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October (Web-only) 2013

Sharing the Gospel with Witches—Real Ones
Sharing the Gospel with Witches—Real Ones
In the Halloween-crazed Salem, Massachusetts, Christians befriend spiritual seekers of all kinds.
How Monsters Point Us to God
How Monsters Point Us to God
Our uncanny fears tell us about ourselves, and are signs of something more.
All You Need to Know About Prince George and the Jordan
All You Need to Know About Prince George and the Jordan
The royal baby sparks some theological (and ecological) discussion.
Bob Fu Is Alive and Thriving
Bob Fu Is Alive and Thriving
The exiled Chinese Christian’s autobiography gives hope for all who suffer persecution for their faith.
The Quick Take for October 25, 2013
Sherlock returns, controversy at the cinema, and more.
The Legacy of Rich Mullins's Ragamuffin Band
The Legacy of Rich Mullins's Ragamuffin Band
Producer Reed Arvin remembers the fearless, soulful musician whose music challenged and transcended Christian pop.
The Counselor
The Counselor
Evil: no respecter of persons.
11 Christian Book Promotions Gone Horribly Wrong
11 Christian Book Promotions Gone Horribly Wrong
(Fake) tweets inspired by Mark Driscoll's behavior at the Strange Fire conference.
The Second Calling of a Christian Burnout
The Second Calling of a Christian Burnout
Amidst a turbulent season of life, Carolyn Weber learned to see the sheer joy of every moment with God.
Jason Harrod: Singing Between Doubt and Belief for 20 Years
Jason Harrod: Singing Between Doubt and Belief for 20 Years
The folk singer-songwriter writes about faith after the 'mountaintop experiences.'
The Evangelical Work Ethic
The Evangelical Work Ethic
Forget Weber. We don’t need social science to know that God cares about our work.
The Quick Take for October 18, 2013
The Quick Take for October 18, 2013
Glee says goodbye, a Fassbender Macbeth on the way, and more in this week's roundup.
Q&A: Israel Houghton and Galley Molina on 'I'm In Love With a Church Girl'
Q&A: Israel Houghton and Galley Molina on 'I'm In Love With a Church Girl'
A worship artist and a reformed drug lord join forces to proclaim grace.
I'm In Love With a Church Girl
I'm In Love With a Church Girl
There's some good elements here, but it can't quite rise above the main problem of "message" movies.
All Is Lost
All Is Lost
Perhaps Robert Redford's greatest performance - while stranded on a boat in the middle of the sea.
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate
The movie about Wikileaks is a mess, and a giant missed opportunity.
Carrie
Carrie
All the old elements are here, but there's some surprises, too - and some grace.
Church Stereotypes, According to Google
Church Stereotypes, According to Google
What millions and millions of searches reveal about Internet users' perceptions.
A Mother's Love for a Modern-Day Miracle
A Mother's Love for a Modern-Day Miracle
Meet the pro-choice, secular Manhattanite whose study of society’s outcasts prepared her to welcome a son with Down syndrome.
Surprise: The African Church Is Not Very Charismatic
Surprise: The African Church Is Not Very Charismatic
Only a third of the continent’s Christians are Pentecostals and other renewalists. And they’re facing backlash.
Q&A: Billy Graham's Warning Against an Epidemic of 'Easy Believism'
Q&A: Billy Graham's Warning Against an Epidemic of 'Easy Believism'
The evangelist speaks to CT on obedience, Heaven and Hell, and his My Hope campaign.
Yes, You Can Drink Beer and Watch Game of Thrones
Yes, You Can Drink Beer and Watch Game of Thrones
But do you need to? Will it further your pursuit of holiness?
The Quick Take for October 11, 2013
The Quick Take for October 11, 2013
Julian Assange is not amused, 'Escape from Tomorrow' is terrifying, and more in the Quick Take.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
It's hard to make this story a snooze-fest, but there you have it.
Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips
A pirate movie that's definitely not a swashbuckler - but does explore important global disparities and is heartstopping, too.
Remembering Egypt's Maspero Massacre Through Its Most Prominent Martyr
Remembering Egypt's Maspero Massacre Through Its Most Prominent Martyr
Sister of slain Coptic activist Mina Daniel recalls his revolutionary vision, now carried forward by Muslim friends.
Preachers of L.A.'s Jay Haizlip: 'It's Going to Be Phenomenal for the Church.'
Preachers of L.A.'s Jay Haizlip: 'It's Going to Be Phenomenal for the Church.'
Pro skater-turned-pastor discusses the show's faith, lifestyles, and spotlight.
C.S. Lewis's Joy in Marriage
C.S. Lewis's Joy in Marriage
What I think Alister McGrath got wrong about Lewis's wife, Joy Davidman.
The End of the Youth Group 'Deathtrap'?
The End of the Youth Group 'Deathtrap'?
The safety of 15-passenger vans has markedly improved over the years. So why are people still dying?
Were the Church Fathers Consistently Pro-Life?
Were the Church Fathers Consistently Pro-Life?
Historian Ron Sider (yes, historian) urges us to pay attention to the evidence.
Linsanity
Linsanity
Jeremy Lin's story is amazing—but this documentary falls far short.
The Quick Take for October 4, 2013
The Quick Take for October 4, 2013
News about Narnia, things to watch on Netflix, what the critics think of 'Runner Runner,' and more.
Will the Supreme Court Review Hobby Lobby's Case Against Obamacare?
Will the Supreme Court Review Hobby Lobby's Case Against Obamacare?
If not, many others are ready to ask the high court whether for-profit companies have religious freedom.
Gravity
Gravity
Disquieting, jarring, and beautiful.
Grace Unplugged
Grace Unplugged
A film only (some) Christians could love.
The Key to Making a Difference in the World
The Key to Making a Difference in the World
Key speakers at the famous conference seem to agree.
Chuck Smith, 86, Dies After Cancer Battle
Chuck Smith, 86, Dies After Cancer Battle
Renowned California pastor founded Calvary Chapel movement.
Nothing Better Than The Real Thing: 'Museum Hours' and 'This Is Martin Bonner'
Nothing Better Than The Real Thing: 'Museum Hours' and 'This Is Martin Bonner'
Two overlooked movies offer unforgettable characters and rejuvenating vision.
This Is Martin Bonner
This Is Martin Bonner
Finding grace in a crisis of faith.
Museum Hours
Museum Hours
Finding grace in a hall of mirrors.
Tony Hale: 'Embrace Where You're At'
Tony Hale: 'Embrace Where You're At'
The beloved actor - and recent Emmy winner - talks to CT about 'Veep,' Buster Bluth, and advice for young Christians trying to make it in the entertainment business.
Mark Labberton: This Is the Best of Times for Following Jesus
Mark Labberton: This Is the Best of Times for Following Jesus
The Fuller Seminary president sees the church’s moment of cultural exile as a moment of incredible opportunity.