I am not going to declare war on Relevant or tell people they absolutely shouldn’t read it, it isn’t all bad.
I will say however that I have thought for a while that the magazine was less about the Gospel, growing closer to God, and advice for righteous living for today’s young Christians and more about being hip and culturally sensitive in order to bridge the gap between Christianity and the world, this could be the worst example yet.
For a magazine that seems to pride itself on making Christianity culturally relevant, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that they sometimes publish articles on issues worth discussing yet leave theology out completely.
How does Relevant, a Christian publication, justify telling their Christian readers they ought to refrain from using #alllivesmatter without even trying to explain biblically why?
Lack of theology aside, the logic they use to make a case that #alllivesmatter should not be used (a point I don’t completely disagree with by the way) is so flawed, from the terrible and ironically irrelevant imaginary conversation it opens with to the final sentence, I wouldn’t even know where to start a critique. Really, it’s one of the worst things I’ve read in a while, and that’s saying something.
As I said in the beginning, I’m not at war with Relevant, it isn’t entirely bad.
I would however, urge Christians to use discernment when reading it, especially if they are inclined to believe it’s good for biblically sound teaching.