August (Web-only) 2012

Dare We Laugh at World of Warcraft?
Dare We Laugh at World of Warcraft?Subscriber Access Only
Communicating Christ to consumers of popular culture means sorting the good influences from the bad. A review of Ted Turnau's 'Popolgetics.'
Robot & FrankSubscriber Access Only
Getting older gets odder in this sci-fi vision of aging set in the near future.
Samsara
SamsaraSubscriber Access Only
Filmed in 25 countries over five years, a beautiful moving picture book of the world.
My Perfect Life with AnorexiaSubscriber Access Only
And how God saved me from it.
A New Image of Friendship for the 30-Something SetSubscriber Access Only
I'm no longer looking for a sole BFF, but for sustained relationships that take years, even a lifetime, to cultivate well.
Lawless
LawlessSubscriber Access Only
A well-done but violent period piece about the wild world of backwoods bootlegging.
In the Wake of Suicide's Silence: Why Blame Is Never the Answer
In the Wake of Suicide's Silence: Why Blame Is Never the AnswerSubscriber Access Only
After my own brother's suicide 15 years ago, I should know that locating blame is so often futile.
Peterson, Andrew
Light for the Lost BoySubscriber Access Only
TobyMac
Eye on ItSubscriber Access Only
The Salesman and the SharkSubscriber Access Only
My Only RescueSubscriber Access Only
What Not to Say to a Pregnant WomanSubscriber Access Only
It's as if pregnant women walk around wearing sandwich boards that read, "Touch me. Say whatever you want. No, really."
Big Business and the Sacred Mystery of SleepSubscriber Access Only
What our sleeping habits reveal about our relationship with God.
Premium Rush
Premium RushSubscriber Access Only
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a bike messenger in an action movie that's only remarkable for how bad it is.
What Can't You Surrender to God? A Conversation with Jennie AllenSubscriber Access Only
The 35-year-old mother of four writes about fear, insecurity, and the prayer that upended her life.
Mars Hill Bible Church Names Rob Bell's Successor: Kent Dobson
Mars Hill Bible Church Names Rob Bell's Successor: Kent DobsonSubscriber Access Only
Kent Dobson is the son of Ed Dobson, pastor emeritus at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids.
Biola and Grace Sue Obama Administration Over Contraceptive Mandate
Evangelical Colleges Biola and Grace Sue Obama Administration Over Contraceptive MandateSubscriber Access Only
The California- and Indiana-based schools join Wheaton College, others in suing over health care law.
Professor Fired from Atlanta Seminary Over Evangelical Beliefs?
Professor Fired from Atlanta Seminary Over Evangelical Beliefs?Subscriber Access Only
An expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls says he was fired after hosting an InterVarsity speaker.
Todd Akin, 'Legitimate Rape,' and Gospel Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
Todd Akin, 'Legitimate Rape,' and Gospel Healing for Victims of Sexual AssaultSubscriber Access Only
The controversy over the Missouri congressman's comments gives Christians a chance to understand sexual assault with wisdom and theological depth.
Why We Love, and Hate, 'Honey Boo Boo'Subscriber Access Only
The new reality show's popularity reveals our cultural weariness and hunger for something more.
Is Skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee Sacrilegious?
Is Skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee Sacrilegious?Subscriber Access Only
A nude congressman reportedly took a dip in Israel's biblical site.
Jeff Foxworthy: 'You Know I'm an Idiot'
Jeff Foxworthy: 'You Know I'm an Idiot'Subscriber Access Only
Comedian says he felt God's call to host new game show, 'The American Bible Challenge.'
Are Infants Sinful? How Not to Talk about Original Sin
Are Infants Sinful? How Not to Talk about Original Sin
There are better ways to explain human fallenness than pointing to needy babies and clumsy toddlers.
White Boy, Black Gospel
White Boy, Black GospelSubscriber Access Only
How African-American music got under my lily white skin.
The Midsummer StationSubscriber Access Only
The StruggleSubscriber Access Only
The Upside of DownSubscriber Access Only
Circles Around the SunSubscriber Access Only
Brother Sinner and the WhaleSubscriber Access Only
So Much for LoveSubscriber Access Only
Why Friends Disappear When You Reach Midlife
Why Friends Disappear When You Reach MidlifeSubscriber Access Only
Why loneliness can plague women in their 50s.
Love Your Neighbor. Get Your Vaccines.Subscriber Access Only
How getting routine shots benefits not just you but your entire community.
Family Research Council Points to Southern Poverty Law Center in Sparking Shooter’s Reaction
Family Research Council Points to Southern Poverty Law Center in Sparking Shooter’s ReactionSubscriber Access Only
The gunman was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches when he was arrested.
Red Hook SummerSubscriber Access Only
What could have been an insightful exploration of faith in the hood is squandered.
Sparkle
SparkleSubscriber Access Only
Despite great singing, 'Sparkle' is tarnished by stereotypical characters and overdramatic scenes.
The 'Just You Wait' Mantra: Is Marriage Really That Hard?
