Christian Non-Voter

Part four in our series on Christian engagement in politics.

Why I Am a Christian Democrat

As we continue our series on Christian engagement in politics, David Masciotra shares why the call for compassion leads him to embrace Democratic ideology:

Why I Am a Christian Republican

In part two of our series looking at Christian engagement in politics, Matthew Lee Anderson explains his conservative convictions.

Why I Am Not Joe Paterno

Dianna Anderson offers her response on Joe Paterno’s death and what she thinks his legacy will be.

Rise of Christian Libertarians

Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira comments on the surge of Ron Paul supporters and why so many Christians now identify with Libertarian philosophy.

Be the Change You Want to See

Cameron Strang, founder of RELEVANT, takes readers behind the January 2012 issue.

Should Candidates’ Religion Matter?

Ed Gungor writes about the role religion should play in our voting decisions and if faith ensures a credible candidate.

Occupy Wall Street: A Greater Purpose

Sarah Bessey writes about how the Occupy Wall Street movement can encourage all of us in accountability.

Occupy Wall Street: A Deeper Problem

Brett McCracken writes about Occupy Wall Street as a representation of an entitled generation.

Called to be a Candidate?

Charles Dean comments on political candidates claiming their campaign is a divine calling and how we can truly discern God’s voice.

Death to the Death Penalty

Eugene Cho weighs in on Troy Davis, capital punishment and justice.

Who We Are … Not What We’ll Become

RELEVANT founder Cameron Strang on how our generation can make an impact on the future.

Is Modest Really Hottest?

Matthew Paul Turner writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the Christian approach to modesty and why it might be lacking.

Rejecting Apathy

Cameron Strang, founder and CEO of RELEVANT, explains the vision for REJECT APATHY and why it’s so important that we take action.

Is Saturday the End of the World?

Jason Boyett writes a column reposted on RELEVANT about the Rapture prediction made by Harold Camping that the Rapture will occur Saturday, May 21.

Should Christians Celebrate the Death of Osama bin Laden?

Jonathan Merritt writes an article for RELEVANT about the Christian response to the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Should Christians Support a Burqa Ban?

RELEVANT looks at the recent ban on burqas in France, and what that says about religious liberty and how Christians should think about different practices in different faiths.

Who Should Lead the Church?

Donald Miller writes a blog post reprinted on RELEVANT about the leadership of the church, and if it should still be in the hands of teachers and academics.

A Christian Budget? Pt. 1

Ambassador Tony Hall writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the current U.S. budget crisis, particularly how Christians ought to think of a budget as a moral document.

A Christian Budget? Pt. 2

Eric Teetsel writes an op-ed for RELEVANT about the current budget crisis, including the ways both parties are holding up the process and causing conflict, as well as offering a workable solution.

Should the U.S. Be in Libya?

Jonathan Merritt writes an op-ed for the Washington Post reprinted in RELEVANT that looks at God’s desires for peace and justice and how that plays out in Libya.

When Truth Is the Enemy of “Truth”

Author Donald Miller writes about how paradigms are challenged by real truths in this article reprinted on RELEVANT.

A Prayer for Japan

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson writes an op ed on Japan for RELEVANT, writing about the best ways to help and grieve for the nation wracked by so many disasters.

Unpacking the North African Protests

RELEVANT looks at the recent protests in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly how American Christians should respond.