November (Web-only) 2010
No 'Blues' on This Happy Set
With production well underway, the team behind the Blue Like Jazz movie is humbled and fueled by gratitude for those who funded the film.
Wired Magazine's Women Problem
A provocative close-up of a woman's body on a recent 'Wired' cover generated controversy. How should Christians react?
Progress Against AIDS Falters
Christians should make the moral case for sustaining aid programs.
The King's Speech
A rousing and inspirational drama about finding help and hope where you least expect it.
Pass the Casserole
Losing control over your eating—like, when you can’t cook after surgery for cancer—has a way of turning anxiety into gratitude.
Love and Other Drugs
Romantic comedy is heavy on sex and light on substance.
Tips for celebrating abundance tomorrow without creating unnecessary waste.
More Than a Mountain
'Deep Down' plumbs theological divide on coal mining.
Little Town of Bethlehem
'Little Town of Bethlehem' puts a human face on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
When Mom and Dad Move In
Dispatches from a member of the half-a-sandwich generation.
Pray for the Peace of Sudan
The World Evangelical Alliance's Geoff Tunnicliffe talks about efforts to ensure a fair and peaceful election in Sudan and calls for a world day of prayer for the safety of believers there.
Don't Think Pink
Breast cancer awareness campaigns often raise everything but real, tangible support for survivors. Just ask my mom.
Marriage in Obsolescence
Why recent headlines on marriage don't do the new Pew survey justice.
The Ethics of Earmarks
As President Obama calls for an end to projects written into legislation, Charles Colson says banning pork projects is an ethical "no-brainer."
The Next Three Days
Despite an entertaining finale, Paul Haggis' latest asks us to leave logic and morals at the door.
Christian Woman Sentenced to Hanging for Blasphemy
Asia Bibi, the first woman to get the death sentence under Pakistan's blasphemy law, was charged with insulting Muhammad.
Blessed Are the Unoffended
How can Christians communicate what we believe without being denigrating or inflammatory?
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Darker and slower paced than the other films, but an intriguing character study. Also: HP on Mars Hill.
Secular People Need Sabbaths, Too
Internet fasting. Experiments in chastity. Meatless Mondays. Nonreligious people are seeing the personal benefits of Christianity, even if they don't have the whole story.
Harry Potter on Mars Hill
How the popular series—the books and the movies—bridge the secular-sacred divide ... not to mention the conversational gap between parents and kids.
Social Media Addict Seeks Connection, Escape
Lessons from the story of the young mom who killed her baby for interrupting her Farmville game.
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine catch a train.
Sarah Palin, TLC Style
A new TV show, starting Sunday, spotlights Alaska from the eyes of its former governor.
The Politics of Prayer
When is it okay to bring the Bible into a political fight?
Why I Boycotted Amazon This Week
When it comes to how-to books for pedophiles, defending the defenseless is more important than defending free speech.
A Theology of Workflow
Matt Perman on how Christians should think about productivity.
The American Red Cross's Knight in Shining Pearls
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the first woman to chair the American Red Cross, says women hold the keys to the world's economy.
A romantic comedy about the kooky world of morning news shows.
The Great Chinese Orphan Rescuer
With more Chinese children abandoned due to birth defects, the work of Siew Mei Ang Cheung and Christian Action is more vital than ever.
Christmas Music Wrap-Up 2010
The season's gladdest tidings in new holiday albums.
Doctrine in Diapers
In teaching my children about God, I'm not sure who's receiving the greater lesson.
Sarah Palin's Rogue Comments
The 2012 presidential hopeful calls people who ask whether mothers should work outside the home "Neanderthals," telling them to "evolve" on Fox News last week.
Why Conservatives Won
Activists celebrate victories in Congress and in many statehouses.
Rumblings About Women at Lausanne
Some of the rumblings got right to the heart of what Lausanne is all about, and are symptomatic of why we need such a congress.
Boost Your Cultural IQ
Soong-Chan Rah calls for the American church to understand itself.
Girls in Sports No Longer 'Tomboys'
There are also no longer any 'woman astronauts,' according to my 10-year-old daughter.
Pro-Life Democrats Ousted as Election Centers on the Economy
Anti-abortion groups spent millions against supporters of healthcare reform bill.
Friday Night Lights' Shining Female Lead
Why Tami Taylor is the best female character on television today.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . .
With their fourth holiday album in 11 years, Point of Grace is in the Christmas spirit. We talked to Leigh Cappillino about their latest.
Apple Takes a Bite Out of Sexting
Is a parental-control device the best way to teach teens that sending sexually explicit texts is a bad idea?
New Rules Worry Christian Colleges
Government's solution to for-profit problems may threaten schools' autonomy.