January (Web-only) 2012

Old Ideas
Angel Band: The Hymn Sessions
God, Love & Romance
Beatrix Runs
The Kingdom
The 99 Problems with Jay-Z's Use of "B----"
The celebrated rapper insists he'll continue to use the word despite the arrival of his newborn baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
Christian Catfights: Why Women Leaders Don't Support Each Other
Insecurities can cause women to undermine each other.
Man on a Ledge
A lackluster heist film with too many plausibility issues.
The Grey
A chilling adventure that builds to a compelling climax of faith vs. faithlessness.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
A horror story about parenting, asking what is, and isn't, beyond our control.
Albert Nobbs
A powerful character study that transcends its trivial subject matter for deeper truth.
Marriage: Creating a Partnership, Not Reeling in a Catch
The old traditions of luring in a spouse still linger today.
Looking for Jesus in All the Wrong Places
Why do we want to see God’s face when it’s only going to kill us?
Making the Most out of Mommy Blogging: The Woman Behind Money Saving Mom
How Crystal Paine made a ministry out of coupon clipping.
Masculinity in the Movies
On the big screen, Christian men are rougher and tougher than ever.
Critics' Choice Movie Awards of 2011
A mix of Oscar favorites and little-known indie films makes up our annual list. PLUS: Macho Christians in the movies.
Real Women Don't Text Back: How Women Fuel the Man-Boy Problem
Women will help single men grow up by refusing to play by their frat-boy standards.
Interview: Bruce Cockburn
The veteran artist on longevity, war zones, and why he believes Christians can cuss.
Voyageur
Human Again
Where I Find You
Provincial
The Loft Sessions
Clear Heart Full Eyes
Believe
Should You Let Your Baby 'Cry It Out'? A Christian Response
My "attachment parenting" is rooted less in outcome-based goals and more in God's example.
The Woman Who Shelters New York City's Trafficking Victims
Faith Huckel, founder and director of Restore NYC, took her social-work skills and a heap of prayer to launch the city's first and only long-term aftercare shelter for foreign-born trafficking victims.
The Business of Religion vs. Jesus
Sorry, but you can't reconstruct a stripped down, organic, anti-corporate version of what you think Jesus should be.
The Flowers of War
There's a compelling story hidden somewhere in this overlong, too graphic war film.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
An emotionally arresting meditation on what happens after tragedy, with no easy answers.
Haywire
Stylish spy thriller is all fight but little punch.
Red Tails
This movie about high-flying African-American pilots during World War II goes down in flames.
Why Women Leave the Church—and Come Back Again
Jim Henderson's 'The Resignation of Eve' offers first-hand accounts (and no small amount of editorializing) of women struggling in local congregations.
A Spanish Service Is Not Enough: It's Time to Feed the 'Hellenized Latinos'
Spanish-speaking ministry models are designed to preserve the preferences of the foreign born.
The Best Christian Marriage Book You've Never Heard Of
Dwight and Margaret Kim Peterson's book offers advice for a realistic and positive marriage.
The Most Redeeming Films of 2011
Quiet, contemplative movies top the list. So put the popcorn down and pay close attention.
When the State Took Away My Life: North Carolina Grapples with Sterilization Practice
It all began just a mile down the road from my house.
Interview: Michael W. Smith
He's 54, a grandpa, and has been making music for three decades. But Smitty isn't slowing down one bit.
If It Leads Me Back
Reveal
Which Side Are You On?
The Untapped Potential of the At-Home Mom
With the right schedule, mothers can raise a family and pursue their career, too.
'Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus': To Adore or Abhor?
What we can take away from the viral video that elicited such visceral reactions.
When 'Effectiveness' Is Not Effective
In Haiti, we have to trust that our labor is not in vain.
Contraband
When a violent drug dealer threatens his family, a former smuggler agrees to do one last job.
Joyful Noise
Gospel meets Glee in this choir-filled film, but it's hard to find anything worthy of praise.
'Miss Representation': How the Media Harms Both Women and Men
America's mainstream media plays a key role in women's under-representation in power and influence.
Why the Bible is Not a Book of Moral Laws
Contrary to popular belief, it's the startling gift book.
The Trouble with Ed Young's Rooftop Sexperiment
Yes, the church needs to talk more about sex. But pastors may need to talk about it less.
How We Can Harness the New Domesticity Without Diminishing Women
Keeping house is part of God's work, too.
Church Wins Big Employment Case
Church Wins Firing Case at Supreme Court
Unanimous decision in closely watched case strengthens "ministerial exception."
Clothing Matters
Clothing Matters: What We Wear to Church
Why what we put on may be more important than we think.
The Kate Middleton Baby Watch, and Why We Shouldn't Participate
Well-meaning inquiries about pregnancies can cause more harm than good.
Service Is Not Scandal: Responding to Mark Noll
Why it's good that evangelicals have not, and likely will not, develop an "evangelical mind."
Interview: David Crowder's Last Words
As DC*B releases its final album, we talked to the bandleader about calling it quits.
Give Us Rest
Go
Saint Timothy's
Q & A: Jimmy Carter on his Faith-Filled Presidency
How Christianity played a role in the former President’s office.
Paul Simon: 'God Comes Up a Lot in My Songs'
The legend on spirituality in his music, on evangelicals, and a memorable conversation with John Stott.
Learning from Tim Tebow about Workplace Evangelism
Why we all could stand to do a bit more Tebowing around the office.
When Higher Education Is Neither: Why Should I Earn a Degree?
Thoughts for adults considering returning to college in 2012.
O Tenenbaums, O Tenenbaums
A decade after its release, Wes Anderson's 'Royal Tenenbaums' still strikes emotional gold.
Grieving a Lost Child
In the aftermath of my miscarriage, I cling to the promise of new life.
Q & A: Mark and Grace Driscoll on Sex for the 21st-Century Christian
The Seattle couple talks to CT about their new book on marriage.
Getting to the Root of Female Masturbation
Getting to the Root of Female Masturbation
And the surprising role the church can play in helping women curb addiction to it.
Why 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Is Hurting Women
Lisbeth Salander is less a female role model than a projection of a base male fantasy.
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