April (Web-only) 2012

Voice of the Victims: Sex Abuse Survivors and the Church
Tom White's recent suicide brings to light the priority of healing the abused over restoring the offender.
The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe may have pioneered "horror" stories, but he probably never envisioned this.
Both Chastity and Contraception: A Sacred Compromise
Both Chastity and Contraception: A Sacred Compromise
Churches discussing contraception with singles isn't about giving up. It's about being in a relationship with them.
The Five-Year Engagement
A funny and moralistic romantic comedy that almost gets marriage right.
Pirates! Band of Misfits, The
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The creators of 'Wallace and Gromit' take to the high seas for an outrageous family comedy.
The Wall Builders: A Parable about the Gender Debates
A tale about a small kingdom, the kingdom-dwellers, and the great wall that divided them.
Q & A: Nikki Haley on Faith, the 'War on Women,' and Why She Would Say No to VP
Q & A: Nikki Haley on Faith, the 'War on Women,' and Why She Would Say No to VP
The governor of South Carolina doesn't wear faith on her sleeve, but she's open about her Sikh to Christianity conversion.
Million Dollar Man
Million Dollar Man
Playing a rock legend in 'Million Dollar Quartet' has been a blast for actor Shaun Whitley.
The Lament of a Black Neo-Reformed Woman
Where are the biblical resources that speak into our situations?
Earlier: Why Churches Shouldn't Push Contraceptives to Their Singles
Why Churches Shouldn't Push Contraceptives to Their Singles
Reducing abortion is a noble and urgent goal. This is the wrong way to do it.
Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: Why the Hook-up Culture Is Sexist
Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: Why the Hook-up Culture Is Sexist
A culture of casual sex frustrates our young women's pursuit of happy, enduring relationships. A review of 'Girls Uncovered.'
Amid Bribery Scandal, Wal-Mart Contest Attracts Christians
T. J. Foltz says his clean-water nonprofit works because 84 percent of Americans shop at the superstore chain.
Kony 2012 and the Golden Rule: How Do 'We' Tell 'Their' Story?
Six principles for communicating Christians.
Phil Madeira: 'Hymns for the Rest of Us'
Phil Madeira: 'Hymns for the Rest of Us'
The veteran musician on his new album, 'Christian' music, and a wandering spiritual journey.
One Silver Needle
Blunderbuss
The Body Wins
One G1rl Can Change the World
We've Been Duped By Freud on Cross-Gender Friendship: A Response
When married Christians fear people of the opposite sex, they fail to reflect the oneness seen in Scripture.
Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man
Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man
What's behind the snarky obituaries and media retrospectives infuriating many Christians.
What Egypt's Leading Islamist Presidential Candidate Thinks About Christians
What Egypt's Leading Islamist Presidential Candidate Thinks About Christians
An exclusive interview with former Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdel-Moneim Abol Fotoh.
Channeling the Mama Bear Effect to Fight Child Abuse
Blue Sunday is an opportunity for the church to take a stand.
Q & A: Karl Rove on Chuck Colson's Influence
President Bush's deputy chief of staff explains the former Nixon adviser's widespread impact.
Remembering Charles Colson, a Man Transformed
Remembering Charles Colson, a Man Transformed
The real story of how "Nixon's hatchet man" ended up in, out, and back in prison (and the White House), shaping a movement in the process.
Chuck Colson Has Died
Evangelical Leader Chuck Colson Dead at 80
The infamous convicted Nixon adviser became famous for prison reform, evangelical-Catholic dialogue, and his Christian worldview.
Interview: Why Jane Goodall Thinks Chimps May Have Souls
Interview: Why Jane Goodall Thinks Chimps May Have Souls
The world's foremost expert says chimpanzees may even have a kind of spiritual awareness.
The Ceasefire Prayer Behind Leymah Gbowee's Nobel Peace Prize
The Ceasefire Prayer Behind Leymah Gbowee's Nobel Peace Prize
How faith led to a Nobel Peace Prize winner's push for reconciliation.
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
A lush film with an adorable young star is slightly marred by cheesy narration.
The Lucky One
They're still making movies out of Nicholas Sparks novels. But nothing as good as 'The Notebook,' including this drivel.
Darling Companion
In search of a missing canine, the film itself wanders more than its characters.
The Trayvon Martin Case: A Moment for Evangelical Reflection
The tragedy underscores how far white churches have come on race relations—and how much farther we have to go.
