‘It’ Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart
The latest Stephen King adaptation’s success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers.
'It' Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart. Since plenty of Christians consider the horror genre to be anything but safe, though, some initial questions are in order.
‘Get Out’ Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
'Get Out' Locks Our Gaze on Racism's Horror. What does the glowing success of Get Out—a horror film with racism at its center—say about our cultural moment?
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.
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human. In 'Alien: Covenant,' the March of Progress Ends in Death.
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.
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture's favorite disaster scenario. The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse.
Blood, Our Horror and Fascination
It’s part of what makes Good Friday good.
Blood, Our Horror and Fascination. It's part of what makes Good Friday good. Jenni recounted the events with words like horror, nightmare, and bloody.
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
Joy persists somehow and I soak it in. The horror of cancer has made everything seem like it is painted in bright colors. I think the same thoughts again and again: Life is so beautiful.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
The sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of horror and helplessness he experienced mingled to form memories that would stay with him indefinitely. He was just 22 years old.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
Panic and horror at the specter of “miscegenation” (usually described in much less printable language) have been ever-present factors in America's resistance to civil rights.
Learning to Say Hello Again
A New Year's resolution that could make a big difference.
remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a
Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer
‘It would literally take a miracle,’ says renowned evangelist ready for heaven.
I think, 'oh wow, I could be gone in a few months,'” said the senior Palau. But he doesn't feel “panic or horror.”. “Many people are praying that the Lord would do a miracle,” he said.
Cover Story: Lord of the Night
In God there is no darkness, but in the darkness of the South Pole I found God everywhere.
A number of horror movies are set in the South Pole during winter. Most great horror stories, in fact, play on our dread of what lies just beyond the light.
The Christian's best option is love.
I'd lived in the Middle East and Europe and been accustomed to bombings and religious unrest, but I couldn't fathom such horror happening in the US Not in my homeland, where
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
They were worse than we'd thought. Now… The Return! The new Showtime series settles the old debate about whether that feature-length horror movie was really necessary: It was.
The Right Way to Transition a Church
In ministry, we must run the race, but run it keeping in mind those who have run before us and those who will run after us.
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Unfortunately, I'm in the minority as so many pastors who are the successors, or even the predecessors, share with me their horror stories of anything but a smooth process.
When East Meets West
A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion.
The horror of our divisions lies less in the divisions themselves than in our long acceptance of them and the ensuing enmity or (worse) indifference of divided Christians toward one
The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake
The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better.
unscathed. Even atheists who have gone through divorce will admit to the brokenness—and at times horror—that accompany a “happy” or “necessary” divorce.
A Drug Dealer Led Me to Faith
After a childhood marred by substance abuse and a deadbeat dad, I made a friend who would change my life.
At one point, I took drugs that were laced with something dangerous, and my friends watched in horror as I lay in the middle of the street, eyes sparkling, skin gone cold pale.