July (Web-only) 2010

Charlie St. Cloud
This romantic drama set against the sailing culture of the Pacific Northwest has a supernatural twist. And yes, Zac Efron can act.
Get Low
Robert Duvall is terrific in this Flannery O'Connor-esque Southern folk tale, playing an eccentric hermit who wants to hold his own funeral—'before' he dies.
The Glamorous Life of the Pregnant Teenager
Do pop culture's portrayals of teen pregnancy harm young women?
God Talk Is Dangerous
Apparently the Almighty has given us permission to talk about that which we know relatively little about.
News Flash: Dads Are Nurturing
More fathers want an active role in caring for their children. Will U.S. employers be able to adjust?
A Comic-Con Recap from a 'Pastor of the Nerds'
Tony Kim tries to build bridges between fandom and the kingdom.
The 'Low'-Down on Robert Duvall
The veteran actor discusses his new film 'Get Low', a folk tale about an eccentric recluse—and gets a little feisty about 'The Apostle.'
Mines
Vessels
Counting Stars
Parenting Imperfecta
Every mom has limitations. Mine are just easy to see.
Naming Their Enemy: Elena Kagan or Glenn Beck?
Political activists choose their battles as conservatives oppose the Supreme Court nominee and progressives respond, yet again, to the FoxNews host.
Salt
Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent who might also be a Russian assassin in this enjoyably fast-paced but frustratingly unresolved action thriller.
Ramona and Beezus
The classic children's books come to life as Ramona tries her best to keep the Quimby family afloat.
Grieving a Miscarriage
An excerpt from Shauna Niequist's new book, 'Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way'.
Why I Can't Boycott Mel Gibson
And it's not because he is "too talented," as 'Salon' wrote last week.
The Good Christian Girl: A Fable
What heeding a decade and a half of dating advice can mean.
How Many Kids Should We Have?
To answer the question, Christian couples need more than a few select Bible verses.
Sweetgrass
This documentary about the last of the sheepherding in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness is a poetic elegy to the American West and the way we once were.
Inception
Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated sci-fi action thriller is a brilliant and brainy masterpiece that demands to be seen again ... and again.
Multitasking: Bad for the Soul
Sure, I was getting a lot done as a mother of four. But I was having a hard time obeying God.
Divine Drama Queen
But I'd secretly rather have a God who is a non-anxious presence.
Higher Goals
Brazilian evangelicals will be ready when nation hosts 2014 World Cup.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
This fantasy film lacks the magic to truly cast the audience in its spell.
You're Never 'Ready' to Parent
Entering the inconvenience of parenthood is indeed stressful—and full of grace.
Immigration Reform: Another Christian View
Forging a just public policy is more complex than the public rhetoric.
Remembering Malatya
Documentary recalls Christian martyrs in Turkey.
My Top 5 Movies on Mortality
Films that take a compelling look at death and dying.
'Couldn't Be Better'
In his first year as new frontman of Newsboys, Michael Tait says he couldn't ask for a better fit.
My Room in the Trees
Born Again
Church Volunteers: An Oxymoron
Why I've stopped using the word 'volunteer' to describe those who serve.
Is Immigration Reform 'A Moral Imperative'?
Evangelical leaders supported Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform, but that doesn't mean that the debate among political activists is over. Plus, which issues activists want Congress to tackle this summer.
Predators
Nearly 25 years after the original, this worthy sequel does well in building suspense and intrigue, but ultimately settles into predictable action and violence.
Despicable Me
A surprisingly charming and hilarious animated feature about a super villain whose life is changed in surprising ways.
'Eat, Pray, Love' Book Club
Join us August 12 for Her.meneutics' first book discussion.
The Top 10 of 2010—So Far
The widest-read Her.meneutics posts of the year.
Is the Christian Legal Society's Loss a Loss for Everyone?
What the Supreme Court's verdict means for campus ministries.
Needed: More Monocultural Ministries
Why Christians shouldn't try to fit every ethnic group into the same ministry mold.
Stalked by a Priest
Donna Freitas's 'This Gorgeous Game', about a priest obsessed with a teenage girl, is a work of deep empathy and disturbing believability.
Harnessing Haiti's Football Fever
How one ministry is using Haitians' passion for soccer to dispel post-earthquake stress.
The Medicine
Set It on Fire
Alive
Sacred Music Roundup
This new roundup looks at the best new releases in sacred music. Highlights include Libera, James Whitbourn, and the National Lutheran Choir.
The 'D Word' at U.S. Christian Colleges
At my Christian university, we are working toward reconciliation across ethnic and racial lines. We have a ways to go.
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! God Save This Honorable Court
Political activists focused on Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings even as the Supreme Court ruled on an important religious liberty case.
Restrepo
Following a year in the life of a platoon on the frontlines of Afghanistan, this award-winning documentary plays somewhat detached despite the remarkably intimate war footage.
Skinny Jeans, Nose Jobs, and Jesus
In 'Unsqueezed', Margot Starbuck explores what shopping and eating to the glory of God looks like.
The Last Airbender
The successful children's adventure series could have made for a stellar big-screen blockbuster. Unfortunately, this isn't it.

Top Story October 21, 2020

Turks and Armenians Reconcile in Christ. Are Azeris Next?
Turks and Armenians Reconcile in Christ. Can Azeris Join Them?
Confessing the genocide, Turkish evangelicals seek forgiveness on behalf of their nation. With ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh, is there a path forward also with Azerbaijan’s believers?