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‘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.
One-on-One with Pastor Vance Pitman on the Tragedy in Las Vegas
My friend Vance pastors Hope Church in Las Vegas.
We've mobilized some of our trained/certified trauma grief counselors to be on site at Mandalay Bay in response to their request to counsel those experiencing the horror of this tragedy.
'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.
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
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.
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.
‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Earth into Hell. But the film seems reluctant to portray such potential Lovecraftian horror. With few exceptions, Steppenwolf is not scary. Our heroes quip
Blood, Our Horror and FascinationSubscriber Access Only
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.
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.
Secular movies ranging from 2013's horror film The Conjuring to last year's Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures have been marketed to faith communities based on the varying merits of
‘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.
What Does the Lord Require of You?Subscriber Access Only
Micah’s most beloved verse is more than a spiritual to-do list.
As Arendt reported, psychologists diagnosed Eichmann as “normal” with familial affections that were enviable. Herein lies the horror. Eichmann loved his wife; he was a good father.
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
secure existence is the anomaly. My lack of proximity to suffering is what marks me as different—the outlier in a world full of horror. I thought about this
I Never Became Straight. Perhaps That Was Never God’s Goal.Subscriber Access Only
Why I embraced the Bible's sexual ethic before I understood it.
remarried. Growing up, I had no bedtime I can remember. I was allowed to watch horror movies at a young age. When it came to sex, nothing was hidden.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
function. Having struggled with depression since 1986, I was no stranger to its horror, but this was the deepest and darkest hole in which I had ever been.
Make Peace
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
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.
Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity
Cru leader Cas Monaco shares her journey to racial understanding.
Eventually we began to make an effort to learn this new culture and to listen more closely to the stories around us. I read Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin with stunned horror.
Christmas and Cricket: Finding Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles
Christmas and Cricket: Rediscovering Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles After 70 Years
“A Christmas Sermon for Pagans” is quintessential Lewis at the height of his renown. “Cricketer’s Progress” is more of a mystery.
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