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June (Web-only) 2014

Boyhood
Boyhood
You and I would never have the patience to make this movie, and make it this good.
The New Apocalypse
The New Apocalypse
Recap and commentary for the pilot episode of HBO's new post-Rapture show, 'The Leftovers.'
Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby
Supreme Court Narrowly Rules For Hobby Lobby
(UPDATED) 5-4 decision on healthcare rules that the government cannot require faith-based organizations to provide contraception against their owners' religious beliefs.
Prayer, Dark Mysticism, and Flannery: A Conversation with Scott Derrickson
Prayer, Dark Mysticism, and Flannery: A Conversation with Scott Derrickson
The director of 'Deliver Us From Evil' - and Marvel's pick for 'Dr. Strange' - talks about faith, evil, and why he makes horror movies.
The Quick Take - June 29, 2014
The Quick Take - June 29, 2014
Should you really spend your money on another Transformers movie? Or would it be better spent on a non-musical Clintwood musical?
Begin Again
Begin Again
The director of 'Once' is back, this time in New York City, with a work of love.
The Quick Take for June 20, 2014
The Quick Take for June 20, 2014
A Christian dating show? That and more in the Quick Take.
Sinister Tips for Mission Trips
Sinister Tips for Mission Trips
What the devil may be up to as churches sally forth.
22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street
The buddy comedy feels a bit recycled the second time around - and it knows it.
Why Jimmy Carter Was (and Is) a Rare Breed
Why Jimmy Carter Was (and Is) a Rare Breed
Randall Balmer's new biography says the former president’s political and religious activism made everyone uncomfortable.
Fatherhood's Call to Duty
Fatherhood's Call to Duty
A love that knows its responsibilities.
The Quick Take for June 13, 2014
The Quick Take for June 13, 2014
The critics take on whether orange really is the new black and what’s streaming in this week’s quick take.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
It's familiar, but it's still a ton of fun.
It's Never Too Late to Become a Great Dad
It's Never Too Late to Become a Great Dad
Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly has an encouraging message for fathers: You’re not defined by your past.
Obvious Child
Obvious Child
A romantic comedy about abortion? A director and actress go there.
A Shooting on Sacred Ground
A Shooting on Sacred Ground
In the midst of trauma at SPU, I’m reminded that a Christian university is a holy place.
How Working on Wall Street Can Corrupt Your Soul
How Working on Wall Street Can Corrupt Your Soul
The financial industry’s amoral culture plunges young strivers into a spiritual abyss. Kevin Roose sounds a moral alarm.
Baptizing the Dora Generation: Why Preschooler Faith Is So Controversial
Baptizing the Dora Generation: Why Preschooler Faith Is So Controversial
Southern Baptist leaders would rather ‘the only consistently growing group in baptisms’ be shrinking.
Why 'God and the Gay Christian' Is Wrong
Why 'God and the Gay Christian' Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships
Matthew Vines rehashes older gay-friendly arguments for a modern audience. But those arguments still don’t square with Scripture.
Something, Anything: An Interview with Paul Harrill
Something, Anything: An Interview with Paul Harrill
The director of 'Something, Anything' talks about making a movie, shooting at a monastery, and telling stories about faith, doubt, and journeys.
The Quick Take for June 6, 2014
The Quick Take for June 6, 2014
Blackbeard, Mr. Holmes, & Star Wars updates, oh my!
Former Bergdahl Pastor Calls for Mercy for 'Prodigal Son' Bowe
Former Bergdahl Pastor Calls for Mercy for 'Prodigal Son' Bowe
"Christians are getting engaged in the lynching," he says. "In any other situation, we'd be hugging the parents."
Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow
Aliens attack . . . on Groundhog Day.
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
A star-crossed teenage love story about the biggest of big questions.
Breaking All the Barriers
Breaking All the Barriers
How the Spirit at Pentecost decimated humanity’s dividing walls.
The Spirit's Work of Ignorance
The Spirit's Work of Ignorance
When you’re about the only white man in a sea of black faces, you learn strange things. A dispatch from the Hampton Ministers' Conference.
The Exclusion of 'Belle'
The Exclusion of 'Belle'
What the historical adaptation missed - and why it matters.
Did Jesus Make Mistakes?
Did Jesus Make Mistakes?
Mark Driscoll says yes, though Jesus never sinned. Experts weigh in.
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.