February (Web-only) 2011

The Majestic Silver Strings
The Gospel of Grace for Women Who Self-Injure
How the church can respond as cutting and other forms of self-harm are increasingly glamorized online.
Of Gods and Men
A quiet, profound meditation on martyrdom, based on a true story of Trappist monks.
The Grace Card
Conventional Christian film gets emotional boost by powerful acting and character study.
The Social Network's Women Problem
The likely Oscar Best Picture winner's disturbing view of women apparently come not from Mark Zuckerberg's world but from the views of writer Aaron Sorkin.
Live Action, Planned Parenthood, and a Year of Change
Surveying two months of dramatic news on the abortion front in the U.S.
A Healing Journey
Life has been hard for Louis Gossett Jr. since winning an Oscar in 1983; his own addictions weren't much help. But he's found God and grace in recent years.
A New Mission for the Burnt-Out Mom
In 'The Missional Mom', Helen Lee says women should expand their ministry focus to beyond the home front.
Q & A: Mike Huckabee on Faith, Social Issues, and a Possible Run
Huckabee speaks with CT on issues like immigration and the environment, the faith of politicians, and a possible presidential candidacy.
Magic
The Magic Place
Best of Gloucester County
Level Ground
Overflowing with Compassion
Since having a few big years in CCM, Shaun Groves has been focusing on his work with Compassion International.
The Argument for Girl-Boy Wrestling
Joel Northrup cited his Christian faith for refusing to wrestle Cassy Herkelman in last week's Iowa state championship. I say his Christian faith should have taken him to the mat.
Vanishing on 7th Street
Shades of Twilight Zone and Left Behind can't overcome this film's problems.
Unknown
The deeper implications are void because this thriller lacks thrills.
I Am Number Four
An alien with budding superpowers hides from assassins by pretending to go to high school.
Christian Dating Do-Over
If a new website and college event are any indication, a better "Define the Relationship" talk is afoot among young evangelicals.
Learning to Count to One
New math for those addicted to getting higher and higher in their churches.
Michael Vick's Long Road to Recovery
A Christian animal-welfare activist reflects on the NFL quarterback and dogfighter's restoration.
Going Deep
The songs of gospel legend Mavis Staples cover 60 years of American history.
Through the Open Door
Love Riot
Aftermath
Why Barbie Needs Ken After All
The power couple's Valentine's Day reunion may just teach Barbie that the world doesn't revolve around her.
Why Your Church Needs a Dr. Oz
Fitness programs like the one launched at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church rightfully teach us that exercise and healthy eating are not spiritually 'neutral.'
Facebook Envy on Valentine's Day
Social media have given single people one more way to be reminded of what they don't have.
Just Go With It
Adam Sandler. Vulgar humor and stupidity. Oh, and some rom-com sweetness.
Gnomeo and Juliet
Shakespeare, Elton John, and Garden Gnomes come together in a tale of love and lawns.
Critics' Choice Awards of 2010
A stuttering monarch, a Facebook flick, and a truly gritty western top our list.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ
Why Egypt's Christians might actually be safer if the Muslim Brotherhood were a part of the ruling government.
The State of Sex
For one writer, porn is simply a representation of sex: a brutal, male-dominated, and harmful act. Sign me up for lifelong virginity.
Broken But Hopeful
Many 2010 movies echo the recurrent theme of Scripture.
Ohio Mom Gets Jailtime for Better Education
The case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, who falsified her address to get her three children into a better school, raises questions for Christians concerned about educational equity.
'When Gender-Based Parenting Goes Too Far' : Author Response
Glenn Stanton responds to our recent review of 'Secure Daughters, Confident Sons'.
The United States Needs an Ambassador for Religious Freedom Now
The Obama administration must send a clear signal to Egypt and the Middle East that they must embrace religious freedom in full.
The No-Makeup Spiritual Discipline
Why going out in public without mascara and blush is an act of Christian discipleship (for me, anyway).
See You
Crazy Love
Bright Morning Stars
The Long Surrender
Music for the Big Moments
Over the Rhine's fans have always connected with their songs, and with 'The Long Surrender,' that connection is stronger than ever. A conversation with Linford Detweiler.
Redeeming Bonhoeffer (The Book)
The problem with Eric Metaxas's portrayal of the German hero as an evangelical.
The Most Redeeming Films of 2010
For the third straight year, a Pixar flick tops our list.
Are Single Women Too Picky?
That's the central claim of Lori Gottlieb's 'Marry Him, now out in paperback and being marketed to Christian women.
The Best Albums of 2010
The Best Albums of 2010
CT picks the year's best in popular music.
Super Bowl Evangelism
Why Jesus did not say, "Market your neighbor as yourself."
When Gender-Based Parenting Goes Too Far
A review of Glenn Stanton's 'Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity'.

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