December (Web-only) 2011

The Iron LadySubscriber Access Only
Meryl Streep shines as Margaret Thatcher in a film that tries to do too much.
Resolving to Lose More than PoundsSubscriber Access Only
What theology might have to do with your New Year's resolution.
Notable Sacred Music for 2011Subscriber Access Only
From an 11-year-old prodigy to traditional choral favorites, some of the year's best.
War HorseSubscriber Access Only
Spielberg's latest is a rousing, inspiring tale of a horse and his boy in World War I.
The Adventures of TintinSubscriber Access Only
This Indiana Jones knock-off adventure has astonishing visual effects but little humanity.
We Bought a ZooSubscriber Access Only
Great acting, solid characters, and a lot of heart make this otherwise average movie work.
The Christmas Epistles: A Most Human Understanding of Godliness Subscriber Access Only
Incarnational grace in the Pastoral Epistles.
A Christmas PrayerSubscriber Access Only
We, like the shepherds in the field, like the woman at the tomb, are astonished, trembling in wonder and in fear.
The Fearsome and the Childlike in the Films of Steven SpielbergSubscriber Access Only
America's most popular director hits the big screen again this week with two new projects.
How Charity Can Be Toxic, Just in Time for ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
Bob Lupton explains how to avoid destroying dignity.
The Girl with the Dragon TattooSubscriber Access Only
Violence and darkness pervade in undeniably affecting film.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolSubscriber Access Only
Superb action and skillful direction combine for a fasten-your-seat-belts thrill ride.
Snapshots of the Shattered SoulSubscriber Access Only
Album of the Year Winner Josh GarrelsSubscriber Access Only
The multi-talented indie artist made 2011's best CD. And you can have it for free.
The 2011 CT Music AwardsSubscriber Access Only
Christianity Today picks its top 12 albums of the year.
Christopher Hitchens Has Died, Doug Wilson ReflectsSubscriber Access Only
How to think about the death of the outspoken atheist.
Sherlock Holmes: Game of ShadowsSubscriber Access Only
Downey and Law return to Guy Ritchie's stylish, comical, and ultimately uneven Holmes universe.
Tinker Tailor Soldier SpySubscriber Access Only
A retired secret agent is brought back secretly to search out the double agent at the top of British secret intelligence
The Best Christmas Music of 2011Subscriber Access Only
A wide variety of new yuletide music for your Christmas stocking.
The ExodusSubscriber Access Only
Arthur's GardenSubscriber Access Only
Frank Capra's Miracle WomanSubscriber Access Only
Barbara Stanwyck embodied the director's conflict between corporate religion and personal faith.
The ArtistSubscriber Access Only
It's silent. It's black and white. And it's utterly delightful.
CoriolanusSubscriber Access Only
Lesser-known Shakespeare perfect fit for the age of Occupy Wall Street.
New Year's EveSubscriber Access Only
It tries to make up for its lack of depth with a lot of likable stars, but it falls flat.
Another Kind of Purity PledgeSubscriber Access Only
New documentary shows African youth encouraging their peers to save it for marriage.
Andrew Peterson: Christmas, Children, and 'Hutchmoot'Subscriber Access Only
The singer/songwriter on his holiday album and tour, kids' books, and that funny word.
Ready To GoSubscriber Access Only
Was it Immoral for American Airlines to File for Bankruptcy?Subscriber Access Only
Why Gerard Arpey might be virtuous but wrong.
The DescendantsSubscriber Access Only
An intelligent movie about grown-up problems—and the necessity of kindness and grace.
Why We Need More 'Chaplains' and Fewer Leaders Subscriber Access Only
What's a pastor for?
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.