March (Web-only) 2014

The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big Deal
The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big DealSubscriber Access Only
Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals.
Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame?
Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame?Subscriber Access Only
Rick Warren confronts one more "last taboo."
The Quick Take for March 28, 2014Subscriber Access Only
'Noah' is out, movies about brothers, and more in the Quick Take.
Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving Dangerously
Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving DangerouslySubscriber Access Only
One year after the suicide of her son, she shares her story of grief, mystery, and hope.
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Noah
NoahSubscriber Access Only
After a flood of reviews and controversy, it's finally here. So should you see it?
The Genesis of 'Noah'
The Genesis of 'Noah'Subscriber Access Only
Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster is hardly the first big-screen adaptation of the story. How does it compare to the others?
World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex MarriagesSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) President Richard Stearns: 'Certain beliefs are so core to our Trinitarian faith that we must take a strong stand on those beliefs.'
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most WantedSubscriber Access Only
The Muppets have always been about family - and this movie makes it clear what holds them together.
Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah'
Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah'Subscriber Access Only
Raised culturally Jewish, the independent filmmaker has created a midrash for the big screen.
World Vision: Why We're Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
World Vision: Why We're Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex MarriagesSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Controversial decision reversed days after president Richard Stearns explains change is a symbol of Christian ‘unity’ not ‘compromise.’
The Quick Take for March 21, 2014Subscriber Access Only
What are critics saying about 'God's Not Dead'? Find out, along with streaming picks and more in this week's cheat sheet.
Divergent
DivergentSubscriber Access Only
It's a good-enough story with an excellent cast, but it misses its greatest opportunities.
SXSW 2014—Day 9: The Winding Stream; Wicker Kittens; Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater; Two Step
SXSW 2014—Day 9: The Winding Stream; Wicker Kittens; Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater; Two StepSubscriber Access Only
We wrap out a week of coverage with films that are the kind of stuff you will like if you like that kind of stuff.
SXSW 2014—Day 8: Vessel
SXSW 2014—Day 8: VesselSubscriber Access Only
A documentary raises an important question: when it comes to abortion, shouldn’t we all choose our words carefully?
The Quick Take for March 14, 2014
The Quick Take for March 14, 2014Subscriber Access Only
Great Netflix picks, reports from Sundance, a documentary narrated by Natalie Grant, and more.
SXSW 2014—Day 7: Break Point; I Believe in Unicorns; Joe
SXSW 2014—Day 7: Break Point; I Believe in Unicorns; JoeSubscriber Access Only
Suffer the little children.
Le Week-End
Le Week-EndSubscriber Access Only
Coming to terms with a lifetime of choices and commitments in the City of Love.
SXSW 2014—Day 6: Fort Tilden; The Great Invisible
SXSW 2014—Day 6: Fort Tilden; The Great InvisibleSubscriber Access Only
Who says juries never make mistakes?
SXSW 2014—Day 5: DamNation; The Possibilities are Endless; Housebound; Beyond Clueless
SXSW 2014—Day 5: DamNation; The Possibilities are Endless; Housebound; Beyond Clueless Subscriber Access Only
An environmental documentary stands out as the film festival reaches the halfway point.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr. Peabody and ShermanSubscriber Access Only
Our resident kid critics take on the story of a dog and his boy.
SXSW 2014—Day 4: Beginning with The End; Silicon Valley; A Night in Old Mexico; Cesar Chavez; Participant Films Session
SXSW 2014—Day 4: Beginning with The End; Silicon Valley; A Night in Old Mexico; Cesar Chavez; Participant Films SessionSubscriber Access Only
An uplifting doc about hospice, thinking about film for social change, Robert Duvall, and a TV pilot from the 'Office Space' director.
Mourning the Death of a Church
Mourning the Death of a ChurchSubscriber Access Only
How our congregation found resurrection and hope at the end of its life.
The Wind Rises
The Wind RisesSubscriber Access Only
Miyazaki's farewell film is above all an elegy for the impermanence of beauty, art, love, and ultimately life itself.
SXSW 2014—Day 3: Cumbres (Heights); Shorts
SXSW 2014—Day 3: Cumbres (Heights); ShortsSubscriber Access Only
A road trip movie and a collection of short films.
Veronica Mars
Veronica MarsSubscriber Access Only
A long time ago, we used to be friends . . .
SXSW 2014—Day 2: She's Lost Control; Only Lovers Left Alive
SXSW 2014—Day 2: She's Lost Control; Only Lovers Left AliveSubscriber Access Only
A pair of well-made films with limited commercial appeal.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest HotelSubscriber Access Only
Wes Anderson's latest is a feat of filmmaking, a formally-interesting movie that's also deeply meaningful.
SXSW 2014—Day 1: 'Chef'
SXSW 2014—Day 1: 'Chef'Subscriber Access Only
Jon Favreau celebrates creativity in festival opener.
The Quick Take for March 7, 2014
The Quick Take for March 7, 2014Subscriber Access Only
Streaming picks, critics on the weekend's movies, Veronica Mars is back, and more.
The Enduring Revival
The Enduring RevivalSubscriber Access Only
The 'Toronto Blessing' in 1994 was odd and controversial—but its benefits have lasted.
The Lunchbox
The LunchboxSubscriber Access Only
Two lonely people find one another in the most unexpected way.
Sponsor Content PostWhen Science Comes to Church
When Science Comes to ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Our churches are full of people who want to know more about science and faith. And those outside the church want to know even more.
The 160-Year Christian History Behind the Ukraine Crisis
The 160-Year Christian History Behind What's Happening in UkraineSubscriber Access Only
How we have misunderstood Russia, the Crimean Peninsula, and supposedly secular Europe.
Particle Fever
Particle FeverSubscriber Access Only
Finding the "God particle" is fascinating business. And yes—matter matters.
America Does Not Live by Elite Consensus Alone
America Does Not Live by Elite Consensus AloneSubscriber Access Only
After World War II, a small cluster of intellectuals determined our cultural values. George Marsden says we need more voices at the table.
Wes Anderson: King of Empathy
Wes Anderson: King of EmpathySubscriber Access Only
The quirky director beckons us to sit, stop, and just listen.
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.