September (Web-only) 2010

Holy Incarnation!
It may be impossible not to "demean God" since he mixed it up with sinners.
Good News Glut
Common English Bible joins the crowd.
The Trouble with Confessing in Church
As blogger Anne Jackson's new book makes clear, our church culture will need to change before individual confession won't turn into gossip.
Organic Family Hymnal
Fellowship
Coffey Anderson
Stowaways
The Rising
Le Noise
Real Life
Ocean
Wonder
How Christians Will Save America's Schools
Being salt and light in a failing education system.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Stunning visuals and themes of faith, family, and friends.
Young, Single Women Outearn Male Counterparts
Does this signal a bridge in the perennial gender pay gap?
What Does the GOP Value?
New agenda sidesteps social issues even as Republicans block military reforms.
You Again
Though its heart is in the right place, this banal comedy wastes its talented cast.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Oliver Stone's sequel depicts a redeemed Gordon Gekko—kind of.
Waiting for Superman
An emotional crash course on the state of public education in the U.S.
Like Dandelion Dust
A heart-wrenching adaptation of Karen Kingsbury's bestseller. PLUS: Mira Sorvino interview.
Does God Want Us to Suffer?
Physical pain can transform or destroy us. It's best not to determine which category another's pain falls into.
Islam, Immigration, and Catholics
19th-century Protestants resisted Catholic immigration. Is today's opposition to Muslim immigration just following the same script?
Is Pain Relief a Human Right?
My daughter's own experience with pain has helped me answer this question.
Some Chaplains Plead, Don't Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell
Military policy on gays and lesbians survives one more round.
Why I Envy Young Nuns
What a remarkably large class of young Catholic nuns-in-training taught this Protestant.
Tough Love
In her most challenging role, Oscar winner Mira Sorvino plays an abused wife seeking redemption in 'Like Dandelion Dust,' based on Karen Kingsbury's inspirational novel.
Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Outta Space Love
Not Everyone Is Praying for Christopher Hitchens Today
I worry that Christians have jumped on praying for the atheist just to reaffirm their own faith.
40 Days of (Political) Purpose
Activists push 40-day prayer vigil as lead-up to Election Day, while Delaware gives boost to social conservatives.
Jack Goes Boating
Hoffman's directorial debut is a quirky love story with pain and affection at heart.
The Town
A heist flick rich in drama and complicated characters and relationships.
Craigslist Gives Up 'Adult Services' in the United States
Law enforcement and human rights advocates rejoice, but will the change help end human trafficking?
Finding Christ Throughout — and Beyond — Scripture
We need both J. I. Packer's and the Orthodox Presbyterians' approaches to hear Christ speak.
Mary Beth Chapman vs. God
In a new book, Steven Curtis Chapman's wife is brutally honest about her lifelong feud with the Creator, especially after losing their daughter to an accident in 2008.
Never Let Me Go
Understated, subtle drama wonders what makes a human "human."
How the Iraq War Has Affected Women
The country now faces a large population of unmarried women, many of them widows. Are government-doled incentives for marrying widows a good economic strategy?
Culturally Focusing on the Family
How hipster evangelicals have fallen into the same consumerist traps as their parents.
Culture in an Age of Consumption
Why evangelical hipsters may be the best example of James Davison Hunter's 'faithful presence.'
A Day in Utopia
CT visits the set of an upcoming inspirational film starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black.
Horseshoes & Handgrenades
Harlem River Blues
Flamingo
Light Up the Sky
The Anatomy of Broken
Band of Joy
You Are Not Alone
An Argument against 'Settling Down'
Instead of chastising young adults for being noncommittal, the church might encourage 20-somethings to seek what God wants them to commit 'to'.
Marilynne Robinson Takes on Bad Science Writers
The novelist wades into the religion-and-science debate with 'Absence of Mind.'
A New Message at the Strip Club-Church Showdown
What happened when two Christian women entered the Fox Hole strip club in Warsaw, Ohio.
How the Economy Became a Family Issue
Family groups emphasized government debt and the economy as family issues this week. Plus, Christian leaders offered unanimous denunciations of church's planned Qur'an burning.
Qur'an Burning: The Neverending Story
Everybody who is anybody has said something about what may be nothing.
Expecting Mary
A pregnant teen runaway finds unexpected help in this quirky pro-life flick.
Anorexia and the Body of Christ
Harriet Brown's success story using family based treatment for her daughter's eating disorder suggests we 'all' could stand to share meals.
'The Gospel Makes the Everyday Possible'
70-year old Duke theologian Stanley Hauerwas explains his new memoir, addresses his critics, and explains why he says, 'We're all congregationalists now.'
My Top 5 Movies in the Heat of Summer
The Weapon Satan Can't Stand
Furious Love highlights spiritual warfare around the globe.
ChristWire and Good Satire
The satirical website ChristWire is heavy-handed and not very funny. But might good satire help illuminate where we believers need reform?
Facing Lutheranism's Crisis of Authority
Seven theologians call North American Lutheranism back to the Word and the Lutheran confessions.
500 Women and Children Raped in Congo
Despite our distance from the deadliest conflict since World War II, there are ways to respond.
My Trip to al-Qaeda
In a riveting new HBO documentary, a prize-winning American journalist helps us see what makes these terrorists tick—and what ticks them off.
A Course in Dying 101
What Christians can teach our death-denying culture.
And Glenn Beck Shall Lead Them
Dobson, Land, Falwell Jr., and other evangelicals follow Glenn Beck's call for national renewal.
James Lee and 'Filthy Human Children'
The environmental activist's views on human life were obviously extreme and very wrong. But should we rethink limiting our family sizes?
Did the Spirit Really Say...?
God's will is harder and easier to discern than we imagine.
Beck Wants to Lead, But Will Evangelicals Follow?
Once uncomfortable with Mitt Romney, evangelicals appear mixed on Glenn Beck.
Humor for the Hurting
Comedian Michael Jr. is taking his routine to those who most need to laugh—the down and out, the lost and lonely.
The American
A visually compelling thriller with a meditative quality.
Burqa Watching in Great America
Some Muslim American women say wearing the burqa keeps others from objectifying them. But must women hide their bodies to be taken seriously?

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