November (Web-only) 2013

Black Nativity
Black NativitySubscriber Access Only
The stars come out but never shine.
The Quick Take for November 29, 2013
The Quick Take for November 29, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Sylvester Stallone wrote a movie, Philomena Lee criticizes a critic, and more in this week's Quick Take.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomSubscriber Access Only
An inspiring yet imperfect biopic of a man more complex than he appears here.
This Thanksgiving, Stop Idolizing the Pilgrims
This Thanksgiving, Stop Idolizing the Pilgrims
An evangelical historian teaches us how to think critically about the heroes of our past.
Syria's Refugee Crisis Worst since Rwanda Genocide
Syria's Refugee Crisis Worst since Rwanda GenocideSubscriber Access Only
At Jordan border, Christians turn out in force to provide help and hope.
The Quick Take for November 22, 2013
The Quick Take for November 22, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Monty Python is reuniting! Plus 'Church Hoppers,' 'How I Met Your Father,' and more.
The Christmas Candle
The Christmas CandleSubscriber Access Only
Max Lucado’s holiday book gets the Hollywood treatment.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching FireSubscriber Access Only
Remember who the real enemy is.
Philomena
PhilomenaSubscriber Access Only
A journalist hostile to religion helps a Roman Catholic woman look for the son who was taken from her.
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Does C. S. Lewis Have Something to Hide?
Does C. S. Lewis Have Something to Hide?Subscriber Access Only
Or is Alister McGrath's biography too preoccupied with what Lewis declines to reveal?
Why We Need JFK's Peace Legacy
Why We Need JFK's Peace LegacySubscriber Access Only
What Christians can learn from the president's foreign policy achievement of 1963.
The Quick Take for November 15, 2013
The Quick Take for November 15, 2013Subscriber Access Only
A trailer for 'Noah,' a new gender-based ratings system in Sweden, Bond on Netflix, and more.
Dear Mr. Watterson
Dear Mr. WattersonSubscriber Access Only
An enjoyable ode to 'Calvin and Hobbes' and the brilliant creator behind one of the best comic strips of all time.
The Surprise Inside Church Bankruptcies
The Surprise Inside Church BankruptciesSubscriber Access Only
It’s not that they owe more than they own, says Pamela Foohey. It’s a leadership failure.
You Were Made for More Than Safety
You Were Made for More Than SafetySubscriber Access Only
But Owen Strachan’s summons to risky living isn’t just another entry in the “radical” genre.
Dispatch from the Virginia Film Festival
VFF 2013—Day 3: 'The Gettysburg Story,' 'Philomena,' 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology,' and 'A Single Shot'Subscriber Access Only
Yes, a good film festival can make your head spin a little (before it explodes).
VFF 2013—Day 4: 'The Invisible Woman' and 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'
VFF 2013—Day 4: 'The Invisible Woman' and 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'Subscriber Access Only
It’s probably too much to ask in a modern, tell-all culture, to be inspired by men of distinction.
VFF 2013—Day 2: 'Le Joli Mai' and 'A Touch of Sin'
VFF 2013—Day 2: 'Le Joli Mai' and 'A Touch of Sin'Subscriber Access Only
Two films that ask us: Do you understand your sin?
How Churches Can Help Without Hurting After Super Typhoon Haiyan
How Churches Can Help Without Hurting After Super Typhoon HaiyanSubscriber Access Only
Rule #1: Don't jump into action before you know the needs on the ground.
VFF 2013—Day 1: 'Running from Crazy' and 'Computer Chess'
VFF 2013—Day 1: 'Running from Crazy' and 'Computer Chess'Subscriber Access Only
Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter Mariel explores her family's mental health legacy, and nerds pit computers against each other.
The Quick Take for November 8, 2013
The Quick Take for November 8, 2013Subscriber Access Only
New Marvel and cop shows, the end of Poirot, 'Wrestling for Jesus,' and more.
Great Expectations
Great ExpectationsSubscriber Access Only
Why watch another adaptation of a Dickens novel? Read on.
Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark WorldSubscriber Access Only
Schlock B-movie sci-fi fantasy, in the best kind of way.
Free Birds
Free BirdsSubscriber Access Only
A movie that's both distinctly American and a bit troubling.
'I'm a Feminist Because I Love Jesus So Much'
'I'm a Feminist Because I Love Jesus So Much'Subscriber Access Only
Popular blogger Sarah Bessey says the arc of Scripture reveals a liberating vision for women.
The Quick Take for November 1, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Critics take on 'Last Vegas' and 'Dallas Buyers Club', Tina Fey has yet another show coming, and more.
Ender's Game
Ender's GameSubscriber Access Only
The enemy's gate is down.
Q+A: Why Rowan Williams Loves C.S. Lewis
Q+A: Why Rowan Williams Loves C.S. LewisSubscriber Access Only
The former Archbishop of Canterbury says his evangelical friends were fans in the 1960s. Now he's one too.
About Time
About TimeSubscriber Access Only
It's about love, and it's a comedy, but it's definitely not a romantic comedy.
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism
Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time.