November (Web-only) 2017

The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C. S. Lewis
Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C. S. Lewis
Our love of Lewis's words doesn't mean we always get them right.
The Jesusy Movement
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
Q2L’s Listener Appreciation Episode
Q2L’s Listener Appreciation Episode
Morgan and Mark take on audience questions.
The Many Faces of Martin Luther
The Many Faces of Martin Luther
Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer.
Making the Unclean Clean
Making the Unclean Clean
Seeing God’s redemption in a toilet bowl.
Reliving the Reformation, As It Happened
Reliving the Reformation, As It Happened
Craig Harline portrays the suspense-filled early years of Martin Luther’s movement, when the outcome was anything but certain.
When Christians Sexually Harass and Assault
When Christians Sexually Harass and Assault
Where does our rage belong when egregious actions are committed or defended by a "family member"?
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
CT asks the actor about his latest movie and Hollywood’s ongoing quest to score the faith audience.
Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ to Be Sacred
The Calling | 45 min
Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ to Be Sacred
For the Atlanta-based spoken word poet, God shines best through art that feels human.
Evangelical Distinctives in the 21st Century
Evangelical Distinctives in the 21st Century
The first in a series on the meaning and place of a historic movement.
The Christian History of America's Guns
The Christian History of America's Guns
How religious convictions have influenced our relationships with our firearms.
The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life
The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life
What we know—and what we can guess—about the reformer’s wife, Katharina von Bora.
‘Mindhunter’ Offers a Stark Warning About the Limits of Empathy
‘Mindhunter’ Offers a Stark Warning About the Limits of Empathy
Our reviewer says Netflix’s new crime drama is the service’s best show yet.
What John Wesley Would Say to Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein
What John Wesley Would Say to Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein
The post-Reformation theologian has suggestions for post-Christian America.
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
On the evangelist’s 99th birthday, we look at the role desire played in so many decisions for Christ.
A Crash Course on Being a Protestant Today
A Crash Course on Being a Protestant Today
A new “ecclesiological think tank” offers a valuable but incomplete summary.
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
Screen Time Is Changing the Way We Think, Focus, and Memorize
Screen Time Is Changing the Way We Think, Focus, and Memorize
What old wisdom brings to the smartphone era.
How America Became Conversion Nation
How America Became Conversion Nation
When your religion is something you choose, not to choose is not an option.
Countries That Criminalize Conversion and Evangelism
Countries That Criminalize Conversion and Evangelism
Making sense of religious freedom around the world after Nepal criminalizes proselytizing.
The New ‘Magic School Bus’ Still Sees Knowledge as a Gateway to Wonder
The New ‘Magic School Bus’ Still Sees Knowledge as a Gateway to Wonder
For many, science is about pursuing mastery. Ms. Frizzle has always invited us to marvel instead.
How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian Philosophy's Comeback
The Calling | 29 min
How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian Philosophy's Comeback
The professor, scholar, and 2017 Templeton Prize winner reflects on over 50 years of defending the reasonableness of theism.
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.