August (Web-only) 2013

Religion Runs in the Family
Religion Runs in the FamilySubscriber Access Only
Vern Bengtson’s research shows the surprising resiliency of faith as it passes from parents to children.
Os Guinness: Liberals and Conservatives Are Getting Religious Freedom Wrong
Os Guinness: Liberals and Conservatives Are Getting Religious Freedom WrongSubscriber Access Only
The social critic says a foundational human right really is under threat at home and abroad.
Music: To Kill and To Save
Music: To Kill and To Save Subscriber Access Only
Two new documentaries explore the role of music during the rise of the Third Reich.
Closed Circuit
Closed CircuitSubscriber Access Only
A competent legal thriller masquerades as a critique of Big Brother government.
David Lowery's Ballad of Outlaws and Lovers
David Lowery's Ballad of Outlaws and LoversSubscriber Access Only
A chat with the director reveals that his film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" hearkens back to classic American obsessions, cinematic history, literature—and the Bible, too.
Why Intelligent People Are Less Likely to Be Religious
Why Intelligent People Are Less Likely to Be ReligiousSubscriber Access Only
And how our expectations for Christians in education are changing.
Coptic Christianity Meets the Modern World
Coptic Christianity Meets the Modern WorldSubscriber Access Only
How does an ancient, persecuted faith keep pace with political and cultural change?
The Quick Take for August 23, 2013Subscriber Access Only
THE BUTLER is big at the box office because of churches, BEN-HUR and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD are getting rebooted, and more.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Lee Daniels' The ButlerSubscriber Access Only
Juxtaposition—of a father and son, and of a country—captures some of the complex truth of racism and the civil rights movement.
The World's End
The World's EndSubscriber Access Only
Nothing says apocalypse like twelve pints in one night.
Max Lucado's War Against Despair
Max Lucado's War Against DespairSubscriber Access Only
How the story of Joseph helps us fight feelings of hopelessness.
The Prosperity Gospel Is Surprisingly Mainstream
The Prosperity Gospel Is Surprisingly MainstreamSubscriber Access Only
Mocked and derided across the cultural spectrum, the message of “health and wealth” enjoys wider support than one might imagine.
Short Term 12: Law and Grace
Short Term 12Subscriber Access Only
The system is broken, but grace breaks through.
The Craziest Statistic You'll Read About North American Missions
The Craziest Statistic You'll Read About North American MissionsSubscriber Access Only
An astonishing number of non-Christians in the U.S. and Canada don't know any Christians. Here's why.
The Quick Take for August 16, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Our new weekly cheat sheet with streaming picks, movie news, and a roundup of critics' responses to recent releases.
The Conjuring
The ConjuringSubscriber Access Only
Can a horror film offer rest for our souls?
Our Experiment in Criticism
Our Experiment in CriticismSubscriber Access Only
Reflections from CT's chief film critic on what we're trying to do.
What the 'Six Types of Atheists' Mean for Christian Outreach
What the 'Six Types of Atheists' Mean for Christian OutreachSubscriber Access Only
A new study highlights important differences between nonbelievers. But they have many things in common, too.
The Quick Take for August 9, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Our weekly cheat sheet compiles streaming picks, movie news, and a roundup of critics' responses to recent releases.
¡Vivan Los Evangelicos!
¡Vivan Los Evangelicos! (a CT classic)Subscriber Access Only
Hispanics are not only spicing up U.S. culture, they are fueling the greatest growth in the North American church.
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Elysium
ElysiumSubscriber Access Only
Heroes like this one are unlikely and unlikable and just like us.
Reza Aslan Tells an Old Story about Jesus
Reza Aslan Tells an Old Story about JesusSubscriber Access Only
The author’s portrait of a would-be political revolutionary relies on outdated scholarship and breathtaking leaps in logic.
Briefly: Rising From AshesSubscriber Access Only
A quick look at a new documentary that's rooted in risk and delight.
You, Me, and the Heavenly Three?
You, Me, and the Heavenly Three?Subscriber Access Only
Why the Trinity can't tell us about gender. A response to Larry Crabb.
Not All Hispanics Eat Tacos
Not All Hispanics Eat TacosSubscriber Access Only
The 20 different Latin American nationalities represented in el Norte have significant differences in food, slang, values, and immigration history.
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Generation Gap
Generation GapSubscriber Access Only
Hispanic and white churches together must face the growing gulf between first- and later-generation Hispanics.
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Last Temptation Turns Twenty-Five
Last Temptation Turns Twenty-FiveSubscriber Access Only
Has the film that spurred boycotts—and one arson attack—stood the test of time?
2 Guns
2 GunsSubscriber Access Only
A huge, harmful, insidious, attractive lie.
The Second Coming Christ Controversy: Company with Ties to David Jang Buys 'Newsweek'
The Second Coming Christ Controversy: Company with Ties to David Jang Buys 'Newsweek'Subscriber Access Only
Media group that bought the weekly took part in regular Internet chats with Jang to discuss business.
The Quick Take for August 3, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Our new weekly cheat sheet with streaming picks, movie news, and a roundup of critics' responses to recent releases.
Why Welcome a Same-Sex Couple to Church?
Why Welcome a Same-Sex Couple to Church?Subscriber Access Only
How congregations can reach out to people with same-sex attraction and remain committed to biblical human sexuality.
Spectacular Now, The
The Spectacular NowSubscriber Access Only
One of the best films of the summer is about real teenagers and learning what maturity means.
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How Christians See Muslims
How Christians See Muslims
Missions experts urge concern for both souls and security.