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Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us?
Research suggests yes, and even the unlikely can grow. But our suffering Savior is the best model.
to feel empathy, but in a study, females diagnosed as narcissists showed significantly more empathy when told to “imagine how she feels” while watching a short documentary on an
How Larry Norman Became the Elvis Presley of Christian RockSubscriber Access Only
His music inspired a generation of Jesus freaks, but he never shook the suspicion of being a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
lives in recent American Christianity could be reconstructed—not from the faulty memories of former associates 40 years after the fact but from real-time documentary evidence.
Evangelicals from Max Lucado to Pat Robertson Urge Action on Gun Safety
Influential Christians want to see bans on certain weapons as well as better mental health resources.
Other initial signers include Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute president Rob Schenck (subject of a gun reform documentary), author Preston Sprinkle, Texas Baptist leader Gus Reyes, and
‘13th’ Introduces America to the Dark History of Our Criminal Justice System
The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past.
The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past. '13th' Introduces America to the Dark History of Our Criminal Justice System.
HBO’s ‘Solitary’ Revisits Why It’s Not Good for Man to Be Alone
Kristi Jacobson’s penetrating new documentary confronts viewers with the soul-withering effects of solitary confinement.
Kristi Jacobson's penetrating new documentary confronts viewers with the soul-withering effects of solitary confinement. HBO's 'Solitary' Revisits Why It's Not Good for Man to Be Alone.
Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today
19th century artist chose ministry over fame.
Watching the documentary, Many Beautiful Things (which depicts the life and vision of Trotter), viewing her art, and reading about her life has inspired my own faith in multiple ways.
Exclusive Video Premiere: Churches Take on the Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
'The Armor of Light' and Inflaming the Conscience: A Conversation with Abigail Disney and Rob SchenckSubscriber Access Only
We spoke with the documentary's director and subject about gun policy, the ways fear manipulates Christians, and why the choice to befriend someone else is vital to peace in public life.
We spoke with the documentary's director and subject about gun policy, the ways fear manipulates Christians, and why the choice to befriend someone else is vital to peace in public life
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.
Turn down the volume on this new documentary and the structure and techniques look a lot like Sunday morning. Has Tony Robbins Preached at My Church?
Weekend Edition—July 1, 2016
Care for Refugees, America Divided, Church Signs, and more!
Immigration Table, a network that has pushed over the last several years for bipartisan immigration reform, has acknowledged all of these reasons in its documentary, “The Stranger.”.
As a New Age Enthusiast, I Fancied Myself a Free Spirit and a Good Person
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.
So in 1996, after seeing a documentary about Mother Teresa, I decided I would volunteer with her organization, Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata (then Calcutta).
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
Ben Lear's bold documentary They Call Us Monsters, now streaming on Netflix, suggests that how we respond to these young offenders may also be the ultimate test of our humanity
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
Those who know a bit about the show's background might find this to be an odd comparison, since The Keepers is a documentary, and The Wire, for all its gritty realism, is still a work of
Dispatch from Berlinale—‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’
This joy-filled music documentary also makes a case for friendship across traditions and borders.
This joy-filled music documentary also makes a case for friendship across traditions and borders. Neville's next documentary premiered in Berlin on Monday night.
Laughing At, Or Laughing With?Subscriber Access Only
When is it okay to laugh at characters in a documentary - and when does that laughter cross a line?
When is it okay to laugh at characters in a documentary - and when does that laughter cross a line? Laughing At, Or Laughing With? When is it okay
Packing in the Pews: The Connection Between God and Guns
Ministry leaders more likely than evangelicals overall to favor more gun control.
Recently, one of the most high-profile conversations on gun policy among Christians took place in 2015, around the documentary The Armor of Light.
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
In a recent court case, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for convincing her boyfriend to take his life; the documentary Audrie and Daisy (streaming on Netflix
Building Families and Baby Boxes: A Response to a Recent Her.meneutics Post
Kelly Rosati and I address the criticism of The Drop Box film.
I don't think the creators or fans of The Drop Box film think that the drop box is the ideal mode of adoption, nor do I think they claim the documentary is supposed to show the ease of the
On the Film Festival TrailSubscriber Access Only
The surprising Christian energy—and partnership—in the world of Sundance and True/False.
see four movies or more—one day I fit in the Irish musical Sing Street, the drama Christine, the history-making premiere of The Birth of a Nation, and Holy Hell, a documentary about a
Sundance Diary – Day 2: 'Operation Avalanche,' 'River of Grass,' and 'Jim'
What makes a hero? What makes for notoriety? Today's films weigh in.
Operation Avalanche is a mock-documentary purportedly about CIA agents who go undercover with NASA in the mid-1960s, posing as documentary filmmakers, who eventually get
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.
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