5 Things Leaders Need to Give Up
Leading means partnering and partnering means sacrificing.
Movies, books, and television are full of leaders who take charge for their own glory or honor—Scar from Lion King, Frank Underwood from House of Cards, Macbeth.
Should the Lord’s Prayer Be Changed?
Experts weigh in on Pope Francis' recent support for changing the wording "lead us not into temptation."
It's I, the one who falls, not Him pushing me toward temptation, so as to then see how I fall,” Francis said, in an Italian interview with TV2000, a television channel owned by Italy's
The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
This is true in the world of music, which is mostly storytelling set to song. It is true in the world of television and film, which is mostly storytelling set to action.
‘Discovery’ May Be the ‘Star Trek’ that Gets Humanity Right
In its next chapter, the classic sci-fi series looks to clear the blind spots from its utopian vision.
In its next chapter, the classic sci-fi series looks to clear the blind spots from its utopian vision. Geoffrey Reiter| October 3, 2017. Image: Courtesy CBS Television.
Go Big or Go Home: Reimagining Rural Church Planting
If millions of Americans still lived in rural areas, surely God cared about them too.
None of the church planting models I saw during my seminary years—whether at school or on television, the internet, or in popular Christian literature—seemed to care much at all for
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
As a boy, I was envious and curious about the kind of family Christmas we didn't have. Were our festivities second-class because they did not resemble what I saw on television?
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
ages. Some examples of the tools of the age are transportation, radio, television, the internet, cell phones, and other kinds of recording technology. However
Farewell to TV's Most Powerful Single Ladies
What primetime pioneers Mary Tyler Moore and Lena Dunham teach us about culture-making and Christian influence.
Female television fans are saying some hard goodbyes this month. Two weeks ago television icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at age 80. This Sunday
Making the Unclean Clean
Seeing God’s redemption in a toilet bowl.
With a flick of the wrist, your mess disappears. This isn't a clever infomercial on late night television, but what often happens to feces in the United States when you flush your toilet.
‘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.
Now that all 18 episodes of David Lynch's long-awaited television series are available for binge-viewing on Showtime, I'm fumbling with insufficient answers to this question.
The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
Their sins and scandals were extreme, but it’s too easy to dismiss them as an aberration.
Robertson took a chance on the entrepreneurial couple, and they made the most of it, breaking out on their own and developing a signature Christian television talk show program
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
programming in the early 20th century. TD Jakes, Beth Moore, Max Lucado, and Joel Osteen have used television. Celebrity authority is often ridiculed
‘Mindhunter’ Offers a Stark Warning About the Limits of Empathy
Our reviewer says Netflix’s new crime drama is the service’s best show yet.
Since the medium of television offers the distinct advantage of detailed character analysis, Fincher uses it to refine his exploration of this conflicted dynamic, showing us how Ford's