March (Web-only) 2010

Why Good Friday Is Still Dark
A Crescendo of Wonder
Why Good Friday services are not designed to be funerals for Jesus or exercises in guilt.
The Last Song
Filled with familiar Nicholas Sparks plot lines, The Last Song offers safe, sweet entertainment. Plus: Interview with Sparks and Miley Cyrus.
Technology's Dark Underbelly
A non-Luddite asks how media saturation shapes our minds and hearts.
The Toll of Our Toiling
John Piper takes an eight-month leave of absence.
'Everyone Needs Forgiveness'
Screenwriter Nicholas Sparks and Miley Cyrus, breaking out of her Hannah Montana mold, discuss their drama, The Last Song, opening in theaters this week.
Love Reality
Glorious Mess
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Hadestown
(A)fternoon
Somewhere Down the Road
A Sometimes Hard Road
After more than three decades in the business, Amy Grant has lived life's highs and lows and everything in between. She chronicles the journey on her new album.
Therefore Let Us Keep the Feast
Therefore Let Us Keep the Feast
Celebrating the Passover meal prepares Christians for Easter.
Minnesota Man Arrested for Prostituting Wife
Clinton Danner's arrest raises questions about Craigslist's culpability in sex trafficking—and about the church's response to criminal offenders.
How to Train Your Dragon
The latest from Dreamworks Animation is an overly familiar story of a boy and his "dog," but it absolutely thrills with its 3D visuals and fast-paced flying sequences.
Greenberg
Noah Baumbach's latest has all of his signature snap and crackle, but with a little more sunshine and a little less spite.
Learning from the Cornell Suicides
The Ivy League school's six suicides in six months serve to remind us of the people in our networks who are struggling privately.
Celebrating the Unborn Jesus
More Important Than Christmas?
Why pro-life Protestants don't say much about the Annunciation—or the unborn Jesus.
Mixed-Gender Housing, and Mixed-Gender Friendship
Christian colleges likely won't let men and women room together anytime soon. Will they teach men and women how to be friends?
Top 10 Posts of the Past 30 Days
The posts that got readers talking over the past month.
Get Your Free Human Eggs
A recent in vitro fertilization 'raffle' in London entices British women with an unregulated American fertility market. But it's too easy to dismiss that market as a money-grubbing enterprise.
Jet Velvet
Me in Motion
Introducing ... Kelly Minter
Miracle
Hymns: Some Glad Morning
'A Very Vulnerable Thing'
Master producer and musician Aaron Sprinkle talks about his work, including his latest album with Fair—and how making an album is a revealing process.
Stupak: From Prolife Groups' Hero to Villain 'In a Nanosecond'
Groups say executive order is not enough, and will campaign against the Michigan Democrat they had promised to support.
The Resurrection Changes Everything
'Raised With Christ' highlights the neglected central event of our faith.
Migrating Focus
After Congress's health care vote, activists see a revival of interest in immigration reform.
The History of Glenn Beck's 'Social Justice'
While warning of a 'perversion of the gospel,' the radio commentator mangles recent American religious history.
A Role with Soul
Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb jumped at the chance to play parts in Soul Surfer, the true-story movie about Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm to a shark attack.
Addicted to Books
My love of reading has too often become another way to stay busy rather than practice 'holy leisure.'
Love Needs No Reason
One difference between the therapeutic gospel and the liberating gospel.
Finding the Right Words for Disability
Following Jesus' example in John 9, I want to see beyond 'the problem' when I encounter people with disabilities.
Reclaiming St. Patrick's Day
Reclaiming St. Patrick's Day
But if we are to choose a social issue for March 17, what would it be?
Joni Eareckson Tada: Health Care Bill Concerns
Protecting the least among us in health care reform.
Hymnastics
Here I Am
'Femivores' and Food Ethics
The trend toward locally grown, naturally raised food is giving some women more fulfilling lives than the workplace ever did.
A Sinking Argument on Gender and Courage
Do secular feminists really want men to stop showing courtesy?
Our Family Wedding
Though it says some good things about love, the comedy of two families planning a wedding is rarely clever and mostly hollow.
Green Zone
The Bourne Locker? Not quite, but Matt Damon, Bourne director Paul Greengrass and Hurt Locker cinematographer Barry Ackroyd team up in Iraq to hunt for WMDs—or the people responsible for the futile search.
Q & A: Kenneth Starr, Baylor's Next President
The former solicitor general of the United States explains his vision for the Christian university.
Should Pro-lifers Call Black Children an 'Endangered Species'?
The controversial Georgia ad implies that, like endangered species, black children should be protected up until they're born.
Obama's Spiritual Cabinet
The President looks to seven men and women to shape policy, tend his soul.
A Black Maid's Expose
First-time novelist Kathryn Stockett's 'The Help' uses compelling narrative to illustrate the power of truth telling.
Time on a String
Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Pieces of a Real Heart
Over the Grave
Awakening
Everything Is Different Now
'Why Don't You Just Adopt?'
The frequent question assumes that adoption is both easy and morally superior.
Show All History
God promises to forget our sins. Google, not so much.
'We're All Theologians'
But is it the best or worst of times for doctrine?
Citing Modesty, Two Women Refuse Full-Body Scans
Pope Benedict and Muslim scholars have warned that the scanner—slated for major U.S. airports—violate principles of human dignity and chastity.
Brooklyn's Finest
Tense—and intense—story about cops, criminals, and the very fine line between right and dead wrong.
Alice in Wonderland
A grown-up Alice returns to Wonderland, where she is destined to battle the Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen's crown. But overall, the movie's a dud.
Are Chick Flicks 'Emotional Porn'?
Are Chick Flicks 'Emotional Porn'?
It depends on how you view them.
Love of Unimaginable Proportions
What to do when you find yourself praying to the quid pro quo god.
The Medical Hazards of Spiritual Care
New studies are finding that terminal cancer patients do better when doctors and medical staff are spiritually supportive.
Will 'The Dawn Treader' Float?
Christian leaders get sneak peek of next Narnia movie, like what they see; filmmakers admit "mistakes" on Prince Caspian, vow to get it right this time.
Feed My Soul
No Changin' Us
Smoke & Mirrors
Michelle Obama Tackles Childhood Obesity
The First Lady has been criticized for mentioning her daughters' weight to launch the 'Let's Move!' campaign.
Lead in Your Lipstick, Carcinogens in Your Hair Color
Most of the personal care products you use every day are damaging your health, argues Samuel Epstein in 'Toxic Beauty'.

Top Story October 29, 2020

Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All
Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All
They’re not apathetic. Convicted nonvoters think Christian citizenship calls for a different kind of engagement.