January (Web-only) 2010

Edge of Darkness
Mel Gibson makes his acting comeback as—what else?—an angry cop looking for the man who killed his daughter.
A Walk to Beautiful: A Must-See Film
A Walk to Beautiful: A Must-See Film
The Emmy-winning documentary spotlights the plight of women with fistula and the courageous work of Catherine and Reginald Hamlin.
Shaunti Feldhahn: What Hinders Women at Work
The author of 'For Women Only' navigates the tricky gender dynamics at Christian ministries.
The Flannery O'Connor School
With his first feature film, That Evening Sun, writer-director Scott Teems wants to depict truth—even when it's ugly—and thinks all Christian filmmakers should aim for that.
In Iran, a Covert Mission to Bring Women to Jesus
An excerpt from 'Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage'.
Packer, Unpacked
Timothy George attempts to interpret the great 'theologizer.'
Was the Bush Faith-Based Initiative a Failure?
'In Jos We Are Coming Face to Face in Confrontation with Satan'
The Anglican Archbishop of Jos speaks out on last week's deadly attacks and the media coverage that followed.
'Mongrel Gospel'
Patty Griffin talks to CT about her new CD, an eclectic mix of country/bluegrass classics, African-American spirituals, ancient Catholic hymns, and a few originals.
Introducing Chris McClarney
The Infinite Order
Birds & Cages
Undisguised
Downtown Church
Theodicy in Light of Eternity
Theologians see hope for the future based on the past.
Women at Halftime: Where to Go Next?
For many women, turning 50 means the best is yet to come.
Legion
The archangel Michael is the only thing standing between God's wrath and mankind's extermination in this nonsensical abomination of a film.
Extraordinary Measures
A father goes to great lengths to save the lives of his two children suffering from a life-threatening disease; if only the movie were as extraordinary as the true story that inspired it.
To Save a Life
Though it's the best-produced church-made film yet, this teen flick tries to tackle too many topics at once, muddling the story—and the transformative power of the gospel.
Creation
This biopic of Charles Darwin gives a nice portrait of his personal life, but doesn’t adequately explore the origin of his ideas—and pits science and religion against one another.
Iris Robinson, Jesus Loves You More Than You Will Know
Speaking grace and truth into Ireland's sex scandal involving a born-again Christian woman.
Point of Crisis, Point of Grace
Why it's crucial to recognize how little we're being transformed.
The Truth About the Religious Violence in Jos, Nigeria
It's not easy to state who started it or how many died. But the horror for those affected is clear.
'I Lived Next Door to a Brothel'
Guilt is a poor motivator for fighting slavery and sex trafficking. What my sister calls 'active hope' is much better.
Top 10 Posts of the Past 30 Days
In case you missed them the first time, here are the recent posts that got readers talking.
Helping Haiti Heal
Food for the Hungry explains the challenges it faces before it can begin to help Haiti recover from the earthquake.
Saved by Spanking
Reconsidering the controversial form of discipline in light of a new study—and timeless Scripture.
Under the Rubber Mask
He has donned prosthetics for Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, and will again as Frankenstein. With a cameo in Legion, Doug Jones talks about his work—and his faith.
Catholics Come Home?
One of America's many "former Catholics," now an evangelical pastor, considers the latest New Evangelization initiative.
One Week After Haiti's Earthquake, New Challenges in Helping
World Vision's Laura Blank on what makes this relief effort different—and on being surprised by hymns.
Wake Up Love
End Times
Sweet Chariot
Climb
Living Room
China's Own Marriage Crisis
Gender imbalance due to sex-specific abortions signals imminent crisis in the Chinese family.
What an Ancient Hebrew Note Might Mean
Scholar says five lines of ancient script on a broken piece of pottery confirm Kingdom of Israel's existence in 10th century B.C. Others are cautious.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Avatar's Christian Character?
Well, Christian-ish, anyway. Na'vi spirituality seems to mix pantheistic and monotheistic beliefs.
The Last Station
The last days of literary legend Leo Tolstoy's life provide backdrop for a moving examination of the messiness of love.
The Book of Eli
Its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds Denzel Washington protecting the last copy of a very important book: the Bible.
Where Was God in the Earthquake?
A theological response to the Haitian calamity from Fleming Rutledge.
Keeping the Faith
Denzel Washington is more than just an Oscar-winning superstar. He's a Christian who's serious about his roles ... even when they get a bit bloody, like in the Book of Eli.
Why Organic Church Is Not Exactly a Movement
If the driving force of any movement or phenomenon is not Jesus Christ, we are building castles in the air. A response to "Long Live the Organic Church."
Would I Have Hid Jews During the Holocaust?
The story of Miep Gies, the Christian Dutch woman who helped hide Anne Frank and preserve her diary, makes me wonder.
Long Live the Organic Church: A Response
We can live faithfully in the moment while attempting to transform society.
Fire in My Bones
Love and the Lack Thereof
Frio Suite
July Flame
Sprinkle Playing Fair
Band's new album to follow in footsteps of solo and production career. Plus: Mambazo returns to America; Katy Perry getting married; and more.
Disney Croaks with Newest Princess Film
The voodoo and black magic in 'The Princess and the Frog' made for a disturbing movie-viewing experience.
Facebook and the Amazing Technicolor Bra Update
Does the bra-color meme—meant to raise cancer awareness—end up hurting women more than it helps them?
Finding Meaning in the Pentateuch
Finding Meaning in the Pentateuch
Powerful endorsements bolster John Sailhamer's new tome on the Bible's first five books.
What Is Today's Greatest Moral Issue?
It may not top the list for evangelical leaders, but sports made the front page for political groups this week.
Youth in Revolt
Michael Cera shows both his naive and nasty sides in this adaptation of the cult classic novel.
Leap Year
The Irish countryside is gorgeous, but the rest of this road-tripping rom-com is formulaic and flat.
Confession: I Stopped Giving to the Church
There's something psychologically important about writing a check and putting it in the plate.
Christian Retailers Seek Federal Probe of Competitors
CBA asks Justice Department to investigate pricing by larger companies.
Q & A: Brit Hume
The former news anchor for Fox News explains why he told Tiger Woods to turn to the Christian faith.
Long Live Organic Church!
But what do we do if the world isn't transformed?
Police Arrest Woman Praying at Western Wall
Nofrat Frenkel's arrest exposes divisions within Jewish community about tradition and gender.
N.C. Court Upholds Sex Offenders' Right to Worship
When extending grace and protecting 'little ones' clash.
The Law Of Gravity
U2 Tops 2009 Tour
Irish rockers could top 2010 too, as new shows are already selling out. Plus: Brickman on PBS; Carman gets personal; Family Force 5's 2010 preview; and more.
Resolving to Fail in 2010
New Year's resolutions are great, if they point us to our absolute dependence on God's grace to change.

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Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself
Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself
Woman of Faith speaker celebrated life of singleness.