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February (Web-only) 2014

The Quick Take for February 28, 2014
The Quick Take for February 28, 2014
Oscar predictions, 'The Americans,' the next Star Wars villain, and more in the Quick Take.
Matchmaker for Missionaries Tackles a Top Reason They Quit
Matchmaker for Missionaries Tackles a Top Reason They Quit
As singles on the field double, a new site seeks to help them find spouses (and friends).
Son of God
Son of God
TV’s most recent depiction of Jesus gets a theatrical release—and that's key to thinking about this version.
TV Politics and Proximate Justice
TV Politics and Proximate Justice
Shows like 'Scandal,' 'The Americans,' and 'House of Cards' give us one picture of politics. Are there any others?
The Case for Big Change at Calvary Chapel
The Case for Big Change at Calvary Chapel
Being ‘culturally conservative’ hurts movement’s relevance, says Chuck Smith’s successor, Brian Brodersen.
Fracking Isn't a Four-Letter Word
Fracking Isn't a Four-Letter Word
Why Christians should reconsider the oft-misunderstood drilling practice.
Casting the Devil Out of the Jesus Story
Casting the Devil Out of the Jesus Story
Why the 'Son of God' film excludes Satan from the Christ story—and what’s at stake.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Spiritual Adventurer
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Spiritual Adventurer
The author of 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' wasn't always the stodgy conservative of popular imagination.
Pompeii
Pompeii
We should maybe try giving Paul W. S. Anderson a little bit of credit.
The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity
The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity
Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion—and transformed it.
Why We Give (or Don't)
Why We Give (or Don't)
Some hidden motives of tipping and paying it forward.
The Quick Take for February 21, 2014
The Quick Take for February 21, 2014
Some great streaming picks, the critics weigh in on Jimmy Fallon and this weeks' films, and more in the Quick Take.
Study: 2 Million U.S. Scientists Identify As Evangelical
Study: 2 Million U.S. Scientists Identify As Evangelical
A new NAE-backed initiative wants to see if they can help scientists and evangelicals better understand each other.
Into the Academic Lion's Den
Into the Academic Lion's Den
Do Christian scholars belong in the hostile world of higher ed?
The Toracle: Oxen Law
The Toracle: Oxen Law
What to do with an ox, according to the Bible, in a handy flowchart.
A Fragile Faith of Devotion and Cynicism
A Fragile Faith of Devotion and Cynicism
Addie Zierman was a high-school prayer warrior who drifted away from the church. Her memoir describes an uncertain return.
Searching for Sodom
Searching for Sodom
Is it time to rewrite Old Testament chronologies?
Show Us the Relief Money!
Show Us the Relief Money!
The post-Haiyan Philippine recovery: Amid anger about corruption, gratefulness for a ‘miracle-like event.’
Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon?
Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon?
That’s okay, experts say. Biblical comprehension is more important than completing prescribed reading plans.
Are Evangelicals Bad for Marriage?
Are Evangelicals Bad for Marriage?
A new study says Protestants are more likely than non-religious Americans to divorce, but some disagree.
The Quick Take for February 14, 2014
The Quick Take for February 14, 2014
Remembering Shirley Temple Black, movies and new TV pilots to stream at home, an interview with Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, and more.
The Latest Challenge to the Bible's Accuracy?
The Latest Challenge to the Bible's Accuracy: Abraham's Anachronistic Camels?
Despite the latest study of bones, evidence indicates the iconic desert animals do belong in Genesis.
Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
Instructions in order to enjoy this fairy tale: you'd better treat it like that—a fairy tale.
RoboCop
RoboCop
When your film crumbles after just being grazed by critical thinking, then you’ve got a problem.
Not Just a New Testament God
Not Just a New Testament God
The cranky, severe, Old Testament God isn’t an opening act.
Men and Miscarriage
Men and Miscarriage
I didn’t know how to feel. In many ways, I still don’t.
The Quick Take for February 7, 2014
The Quick Take for February 7, 2014
Hating on 'Labor Day,' remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, streaming picks, and more.
For God and Country: Christian Athletes to Watch in Sochi
For God and Country: Christian Athletes to Watch in Sochi
The Olympics isn't just about competition. It's also about stories. Here are some who know their Author.
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
The rare (and wonderful) kids' movie that rewards those who come to it like children.
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men
Shouldn't we expect more from our art?
How White Missionaries Helped Birth Modern-Day India
How White Missionaries Helped Birth Modern-Day India
An Indian missionary tells fellow Christians to stop complaining and follow their forefathers' example.
Rethinking the Origins Debate
Rethinking the Origins Debate
Most Americans—and most Christians—do not fall neatly into creationist or evolutionist camps.
Birthmothers, the Unsung Heroes of the Adoption Movement
Birthmothers, the Unsung Heroes of the Adoption Movement
A new ministry is trying to change bad stereotypes.
Top Story July 30, 2014
The Hidden Blessing of Infertility
The Hidden Blessing of Infertility
Our inability to have kids turned into an ability to do so much else.