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October (Web-only) 2012

Has LifeWay Really Banned the Word 'Vagina'?
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Has LifeWay Really Banned the Word 'Vagina'?
Fact-checking the widely cited reason the Christian retail chain is not carrying Rachel Held Evans's book.
'When Evangelicals Were Pro-Choice'—Another Fake History
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'When Evangelicals Were Pro-Choice'—Another Fake History
The arguments of some recent pundits are not pro-logic or pro-history.
Death Is For Real
Subscriber Access Only Death Is For Real
Amid a flurry of bestsellers promising firsthand proof of Heaven's existence, Ed Dobson takes a brutally honest look at the pain of terminal illness and the difficulties of dying well.
Are 22% of Pastors Really Undecided Voters?
Subscriber Access Only Are 22% of Pastors Really Undecided Voters?
Why nearly 1 of 4 say they don't know how they'll vote when only 4% of Americans overall say so.
Bill Mallonee Wrestles with God Knows What
Subscriber Access Only Bill Mallonee Wrestles with God Knows What
On new album, troubadour ponders his eternal fate, a hard life, and 'groping in the dark.'
What Jesus Might Say About Sandy
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What Jesus Might Say About Sandy
The problem with many storm theologies is that they assume Jesus never happened.
The Rise, Expansion, and Fall of the Evangelical Left
Subscriber Access Only The Rise, Expansion, and Fall of the Evangelical Left
It may not be as dead as it seems, argues David Swartz. Maybe it even won.
After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'
Subscriber Access Only After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'
GCU decides Hobby Lobby gift is too expensive.
Your Guide to Christian Voting Guides
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Your Guide to Christian Voting Guides
Which flyer should you take with you into the voting booth?
Cloud Atlas
Subscriber Access Only Cloud Atlas
Bloated adaptation of David Mitchell's novel feels like a record stuck on the same note over and over.
Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim
Subscriber Access Only Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim
Decision on who can authorize investigations of churches that influence voters is frozen for foreseeable future.
What We Can Learn About Preaching from 'Parks and Recreation'
Subscriber Access Only What We Can Learn About Preaching from 'Parks and Recreation'
For the moment, the sitcom seems to have forgotten to be funny. Or to be thoughtful. Or that I might even be watching.
Are Pregnancies Even from Rape a Gift from God?
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Are Pregnancies Even from Rape a Gift from God?
A lot of people in America find this too incredible to believe this could be true.
Beyond Suicide: Don Chaffer
Subscriber Access Only Beyond Suicide: Don Chaffer
Waterdeep's front man explores life's storms—including his father's suicide—in new off-Broadway musical.
Subscriber Access Only Lights of Distant Cities
Taylor Swift's Red
Subscriber Access Only Red
Subscriber Access Only Life Is People
Subscriber Access Only Testify
The Chief End of Men
Subscriber Access Only The Chief End of Men
Hanna Rosin's 'The End of Men' celebrates women's enormous strides in education and business. Why I can't don my party hat yet.
Has Billy Graham Suddenly Turned Political?
Subscriber Access Only Has Billy Graham Suddenly Turned Political?
Graham's biographer, spokesman, and a historian discuss the evangelist's recent ads and statements.
After Bishop Is Accused of Abandoning the Episcopal Church, Diocese Really Does
Subscriber Access Only After Bishop Is Accused of Abandoning the Episcopal Church, Diocese Really Does
South Carolina has been fighting with the national body for years.
Dinesh D'Souza Resigns as President of The King's College
Subscriber Access Only Dinesh D'Souza Resigns as President of The King's College
School may now shift from his emphasis on conservative politics.
Why Pro-Life Leaders Aren't Worried About Romney
Subscriber Access Only Why Pro-Life Leaders Aren't Worried About Romney
His muted opposition to abortion is necessary pragmatism, they say.
Why It's Hard to Imagine that Heaven Is Real
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Why It's Hard to Imagine that Heaven Is Real
Learning to grasp what 'no eye has seen, no ear heard, and no mind has conceived.'
A Historian Decries Evangelical Power Politics—on Both Left and Right
Subscriber Access Only A Historian Decries Evangelicals' Power Politics—on Both Left and Right
But Kenneth Collins's libertarian contempt for government is not the way forward.
CT Exclusive: Dinesh D'Souza Denies Infidelity
Subscriber Access Only CT Exclusive: Dinesh D'Souza Denies Infidelity
World magazine article is 'clear effort to destroy my career,' he says. World says it isn't.
