September (Web-only) 2009

Disney Icon Dean Jones Dies at 84
Disney Icon Dean Jones Dies at 84
The star of family classics as 'That Darn Cat' and 'The Love Bug' had converted to Christianity after a drunk-driving accident.
The Coen Brothers' World
The Coen Brothers' World
The sibling filmmakers are asking the Big Questions.
'Homeless Chic' and the Homeless
Does the 'poorgeoisie' fashion trend trivialize a serious reality?
Least of These
Now Is Not Forever
Love Unstoppable
Live from My Church
Beloved
Comedown
Confessions
Myriad Returns; Drummer Battles Cancer
Randy Miller will return to chemo after fall tour. Plus: Hillsong United hits the silver screen; FFH returns; Chynna Phillips on Oprah; and more.
Curse Your Branches
The former Christian indie rock favorite now calls himself an agnostic, but his music remains haunted by the holy.
The Jay-Z of Gospel
Gospel superstar Donnie McClurkin on his supposed retirement, the trials that led up to the release of his latest album, and a little run-in he had with Obama a couple years ago.
Donald Miller: Make a Better Narrative
The author of Blue Like Jazz on his new book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and the risks of over-spiritualizing it.
Coaching King James
No, not the KJV, but LeBron himself. An interview with Dru Joyce, LeBron James' high school coach and one of the subjects of a new documentary about that amazing team.
CDs on The List
CDs on The List
Short reviews of Glory Revealed II and new albums from Orphan Project, Christy Nickels, and Tracy Lawrence.
Finding God in the Dark
Finding God in the Dark
Joe Henry is adventurous in words and music. A review of Blood From Stars.
Does Religiosity Encourage Teen Pregnancy?
An interview with Joseph Strayhorn, the co-author of "Religion and Teen Pregnancy Rates."
Knapp's Back
After a long absence from music, Jennifer Knapp played a comeback show Thursday night.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
The directorial debut of The Office's John Krasinski provides no easy illumination to its actual question—what do men really want?
Surrogates
An interesting idea—people who live through robot duplicates instead of experiencing life directly—gets dull, pedestrian treatment.
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers
A documentary about the church's image problem in America makes a strong argument for Christians to shout less and love more.
Coco Before Chanel
Audrey Tautou is lovely in this period-piece love story that falls short of biopic greatness.
Fame
Hollow and clichéd characterizations hinder an otherwise enjoyable, family-friendly "reinvention" of the 1980 film.
Snakes, Spiders, and the Science of Gender
Why do women tend to be more afraid of creepy crawlies than men?
Tullian Tchividjian: Allow Your Critics to Teach You
The new pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church talks about the effort to remove him from the pulpit.
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Early marriage sounds great—as long as there are mature Christian men willing to initiate.
The Hope That Lies in You
Introducing Brenton Brown
Travel II
Five-Two Television
Jaymes Reunion
The Reason
Alive Again
Live Life Loud
Church Music
'Nothin' Else but Gospel'
Clarence Fountain on music, "creative differences," racism, faith, and what keeps him going after seventy years in the biz.
Catching up with ... David Crowder
The musical theologian/thinker/experimenter explains why Church Music is the perfect moniker for his band's latest creative output.
Knapp on Her Comeback
Acclaimed singer/songwriter writes about her return from hiatus. Plus: Adie enters studio; Newsboys launch new tour; High Valley's Canadian country conquest; and more.
Where the Health Care Debate Lies
Introducing our new feature rounding up what evangelical political groups talked about this week.
In the Loop: Christians in Court, Women in the Army, and Writing on Faith
What the women's blog editors are reading today.
Bright Star
This story about the love between John Keats and Fanny Brawne is a profound, beautiful period piece about love and poetry
The Tops of Toronto
Something for everyone from the Toronto International Film Festival—and here are four of the best.
Transcending the Worship Wars
Bryan Chapell urges Christians to move past musical preferences toward Christ-Centered Worship.
Keri Wyatt Kent: The Priority of Neighbor-Love
The spiritual-formation expert says justice is really about becoming more like Jesus.
Swine Flu Prevention
What is one denomination recommending to combat the H1N1 virus? How many times did James Dobson meet with President Bush? Test your knowledge of this week's news.
Happy Rosh Hashanah, Christians
The 'Jewish New Year' is a day of judgment for all of creation.
The Other Man
This overly complex, deceptive love triangle movie squanders good talent.
The Burning Plain
Though structurally troubled, this directorial debut from Guillermo Arriaga is a gut-wrenching look at the wages of our wrongdoing.
Love Happens
Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston bring oodles of charm to this sweet but mostly by-the-numbers romantic comedy.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Surprisingly fresh and sweet, the year's latest 3-D offering blends silliness and smarts, and goes down easy for parents as well as children.
The Informant!
This comedy about corporate greed and FBI surveillance is seriously funny—and grimly truthful
U.K. Christian Says Yes to Abstinence, No to Gardasil
Should women like Simone Davis be required to take STD-preventing shots if they are not having sex?
Anne Graham Lotz, the Church, and Me
Like Lotz, I've never doubted faith in Christ, but I have mightily doubted the goodness of church.
In the Loop: Pre-Sex Prayer, More Women Pastors, and Father-Daughter Baseball Bonding
What the women's blog editors are reading today.
Adoption: Single Christians Need Not Apply
When there are 132 million orphans in the world, should unmarrieds really be discouraged from reaching out to them?
What Birds Dream
Leaving the Gay Life Behind
Worship artist B. David had an abusive childhood and ended up in a homosexual lifestyle. But an encounter with God changed him forever.
Who's Afraid of Witches?
Among African Christians, too many of us are.
In the Loop: The Women's Blog News Roundup
What the women's blog editors are reading today.
Propositioning Pastors
Think you know how common clergy sexual misconduct is? Or how religious leaders responded to Obama’s speech to schoolchildren? Test yourself and see.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
This thoroughly underwhelming update of a 1956 detective/crime/journalist drama tries too hard to be its predecessor.
The Confusing Case of Caster Semenya
The South African runner may lose her gold medal after gender test results are released.
The Case for Male Circumcision
Why the arguments from sentiment and sexual pleasure don't cut it for me.
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a band of sentient rag dolls must evade an onslaught of mechanical beasts out to steal their souls and any future for humankind.
The President's Speech and Parental Rights
To what extent should the government shape children's beliefs?
Stop & Listen
Amiable Impasse
Charitable Catholic/evangelical dialogue snags on imputation, authority.
Top 10 Posts of the Last 30 Days
If you didn't catch them the first time, here are the most popular posts from August.
Guess Who's Coming for Dinner
What TV host is promoting a course introducing people to Christianity?

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