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July (Web-only) 2012

Max Lucado Goes Overboard on Grace
Max Lucado Goes Overboard on Grace
It's one of those things you don't want to moderate despite the risks, he says.
Nigerian States Propose Religion Limits as Gunmen Kill 19 at Bible Study
Nigerian States Propose Religion Limits as Gunmen Kill 19 at Bible Study
Continued surge in sectarian violence has local governments debating how to stop it.
Making Movies Moral
Making Movies Moral
William Romanowski's 'Reforming Hollywood' sets the record straight on Protestant efforts to shape Hollywood's cultural influence.
Young Oceans
O' Be Joyful
What Happened to My CCM?
What Happened to My CCM?
Much has changed in a generation—the bands, the industry. Oh, and me.
A Better Conversation about Homosexuality
A Better Conversation about Homosexuality
Three recent books expose the cultural captivity of the church to Western ideas about sexuality.
Can Cities Really Block Chick-fil-A?
Can Cities Really Block Chick-fil-A?
Some attorneys say no as Billy Graham, Mike Huckabee, and others voiced support for the fast-food chain.
Lost Boy Olympian Lopez Lomong Runs to Save Lives
Lost Boy Olympian Lopez Lomong Runs to Save Lives
How the runner uses his own success to help native South Sudan.
Watch, The
The Watch
Despite having the cast and the ingredients of a great comedy, it ultimately falls flat.
Poll of Americans: Better a Mormon than a Muslim in White House
Poll of Americans: Better a Mormon than a Muslim in White House
Voters are more comfortable with President Obama's religion—as long as he is not a Muslim.
Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks
A dramatic comedy that asks some good questions about free will and our ability to change others.
Grace & Lies
Life After LaRue
Life After LaRue
A decade, a marriage, three kids, and a near-death experience later, Natalie LaRue is singing again.
Making Non-Sense of the Colorado Shootings
Making Non-Sense of the Colorado Shootings
Spiritual thoughts on another random act of violence.
Dark Knight Rises, The
The Dark Knight Rises
A rousing and satisfying—if conventional—conclusion that fails to rise to the level of excellence of its predecessors.
Views of the WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich and Democratic)
Views of the WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich and Democratic)
Jonathan Haidt argues that modern liberals lack the full range of moral instincts possessed by conservatives and traditional religious believers.
Q & A: Philip Ryken on Wheaton’s Contraception Mandate Lawsuit: 'A Last Resort'
Q & A: Philip Ryken on Wheaton’s Contraception Mandate Lawsuit: 'A Last Resort'
The college president explains why it's is suing, and why now.
Wheaton College Joins Lawsuits Fighting the Contraception Mandate
Wheaton College Joins Lawsuits Fighting the Contraception Mandate
Mandate "would force the College to violate its religious beliefs or pay," school says.
Deception's Darkness
Deception's Darkness
Seeking the light in the films of Christopher Nolan.
'Sometimes Life Sucks'
'Sometimes Life Sucks'
As a teen, Rhett Walker did drugs and got his girlfriend pregnant. But now he really 'gets' grace.
Rebirth
Spark Seeker
Come to the River
Weight & Glory
Oh My Soul
Thoughts from a Simple-Minded Jesus Lover
Thoughts from a Simple-Minded Jesus Lover
The great gay Christian debate is never-ending, one-dimensional, and somewhat pointless.
The Sacraments of Place
The Sacraments of Place
To break the cycle of ideology in the church, try "going local."
Marriage for the 99%: Seeing Family as a Social Justice Issue
Marriage for the 99%: Seeing Family as a Social Justice Issue
How research demonstrates that marital status can predict a person's socioeconomic status.
Should We Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?
Should We Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?
Doubting our salvation and false assurance are both exacerbated by the clichéd ways in which we speak about the gospel.
Jeremy Lin vs. the Cynics
Jeremy Lin vs. the Cynics
When an athlete's life matches his professions of faith, even skeptical sportswriters and embittered young evangelicals take notice.
How Faith Works
How Faith Works
The volcanic issue of "Lordship Salvation" is still emitting the smoke and fumes of controversy.
'Behavior Doesn't Interrupt Your Relationship with Christ': A Recipe for Disaster
'Behavior Doesn't Interrupt Your Relationship with Christ': A Recipe for Disaster
A Wesleyan Arminian perspective on God's grace and the gravity of sin.
Let's Not Cut Christ to Pieces
Let's Not Cut Christ to Pieces
Struggling with homosexuality is a paradox, but embracing homosexuality is a contradiction.
Exodus's Alan Chambers Accused of Antinomianism
Exodus International's Alan Chambers Accused of Antinomian Theology
While media outlets made much of Exodus shift on reparative therapy for gay Christians, theologians parsed president's understanding of salvation.
Bible Museum Planned for Washington, D.C.
Bible Museum Planned for Washington, D.C.
The museum, which will charge admission, is expected to open within the next four years.
Youcef Nadarkhani: 1,000 Days (and Counting) in Iranian Prison
Youcef Nadarkhani: 1,000 Days (and Counting) in Iranian Prison
State Department renews call for release of pastor sentenced to death.
Episcopal Church Approves Same-Sex Blessing Rites
Episcopal Church Approves Same-Sex Blessing Rites
The move comes after Presbyterians and Methodists retained the denominations' definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Battling with Bitterness over My Sister's Abuser
Battling with Bitterness over My Sister's Abuser
Let go of your rage and resentment, before they poison your soul.
Craig Groeschel: Why You Need a Cleanse—of Your Soul
Craig Groeschel: Why You Need a Cleanse—of Your Soul
The pastor of LifeChurch.tv explains a turning point for his ministry.
P.O.D. Rocking Again
P.O.D. Rocking Again
Frontman Sonny Sandoval on the band's hiatus, the new album, and a certain strategically placed f-bomb.
Murdered Love
Sunday Mornin' Singin' LIVE
HMMM
Magic of Belle Isle, The
The Magic of Belle Isle
Morgan Freeman as a crotchety writer who inspires a family and is inspired in return.
Do the Church Fathers, the Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?
Do the Church Fathers, the Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?
Thoughts on the roots of religious liberty as the Catholic Church's "Fortnight for Freedom" comes to a close.
Andy Griffith: 'It Was All About Love'
Andy Griffith: 'It Was All About Love'
Mourning the loss of an American icon, and remembering why we all want to live in Mayberry.
Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks Like
Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks Like
Why American Christians should work to sustain the American experiment.
Goodnight, Cornerstone
Goodnight, Cornerstone
As the grand festival is held for the last time, a long-time participant remembers its power and glory.
Mindy Smith
Cornerstone
Heartbeat
The Consequences of Contraception
The Consequences of Contraception
Evangelicals need to reckon with the empirical evidence of what the sexual revolution has wrought.
Amazing Spider-Man, The
The Amazing Spider-Man
The new reboot is funnier and more fleshed-out than its predecessor—and at its core is an age-old story.
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
Why the pulpit—and not the screen—still belongs at the center of our churches.