April (Web-only) 2011

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
The original was charming, but this convoluted sequel tries too hard to appeal to kids and adults.
Reconciliation
This drama, new on DVD, tactfully handles subjects of fatherhood and homosexual relationships.
The Pastor's Speech
How 'The King's Speech' resonates with this stuttering preacher.
Nicky Cruz: David Wilkerson 'Never Lost His Heart'
Gang leader-turned-evangelist misses his spiritual father.
Remembering David Wilkerson
How the pastor/evangelist shaped the Pentecostal and evangelical movements—and the world.
Sin, Grace, and the Royal Wedding
What I'll tell my 6-year-old daughter about marriage as we watch the festivities together.
The Adoption Crusade
What a misleading article in the 'The Nation' can teach evangelicals.
Sex Sells - So Does Virginity
Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove is being marketed as the embodiment of purity in a sex-saturated culture. Why Christians should be concerned.
Q & A: Franklin Graham on Obama's Birth, Trump, & Faith
The evangelist had said about the president, "I don't know why he can't produce" a birth certificate and suggested "maybe the guy's right" about Donald Trump.
'It's a Hard Place to Be'
It ain't easy being a Christian on 'Survivor.' Just ask Matt Elrod, who's still in the game.
Make It Loud
We Are Rising
The One That You Loved
Hard Bargain
A Resurrection Prayer
A post-Easter reflection.
'Three Cups of Tea,' Three Cups of Me
There's ego behind every published fabrication, including Greg Mortenson's, and Christ is its remedy.
African Cats
If Mufasa starred in BBC's 'Planet Earth', we might get something like this documentary.
Water for Elephants
The Big Top comes to the Big Screen in this lively adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name.
Rhythms of Resurrection
Peter Gabriel's 'Passion' and John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' make the perfect Easter soundtrack.
Mercifully Forsaken
There is a reason Good Friday is called good, and why we can be thankful when God forsakes us.
'Doctor Who's Lonely God
He's a great TV adventure character, but a terrible messiah. And he knows it.
Flowers of the Son
'Flowers of the Son' follows Jews for Jesus in the Holy Land.
Church Movies Keep Coming
A California congregation joins the parade with a film about human trafficking. But is it a good trend?
How Do I Explain Easter to My Children?
How Do I Explain Easter to My Children?
The reality of a human raised from the dead is hard enough for adults to understand, much less kids. But here are some approaches I've taken.
Sing It Loud
Until the Dawn Appears
Chasing Someday
Control
Love Shine Through
Importing Peace
New Christian festival aspires to be like Greenbelt, reaching gays and other groups.
A Christian Woman's Midlife Crisis
With the guidance of older, wiser mentors, women can face the existential angst of midlife hoping for a new identity in Christ, one stripped of status and comfort.
Why I Let My Son Wear Pink
The real trouble with the J. Crew ad controversy is not a gay/transgender agenda but our culture's sexualization of children.
Meek's Cutoff
A dusty, slow, neorealistic take on fear, exhaustion, courage, and the pioneers.
The Conspirator
Robert Redford recreates the trial of a woman accused of aiding in the assassination of Lincoln.
Q & A: Michele Bachmann on Cuts for Aid Relief, Obama's Faith and Credibility, and Francis Schaeffer
The Tea Party caucus chair talks to CT about recent military actions in Libya, why she opposes governmental steps to combat global warming, and her potential presidential candidacy.
Obese and Beautiful
As the West exports its fat stigma to developing countries, the church might export its welcome embrace to those on all ends of the body mass index.
The Praying Artist: God Is My Editor
How praying through my work changed me (Part 2).
Blessings
The Beauty Of The Cross
C'mon
Paper Airplane
So Beautiful or So What
Rethinking the Death Penalty
Why recent information has shifted discussion about capital punishment away from debating morality and toward exposing abuse in the criminal justice system.
Hanna
This thriller about a teen assassin packs plenty of visual style, but the story rings surprisingly hollow.
Q& A: Will Graham on Preaching Hell and Why He Doesn't Believe in Mass Evangelism
The son of Franklin Graham and the grandson of Billy Graham discusses his family and ministry.
Soul Surfer
The inspiring true story of surfer girl Bethany Hamilton's courage and faith after a shark attack.
Navigating the Sea of Electronic Media
How we can foster a family environment that deters sexting, distracted driving, 'Facebook depression.'
The Problem with Christus Victor
An increasingly popular view of the atonement forces the question: What are we saved from?
What Would Lewis Do?
The "proper" sequence of the Narnia books has been debatable. As for the films, a Lewis scholar predicts what the Narnia author would've chosen next.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Box Office
As 'Dawn Treader' releases to DVD, Walden's president says despite declining numbers, they're moving ahead with the next Narnia film, 'The Magician's Nephew.'
The Praying Pedestrian: A Lenten Discipline
How praying for my neighborhood changed it (part 1 of a 2-part series).
Q & A: Rick Santorum on Muslims, Religious Freedom, and ‘Walking’ for President
The former senator from Pennsylvania talks about what he thinks Obama got right and becoming a target of the gay community.
Risen
How to Become Clairvoyant
What If We Were Real
Feedback
I Will Praise You
The Wait Is Over
Rebecca St. James, the girl who sang "Wait for Me," is about to get married. And for her fans, the long wait for a new album has ended.
A Surfer with Soul
Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack, tells her story as 'Soul Surfer,' the biopic of her journey, hits the big screen.
Liberty U. Students on Interracial Marriage Trends
I asked five female alumni whether their marriages mirrored recent sociological data on mixed-race marriages in the South. Here's what they told me.
'It Must Stop'
The death of 14-year-old Hena Akhter spotlights concerns the international response to sexual assault.
Deadly Afghan Riots Blamed on Qur'an Burning at Fla. Church
Terry Jones says he's not responsible.
Scholars Doubtful About Metal Plate Documents' Authenticity
"More significant than the Dead Sea Scrolls"? It's very unlikely.
Hop
Too dull for kids, too inane for parents. Like a chocolate bunny—pretty but hollow.
Source Code
Jake Gyllenhaal has eight minutes to catch a mad bomber—again and again and again.
Keeping Kids Junk-Food Free
What Christian communities might learn from Amelia Brown, the Philadelphia principal who sees childhood obesity as the next urban crisis.

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