‘The Leftovers’ Explores the Fallout of a Godless Rapture
As it enters its third season, the acclaimed drama continues to take a long, hard look at our responses to loss.
Note: The Leftovers, were it a movie, would be rated R for nudity, language, and adult situations. We see a fair bit of nudity (both male and female), some of it sexual, most of it not.
Bleep Off: The Fight to Save Family-Friendly Movie Filtering
Hollywood studios sue VidAngel’s attempt to let viewers be ‘in the world but not of it.’
audience, the expansive subgroup that popularized recent blockbusters like the God's Not Dead movies Christian-centered storylines on one end and more explicit R-rated features on
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
on the Spiritual Life Our Rating not rated. Book Title Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life. Author Henri JM Nouwen. Publisher Convergent Books. Release
Does Protestantism Need to Die?
Or to recover its riches? Two Protestant luminaries look at the legacy of the Reformation, 500 years later.
Unity in a Fragmented Church Our Rating not rated. Book Title The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church. Author Peter J. Leithart.
Gleanings: July/August 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
The American-founded university hires mostly Christian teachers, though they are not allowed to Philippians 4:8, and means professors must scrub curriculum of R-rated movies, curse
Farewell, Jesus Junk? Christian Retail Finds a Deeper Purpose
With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
“As for a theological standard, there didn't seem to be one, aside from possibly no Mormon materials and nothing with any language that might not be PG-rated,” he said.
Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals
Pew finds fewer people personally know an evangelical anymore.
Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that has not developed a Hindus, and Mormons all improved their standings, with the two lowest-rated affiliations—atheists
I Saw Myself in ‘This Is Us’
The popular new dramedy puts viewers in the messy middle.
When I tune in on Tuesday nights—when the show beats out baseball and The Voice to become the highest-rated program on the network—I can count on stories that allow That's not us
Hell or High Water
Looking for peace in all the wrong places.
he is falling but has not yet hit the ground, who has seen the match struck but not yet been The film is rated R for pervasive profane langauge and some intense and gory gun violence.
I ain't afraid of no ghosts.
Do not, under any circumstances, succumb to a compulsion to rigorously theology-check this movie. The original was rated PG. This is rated PG-13. What gives?
Black, White, and Blue: How Christians Rate the Police
Race influences views of US law enforcement more than religious tradition—except locally.
“This is not particularly surprising. around the country are doing an “excellent” or “good” job protecting people from crime, but fewer than half of black Protestants (45%) rated officers as
Raising Our Standards
In the Hispanic community, we have both good news and bad news regarding education.
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Chinese students were rated at two grade levels above their American counterparts. we have spent trillions of dollars to advance education in America, our standards have not improved
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men
It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is rated PG-13; I'm not sure how it managed to avoid an R. My guess is that like most horror, zombie, or Scorsese movies, it counts on the sheer
The Church’s Law-Grace Throwdown: 300 Years and Going Strong
A group of 18th-century Scottish churchmen fought bitterly over the right teaching. How we can we avoid veering toward their extremes?
Matters Our Rating not rated. Book Title The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters.
88 Minutes of Film That Could Save a Life
That's the power of 'The Station Agent.'
himself on Fin's silent retreat; the way his vocabulary knows no filter (he's the movie's R-rated element); the way he insists on saying grace over a meal in company that would rather not.
A stunning window into a life.
for some of the world's most influential and celebrated documentaries: the Oscar-winning Citizenfour, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, The Invisible War, and