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January (Web-only) 2012

Old Ideas
Angel Band: The Hymn Sessions
God, Love & Romance
Beatrix Runs
The Kingdom
Flickers of Hope for Some of the World's Longest Running Persecuted
Home to one of the longest running civil wars in the world, recent gestures offer cautious hope to Burma's Christians.
Man on a Ledge
A lackluster heist film with too many plausibility issues.
The Grey
A chilling adventure that builds to a compelling climax of faith vs. faithlessness.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
A horror story about parenting, asking what is, and isn't, beyond our control.
Albert Nobbs
A powerful character study that transcends its trivial subject matter for deeper truth.
Looking for Jesus in All the Wrong Places
Why do we want to see God’s face when it’s only going to kill us?
Subscriber Access Only Masculinity in the Movies
On the big screen, Christian men are rougher and tougher than ever.
Subscriber Access Only Critics' Choice Movie Awards of 2011
A mix of Oscar favorites and little-known indie films makes up our annual list. PLUS: Macho Christians in the movies.
Interview: Bruce Cockburn
The veteran artist on longevity, war zones, and why he believes Christians can cuss.
Human Again
Where I Find You
The Loft Sessions
Clear Heart Full Eyes
The Business of Religion vs. Jesus
Sorry, but you can't reconstruct a stripped down, organic, anti-corporate version of what you think Jesus should be.
The Flowers of War
There's a compelling story hidden somewhere in this overlong, too graphic war film.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
An emotionally arresting meditation on what happens after tragedy, with no easy answers.
Stylish spy thriller is all fight but little punch.
Red Tails
This movie about high-flying African-American pilots during World War II goes down in flames.
A Spanish Service Is Not Enough: It's Time to Feed the 'Hellenized Latinos'
Spanish-speaking ministry models are designed to preserve the preferences of the foreign born.
Subscriber Access Only The Most Redeeming Films of 2011
Quiet, contemplative movies top the list. So put the popcorn down and pay close attention.
Interview: Michael W. Smith
He's 54, a grandpa, and has been making music for three decades. But Smitty isn't slowing down one bit.
If It Leads Me Back
Which Side Are You On?
When 'Effectiveness' Is Not Effective
In Haiti, we have to trust that our labor is not in vain.
When a violent drug dealer threatens his family, a former smuggler agrees to do one last job.
Joyful Noise
Gospel meets Glee in this choir-filled film, but it's hard to find anything worthy of praise.
Why the Bible is Not a Book of Moral Laws
Contrary to popular belief, it's the startling gift book.
The Trouble with Ed Young's Rooftop Sexperiment
Yes, the church needs to talk more about sex. But pastors may need to talk about it less.
Church Wins Firing Case at Supreme Court
Unanimous decision in closely watched case strengthens "ministerial exception."
Clothing Matters
Clothing Matters: What We Wear to Church
Why what we put on may be more important than we think.
Service Is Not Scandal: Responding to Mark Noll
Why it's good that evangelicals have not, and likely will not, develop an "evangelical mind."
Interview: David Crowder's Last Words
As DC*B releases its final album, we talked to the bandleader about calling it quits.
Give Us Rest
Saint Timothy's
Q & A: Jimmy Carter on his Faith-Filled Presidency
How Christianity played a role in the former President’s office.
Paul Simon: 'God Comes Up a Lot in My Songs'
The legend on spirituality in his music, on evangelicals, and a memorable conversation with John Stott.
O Tenenbaums, O Tenenbaums
A decade after its release, Wes Anderson's 'Royal Tenenbaums' still strikes emotional gold.
Subscriber Access Only Q & A: Mark and Grace Driscoll on Sex for the 21st-Century Christian
The Seattle couple talks to CT about their new book on marriage.
The Best Ways to Help the Poor
The Best Ways to Help the Poor
A new book, building on three classics, fills out the picture.