October (Web-only) 2010

Final Election Push, Plus Extra Push against Health Care Proponents
Activists spend millions in final push in expectation of major election results.
The Best Christian Halloween Party
The Best Christian Halloween Party
Along with hell houses and harvest fests, might evangelicals consider celebrating All Saints' Day?
Why Should the Devil Get Halloween?
Why Should the Devil Get Halloween?
The holiday, one of my favorites, reminds me why I became a Christian in the first place.
The Death of Pro-Life Democrats
Anti-abortion groups lead charge to halve their number in the House.
Insignificant Is Beautiful
Why exactly do we want to make a difference in the world?
Actually, It Takes Much More Than a Village
Annie Murphy Paul's new research shows mothers alone cannot be responsible for babies' prenantal health.
The Transition EP
A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet
The Night the Cumberland Came Alive
Speak Now
I Know I've Been Changed
Why Sex Ruins TV Romances
And it's not for the reasons you think.
Women Take Election Spotlight
Politicians like Sharron Angle, Michele Bachmann, and Barbara Boxer show it's possible to be powerful 'and' feminine.
Bullying Blame
Is it enough to say bullying gays is wrong?
Hereafter
Eastwood's film ponders the afterlife, but it seems his mind is already made up. PLUS: Discussion guide for small groups.
Mildred Jefferson: ‘A Physician, a Citizen, and a Woman’
Jefferson, an eloquent leader of the pro-life movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, died October 15.
Q&A: Deanna Favre
The wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre speaks about her faith amid suffering.
Outsourcing Baby-Making in India
The disturbing realities of reproductive tourism as a global growth sector.
Her.meneutics' Favorite Picture Books
We happen to think they aren't going away anytime soon.
What Kind of Fool / A Crooked Line
Rehab
The Union
Tapestry
Come Around Sundown
Still Standing
Move
Freed by Bill Clinton, Saved by Jesus
'The World Is Bigger Now' recounts Christian journalist Euna Lee's imprisonment in a North Korean jail.
This Time For Africa
Continent-wide runup to Capetown 2010 draws more than 58,000 to Christ.
Exodus from 'Day of Truth'
Group says event "became more about policy than people."
Letters to Father Jacob
An old priest and a hardened convict open each other to grace in this spare, gentle story.
Conviction
Compelling true story becomes conventional legal drama.
I Want Your Money
Documentary calls for end to Obama's "socialism" and a change in Congress.
RED
Bruce Willis fronts an impressive cast in this enjoyable light action-comedy.
Abortion Case: Womb vs. Egg
Ethical issues abound in case of British Columbia couple who wanted surrogate mom to terminate pregnancy after baby was found to have Down Syndrome.
Top 10 Posts of the Summer
For those wanting to get back to the park and the poolside, here's a retrospective round-up, a list of the most-read posts from June to September. Enjoy!
Hopeless Prayer
What the rescue of the Chilean miners didn't teach me.
Vision
Respectful biopic with slight feminist leanings.
Why There's No Narnia in Our Home
Forget 'Slaughterhouse Five'—there's enough bloodshed in some of the best children's literature to raise my parenting fears.
God Loves a Good Romance
Marriage is about more than feelings—but it is never less.
She Remains the Same
Vespers: 1 & 2
Theory of Colour
Flags
The Age of Adz
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and a Young Man's Death
Why I hold Facebook's founder complicit—at least in part—for the suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.
Domestic Abuse: Coming to a Church Near You
Christian filmmaker 'Olivia Klaus' goes inside California prisons to hear the stories of survivors of domestic violence who killed their husbands.
'Civility May Not Be Sexy'
Amid a call for civility, Christians trade political jabs.
Like a Sloppy Wet Kiss
While it's easy for me to criticize modern worship, I also criticize my own criticisms, based on what I observed at David Crowder's church music conference.
Secretariat
An inspiring film about history's top racehorse—and the woman behind him. PLUS: Interview with director Randall Wallace.
Life As We Know It
Despite a promising premise and strong leads, this rom-com falls short.
It's Kind of a Funny Story
A charming, surprisingly life-affirming peek at a depressed teen's stay in a psych ward.
Stone
Unconventional prison drama with some muddled spiritual themes.
A Concerning Nobel Prize
The success of IVF technology and our empathy for the families it helps do not trump ongoing ethical concerns.
When Doubt Comes to Church
How should we respond to intellectual challenges to Christianity from inside the flock?
Running the Race
'Braveheart' writer Randall Wallace brings his faith into his work as a filmmaker, and now again as director of 'Secretariat,' opening this week.
Baile (Home)
Echoes of the Light
On My Way Home
The Story of Your Life
The Shelter
John Piper v. Rick Warren Postponed
Despite controversial invitation, Rick Warren missed the Desiring God conference due to family health incidents.
Francis Chan's Next Steps
The 'Crazy Love' author stepped down from his church and doesn't know where he's headed.
Q&A: John Piper on 'Think'
Also, why the high-profile pastor and author invited Rick Warren to Desiring God's national conference and how he has been spending his 8-month leave of absence.
Why Parenting May Be Your 'Highest' Calling
Researchers re-vamp Maslow's famed hierarchy of needs, replacing "self-actualization" with something more self-giving.
North Korean Christians Unlikely To Fare Better Under New Leader
Observers doubt world's worst persecutor of Christians will shift back toward "Jerusalem of the East."
Campaigning for the Manhattan Declaration
Life, marriage, and religious liberty are still top priorities.
White House Grants $27 Million in Pregnancy Aid
Pro-life groups applauded the administration's move but remain skeptical over framing grants as 'common ground.'
Chaplains Under Fire
No Ordinary Family
'No Ordinary Family' has an extraordinary premise: love.
The Social Network
The Facebook creation myth comes vividly to life in this sophisticated film.

Top Story October 24, 2020

Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”