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September (Web-only) 2014

The Theory of Everything
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A heartbreaking work of super-duper staggering genius.
The Softer Face of Calvinism
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Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp.
The Boomerang Effect
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The generation of the 'silent exodus' has now started coming back.
The Many Models of the Asian American Church
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Once largely monocultural, Asian Americans' churches are now as diverse as the country they call home.
Powers in the Hood
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Powers in the Hood
It takes more than good intentions to do urban ministry—it requires spiritual armor.
The Bible Is More Than a 'Mystery'
Subscriber Access Only The Bible Is More Than a 'Mystery'
Peter Enns makes the case that Scripture doesn't tell us everything. So does it tell us anything?
The Streaming Roundup
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Get caught up on shows before their season premieres, or argue over “How I Met Your Mother” all over again.
The News Roundup
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Listen to the "Gone Girl" soundtrack, the "Django" sequel, "Big Brother," and more.
The Critics Roundup: 'Gotham' and 'The Skeleton Twins'
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The movies and your TV screen just got a little bit darker.
Believe Me
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Christian satire is hard to do well, especially in a movie. But this one gets it right.
The Right Way to Think About Giving to the Poor
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Theologian Gary Anderson shows how acts of charity embody faith in the goodness of God and his creation.
A Tale of Two Political Dramas
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There's something vital about 'Madam Secretary' and 'Scandal,' and we can't afford to miss it.
The Maze Runner
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A copycat of a copycat, and not a good one.
New York Film Festival: 'Goodbye to Language' and 'Hill of Freedom'
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Two films that bend the rules of cinema.
Revisiting (a Disturbing) 'Carousel'
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Apparently, if you love someone enough to let him beat you, you’ll never walk alone?
Oy With the Poodles Already
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With its Netflix debut imminent, it's time to talk about "Gilmore Girls."
This Is Where I Leave You
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Watch anything else. Anything.
Third Culture
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Faith...from the hyphenated point of view
Why I Celebrate Black History Month
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Black history month is not just for black people. It's for all people.
Shelve Your Passions
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Passion is a wonderful thing. But it should not be the sole means by which we discern calling.
Why Pastors Don't Get Political
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Pastors often loathe to weigh in on controversial topics. There are reasons.
Why A Little Denomination Hopping Is Not A Bad Thing
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Although sometimes frowned upon, experience with other Christian traditions may be just what we need right now.
A Letter For My Son
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A letter to my son, who is a testament to God's wild goodness
Why I Stopped Hating Christian Music
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It's easy to hate on Christian music, but Christian musicians often find themselves in impossible terrain.
The Streaming Roundup
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Veggie Tales, quirky romance, artistic Polish films, and more.
The News Roundup
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Another 'Mockingjay' trailer, 'Ben-Hur' casting news, and more.
The Critics Roundup: "The Remaining" and "No Good Deed"
Subscriber Access Only The Critics Roundup: "The Remaining" and "No Good Deed"
Two thrillers that don’t quite hit the mark.
Sponsor Content PostRaising Our Standards
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Raising Our Standards
It's time to improve education in America.
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Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
Subscriber Access Only Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
That's the mystery the Gender Parity Project, whose results debut this weekend, sets out to solve.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
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A potentially great Liam Neeson vehicle gets marred by some very poor taste.
The Song
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A film that re-imagines the story of Solomon with uncommon artistic integrity.
The Strange Legacy of Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg
Subscriber Access Only The Strange Legacy of Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg
He vehemently defended the Resurrection but denied the Virgin Birth. He was hugely influential but leaves few disciples. What you need to know about the German giant who died this month.
Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.
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Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.
Christian private school graduates are just as engaged in their communities as their public school peers—if not more.
Strong Performances Highlight TIFF 2014
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The six stars who shined brightest at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
How I Got 'Dead Poets Society' Wrong
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And how a great professor changed my mind.
The Drop
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Heaven and hell, redemption and damnation, all in the seedy Brooklyn bar underworld.
The News Roundup
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Two congressmen are stranded on an island together. What happens next?
The Streaming Roundup
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Ladies rule the roost in this week's picks for watching at home.
The Critics Roundup: "The November Man" and "The Congress"
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What the critics are saying about Pierce Brosnan’s return to the silver spy screen and Robin Wright’s animated political flick.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
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All the lonely people, though not enough of either of them.
Life Lessons From Zombies
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The undead can teach us a lot about ourselves, says a writer from SyFy’s new 'Z Nation.'
Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile?
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Throwing off - and chasing after - childish things.
Two Days, One Night
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Sometimes you do know what you have before it’s gone. This is what greatness looks like.
'The Leftovers': A Day of Destruction
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The post-Rapture show's first season ends with a bang, a whimper, and the question of the ages.
Will InterVarsity Losing Cal State Standoff Be Tipping Point for Campus Ministries Nationwide?
Subscriber Access Only Will InterVarsity Losing Cal State Standoff Be Tipping Point for Campus Ministries Nationwide?
America’s largest university system withdraws recognition from 23 student groups for not allowing non-Christian leaders.
The Streaming Roundup
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Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
The News Roundup
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Particularly dismal box office news, another John Green adaptation, and more.
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The Critics Roundup: "If I Stay" and "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For"
Subscriber Access Only The Critics Roundup: "If I Stay" and "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For"
What the critics are saying.
The Identical
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A faith-based film with good music. And little else.
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Bad Preachers and the 'Hand of God'
Subscriber Access Only Bad Preachers and the 'Hand of God'
Let's stop missing the point.
Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights
Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights
It worked in Utah. But national effort by the CCCU and NAE will be more complicated.