August (Web-only) 2011

The Debt
A gripping thriller about the destructive power of hidden truth.
PETA to Launch Porn Site
The group's newest and wholly misguided campaign overshadows a kernel of truth about animal suffering.
Ghost on the Canvas
Third World Symphony
I Survived
Saying Grace
Black and White America
Christ and My Curly Hair
Attempts to undo my wiry hairdo had grown to idolatrous proportions - and taken up three whole months of my life.
Adderall Arrives at Christian Colleges
Are well-meaning evangelical faculty and administration in part to blame?
Eugene Nida, Who Revolutionized Bible Translations, Dead at 96
His "dynamic equivalence" approach is used by many modern versions.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Fairytale for grown-ups offers plenty of scares, but not much else.
Higher Ground
A woman's experience with Christianity—from the certainties of new conversion to later struggles with faith. PLUS: Interview with Vera Farmiga.
'One Thousand Gifts,' Reconsidered
A second take on Ann Voskamp's bestseller about gratitude.
Google Cuts Churches Out Of Nonprofit Program
Faith-based groups must now pay for search giant's tools.
Vera Farmiga's Struggles with God
The director and star of 'Higher Ground' wanted a movie to depict the challenges of faith.
How to Avoid Marrying the Wrong Christian
Why "he's a really great, godly guy" is not enough.
Get In I'm Driving
On the Altar of Love
All We Need
This Is What We Believe
The Pursuit of God
Faroe Islands
Forth
The Her.meneutics Gender Debates (Part 2)
We talk to theologian Russell Moore about Bachmann, the divorce culture, and why a feminist reading of Scripture would often be easier than a complementarian one.
The Gender Debates Come to Her.meneutics
In the first of a two-part series, we hear from egalitarian theologian William Webb on Michele Bachmann, slavery, and his 'redemptive-movement' reading of Scripture.
Fright Night
This sometimes clever remake of the 1985 horror/comedy is undermined by its crassness.
Conan the Barbarian
A ridiculous remake marking the return of the B movie, while glorifying violence and degrading women.
One Day
Twenty years of a relationship, as seen on the same day each year, depicting the course of true love.
How Much Do Our Stories Matter?
Christian theology makes clear both the limits and the necessity of stories for meaningful moral discourse.
Why the 9/11 Cross Should Offend All of Us
The symbol might actually cause 'dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish.'
Trusting God with the Ones You Love
Few things are harder or scarier than trusting God to do what is just and right and good.
Three Stories About Reproductive Technology
A heartbroken mother, an infertile couple, and a novelist's characters reveal the emotional tales behind technological reproduction.
John Stott on Singleness
"Uncle John" explains why he stayed single for 90 years.
Marching as to Peace
Documentary 'Budrus' explores peaceful solution on Israel-Palestine border.
Destiny
Jeff Bridges
Taming the Twitter Tongue
Why I'm still not tweeting.
The Battle for Bert and Ernie
As Change.org asks 'Sesame Street' to 'marry' the roommates, our culture risks losing another archetype of non-erotic male friendship.
Sugar Daddies and Abba Father
An echo of the sugar daddy/sugar baby phenomenon may be coming to a church near you.
Your Insurance May Already Cover 'Abortion-Inducing Drugs'
Health and Human Services ruled last week that insurance plans must provide contraception with no copayment.
30 Minutes or Less
The latest from the director of Zombieland falls short of its predecessor's cleverness.
Senna
Humble man of faith or arrogant jock? This documentary explores both sides of the late racing legend.
The Whistleblower
A powerful film about a real-life woman who fought the horrors of sex trafficking in post-war Bosnia.
Why Dogs Should Be Sent to Court
Examining the case of Rosie, a golden retriever who sat beside a 15-year-old raped by her father.
Watching 'The Help' as an African American Woman
The new movie powerfully demonstrates that racial reconciliation happens not primarily through speeches and "diversity training" but through everyday friendships.
The Help
Based on the bestseller, a drama about unlikely friendships—and the power of telling your story. PLUS: Cast and director of 'The Help' tell their stories.
Watch the Throne
Kids' Diets: Why We Need Immovable Love, Not 'Let's Move'
Where Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign falls short.
Mark Hatfield Changed My Life in Three Minutes
The senator bucked easy categories, even in citing a simple verse.
Cast and director of 'The Help' tell their stories
Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Tate Taylor on the thinking behind the movie.
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
Re:creation
The Newest U.S. Mission Field: Women
In order to reach educated and professional women, Christian women must be able to articulate what they believe and why. Is the church equipping them?
Christian Colleges Part of White House Interfaith Service Push
Schools say listening is a key part of the project—but theological pluralism isn’t.
Why Gratitude Is Not Enough
Ann Voskamp's book 'One Thousand Gifts' threatens to turn thanksgiving into the key to our salvation.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
A laughable prequel with shoddy visuals and a lackluster plot.
The War on Chores: Who Should Do More?
How husbands and wives can think about divvying up the responsibilities.
John Stott and the Weary Evangelical
What the movement looks like at its best.
Modesty: Still Missing from the Church
If our motivation is to look attractive at any cost with no consideration for others, there is a heart issue to confront.
Photoshop, Patriarchy, and Protection of the Vulnerable
Should it be so shocking to seriously consider censoring the consumer arts?
Global Reactions to John Stott's Death
N.T. Wright, David Zac Niringiye, and others offer more reflection on the legacy of the worldwide leader.
Young Love
Louvin' the Music
Guitar whiz Ben Hall, 22, plays in the style of Charlie Louvin, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins.
The Female Friendship Crisis
Friends are an indispensable part of growing in Christ. So why do many of us have so few?
Another Earth
A thought-provoking film about journeys of an interior—and, oddly enough, inter-planetary—nature.
When God Told Us to Adopt
Amy Julia Becker talks to fellow Her.meneutics writer Jennifer Grant about her new memoir, 'Love You More'.

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