May (Web-only) 2017

The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce
Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce
The writer, speaker, podcaster, and pastor’s kid opens up about the burdens of watching a marriage die.
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human.
Do This in Remembrance
Do This in Remembrance
Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully.
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.
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Politics
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Politics
The Christian political theologian continues to inspire—and confound—those on the right and the left.
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country's most influential atheists.
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.
Five Things You Should Know About Reinhold Niebuhr
Five Things You Should Know About Reinhold Niebuhr
From Carter to Comey, the legacy of "Washington's Favorite Theologian" endures.
The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
How the former FBI director’s interest in Reinhold Niebuhr shaped his approach to political power.
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice in the Jeff Sessions Era
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice in the Jeff Sessions Era
Prison Fellowship's Craig DeRoche on the attorney general, America's drug policy, and his organization's unlikely partnerships.
Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Good Church Kid’
Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Good Church Kid’
The Anglican priest, writer, and mother on how discovering grace invigorated her faith and ignited her calling.
The Precarious Task of Praying with Presidents in a Media Age
The Precarious Task of Praying with Presidents in a Media Age
With the whole world watching, spiritual advisers face new challenges.
Take Hope in That High Pollen Count
Take Hope in That High Pollen Count
How allergy season reminds us that little things can have a big impact.
Sarah Ruden’s Rebellion Against Our ‘Just the Facts’ Bibles
Sarah Ruden’s Rebellion Against Our ‘Just the Facts’ Bibles
How her approach to translation recovers the emotion and artistry of God’s Word.
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas.
Drone Dilemma: Can Aid Groups Use a Military Symbol?
Drone Dilemma: Can Aid Groups Use a Military Symbol?
Drones can help humanitarian efforts, but they come with baggage. Experts weigh in.
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS Rarely Goes After Them
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS Rarely Goes After Them
The effect of Trump’s executive order—and why the Johnson Amendment is rarely enforced.
Indonesia's Blasphemy Conviction Threatens Muslim Democracy. But I Still Have Hope.
Indonesia's Blasphemy Conviction Threatens Muslim Democracy. But I Still Have Hope.
Why Christians should support the type of Muslims who support Ahok.
Fundamentalists, Modernists, and the Rest of the Story
Fundamentalists, Modernists, and the Rest of the Story
Early 20th-century evangelical history was more than two camps lobbing grenades at each other.
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
Makoto Shinkai’s body-swap anime shows how habit and happenstance refine desire.
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
Religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey on how blogs and social media have changed the church--and our country.
For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture Starts with Knowing Your History
For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture Starts with Knowing Your History
According to both theologians, looking to the past can remind us of God's present faithfulness.
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Died: Haddon Robinson, Champion of Biblical Preaching
Died: Haddon Robinson, Champion of Biblical Preaching
The seminarian who taught and inspired decades of expositors ‘goes home to God.’