The 'Just You Wait' Mantra: Is Marriage Really That Hard?Subscriber Access Only
My husband and I have encountered much gloom and doom about marriage from older Christian couples. What gives?
Women Speak Up and Out at Willow Creek's Global Leadership SummitSubscriber Access Only
Condi Rice, Sheryl WuDunn, and IJM's Pranitha Timothy showed me that women can achieve enormous influence outside the walls of the church.
Are  Parents' Prayers for Miracle Healings Inhumane?
Are Parents' Prayers for Miracle Healings Inhumane?Subscriber Access Only
New study in Journal of Medical Ethics draws criticism.
Odd Life of Timothy Green, The
The Odd Life of Timothy GreenSubscriber Access Only
Heartwarming family film explores the challenges of being a family against the backdrop of small-town America.
Debunking the 'Homewrecker' Myth after Kristen Stewart's AffairSubscriber Access Only
There's no such thing as 'the other woman' who acts completely alone.
What Does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do with the Presidential Race?
What Does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do with the Presidential Race? Subscriber Access Only
While Paul Ryan probably won't impact the outcome of the election, Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will likely renew debate over the morality of the budget.
Remembering Mark Heard
Remembering Mark HeardSubscriber Access Only
The prophetic songwriter, a CCM outsider who freely spoke his mind, died 20 years ago this week.
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Best DaysSubscriber Access Only
Life & LoveSubscriber Access Only
'Til the Storm Passes BySubscriber Access Only
The Cynicism Trap: Why Trusting Fellow Christians Is a Spiritual DisciplineSubscriber Access Only
Even when our fellow Christians fail morally.
Our American President: The 'Almost Pastor' of an 'Almost Chosen' Land
Our American President: The 'Almost Pastor' of an 'Almost Chosen' LandSubscriber Access Only
How Christians might think about the type of leader they vote into the presidency.
Is the President America's Pastor in Chief?
Is the President America's Pastor in Chief?Subscriber Access Only
Why Mitt Romney's Mormonism does matter.
Lusting After Asparagus?: Our Culture's Food Porn ProblemSubscriber Access Only
What's wrong with ogling beautifully shot images of filet mignon and other rich foods? A lot, actually.
How Rick Warren Harnessed the Power of Social Habits
How Rick Warren Harnessed the Power of Social HabitsSubscriber Access Only
And why—after plunging into depression—Saddleback's pastor now pushes spiritual habits through 'The Power of Habit' concept.
Bourne Legacy, The
The Bourne LegacySubscriber Access Only
The franchise gets new faces and new chases, but runs through some familiar paces.
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and the Nature of Women's WorkSubscriber Access Only
Christian theology says "yes" to both the embodied work of mothering and the disembodied work of running a Fortune 500 company.
Are Blacks Still Enslaved?
Are Blacks Still Enslaved?Subscriber Access Only
The host of a controversial new documentary doesn't hesitate to make the comparison.
Where Was God When Lolo Jones Placed Fourth?Subscriber Access Only
We need a theology that accounts for Christian athletes' on-the-field failings.
Is Relational Evangelism Enough?
Is Relational Evangelism Enough?Subscriber Access Only
In pursuing a personalized form of apologetics, Alister McGrath may be downplaying the power of old-fashioned logical demonstrations.
Hope Springs
Hope SpringsSubscriber Access Only
Streep and Jones are delightful as a couple seeking new life, but a few scenes are uncomfortable.
Tackling Doubt after Divorce: Not Your Typical Chick-Lit NovelSubscriber Access Only
Sarah Healy's 'Can I Get an Amen?' deals with faith and life in an honest, compelling way.
Sixpence All the Wiser
Sixpence All the WiserSubscriber Access Only
After numerous delays on their new album, the band finds itself "in a much better place."
The RiverSubscriber Access Only
Why Christians Could Use a Little AdventureSubscriber Access Only
What we can learn from Bob Goff's best-selling book, 'Love Does,' illustrating how to take "WWJD?" to new heights.
Sex and the Single Olympian: Lolo Jones Talks about Her VirginitySubscriber Access Only
The world-class runner shows that virginity isn't just for nerdy 18-year-olds—and that following God's plan for sexuality can be really hard.
Total Recall
Total RecallSubscriber Access Only
A factory worker pays to get a false memory implanted only to discover that he's forgotten he is the real thing.
The Departure of Ann Curry and the Death of a DreamSubscriber Access Only
The gift that failure gives us.
Gymnast Dominique Moceanu on Glory and Trial
Gymnast Dominique Moceanu on Glory and TrialSubscriber Access Only
The youngest member of 1996's "Magnificent Seven" Olympic team on her parents, her long-lost sister, and forgiveness.
Asking Why After a Child's Accidental DeathSubscriber Access Only
Perhaps the most we're able to say this side of heaven is that a child's death doesn't make sense.
The Politics of Science
The Politics of ScienceSubscriber Access Only
Recent studies on gay parenting and the abortion-suicide link showcase key tensions in our public life.
Forget What Your Mom or Teacher Says—You Aren't So Special After AllSubscriber Access Only
And why this is very good news.

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