After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Site Scrubs Mormon 'Cult' Reference
Subscriber Access Only After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Site Scrubs Mormon 'Cult' Reference
BGEA says it wants to stay out of politicized theological debate.
Living Like Lance: Everybody Dopes
Subscriber Access Only Living Like Lance: Everybody Dopes
The sins of the infamous bicyclist are more common than we imagine.
How Blind Pianist Arizona Dranes Struck A Raw, Gospel Chord
Subscriber Access Only Arizona Dranes: The Greatest, Wildest, Blind Gospel Singer You've Never Heard Of
She only recorded a handful of songs before slipping into oblivion. Now it's time to bring her back.
Subscriber Access Only Vital
Subscriber Access Only Glad All Over
Subscriber Access Only Watchman
Subscriber Access Only God Is Love: Faith Songs
What is Romney's Abortion Agenda?
Subscriber Access Only What is Romney's Legislative Agenda on Abortion?
Abortion remains a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign.
Lance Armstrong Has Lost Nearly Everything
Subscriber Access Only Lance Armstrong Has Lost Nearly Everything
And if he loses it all, it could be the best thing that ever happens to him.
The Real Differences Between Mormons and Orthodox Christians
Subscriber Access Only The Real Differences Between Mormons and Orthodox Christians
And whether they really matter in the presidency.
Argo
Subscriber Access Only Argo
A compelling thriller about the rescue of six Americans during 1979's Iran hostage crisis.
Sinister
Subscriber Access Only Sinister
Scott Derrickson's latest horror flick is a dark and very scary cautionary tale.
Subscriber Access Only Middle of Nowhere
A bright young woman finds herself disoriented after her husband is incarcerated.
Evangelical Support for Romney Tops Out
Subscriber Access Only Evangelical Support for Romney Tops Out
Winning mainline Protestants and Catholics now key for both presidential campaigns.
Liberty University's Flip-Flop Moment
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Liberty University's Flip-Flop Moment
Today, the students at Jerry Falwell's school are more likely to 'change the world' by buying a pair of TOMS Shoes than showing up at the state capitol. Could their soft activism signal a larger shift among evangelicals?
Meaning to the Madness
Subscriber Access Only Meaning to the Madness
Halloween's a-comin', so it's cosmic horror vs. sacred terror on the big screen.
Dramatic Increase in Religiously Unaffiliated as Protestants Lose Majority Status
Subscriber Access Only Dramatic Increase in Religiously Unaffiliated as Protestants Lose Majority Status
Why religious leaders aren't terribly troubled by the news.
The Other Side of the Culture War
Subscriber Access Only The Other Side of the Culture War
Marching under the banner of "rationality," cultural progressives fear the public influence of religion—and often dislike religious people themselves
We Gaither Together
Subscriber Access Only We Gaither Together
Bill & Gloria Gaither celebrate their music, Scripture's vitality, and 50 years of marriage.
Subscriber Access Only Hymns for the Christian Life
Subscriber Access Only Blue Mountain
Subscriber Access Only Sing the Delta
Frankenweenie
Subscriber Access Only Frankenweenie
Tim Burton returns to form—and his roots—with a story about a boy who brings his pet dog back to life.
Wuthering Heights
Subscriber Access Only Wuthering Heights
An engrossing, beautiful, naturalistic treatment of Emily Brontë's classic novel.
Subscriber Access Only Trade of Innocents
A drama that reveals the tough realities of sex trafficking—a bit too safely and blandly.
The Fake 'Holy War' Over Donald Trump's 'Get Even' Advice
Subscriber Access Only The Fake 'Holy War' Over Donald Trump's 'Get Even' Advice
News outlets debated its compatibility with Christianity. Liberty staff and students say such discussion is what Christian higher ed is for.
Mira Sorvino: Saving Sex Slaves
Subscriber Access Only Mira Sorvino: Saving Sex Slaves
The Oscar winner fights against human trafficking, and has a new movie to raise awareness.
Falling Away from its Founding
Subscriber Access Only Falling Away from its Founding
Os Guinness correctly sees America sinking into "soft despotism," but his proposals for restoring its civic health don't go deep enough.
Subscriber Access Only The Jesus Record
Subscriber Access Only Transcendental Youth
Subscriber Access Only StompTown Revival
Subscriber Access Only Glad Rag Doll
Subscriber Access Only WaterSky
Subscriber Access Only No Man's Land
Van Morrison's Poetry of the Ineffable
Subscriber Access Only Van Morrison's Poetry of the Ineffable
The Northern Irishman has been singing into the mystic—and of the divine—for decades.
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.