August (Web-only) 2010

Aptly Titled
Six music students, six different backgrounds, six different parts of America. It's fitting that when they decided to get together, they'd call themselves Mosaic.
Beautiful Scars
Love God, Love People
Avoiding Old Flames on Facebook
Avoiding Old Flames on Facebook
That it's only a virtual friendship is all the more reason to stay away from it.
Takers
Despite its style and flash, Takers suffers from clichés, a lack of originality and moral ambiguity.
Flipped
In the 1960s, a girl and boy meet in second grade, and navigate a romantic relationship over the next five years—but it never finds the magic of Rob Reiner's best films.
Simplicity: It's Complicated
When trying to buy and spend less only breeds anxiety, maybe it's time to check motives.
Religious Hiring's Status Quo Victory
A 2-1 ruling by Ninth Circuit affirms World Vision's right to consider religious beliefs in employment. But questions over faith-based hiring practices and government funding seem far from settled.
Wallis Apologizes to Olasky after Sojourners Funding Flap
Sojourners founder apologizes for suggesting World's editor-in-chief 'lies for a living' but stands by his organization's accepting grants from George Soros.
My Encounter with Mental Illness
College is a seedbed for depression. Here's what Christian campuses can do to help.
Midlife Matters: An Interview with Dale Hanson Bourke
Women who no longer have kids at home should seek new ministry ventures, says the longtime journalist and president of the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia Foundation.
The Edge of the Divine
Not Guilty Anymore
Mosaic
We Cry Out: The Worship Project
All Delighted People
Love Revolution
Fighting the Traffic
Natalie Grant's new album, 'Love Revolution', is a clarion call—to herself and her listeners—to join in the battle against human trafficking ... and all good things in the name of God.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Veteran director Rob Reiner, whose new film 'Flipped' opens this week, is getting more serious as he ages ... but admits that part of him is still stuck in the 1960s.
Preserving Man and Beast
Humans are more valuable than animals—which is precisely why we can't be indifferent to animal suffering.
Obama Is Not a Muslim
But many Americans think he is, plus other findings from the new Pew Forum report.
Boundaries in Grief
Why medicine should never trade places with a time to properly mourn.
What If ...
When an investment banker gets a second chance at the life he could've had as a small-town pastor, he learns that God's will is nothing to be trifled with.
The Switch
What happens when a sperm donor's sample inconceivably gets swapped for another—without the knowledge of the mom-to-be? In this case, a romantic comedy.
Nanny McPhee Returns
Emma Thompson's magical nanny helps a wartime family in a whimsical sequel that is actually better than the original.
Top 10 Posts of the Past 30 Days
Mel Gibson, teen pregnancies, and Disney princesses got our readers talking this month.
How to Become a Successful Religion
A marketing consultant advises early church leaders.
Have We Forgotten Haiti?
Counteracting our fleeting attention spans.
A Theology of Jiggly Thighs
What a graying supermodel can teach Jesus' female followers.
Clark Pinnock Dies at 73
From biblical inerrancy to open theism, the systematic theologian was not afraid to change his mind.
Q & A: Anne Rice on Following Christ Without Christianity
The tipping points behind the novelist's departure from the institutional church, and why she still reads D.A. Carson, Craig Keener, and N.T. Wright instead of 'Twilight.'
To Be Loved
The Change
No Better Than This
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
Raising Up the Dead
O Ye Devastator
My New Hero
I never expected to find a role model in a children's television icon, but I did. A tribute to Mister Rogers.
How the Movie Partly Redeems 'Eat Pray Love'
The movie replaces Elizabeth Gilbert's self-indulgent writing with a look at how community contributes to restoration.
The No-Fault-Divorce Nation
As New York becomes the last state to legalize no-fault divorce, will Americans see a new chapter in our national marriage crisis?
The Expendables
Though it has one of the most impressive casts of action stars ever in a film, the story, scripting, and stunts in this Sylvester Stallone film are all second-rate at best.
Snakes on a (Spiritual) Plane
The varieties of Elizabeth Gilbert's spiritual experiences.
Why We Envy Elizabeth Gilbert
Who doesn't want to bury personal burdens through exotic travel on the company dime?
Eat Pray Love
This visual feast offers some lovely moments, but ultimately lacks spiritual depth and compelling romance
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This graphic novel adaptation is a hilarious and action-packed homage to comic books, video games, punk rocks—and great cinema.
'Eat Pray Love' Book Club Discussion
For all the bad and the ugly in Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 spiritual memoir, I wanted to hold on to the good. Here's what I found.
India: It's Complicated
By sticking to her ashram, Elizabeth Gilbert misses out - and so do her readers.
An Open Letter to Anne Rice
What I see when I look at the church.
Bollywood's World View
With today's DVD release of 'My Name Is Khan', we examine a few Indian films that give us intriguing glimpses into both India's culture and our own.
A Bridge to the Homeless
How a southern gospel music star traded glitz and glamour for an opportunity to reach out to the homeless under Nashville's Jefferson Street Bridge.
We Still Believe
Changing of the Guard
Greatly Blessed
As Day Follows Nights
Quarantine
Praise and Blame
Celebrate National B----- Feeding Month
To counteract our culture's squeamishness about breast-feeding, first we need to be able to 'talk' about it.
The Concert
A revenge movie without violence, The Concert swings between slapstick comedy and the uplift of high art.
The Other Guys
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have great chemistry in this serviceable comedy, which re-imagines the buddy-cop genre for millennials.
The Friendless, Voiceless Disney Princess
Most 'family-friendly' movies lack substantive female characters and friendships, according to the Bechdel Test. Then again, so do most movies.
Why the Proposition 8 Decision Matters
That Judge Walker's ruling is not a surprise does not make it any less of a landmark.
Olive Kitteridge: A Wretch Like Me
The more I got to know the acerbic human being at the center of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel, the more I knew myself.
Life in the Word
Let Love Win
Volume 2: Albatross
Suburba
The Suburbs
Woman As Folly
I hope God doesn't see me the way I see 'The Real Housewives.'
Seeking a Spouse? Lighten Up
Could 'dating cards' help Christians take their love lives a little less seriously?

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