March (Web-only) 2015

In Defense of 'Worldliness'
In Defense of 'Worldliness'Subscriber Access Only
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying life on earth. But let Augustine offer a caution.
Ex Machina
Ex MachinaSubscriber Access Only
What if Ingmar Bergman had made 'Blade Runner'?
How We Die Ten Years After Terri Schiavo
How We Die Ten Years After Terri SchiavoSubscriber Access Only
Debates on end-of-life decisions have changed dramatically in the past decade.
Do You Believe in Confirmation Bias?
Do You Believe in Confirmation Bias?Subscriber Access Only
Reflections on the Christian movie echo chamber.
How to Destroy Your Pastor
How to Destroy Your PastorSubscriber Access Only
What threatens pastors most is not the attack that comes from outside the church, but the criticisms of cliques from within.
It Follows
It FollowsSubscriber Access Only
Terrifying and uncomfortable tale of teenagers in suburban Detroit—which is the point.
Home
HomeSubscriber Access Only
You'd be best off rewatching 'Lilo & Stitch.'
Muslim Actor: 'It's An Honor to Play Jesus'
Muslim Actor: 'It's An Honor to Play Jesus'Subscriber Access Only
CT talks to Haaz Sleiman, who portrays Christ in 'Killing Jesus,' which airs this Sunday.
What Christianophobia Looks Like in America
What Christianophobia Looks Like in AmericaSubscriber Access Only
New Study: Champions of religious freedom tell Christians, 'Keep your faith to yourselves.'
White God
White GodSubscriber Access Only
Visually surreal but thematically muddled, this festival favorite doesn’t quite live up to its hype.
While We're Young
While We're YoungSubscriber Access Only
An enjoyable reflection on aging and the awkward pursuit of relevance.
Asking the Insufficient Questions
Asking the Insufficient QuestionsSubscriber Access Only
In some ways, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'God's Not Dead' aren't all that different.
Making Searchers of Us All
Making Searchers of Us AllSubscriber Access Only
Some movies, like 'Jauja,' invite us to go beyond narrative question and toward experience.
Insurgent
InsurgentSubscriber Access Only
It's fine to think you're the chosen one, but what if you never grow up?
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part Two
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part TwoSubscriber Access Only
What does it mean to be both a peacemaker and a parent at the same time? A guest post from Russell Jeung.
The Gunman
The GunmanSubscriber Access Only
A self-serious dud that doesn't take its audience seriously.
Serena
SerenaSubscriber Access Only
Not all recipes for surefire success pan out. This one sure didn't.
The Critics Roundup: ‘The Jinx’ Finale and ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
The Critics Roundup: ‘The Jinx’ Finale and ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’Subscriber Access Only
The finale that shocked a nation—and a filmmaker—and a comedy that shouldn’t work.
Postcard from SXSW #3: ‘Peace Officer’ and ‘Wild Horses’
Postcard from SXSW #3: ‘Peace Officer’ and ‘Wild Horses’Subscriber Access Only
A documentary and a new film from Robert Duvall give look at the lives of law enforcement officers.
Lyle Schaller, Preeminent Church Consultant, Dies at 91
Lyle Schaller, Preeminent Church Consultant, Dies at 91Subscriber Access Only
No one may have advised more churches in the 20th century. Mine was one.
Postcard from SXSW #2: 'Out to Win' and 'Raiders!'
Postcard from SXSW #2: 'Out to Win' and 'Raiders!'Subscriber Access Only
Why do men make movies? To share a passion. Here's two from SXSW.
Postcard from SXSW #1: 'Love & Mercy,' 'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson,' and '808'
Postcard from SXSW #1: 'Love & Mercy,' 'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson,' and '808'Subscriber Access Only
Our correspondent on the ground talks to the team behind the Beach Boys film and more.
The Critics’ Roundup: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and ‘Dig’
The Critics’ Roundup: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and ‘Dig’Subscriber Access Only
Critics weigh in on an aptly-named film and an intriguing start to a "spiritual procedural."
Cinderella
CinderellaSubscriber Access Only
When it comes to remaking classics, Disney shouldn’t try so hard.
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part One
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part OneSubscriber Access Only
Following Jesus may put us in harm's way. But we should never be alone in that endeavor. A guest post from Russell Jeung.
China Soul’s Yuan Denies Rape Accusation, Resigns from Preaching
China Soul’s Yuan Denies Rape Accusation, Resigns from PreachingSubscriber Access Only
All Girls Allowed Chai Ling rejects ‘sexual iniquity’ admission.
Man Does Not Live by Man Skills Alone
Man Does Not Live by Man Skills AloneSubscriber Access Only
There’s more to manliness than grilling a killer steak or tying the perfect necktie.
Chappie
ChappieSubscriber Access Only
Just another sci-fi flick about a robot becoming sentient? Or a deeper look at the immortality of the soul?
There Are Parables Everywhere You Look
There Are Parables Everywhere You LookSubscriber Access Only
What Chris Hoke’s memoir of ministry to outcasts can teach us about seeing reality in Christ-shaped ways.
Shame on Us: Christian Chatter in the Twittersphere
Shame on Us: Christian Chatter in the TwittersphereSubscriber Access Only
Join our chat Thursday using the hashtag #CTshame.
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical Epic
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical EpicSubscriber Access Only
What do we do with biblical epics in light of Scripture?
What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’
What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’ Subscriber Access Only
A more biblically accurate understanding of Jesus' words in Matthew 25.
How Texas Became a Conservative Evangelical Powerhouse
How Texas Became a Conservative Evangelical PowerhouseSubscriber Access Only
Robert Wuthnow investigates the causes of the Lone Star State’s political transformation.
The Drop Box
The Drop BoxSubscriber Access Only
It doesn’t prove that these kids are worthwhile; it just shows that they are, and that's what's beautiful.
Maps to the Stars
Maps to the StarsSubscriber Access Only
A well-acted but excessively bleak satire of the Hollywood echo chamber.
The Long Tail: ‘Love Me,’ ‘Traitors’ and ‘The Widowmaker’
The Long Tail: ‘Love Me,’ ‘Traitors’ and ‘The Widowmaker’Subscriber Access Only
Global takes on stories about hookers, wannabe punk rockers, and . . . coronary artery scanning?
Let Kelly Gissendaner Live
Let Kelly Gissendaner LiveSubscriber Access Only
The Georgia Department of Corrections has done its job. She should not be executed.
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?