Fool on a Tightrope
The once-wayward son of a famous evangelist recounts his precarious passage into adulthood.
Q & A: Andrew Palau on the Life of a Fool
Q & A: Andrew Palau on the Life of a Fool
In a prodigal son-like story, the son of famed evangelist Luis Palau explains how he went from apathy to doing evangelism with his father.
The New Conversion: Why We 'Become Christians' Differently Today
The New Conversion: Why We 'Become Christians' Differently Today
Evangelicals are undergoing a sea change understanding when it comes to this pivotal moment in the believer's life.
Q+A: Jefferson Bethke on the Spiritual Realities of Sex
The YouTube poet talks to Her.meneutics about the beliefs behind "Sexual Healing."
Cross-Gender Friendships: What's Appropriate for Married People?
Cross-Gender Friendships: What's Appropriate for Married People?
A new model suggests married men and women can be best friends—and not with their spouses. Think again.
Andrew Sullivan Says Forget the Church. That's Like Saying Forget Grace.
Andrew Sullivan Says Forget the Church. That's Like Saying Forget Grace.
Why Christianity is a many splendored thing
Jars of Clay: Why Tour? Why Now?
Jars of Clay: Why Tour? Why Now?
Frontman Dan Haseltine gives a thought-provoking reply to what may seem like a simple question.
Rebel Transmission
Love Come To Life
The End Is Where We Begin
Big Band
1961
In the Time of Gods
Porn, Raquel Welch, and the Power of Our Sexual Imagination
When we let porn and fashion magazines tell us what's beautiful, we usually reject the flesh-and-blood beauty right in front of us.
Kay Warren Talks to CT about Her Battle with Depression
Why the Saddleback Church co-founder's newest book says happiness isn't enough.
The Cabin in the Woods
A clever, original and ambitious thrill ride that blows the roof off the movie you think it is.
Bully
A powerful documentary about bullying shows the tragic pain, but doesn't go much further.
Why We Can All Opt Out of the 'War on Women'
We can all stop using such violent imagery to describe what women face.
What the Gospel Has to Say about the California Christian College Shooting
What the Gospel Has to Say about the California Christian College Shooting
A Korean seminarian reflects on last week's shooting at Oikos University.
'Clean Up. Or Die.' A Q & A With Touchback’s Brian Presley
'Clean Up. Or Die.' A Q & A With Touchback’s Brian Presley
So doctors told the actor after years of abusing alcohol. He chose the former.
No Girls Allowed: Why the Church Shouldn't Follow Augusta National Golf Club's Membership Policy
Categories can serve a purpose, but we should be careful to avoid exclusivity.
'Blue Like Jazz': Becoming Donald Miller
Marshall Allman plays the author in the upcoming film adaptation of the famous book.
Kirk Cameron's 'Monumental' Task
Why I can't completely dismiss the historically shaky documentary.
Obama Emphasizes Faith at Q, Easter Events
Obama Emphasizes Faith at Q, Easter Events
More Americans say the administration is unfriendly to religion as the President hosts annual Easter prayer breakfast, speaks to the Q conference.
Slipstream
No Doubt of Sunshine
A Wasteland Companion
The Good Life
Seven Point Eight . . .
Why Nancy Sleeth Wants You to Be a Bit More Amish
The message of 'Almost Amish' is, fittingly, simple: How we live matters.
Thomas Kinkade, 'Painter of Light,' Has Died Suddenly at 54 (Updated)
The artist's family said in a statement that his death appeared to be from natural causes.
We Have a Pope
A newly elected pope doesn't quite make it to the balcony in this muddled comedy-drama.
Chuck Colson in Critical Condition after Surgery (Updated: Family is Gathered with Colson)
The Prison Fellowship founder fell ill at a conference after having an intracerebral hemorrhage.
Ryan Gosling, Romance Novels, and the Dangers of Fantasizing
The problem isn't that we long for something better. It's that we long for too small of things.
Mourning the Death of Family-Friendly TV
What the loss of "family hour" reveals about our fragmented society—including the church.
Scholars Aim to Bust Archaeological Fantasies
Peer review can take years—but academic society says some claims can be dismissed in a few blog posts.
He's Calling For Elijah! Why We Still Mishear Jesus
"My God, My God, why have you forsaken me" was a cry of vindication, not despair.
Changed
Shaming Children for Eating Snacks: How Not to Fight Childhood Obesity
The Bible suggests food is a gift from God—even when we're trying to lose weight.

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