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February (Web-only) 2014

The Quick Take for February 28, 2014
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only 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
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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
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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
Subscriber Access Only 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
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Why Christians should reconsider the oft-misunderstood drilling practice.
Casting the Devil Out of the Jesus Story
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only Harriet Beecher Stowe, Spiritual Adventurer
The author of 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' wasn't always the stodgy conservative of popular imagination.
Pompeii
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We should maybe try giving Paul W. S. Anderson a little bit of credit.
The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity
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The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity
Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion—and transformed it.
Why We Give (or Don't)
Subscriber Access Only Why We Give (or Don't)
Some hidden motives of tipping and paying it forward.
The Quick Take for February 21, 2014
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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
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only Into the Academic Lion's Den
Do Christian scholars belong in the hostile world of higher ed?
The Toracle: Oxen Law
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only 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
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Is it time to rewrite Old Testament chronologies?
Show Us the Relief Money!
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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?
Subscriber Access Only 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?
Subscriber Access Only 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
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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?
Subscriber Access Only 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
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Instructions in order to enjoy this fairy tale: you'd better treat it like that—a fairy tale.
RoboCop
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When your film crumbles after just being grazed by critical thinking, then you’ve got a problem.
Not Just a New Testament God
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Not Just a New Testament God
The cranky, severe, Old Testament God isn’t an opening act.
Men and Miscarriage
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I didn’t know how to feel. In many ways, I still don’t.
The Quick Take for February 7, 2014
Subscriber Access Only 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
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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
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The rare (and wonderful) kids' movie that rewards those who come to it like children.
The Monuments Men
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Shouldn't we expect more from our art?
How White Missionaries Helped Birth Modern-Day India
Subscriber Access Only 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
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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
Subscriber Access Only Birthmothers, the Unsung Heroes of the Adoption Movement
A new ministry is trying to change bad stereotypes.
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.