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May (Web-only) 2014

The Quick Take for May 30, 2014
The Quick Take for May 30, 2014
Watch Star Trek on your TV or computer, the critics’ take on the newest Christian-themed comedy, and more in this week’s Quick Take.
Maleficent
Maleficent
She’s not bad, she was just drawn that way.
Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice
Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice
After a childhood encounter with terrorists, hip-hop artist raps for religious freedom.
Giving Thanks for Gratitude
Giving Thanks for Gratitude
Peter Leithart explores the history of a virtue with revolutionary social potential.
Real Transformation Happens When?
Real Transformation Happens When?
In the TGC/Tullian Tchividjian dustup, I’m not hearing much about a key part of the gospel.
Night Moves
Night Moves
The wages of sin is death, but sometimes that's not what you were expecting.
The Immigrant
The Immigrant
An old-school melodrama about faith, family and the American dream.
Are Mormons More Christian Than We Think?
Are Mormons More Christian Than We Think?
Stephen Webb asks whether Latter-day theology sheds new light on familiar beliefs.
Crowder Goes Hog Wild
Crowder Goes Hog Wild
"Neon Steeple" is a throwback and a step forward at the same time.
As Egypt Picks Next President, Christians Play Biggest Political Role in Decades
As Egypt Picks Next President, Christians Play Biggest Political Role in Decades
Signs include first Christian (and first woman) leader of political party, while some Christians argue for justice for Muslim Brotherhood.
The Difference Dallas Willard Makes
The Difference Dallas Willard Makes
How his focus on Christlike transformation can enrich evangelical faith.
The Quick Take for May 23, 2014
The Quick Take for May 23, 2014
Looking for something to watch this weekend? That, and more, in this week's Quick Take.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The latest installment's failure to actually focus on its characters is a giant, ironic misstep.
Would You Share the Gospel with Hitler's Worst Henchmen?
Would You Share the Gospel with Hitler's Worst Henchmen?
Meet Henry Gerecke, the American chaplain who embodied Christ’s mission to seek the lost, no matter how loathsome.
ida
Ida
A beautifully shot Polish film that won't leave you for a while after the credits roll.
Ethnic Violence Kills 10,000—and It Gets Even Worse in South Sudan
Ethnic Violence Kills 10,000—and It Gets Even Worse in South Sudan
The nation that evangelicals helped to create may lose 50,000 children to starvation by December 31.
Seeing Jesus Through Doubting Eyes
Seeing Jesus Through Doubting Eyes
What can we learn about our Savior—and ourselves—from biblical figures who “got him wrong”?
NRB Forces Out WaterBrook Multnomah Over Sister Imprint's 'Gay Christian' Book
NRB Forces Out WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers Over Sister Imprint's 'Gay Christian' Book
Member employees can't work on 'unbiblical material, regardless of the label.'
Godzilla
Godzilla
You thought you knew what to expect, but you probably weren't expecting this.
Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm
Disney’s latest sports flick is one of the best feel-good baseball movies in years.
Locke
Locke
Tom Hardy's one man show explores a lot about contemporary masculinity.
Silicon Valley
The New Masters of the Universe
The HBO Show 'Silicon Valley' deftly pops through the bubbles of arrogance in the new tech economy.
'Price Tag' Israeli Extremists Target Christians
'Price Tag' Israeli Extremists Target Christians
‘Jesus is garbage’ graffiti, threat to kill bishop expose anti-Christian sentiment just as Israel prepares to host Pope Francis.
175 Leaders Urge U.S. Support in Christianity's Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure
175 Leaders Urge U.S. Support in Christianity's Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure
Middle East Christians appreciate prayers, but political action brings mixed feelings.
Why Everything Looks Like Jesus
Why Everything Looks Like Jesus
Images of Jesus are everywhere, under 45 tons of rubble and on pieces of toast. New research tells why.
Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?
Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?
Canon Andrew White lives dangerously for God. Why we need more leaders like him.
Andrew White: Being Jesus in the Kill Zone
Andrew White: Being Jesus in the Kill Zone
Amid Baghdad’s daily carnage, 2014 Wilberforce Award winner models reconciliation to Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
Why I'm Not Cheering Today's Supreme Court Prayer Decision
Why I'm Not Cheering Today's Supreme Court Prayer Decision
Be careful what you pray for, warns a constitutional law scholar.
Why We Pray Before Public Meetings (and Let Pagans Do, Too)
Subscriber Access Only Why We Pray Before Public Meetings (and Let Pagans Do, Too)
Are invocations worth it if it means city leaders will bow for false gods?
Walk of Shame
Walk of Shame
It takes more than one funny idea to make a comedy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
Why the pulpit—and not the screen—still belongs at the center of our churches.