September (Web-only) 2014

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