July (Web-only) 2013

Community Is In the Details
Community Is In the DetailsSubscriber Access Only
Justin McRoberts's latest project is a lovingly crafted set of letters.
What God May Be Up to In the Land of the Bible
What God May Be Up to In the Land of the BibleSubscriber Access Only
Why and how to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
'Don't Give Up on Japan'
'Don't Give Up on Japan'Subscriber Access Only
Post-disaster, Tokyo pastor Jonathan Wilson urges ‘outward-looking’ missions in reaching Japanese for Christ.
Motion Picture Prayer
Motion Picture PrayerSubscriber Access Only
An overlooked summer thriller finds a new cinematic use for prayer.
Bobby McFerrin Gets Spirit-You-All
Bobby McFerrin Gets Spirit-You-AllSubscriber Access Only
Releasing his first gospel album, the acclaimed singer talks about church, his father's legacy, and covering Bob Dylan.
The Quick Take for July 26, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Our new weekly cheat sheet with streaming picks, movie news, and a roundup of critics' responses to recent releases.
Blue Jasmine
Blue JasmineSubscriber Access Only
Woody Allen's latest: same lyrics, different melody, this time a variation on Tennessee Williams.
The Wolverine
The WolverineSubscriber Access Only
Less Rambo, more Die Hard, in the best way.
Will We Ever Get Beyond Race?
Will We Ever Get Beyond Race?Subscriber Access Only
After Trayvon Martin, we need only look to churches to see a glimmer of potential.
Girl Most Likely
Girl Most LikelySubscriber Access Only
What the latest Kristen Wiig vehicle has to say to Christians who have embraced a culturally-engaged, intellectually serious faith.
Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not ProudSubscriber Access Only
Two movies out this weekend deal with death - in very different ways.
Streaming This Weekend - July 19, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Here's some picks for those looking to stay in this weekend.
Turbo
TurboSubscriber Access Only
What if your purported underdog is never anything but, well, an overdog?
Gender and the Trinity: An Interview with Psychologist Larry Crabb
Gender and the Trinity: An Interview with Psychologist Larry CrabbSubscriber Access Only
The author of 'Inside Out' makes a new elevator pitch for male and female.
Ways to Live ForeverSubscriber Access Only
Red 2
Red 2Subscriber Access Only
Is Family Decline Behind Religious Decline?
Is Family Decline Behind Religious Decline?Subscriber Access Only
It's an important factor, but it's not the whole story.
The Latest in Movie News, July 15, 2013Subscriber Access Only
A timely little film hits it big at the box office. Also, Robert McKee, blockbusters, and Sharknado.
What Does Preaching Do to Your Brain?
What Does Preaching Do to Your Brain?Subscriber Access Only
Richard Cox explores the findings of neuroscience on how we hear sermons.
Streaming This Weekend, July 12, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Staying in this weekend? There's some great new releases on Amazon and Netflix.
Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2Subscriber Access Only
Pacific Rim has monsters, but Grown Ups 2 is simply monstrous.
Pacific Rim
Pacific RimSubscriber Access Only
Pacific Rim has monsters, but Grown Ups 2 is simply monstrous.
Proposed Food Aid Reforms Put International Programs at Risk
Proposed Food Aid Reforms Put International Programs at RiskSubscriber Access Only
In this tight-budget era, what works in theory likely won't result in legislative success.
How the Obama Administration Is Right on Food Aid Reform
How the Obama Administration Is Right on Food Aid ReformSubscriber Access Only
New local purchasing efforts could be far more effective than current ones.
The Latest in Movie News, July 11, 2013Subscriber Access Only
They Got High on Jesus Instead
They Got High on Jesus InsteadSubscriber Access Only
Larry Eskridge remembers the hippies, druggies, and assorted countercultural freaks who embraced Christianity in the late 1960s.
Solving Poverty Is Rocket Science
Solving Poverty Is Rocket ScienceSubscriber Access Only
Christians are among America’s most compassionate people. But we can do a better job responding to the complexity of poverty.
Preaching Liberty to the Colonists
Preaching Liberty to the ColonistsSubscriber Access Only
The American revolutionaries justified their cause with ample appeals to Scripture. But what should Christians think of the conclusions they drew?
Briefly: CopperheadSubscriber Access Only
A brief look at the new film by the director of Gods and Generals.
Why We Need Breaking Bad
Why We Need Breaking Bad Subscriber Access Only
Watching Walt's slow slide off the moral cliff might just inoculate us against what TV usually teaches.
The Latest in Movie News, July 1, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Fewer sequels from Pixar, new members at the Academy, box office returns, and a documentary about the March on Washington.
The Lone Ranger
The Lone RangerSubscriber Access Only
Even if you agree with what this remake attempts to do, this was the wrong way to do it.
Same-Sex Marriage and the Single Christian
Same-Sex Marriage and the Single ChristianSubscriber Access Only
How marriage-happy churches are unwittingly fueling same-sex coupling—and leaving singles like me in the dust.
On Gettysburg's 150th, New Museum Examines Faith's Role
On Gettysburg's 150th, New Museum Examines Faith's RoleSubscriber Access Only
$15 million Seminary Ridge Museum opens with focus on "duty and devotion."
Beautiful Word: The Story of the ESV Illuminated Bible
Beautiful Word: The Story of the ESV Illuminated Bible
Renowned designer Dana Tanamachi brings modern illustrations to the ancient text.