Sunday, February 05, 2006

Relevant Magazine

a post by Jason

It all started with the face of Bono on the cover of an issue of Relevant magazine and my eyes were hooked. It took me close to a year before I subscribed myself to what I think is the greatest religious magazine on the planet and my personal favourite of all magazines period. As a Christian, I have grown used to the junk that we call progressive culture literature for twenty somethings. Relevant is what I consider one of the best alternatives.

Since having this subscription for a year and a half I have begun to really delve into the culture of Relevant magazine and I love it. For myself, Relevant has completely changed my interaction with faith and progressive culture. I wasn’t sure if faith and progressive culture would mix at all but this magazine has definitely made me a believer. This magazine has bridged the gap for me between faith and pop culture. This magazine has it all. Different issues cover different subjects.

Relevant has been nothing but a positive experience for me. It has offered both insight into the world and also giving a sense of where the church belongs amongst what the world offers. Personally, the only negative aspect of the magazine is the view that some of their writers take on church culture. I realize though that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions.

4 Comments:

Blogger blair said...

Jason, not sure what you mean by 'progressive culture?' Could you maybe expand on that?

10:38 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger Jason said...

Progressive Culture is a term that is used by Relevant Magazine. In my interpretation of progressive culture it is to classify people that want change. Relevant Magazine is a progressive God centered magazine because of the issues it tackles for it's Christian readers. Progressive means to move forward and this magazine movies forward in Christian culture.

10:51 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger blair said...

Perhaps you could bring it in to class so I could take a look at it.

11:58 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger blair said...

After looking at Relevant I'm still not clear on what "progressive" is but the magazine did have a very positive feel to it. It wasn't simply promoting any particular "Christian" group but did look critically at various pop culture icons. I wonder if after reading Christ and Culture, Jason could peg where Rel. fits on the spectrum.

10:26 PM, March 12, 2006  

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