June (Web-only) 2016

What Politics Can (and Can’t) Do to Prevent Another Holocaust
What Politics Can (and Can’t) Do to Prevent Another Holocaust
Good governments can slow the spread of genocide, but they can’t stop people from becoming genocidal.
When Prolonging Life Means Prolonging Suffering
When Prolonging Life Means Prolonging Suffering
A trauma surgeon on when letting go of our loved ones is the most God-honoring thing we can do.
Mormons and Christians: So Close, Yet So Far Away
Mormons and Christians: So Close, Yet So Far Away
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling?
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The opportunity for biting social critique gets swept away in a torrent of bloody destruction.
The BFG
The BFG
Fairy tales need real dragons.
Between Being a Pastor and Doctor, Miguel Núñez Finds It Essential to Meditate
Between Being a Pastor and Doctor, Miguel Núñez Finds It Essential to Meditate
The pastor and physician shares how we can rethink reflection as a regular practice in the busyness of ministry.
Q+A with Adam Grant: Does Our Calling Make Us More Creative?
Q+A with Adam Grant: Does Our Calling Make Us More Creative?
The author of ‘Originals’ talks about how faith factors into our ideas and work.
When Tithing Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee
When Tithing Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee
How did churches like NewSpring and Life.Church get thousands of Christians to start giving? By offering a refund if God isn't faithful.
Your Youth Pastor Should Totally Be a Millionaire by Now
Your Youth Pastor Should Totally Be a Millionaire by Now
Discipling adolescents isn't all Ping-Pong and Pixy Stix, you know.
Bill Gothard, 'The Fits,' and Me
Bill Gothard, 'The Fits,' and Me
Sometimes a movie can give you a kinder way to remember difficult things about yourself.
As UK Votes 'In' or 'Out' on EU, Christians Have Two Tasks
As UK Votes 'In' or 'Out' on EU, Christians Have Two Tasks
Today, the United Kingdom decides on its European Union membership. Tomorrow, the most important role of Christians begins.
Steph Curry and the Complicated Nature of Christian Sports Fandom
Steph Curry and the Complicated Nature of Christian Sports Fandom
Sports columnist Marcus Thompson on judging players’ faith on and off the court.
Joe Thorn's Weakness Is His Pastoral Strength
Joe Thorn's Weakness Is His Pastoral Strength
After years of struggling with anxiety, he's learned to let his frailty show.
Who’s Who of Trump’s ‘Tremendous’ Faith Advisers
Who’s Who of Trump’s ‘Tremendous’ Faith Advisers
The Republican candidate finally names his campaign’s evangelical connections.
The Sacred Ritual of Coffee Prep
The Sacred Ritual of Coffee Prep
Grind, boil, brew, pour—and praise.
Tim Keller and John Inazu: How Christians Can Bear Gospel Witness in an Anxious Age
Tim Keller and John Inazu: How Christians Can Bear Gospel Witness in an Anxious Age
Our confidence in the gospel spurs us to serve our communities, not to shrink back when they decide they no longer need us.
Cox Killing Shows Why Brexit and Trump-Clinton Need 'Civil' Religion
Cox Killing Shows Why Brexit and Trump-Clinton Need 'Civil' Religion
Disagreement without division must be possible in UK and US politics. Christians can get us there.
What I Learned About Faith from Watching My Father Die
What I Learned About Faith from Watching My Father Die
Researchers keep discovering more about humility. My dad’s life already taught me plenty.
Awkward Church Stock Photos: Church Is More Metal Than You'll Ever Be
Awkward Church Stock Photos: Church Is More Metal Than You'll Ever Be
Fun sanctuary décor idea: human bones. Mountains of them. Everywhere.
Gordon Lewis: Irenic Apologist
Gordon Lewis: Irenic Apologist
Remembering one of the great early evangelical philosophers.
Gender and the Trinity: From Proxy War to Civil War
Gender and the Trinity: From Proxy War to Civil War
An explainer: the latest complementarian debate isn't over women’s subordination—but Christ's.
After Orlando: How to Grieve Beyond Social Media
How Social Media Fails Our Orlando Grief
CT executive editor Andy Crouch on why words on the internet are no substitute for in-person presence.
Why Leroy Barber Lets Ministries Go
Why Leroy Barber Lets Ministries Go
After jump-starting over a dozen organizations, he knows when he's reached the edge of his calling.
Grieving Together: How Orlando's Hispanic Evangelicals Are Reaching Out
Grieving Together: How Orlando's Hispanic Evangelicals Are Reaching Out
A local pastor shares on-the-ground efforts to pray for, comfort, and serve their LGBT neighbors.
BAMCinemafest 2016 Round-Up
BAMCinemafest 2016 Round-Up
Five films worth looking for.
Finding Dory
Finding Dory
Everyone's favorite forgetful fish is back - in a quietly subversive tale.
A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting
A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting
This latest attack is part of a pattern, and the pretext for a remarkable prayer.
Genius
Genius
Great American writers get an interminably dull film.
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2
Ed and Lorraine Warren return, fighting demons and relying on faith.
Has Tony Robbins Preached at My Church?
Has Tony Robbins Preached at My Church?
Turn down the volume on this new documentary and the structure and techniques look a lot like Sunday morning.
This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God
This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God
In "Coloring Book," Chance the Rapper is honest about his flaws, his faith, and the reality of growing up on Chicago's South Side.
Actually Trump, All Americans Bring Their Culture to Their Jobs
Actually Trump, All Americans Bring Their Culture to Their Jobs
Gabriel Salguero and Alma Zaragoza-Petty on the genesis of our identities and what it means to be an American.
The Fearless Call of Asian Americans in Christian Hip-Hop
The Fearless Call of Asian Americans in Christian Hip-Hop
Breaking stereotypes and spreading the Good News.
Forget Wonder in 'Now You See Me 2'
Forget Wonder in 'Now You See Me 2'
"An eye for an eye" is not the end of that passage.
J.D. Greear and the Long Obedience of Waiting
J.D. Greear and the Long Obedience of Waiting
When you're stuck in a holding pattern, can you still heed God's call?
The Ministry of Growing a Forgotten Flower
The Ministry of Growing a Forgotten Flower
'That is why it was grown—to be small and extravagant.'
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
Is Bernie Sanders Religious?
Is Bernie Sanders Religious?
No. But he's deeply influenced by the modern Jewish experience.
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem
Animal welfare advocate Karen Swallow Prior discusses the complicated history of caging creatures.
Trillia Newbell: 'Everything Can’t Be Your Ministry.'
Trillia Newbell: 'Everything Can’t Be Your Ministry.'
Where the boundlessly optimistic writer and speaker finds rest and hope in her fight against fear.
Justice and a Heart for the Fatherless in the Global Village
Justice and a Heart for the Fatherless in the Global Village
Today, there are more than 150 million orphans in the world.
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Helping Minority Students Excel in the Classroom
Helping Minority Students Excel in the Classroom
Q&A with Katrina Boone
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Raising Our Standards
Raising Our Standards
In the Hispanic community, we have both good news and bad news regarding education.
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Sasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
Ben Sasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
The Nebraska senator wants parents to get serious about shepherding kids into responsible adulthood.