March (Web-only) 2016

Why We Mourn for Pakistan’s Christians
Why We Mourn for Pakistan’s Christians
Persecuted church advocate K. A. Ellis on what it takes for the Western Church to support its beleaguered brothers and sisters.
Unions Survive Supreme Court Challenge from Christian Teachers
Unions Survive Supreme Court Challenge from Christian Teachers
Fight for freedom of association could have eliminated collective bargaining.
What Apple’s Encryption Fight Has to Do with Religious Freedom
What Apple’s Encryption Fight Has to Do with Religious Freedom
How the tech giant came to share a defense with Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor.
3 Pastors at the End of Their Ropes
3 Pastors at the End of Their Ropes
Are we brave enough to see our real selves in these fictional examples?
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
From King George to Aaron Burr, the hit musical's biblical literacy makes its story and characters even richer.
Why Four Bible Translators Martyred in Middle East Won't Be The Last
Why Four Bible Translators Martyred in Middle East Won't Be The Last
Technology has made spreading Scripture faster and cheaper, but not safer.
An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental Courtesy
An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental Courtesy
Daryl Davis has a startling method for converting racists: he befriends them.
Dispatch from SXSW: The Liberators and Everybody Wants Some!!
Dispatch from SXSW: The Liberators and Everybody Wants Some!!
Things change, especially our notions of what is acceptable behavior in a civilized society.
Introducing Quick to Listen, a New Podcast from Christianity Today
Introducing Quick to Listen, a New Podcast from Christianity Today
Our contribution toward making the Internet a less noisy place.
Confronting Flint's Underground Disaster
Confronting Flint's Underground Disaster
For Michigan political science professor Kevin R. den Dulk, water is a matter of politics.
Holy Week, Batman!
Holy Week, Batman!
You won’t see a more hamfisted, muddled movie about Christ’s crucifixion (and superheroes) than “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Rabbi: Passover Is for Christians, Too
Rabbi: Passover Is for Christians, Too
Reform leader offers one Jewish perspective on New Testament tradition.
Light for Electricians: How Christians Bring Hope to Business
Light for Electricians: How Christians Bring Hope to Business
Our new web series on work shows beautiful orthodoxy in action.
Even Tyler Perry Can't Improve on the Greatest Story Ever Told
Even Tyler Perry Can't Improve on the Greatest Story Ever Told
Why the passion of Jesus Christ doesn't need to be contextualized.
Actually, Most Evangelicals Don’t Vote Trump
Actually, Most Evangelicals Don’t Vote Trump
The numbers tell a different story than the headlines.
The Imago Dei Meets Superhuman Potential
The Imago Dei Meets Superhuman Potential
Our theology offers a humble counterbalance to the high-tech push for progress.
Religion's Place in a Religiously Violent World
Religion's Place in a Religiously Violent World
Why it's significant that Rabbi Jonathan Sacks won the Templeton Prize
Here's How One Pastor-Activist Wants Christians to Think about Protests
Here's How One Pastor-Activist Wants Christians to Think about Protests
For pastor Jonathan Brooks, protest means disruption of an established boundary.
Continue to Ponder Christian Soldiers
Continue to Ponder Christian Soldiers
Our series covered a lot of ground, but we didn't hear from everyone affected by war.
The Theology of Donald Trump
The Theology of Donald Trump
Four words that reveal what his followers really believe.
Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should Be Declared Genocide
Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should Be Declared Genocide
When should we politicize persecution?
Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer
Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer
"The Seer," a documentary about the poet, writer, and farmer, premiered at SXSW this weekend.
There Are Monsters Everywhere In '10 Cloverfield Lane'
There Are Monsters Everywhere In '10 Cloverfield Lane'
The “spiritual successor” to “Cloverfield” is a different kind of monster movie, a satisfying thrill ride with a subtle story of empowerment.
Why We Keep the Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Alive
Why We Keep the Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Alive
A re-release of Kelly Reichardt’s 1994 ‘River of Grass’ once again raises the question: why do filmmakers keep retelling the story of a couple on a murder spree?
Missionary Doctor: Abstinence Isn’t Always an Option
Missionary Doctor: Abstinence Isn’t Always an Option
When sex is forced on women, contraception becomes a form of compassion.
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a Movie
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a Movie
How 'Christ the Lord' Became 'The Young Messiah'
Is This Election Shaping the Future of Evangelicalism?
Is This Election Shaping the Future of Evangelicalism?
And could that be a good thing?
When God Calls You to Leave the Art World
When God Calls You to Leave the Art World
Lilias Trotter could have been a famous painter. Instead, she chose to travel with two other single women to preach the gospel in Algeria. Why?
Dispatch from True/False—'The Illinois Parables'
Dispatch from True/False—'The Illinois Parables'
A set of eleven experimental parables illuminate a state's history and anxieties.
Dispatch from True/False—'Weiner'
Dispatch from True/False—'Weiner'
The disgraced politician gives unprecedented access to a pair of documentarians, with rollicking results.
Andy Stanley Explains His ‘Stinking Selfish’ Parents Comment
Andy Stanley Explains His ‘Stinking Selfish’ Parents Comment
‘As much as I wish folks would listen to the entire message, it really doesn’t diminish the absurdity of what I said.’
The Overlooked Hope for Narnia’s Susan Pevensie
The Overlooked Hope for Narnia’s Susan Pevensie
Even in the pages of C. S. Lewis, the best is yet to come.
Knight of Cups and the Spirituality of Sleaze
Knight of Cups and the Spirituality of Sleaze
In his seventh film, Terrence Malick explores spiritual struggle amidst the stargazing seductions of the City of Angels.
Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?
Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?
Even at the ballot box, morality is not relative.
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God’s Love Isn’t Neat and Tidy
God’s Love Isn’t Neat and Tidy
Why we shouldn’t seek an airtight explanation for the problem of evil.
How 11 Pastors Preach Politics (Or Don't)
How 11 Pastors Preach Politics (Or Don't)
We asked 11 pastors about the last time they preached about politics and why.
Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.