February (Web-only) 2012

Santorum Wrong to Reignite 'Freedom of Worship' Controversy
Religious freedom rhetoric should not be a partisan tool.
Why a Funeral Is Not the Time to Rejoice
We can let this season of Lent be Lent, so that Easter can be Easter.
Shuree: What 'One Girl' Can Do
Up-and-coming pop singer rises above broken home, drugs, and violence.
Release Me
Leaving Eden
Young Man in America
Believer
The Alignment
Till the Sunrise
God Shed His Grace
Roses
Crave
Duke It Out for Them: Why Kids Need to See Their Parents Fight
Seeing parents fight—and resolve it—can teach kids how to love despite disagreements.
American Originals
New PBS documentary explores the highs and lows of the life of the Amish.
'I'm Dad, the Babysitter,' and Other Cultural Myths
As more parents spend time working at home, the entire family benefits.
Act of Valor
Functions more like an ad for the Navy than an actual movie.
Q & A: Anthony Evans Has Got 'The Voice'
Gospel music singer makes Christina's team on the popular reality show.
Role Reversal: The Problem of the Increasing Marginalization of Men
Men and women should find balance, not switch dominance.
Ralph Winter: Lessons from Oscar
A veteran producer teaches a Sunday school class about great movies. So can you!
Coveting Cover to Cover: Why I Gave Up Vogue for Lent
Fashion magazines were eating up my heart.
Why Ash Wednesday Belongs out of the Church and out on the Streets
We suspect that penitence is usually done best when one joins in a community.
Giving Up Self-Discipline for Lent
Giving Up Self-Discipline for Lent
There is really only one 'lesson' I've learned in the penitential season.
Marriage, War, and Lent: Practicing Love During Separation
Marriage, War, and Lent: Practicing Love During Separation
What my husband's military deployment has taught me about the spiritual disciplines.
Who Wants a Free Christian Campus?
C.S. Lewis College plans for former Moody campus in Mass. die. Now Green family is giving the site away.
Songs of Praise & Scorn
How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Love, Peace, and Soul
Feathers & Twine
Maraqopa
Queen of the Wave
Want to Follow God? Go to Sleep
Want to Follow God? Go to Sleep
Why rest is paramount to a "successful" spiritual life.
Erasing Women: How Both Sides Contribute to the Media Blackout on Female Pro-Lifers
We could work harder to prevent unfortunate photo-ops.
Clothing in Church: Why It Matters
Like everything else in creation, what we wear can either glorify—or dishonor—God and others.
Where the Women Were During the House Contraception Mandate Hearing
The effort to tarnish religious freedom concerns as sexism is clever but wrong.
The Secret World of Arrietty
A beautiful, wondrous film centered on a well-crafted character and authentic relationships.
This Means War
Not even the three beautiful, likable leads can save this unoriginal rom-com.
Undefeated
In this Oscar-nominated documentary 'Friday Night Lights' meets 'The Blind Side.'
Fractured Fairy Tale: The Appeal and the Danger of 'Once Upon a Time'
The show's emphasis on the power of love is its strength—and weakness.
Unplanned Parenthood: The Blessing of an Inconvenient Pregnancy
For many women, pregnancy reveals just how far we've bowed to the god of control.
The Problem with Westminster Kennel Club's View of Pet Adoption
The annual dog show could have served as an imperfect model of the love the Church could offer.
With Love
Heart
World We View
Animal Joy
Who's Feeling Young Now?
On Valentine's Day, Praying for Men Who Buy Sex
Why I'm praying for the johns today—and you can, too.
Why You Could Be in a 'Sh*tuff People Say' Meme
The YouTube trend can help us understand what we're really saying.
Obama Does Not Widen Religious Exemption for Contraceptive Mandate
The burden to cover contraception shifts to the insurance companies, but an earlier exemption for religious groups will not change.
W. E.
It could have been an interesting tale about King Edward III and his American mistress. But director Madonna drops the ball.
In Darkness
Polish Holocaust drama, an Oscar nominee, sheds light on unlikely survivor story.
Rampart
A messy film about a dirty cop that has all the elements of greatness but ultimately fails to justify itself.
Safe House
Everybody fights and everybody lies in a thriller that tries to glamorize spies while demonizing their profession.
The Vow
A sweet love story with its heart in the right place but a somewhat misleading title.
Untangling the Gramophone
It's nice to feel the love of a Grammy nod, but it's hard to keep it in perspective.
Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament: Nancy Guthrie on Her Newest Bible Study
The poetry and proverbs of the Bible offer a unique view of Christ.
John Piper and the Rise of Biblical Masculinity
Why many church leaders are tempted to confuse cultural norms with biblical truth.
First They Came for the Catholics: Obama's Contraceptive Mandate
An open letter to evangelical Christians.
Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland
The Polish director on films, faith, the Holocaust, and her new movie, 'In Darkness.'
The Power of Choice in 'Downton Abbey'
The British World War I drama, depicting a world away, teaches me how to live in my own.
Jaci Velasquez: A 'Diamond' Refined
With a new album, a great marriage, and two beautiful kids, she's more content than ever.
Diamond
Kisses on the Bottom
Home
Scars & Stories
Hearts Like Feathers
Together Again
Here We Are Again
Tramp
Scared to Death of Death: Facing More Than Gramma's Mortality
When my family moved my grandma cross-country to a nearby nursing home, I had no idea she would bring with her a reminder of irrevocable loss.
It Isn't Easy Being Pink: There Is No Neutral Ground When It Comes to Planned Parenthood
A noble cause cannot mask the most ignoble of partners.

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