Chip Ingram: The Lie of Angst | RELEVANT

Early in my Christian life, I remember thinking that spiritual warfare was primarily about exorcisms, bizarre happenings and the stuff of scary movies. Little did I know that the great majority of all spiritual warfare occurs in the battleground of our minds. Paul makes this very point to the Corinthians. Though we walk in the... Read more

John Piper Is Making It Clear Why He ‘Probably’ Won’t Be Voting for Trump | RELEVANT

Over on John Piper’s Desiring God site, the famous pastor and author has put together a lengthy post on his thoughts on an upcoming election you may have heard about. While Piper studiously avoids mentioning either candidate by name, it doesn’t take a scholar to piece together what he’s talking about. Contrary to around 80... Read more

Trailer: The Totally Insany ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Looks as Deliciously Unhinged as You Remember | RELEVANT

Reboots are not always a good idea, of course. Sometimes it’s best just to leave the content of nostalgia preserved in amber, where it can’t be sullied by subpar jumpstarts and corporate greed. We all know this. So do Yacko, Wakko and Dot, and they call themselves out and pretty much everything else in the... Read more

‘Body Issues’ Are Spiritual, Too | RELEVANT

My freshman year of college, I remember lying on the couch Skyping someone on my laptop. I remember putting my arm behind my head, noticing how shrimpy it looked and quickly putting it back down. That was not the only time I had feelings of inadequacy regarding my body, but that was about the time... Read more

Finding Yourself Is Harder Than You Think

Recent studies show that 91 percent of Americans agree with this statement: The best way to find yourself is by looking within yourself. In other words, if you want to discover who you are and what your purpose is, the place to look is inside your heart. You look inside for the answers. Trust your... Read more

Pope Francis Is Calling for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples | RELEVANT

In comments that aired in a new documentary that released on Wednesday, Pope Francis gave his clearest support to the LGBTQ community yet, calling for “civil union laws” to provide legal backing to same-sex relationships. What we have to create is a civil union law, the pope says in the movie, which was released in... Read more

Watch Dolly Parton Bring Stephen Colbert to Tears By Singing ‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree’ | RELEVANT

Dolly Parton, Heaven’s sweetest angel, was a guest on Tuesday night’s episode ofThe Late Show With Stephen Colbertand the two had a delightful conversation about Dolly’s new book Songtellerand her upcoming Christmas album. She launched into an impromptu rendition of the old bluegrass staple“Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree” and Colbert was reduced to a... Read more

Teaser: Disney’s Next Animated Epic ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Looks Like a Spectacular Ride | RELEVANT

Disney’s back with the first teaser for their animated epic one that takes place in a fantastical ancient world filled with magical creatures. Well, maybe not filledwith magical creatures, seeing as there’s apparently only one last dragon, but that’s a problem Raya is aiming to fix. She’s voiced by The Last Jedi‘s Kelly Marie Tran,... Read more

In Memory of Larry Prater – Christ and Pop Culture

While watching highlights from the 2017 Astros championship games with his wife and his grandson, who sat next to him and called the plays, my dear friend Larry Prater passed into glory October 19 at 2:30 PM CT. Ive known this day would come for quite some time. Larry had been battling cancer for four... Read more

Chris Pratt’s Actor Pals Are Out to Avenge Him From Online Haters | RELEVANT

There was a strange dust-up online Tuesday when the age old “who is the best Chris” debate was revived with teeth, leading to an outpouring of defense via actors from the MCU and beyond. What resulted is an interesting look at the Hollywood rumor mill and how it sometimes intersects with church drama and political... Read more

Lawyers Can’t Find the Parents of 545 Children Who Were Separated by Trump’s Migrant Policy | RELEVANT

On Tuesday, there was a startling announcement from a group of lawyers who were appointed by a federal judge to identify and reunite migrant kids with their separated parents. According to an ACLU filing, the 545 children have yet to be reunited with the parents they were separated from during President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance”... Read more

Lisa Bevere: The Cult of Comparison | RELEVANT

The following account is a sadly true and embarrassing story about me. I hope none of you have suffered from the temporary insanity disorder I am about to lay out here, but if you have experienced this… you are not alone. My day started out innocently enough. I puttered around the kitchen hovering in front... Read more

6 Practical Tips to Shatter Your iPhone Addiction | RELEVANT

If youre like me, you probably spend way too much time on your phone. And youre not happy about it. You dont like the way it sucks your attention away from more important things (and people), the power it has over you, the impulse you feel to pull it out anytime its quiet for more... Read more

No, the Medieval Era Wasn’t Characterized by Rampant Witch-Burnings. You’re Thinking of the Modern Era – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Wednesday in Fads!Crazes!Panics!,Luke T. Harringtonlooks at one of the random obsessions to have gripped the public mind in the recent past, and tries, in vain, to make sense of it all. Its that time of year again, when the days get shorter and the nights get longer, and the thoughts of children everywhere... Read more

