May (Web-only) 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Despite the potential for thrilling adventure in an exotic setting, this adaptation of the popular video game series is an ultimately forgettable summer blockbuster.
Iranian Christian Women Acquitted
Pastor With No Tongue Still Has a Lot to Say
The Lutheran pastor believes that he's been able to reach more people than if he had not had cancer.
Sex and the City 2
In this disappointing installment, the women escape their problems instead of grappling with them—and offer us a fluffy version of female power.
What 'Lost' Taught Us about Dying Well
The meaning behind "live together, die alone."
So Long, Insecurity
It's time we got our dignity back.
A Bikinied Muslim Miss USA
The backlash to Rima Fakih's win suggests mainstream America still wants their national beauties to be Christian.
'Lost' in Disappointment
The season finale was 'a cop-out' and 'a turn for the worse,' says author and 'Lost' guru Chris Seay. But there's still much we can learn from the show.
Saint Bartlett
Songs of Emotional Healing
Chasing God's Heart
Lynda Randle may be best known as the only African-American in the Gaither family of musicians, but her biggest passion is ministering to hurting women.
I Once Was 'Lost' But Now Am Found
Despite all its syncretistic symbols, the show's finale depicted one aspect of Christian theology superbly.
No Right to Rest for Weary Anglicans
Why churches like St. James in Newport Beach still need support from worshipers who have left the battle.
Redeeming 'Lost'
Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen tells CT why the television show reminds him of C. S. Lewis's 'The Great Divorce.'
Glenn Beck's Gospel
Some evangelicals support Beck's view of salvation and social justice. Others see the Fox News commentator as 'a danger to true evangelical theology.'
Remembering Moishe Rosen
Jews for Jesus founder left his mark on evangelism.
Faithful Presence Is Not Quietism
James Davison Hunter responds to Chuck Colson and Andy Crouch.
Racing Dreams
This documentary about NASCAR's "Little League" offers exciting races and a poignant look at the transition between childhood and adulthood.
Shrek Forever After
The final chapter in the Shrek saga is a refreshing improvement on its predecessor—while also affirming the value of counting your blessings.
Christian Female Musicians, Missing in Action
What accounts for the surprising dearth of women in today's CCM scene?
Adultery: My Genes Made Me Do It
Research like the kind in 'For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage' runs the risk of reducing people to brain chemistry and DNA.
Say God
Weakness Makes You Beautiful
Wide Open Spaces
Nightlights
Christian Radio: It's a Man's World
Forty-eight of the top 50 Christian songs in the last decade were by males, a figure primarily determined by women who listen to Christian radio. Why don't they want to hear their female peers on the air?
Modesty: A Female-Only Virtue?
Scripture suggests that modesty means more than keeping the right parts covered.
Obama's AIDS Dilemma
White House funding priorities determine who will live and who will die.
The Secret (Moral) Life of Babies
Does the fact that infants seem to have an innate morality suggest divine intervention?
Who is Elena Kagan?
Political activist groups don't know much about the Supreme Court nominee, but they still had plenty to say about her.
More than Faithful Presence
Charles Colson responds to James Davison Hunter's 'To Change the World'.
Hunter and I Agree on Culture Making (He Just Seems Not to Know It)
Andy Crouch responds to James Davison Hunter's 'To Change the World'.
Mother and Child
Despite a stellar cast and standout performances, this dark and brooding look at women, motherhood, and various longings is a bit too self-indulgent and darkly obsessive for its own good.
Letters to Juliet
A young woman vacationing in Italy finds a love-letter written 50 years before, and assists the now-elderly widow who wrote it to find her one-time love.
Robin Hood
The latest incarnation of the legendary hero starring Russell Crowe attempts intense action and authenticity a la Braveheart, but falls short on facts and fun.
Problems with Do-It-Yourself DNA Tests
Consumers don't just need information about their genes; they also need medical and theological wisdom.
Doug Coe's Vision for the Fellowship
Doug Coe's Vision for the Fellowship
The man behind the National Prayer Breakfast explains his original intent for his organization.
Taming Religion
Why we need to keep The Extremist in check.
Psychologist Resigns from NARTH after Gay Prostitute's Claims
George Rekers has resigned from a reparative therapy group, saying, 'I am not gay and never have been.'
Arizona's Border Crisis
Why Christians should oppose the state's new immigration law.
6 Catholics, 3 Jews
Does it matter that there might soon be no Protestants on the Supreme Court?
Serpent Tales & Nightingales
Times and Seasons
The Light Meets the Dark
Letting Go
Overcoming Fear in 'Feast or Fallow'
With one of the best albums of the year so far, Sandra McCracken's new hymns project is balm for the soul. We asked her all about it.
The Anti-Racist, Anti-Fear Gene
People with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, show us what it means to live trusting others as God calls us to.
Toying with Adultery?
'Runaway mom' Tiffany Tehan's story reminds us that no one is immune from the temptation of infidelity.
Dobson and Dobson
"Doctor" returns to the radio as his wife's National Day of Prayer takes center stage.
Babies
This fascinating documentary follows four babies (from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the U.S.) through their first year of life.
It's Mother's Day, Not Motherhood Day
When churches confuse the two, women can end up serving false (and unbiblical) expectations.
Iron Man 2
With a bigger universe and a host of new faces, this comic book movie sequel is bigger—and in many ways better—than the blockbuster original.
Mother's Day Worship?
Leaders weigh in on whether churches should celebrate Mother’s Day in worship services.
Q & A: James Dobson on the National Day of Prayer
Focus on the Family's founder gives his assessment of a judge's recent ruling that the day is unconstitutional.
Jim Belcher, Francis Chan, N.T. Wright, and Others Leave the Pastorate to Write and Speak
Why church planters often quit their congregations.
Abortion Measures Move State-à-State
The shape of the abortion debate has shifted to state-level politics.
Perplexed by the Pill
How birth control pills—which turn 50 this year—led me to believe I was in control of my life and my body.
Bonhoeffer Stood Fast
Martyred German pastor showed theology has consequences.
Forgiveness Rock Record
Heaven Is Whenever
So Runs the World Away
The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Marriage: A Dying to the Self
Paul Tripp's 'What Did You Expect?' refreshingly goes beyond gender roles to arrive at the crux of marital problems: serving the kingdom of self.
The Gulf of Mexico and the Care of Creation
We exercise dominion over creation not only when we use it, but also when we conserve it.
Top 10 Posts of the Past 30 Days
Not surprisingly, sex addiction, yoga, and Lady Gaga got our readers talking over the past few weeks.

Top Story November 24, 2020

Is The Coronavirus Evidence of a Creation in Freefall?
Is The Coronavirus Evidence of a Creation in Freefall?
How does theology explain a pandemic? Basic biology, human sin, or the Devil?