December (Web-only) 2011

The Iron LadySubscriber Access Only
Meryl Streep shines as Margaret Thatcher in a film that tries to do too much.
Resolving to Lose More than PoundsSubscriber Access Only
What theology might have to do with your New Year's resolution.
Our Writers' Favorite Posts from 2011Subscriber Access Only
Some in-house selections from the past year.
The Top Her.meneutics Posts of 2011Subscriber Access Only
The year in review at the women's blog.
Notable Sacred Music for 2011Subscriber Access Only
From an 11-year-old prodigy to traditional choral favorites, some of the year's best.
War HorseSubscriber Access Only
Spielberg's latest is a rousing, inspiring tale of a horse and his boy in World War I.
The Adventures of TintinSubscriber Access Only
This Indiana Jones knock-off adventure has astonishing visual effects but little humanity.
We Bought a ZooSubscriber Access Only
Great acting, solid characters, and a lot of heart make this otherwise average movie work.
The Christmas Epistles: A Most Human Understanding of Godliness Subscriber Access Only
Incarnational grace in the Pastoral Epistles.
A Christmas PrayerSubscriber Access Only
We, like the shepherds in the field, like the woman at the tomb, are astonished, trembling in wonder and in fear.
The Fearsome and the Childlike in the Films of Steven SpielbergSubscriber Access Only
America's most popular director hits the big screen again this week with two new projects.
Sitting in the Dark, Waiting for EmmanuelSubscriber Access Only
Instead of fixing people's pain, maybe the most Christian act of love is to sit beside them, and wait.
How Charity Can Be Toxic, Just in Time for ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
Bob Lupton explains how to avoid destroying dignity.
The Girl with the Dragon TattooSubscriber Access Only
Violence and darkness pervade in undeniably affecting film.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolSubscriber Access Only
Superb action and skillful direction combine for a fasten-your-seat-belts thrill ride.
Beards: A Hairy Topic in My HouseholdSubscriber Access Only
The cultural and religious significance of the manly mane.
Snapshots of the Shattered SoulSubscriber Access Only
Album of the Year Winner Josh GarrelsSubscriber Access Only
The multi-talented indie artist made 2011's best CD. And you can have it for free.
The 2011 CT Music AwardsSubscriber Access Only
Christianity Today picks its top 12 albums of the year.
Why Santa Belongs in Your Kids' Christmas
Why Santa Belongs in Your Kids' ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
I'm tired of hearing Christian parents use the SATAN anagram. St. Nick was a saint.
Etiquette Isn't for Dummies: How Manners and Ministry Relate Subscriber Access Only
Proper etiquette is less about rigid rules and more about loving others.
Christopher Hitchens Has Died, Doug Wilson ReflectsSubscriber Access Only
How to think about the death of the outspoken atheist.
Sherlock Holmes: Game of ShadowsSubscriber Access Only
Downey and Law return to Guy Ritchie's stylish, comical, and ultimately uneven Holmes universe.
Tinker Tailor Soldier SpySubscriber Access Only
A retired secret agent is brought back secretly to search out the double agent at the top of British secret intelligence
A Word to Michelle Duggar's Critics: What it Means to Publicly Grieve a MiscarriageSubscriber Access Only
In a culture that doesn't have rituals for mourning a miscarriage, the Duggars' memorial service may become a helpful model.
How 'Modest Is Hottest' Is Hurting Christian Women
How 'Modest Is Hottest' Is Hurting Christian Women
What the phrase communicates about female sexuality and bodies.
The Best Christmas Music of 2011Subscriber Access Only
A wide variety of new yuletide music for your Christmas stocking.
The ExodusSubscriber Access Only
Arthur's GardenSubscriber Access Only
Frank Capra's Miracle WomanSubscriber Access Only
Barbara Stanwyck embodied the director's conflict between corporate religion and personal faith.
How to Respond to Our All-American Muslim NeighborsSubscriber Access Only
And how to respond to absurd boycotts, for that matter.
'But He Never Hit Me': A Christian Primer on Emotional Abuse
'But He Never Hit Me': A Christian Primer on Emotional AbuseSubscriber Access Only
To answer the question, Christians must first understand the problem.
Birth Pangs: When God Shows Up in PregnancySubscriber Access Only
In her new book, minister and mother Sarah Jobe says God is present precisely in the "grossest" moments of pregnancy.
The ArtistSubscriber Access Only
It's silent. It's black and white. And it's utterly delightful.
CoriolanusSubscriber Access Only
Lesser-known Shakespeare perfect fit for the age of Occupy Wall Street.
New Year's EveSubscriber Access Only
It tries to make up for its lack of depth with a lot of likable stars, but it falls flat.
The Co-Sleeping Controversy and Enduring 'Bad Mom' GlaresSubscriber Access Only
If the City of Milwaukee is really concerned about protecting infants, they should use information, not shame, to inform parents.
Another Kind of Purity PledgeSubscriber Access Only
New documentary shows African youth encouraging their peers to save it for marriage.
Why Identifying as a Republican—or Democrat—Can Be IdolatrousSubscriber Access Only
And how Sojourners' Lisa Sharon Harper navigates one side of the political spectrum.
The God of Awkward VirginsSubscriber Access Only
Can he be trusted?
Andrew Peterson: Christmas, Children, and 'Hutchmoot'Subscriber Access Only
The singer/songwriter on his holiday album and tour, kids' books, and that funny word.
Ready To GoSubscriber Access Only
Should Christians Take Antidepressants?: A ResponseSubscriber Access Only
I've never heard Christians protest relieving the pain of childbirth. So why would they protest relieving major depression?
Was it Immoral for American Airlines to File for Bankruptcy?Subscriber Access Only
Why Gerard Arpey might be virtuous but wrong.
'Unwanted' Girls Defy Sexism in IndiaSubscriber Access Only
How will Americans respond to the unwanted kids in their midst?
The DescendantsSubscriber Access Only
An intelligent movie about grown-up problems—and the necessity of kindness and grace.
Sara Zarr Talks Faith, Art, and Imperfect ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
'How to Save a Life', her newest novel for young adult readers, is about several lives that need saving.
Why We Need More 'Chaplains' and Fewer Leaders Subscriber Access Only
What's a pastor for?
Why I'm Okay with Church FailureSubscriber Access Only
At the end of the day, Christians' ministry success is not about money and buildings.

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