Chicago 7: Abbie Hoffmans Infotainment Insight

Like anything written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), there are a lot of wordsand thus a lot of ideaspacked into his latest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7.The verbose courtroom drama (rated R for language and violence) depicts the true events surrounding the highly publicized 1969’70 trial in which seven... Read more

Jake Gyllenhaal Will Star in HBO Max’s ‘The Son’ a Limited Series With a Very Jesus-y Premise | RELEVANT

Jo Nesb’s seedy crime epicThe Sonis getting a limited series adaptation on HBO Max, where Jake Gyllenhaal will executive produce and star in the tale of vengeance and redemption in Oslo’s grimy underbelly. Film auteur Denis Villeneuve is on hand to produce and direct along with Westworld producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, so there’s... Read more

Why Dont Churches Talk About Health? | RELEVANT

How many sermons have you heard about fitness and health? Not many, I bet. But there’s astounding evidence that issues of physical health are issues in America today: 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. Statistics show Christians in America may be more overweight than the general population.... Read more

Lecrae: If God Can Redeem Me, He Can Redeem Anyone | RELEVANT

The biggest shift in my spiritual perspective involved coming face-to-face with how I viewed the Bible. In this season of life, I read the Bible from a completely different perspective than I had before. In times past, I approached the Bible with a transactional mentality. I went to Gods Word for what I could gain... Read more

Check Out ‘Good Woman,’ the Excellent New Fall Jam From The Staves | RELEVANT

Emily, Jessica and Camilla Stavely-Taylor the sisterly trio better known as The Staves haven’t had a proper album since 2015’s excellent, Justin Vernon-produced If I Was.But nature abhors a vacuum and The Staves are back with a clutch of new songs teasing their follow-up, which will drop in February of 2021. These songs continue The... Read more

How Each Enneagram Type is Handling the Election Season | RELEVANT

What does your Enneagram type relish and despise about presidential election years? Why do you feel that way? How are you dealing with this election season? And what grace do you bring to the table, grace our world desperately needs right now? Before we dive in, can we be raw and real about the election... Read more

Jeff Bridges Has Revealed That He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma | RELEVANT

Oscar winning actor and all around good guy Jeff Bridges took to social media to announce that he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. “I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma,” Bridges tweeted. “Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. Im starting treatment... Read more

CBS All Accesss Spiritless Twilight Zone – Christ and Pop Culture

Next to Star Trek, The Twilight Zone was CBSs most well-established property upon which to build once it launched its streaming service CBS All Access. The original Twilight Zone series ran five seasons from 1959 to 1964, created and spearheaded by the renowned scriptwriter Rod Serling, who penned an exhausting proportion of its episodes. Despite... Read more

Persuasion 203 BONUS | Interview with Sam Haist – Christ and Pop Culture

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Debate Relief: The Nominees’ Mics Will Be Muted While the Other is Talking | RELEVANT

In an attempt to avoid the chaos that ensued last month in Cleveland during what was not only the worst presidential debate of all time but probably a low point in TV history as well, the debate commission has announced that Thursday’s debate has some new rules. One big one: President Donald Trump and Joe... Read more

Poll: White Evangelicals Are Religious Outliers on Every Major Voting Issue | RELEVANT

Statistically speaking, if you’re a religious American, the coronavirus pandemic is probably one of your top concerns as you consider how to cast your vote for the next President. That is of course, unless you’re a white evangelical. A new study from PRRI found that not only are white evangelicals outliers when it comes to... Read more

The Case for Civility

My father was a pastor for most of my life. For more than 20 years he served two different churches as the lone elder. Being a pastors kid, positioned so closely to the day-in, day-out workings of a church, can give you a unique perspective on the inner life of an institution. The local church,... Read more

The Most Powerful Factor in Determining Belief – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: Imagine you spent countless hours studying scientific and philosophical objections to Christianity. You enrolled in the classes, you read the books, you practiced the arguments, and you found out that no... Read more

The Ancient Book for Anxious Moderns

There is perhaps no Old Testament book more perfectly suited for preaching to the modern West than Ecclesiastes. Even before the disquieting unrest of 2020, it was clear that America had entered a new age of anxiety. Just over the past few years, diagnoses of major depression have skyrocketed, rising 33 percent from 2013 to... Read more

7 Questions to Ask Before You Throw Down Online | RELEVANT

Twenty years ago, it was a lot harder to get into arguments with people. For one thing, a face-to-face argument takes bravery. You have to care enough about your position to engage another person in the awkwardness that is arguing. You also probably didnt know many people who liked to argue. Sure, you had a... Read more

The First Trailer for Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Is Here | RELEVANT

Netflix’s upcomingMa Rainey’s Black Bottomis bound to get a lot of attention for featuring Chadwick Boseman’s final role before his shocking death. But the movie’s got plenty to recommend it besides an adaptation of an August Wilson play, produced by Denzel Washington, directed by George Wolfe of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The story... Read more