Not the Stuff of Romance Novels
Billy and Ruth's marriage was one of calling. But true love came along.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died. 'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism. Marshall Shelley. Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant
I Was Addicted to Romance Novels
Then God asked me to start writing them, for his glory.
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I Was Addicted to Romance Novels Leer en Español. Then God asked me to start writing them, for his glory. Soon after marrying Rick, I became hooked on romance.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone: My Review
Donna and I attended the premiere last night in Chicagoland.
And, in addition, there's a budding romance, etc. So, it's certainly formulaic to a degree, like most redemption-centered movies are, but it's done pretty well here.
A Professor’s Perspective
Why Christian colleges emphasize mentorship.
Some have unreasonably high expectations of romance and families, while others are from broken homes and are cynical about the prospect of having a healthy marriage.
First Love, Last Love: Courtship Culture and the Teen Cancer Romance
Movies like 'A Walk to Remember,' 'Twilight,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' have picked up on a key facet of the way we talk about teen romance.
Movies like 'A Walk to Remember,' 'Twilight,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' have picked up on a key facet of the way we talk about teen romance. First Love
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
I dislike the trappings of romance and the pitiful reduction of characters to clichés that define most rom-coms—yet I still watch at least a few every year.
‘La La Land’ Dances Between Love and Calling
What Christians might take away from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s latest hit.
Damien Chazelle, the writer/director behind the Oscar- nominated Whiplash, set out to make a musical romance, but his new film La La Land transcends both genres.
The Light Between Oceans
A picturesque romance with a backbone.
The Light Between Oceans. A picturesque romance with a backbone. Alissa Wilkinson| September 1, 2016. Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
No More Love for Christian Author’s Holocaust Romance
For such a book as this: An acclaimed retelling of Esther with a Nazi hero raises controversy and questions.
No More Love for Christian Author's Holocaust Romance. For such House. Kate Breslin's debut Christian romance novel had all the elements of a hit. Set
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious sequel is a life-affirming spectacle of noir and neon.
simply part of her programming. Regardless, their romance has a distinct limitation due to Joi's lack of a physical body. In a scene highly reminiscent
How to Date When You’re Almost Middle-Aged
As I close in on 40, I’m learning how to live without marriage (even as I desire it).
them down. My cousin was probably younger than I am now when she said that and free to date without today's many online “aids” to romance. But what
Increasing Commitment with Long-Range Thinking
What makes you think weekly participation of your programs is helping people experience God’s larger story?
At work the larger story is quarterly profit reports, annual raises, and beating the competition. In social spaces the story is fueled by juicy gossip and the latest romance.
A beautiful adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel is a romance that asks where we really find home.
A beautiful adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel is a romance that asks where we really find home. Brooklyn. A beautiful adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel
Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling
Steadfast Christian marriage doesn’t require us to give up romance.
Bring Back That Lovin' Feeling. Steadfast Christian marriage doesn't require us to give up romance. It is something we “sign up for,” not a tumbling down the rabbit hole of romance.
'The Big Sick' Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of Love
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s fresh take on the genre is a love poem, a laugh fest—and a refreshing ode to the beauty of family.
While all three writers and comedians tackle common topics like romance, coming-of-age, and immigrant experiences, they subvert the norms by focusing on communities instead of
Morning Roundup 9/2/15
Critiquing Well; Maintaining Marriages; Missionary Hero
And when my story did turn in that direction—with conversions, arrests, persecution, and rumors of CIA involvement—there was none of the romance the stories I read growing up had
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
I dragged a cardboard box into the congregational library and proceeded to clear the shelves of Christian romance novels and Left Behind books. I didn't ask anyone.