Weekend Edition: January 29, 2016
The GC2 Summit, HuffPo Christianity, Americans on gambling, and more
They're evenly divided on daily fantasy sports contests, which face heightened scrutiny nationwide as states weigh whether the games constitute illegal gambling.
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
Perhaps this is telling: all three characters, after all, provoke a sense of fantasy, pushing us to wonder what it would be like to abandon portions of our own personal morality in
Increasing Commitment with Long-Range Thinking
What makes you think weekly participation of your programs is helping people experience God’s larger story?
Consider the power of sports as a smaller story for men—from watching college bowls and March Madness to playing weekly golf and fantasy football.
Our Need for Friendly Giants
How 'The BFG' rekindles our dream of the divine.
compass needle toward truth. And both came to mind as I watched Steven Spielberg's delightful new fantasy for families: The BFG. Coming to home
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain
The Netflix series focuses on the pressure around the monarch's marriage.
aisle toward the altar and her prince. The year was 1981, and despite my tender age, the princess fantasy did not take hold. Nor did I become a “royals
For the beloved singer-songwriter, the best storytelling emerges from community.
Reading CS Lewis to his kids inspired Peterson to write his own series of fantasy books; a decade later, his teenage son Aedan illustrates some of the fantasy creatures in his award
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
That is to say: Is this movie actively promoting sorcery? Or is the magic in this film meant as fantasy that can represent mysteries like matters of the spirt and the imagination?
Before You Vote, Watch ‘Vertigo’
What Hitchcock's thriller can teach us about sexism, nostalgia, and the gospel's call to justice.
He wants to regain a sense of being in charge. His fantasy leads him to oppress, manipulate, abuse, and destroy the flesh-and-blood beauty within his reach.
Why I Forgave the Man I Once Plotted to Kill
Revenge fantasies were darkening my heart before I trusted in Jesus.
hatred. For years I had comforted myself with the fantasy of killing the man who had killed my father. The roots of that destructive pattern went deep. It
A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy
What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes!
A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy. What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes! Mark Galli/ December 6, 2013. A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy.
The Streaming Roundup
Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
The Streaming Roundup. Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW. Rebecca Calhoun/ September 6, 2014. The Streaming Roundup. Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.