July (Web-only) 2012

Max Lucado Goes Overboard on Grace
Max Lucado Goes Overboard on GraceSubscriber Access Only
It's one of those things you don't want to moderate despite the risks, he says.
Nigerian States Propose Religion Limits as Gunmen Kill 19 at Bible Study
Nigerian States Propose Religion Limits as Gunmen Kill 19 at Bible StudySubscriber Access Only
Continued surge in sectarian violence has local governments debating how to stop it.
Making Movies Moral
Making Movies MoralSubscriber Access Only
William Romanowski's 'Reforming Hollywood' sets the record straight on Protestant efforts to shape Hollywood's cultural influence.
Young OceansSubscriber Access Only
O' Be JoyfulSubscriber Access Only
What Happened to My CCM?
What Happened to My CCM?Subscriber Access Only
Much has changed in a generation—the bands, the industry. Oh, and me.
Move Over, Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin Is Our New SweetheartSubscriber Access Only
How the 17-year-old gold medalist demonstrates a beautiful humility we all could harness.
A Better Conversation about Homosexuality
A Better Conversation about HomosexualitySubscriber Access Only
Three recent books expose the cultural captivity of the church to Western ideas about sexuality.
Bowing Down to Your Birthing Ball?: Dismantling the Idol of the Perfect BirthSubscriber Access Only
Why God is to be more desired than an ideal birth experience.
Can Cities Really Block Chick-fil-A?
Can Cities Really Block Chick-fil-A?Subscriber Access Only
Some attorneys say no as Billy Graham, Mike Huckabee, and others voiced support for the fast-food chain.
Watch, The
The WatchSubscriber Access Only
Despite having the cast and the ingredients of a great comedy, it ultimately falls flat.
Listen Up, People: Remember Chick-fil-A Next Time You See Any BullyingSubscriber Access Only
We must speak up. For everyone.
Poll of Americans: Better a Mormon than a Muslim in White House
Poll of Americans: Better a Mormon than a Muslim in White HouseSubscriber Access Only
Voters are more comfortable with President Obama's religion—as long as he is not a Muslim.
Packing Heat and Trusting Providence: Why I Own a HandgunSubscriber Access Only
Being a pro-life woman means protecting my life, too.
Ruby Sparks
Ruby SparksSubscriber Access Only
A dramatic comedy that asks some good questions about free will and our ability to change others.
When Breast Cancer Leaves You Grasping for WordsSubscriber Access Only
As a religion professor, I can talk about the big questions of life. Until now.
Grace & LiesSubscriber Access Only
Life After LaRue
Life After LaRueSubscriber Access Only
A decade, a marriage, three kids, and a near-death experience later, Natalie LaRue is singing again.
The Gender Pay Gap: Not as Bad as You ThinkSubscriber Access Only
The major factor that recent reports fail to account for.
The Religion of The Bachelorette and Reality TV: Moralistic Therapeutic DeismSubscriber Access Only
Emily Maynard, who demonstrated a few evangelical signs, had a faith choice to make.
Making Non-Sense of the Colorado Shootings
Making Non-Sense of the Colorado ShootingsSubscriber Access Only
Spiritual thoughts on another random act of violence.
Sex! Outrage! The Internet! Doug Wilson, Rachel Held Evans, and The Gospel CoalitionSubscriber Access Only
Why I'm not sure we should be calling for a petition for removal of a blog post.
Dark Knight Rises, The
The Dark Knight RisesSubscriber Access Only
A rousing and satisfying—if conventional—conclusion that fails to rise to the level of excellence of its predecessors.
Views of the WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich and Democratic)
Views of the WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich and Democratic)Subscriber Access Only
Jonathan Haidt argues that modern liberals lack the full range of moral instincts possessed by conservatives and traditional religious believers.
Marital Submission and Syria's First Lady: A Lesson for Christian WomenSubscriber Access Only
Asma al-Assad's inaction over her husband's unjust rule holds an important lesson for married Christians.
Q & A: Philip Ryken on Wheaton’s Contraception Mandate Lawsuit: 'A Last Resort'
Q & A: Philip Ryken on Wheaton’s Contraception Mandate Lawsuit: 'A Last Resort'Subscriber Access Only
The college president explains why it's is suing, and why now.
Deception's Darkness
Deception's DarknessSubscriber Access Only
Seeking the light in the films of Christopher Nolan.
Get Moving, People. What Are You Reading This Summer?Subscriber Access Only
Books for your nightstand, your Kindle, or the side of the pool.
'Sometimes Life Sucks'
'Sometimes Life Sucks'Subscriber Access Only
As a teen, Rhett Walker did drugs and got his girlfriend pregnant. But now he really 'gets' grace.
RebirthSubscriber Access Only
Spark SeekerSubscriber Access Only
Come to the RiverSubscriber Access Only
Weight & GlorySubscriber Access Only
Oh My SoulSubscriber Access Only
How to Help Someone after a House Fire, ReallySubscriber Access Only
Whether they lost their home to a wildfire or arson (like we did), people need more than an encouraging word.
Thoughts from a Simple-Minded Jesus Lover
Thoughts from a Simple-Minded Jesus LoverSubscriber Access Only
The great gay Christian debate is never-ending, one-dimensional, and somewhat pointless.
The Sacraments of Place
The Sacraments of PlaceSubscriber Access Only
To break the cycle of ideology in the church, try "going local."
Green with Housing Envy: Bursting the Bubble of Coveting My Neighbor's HomeSubscriber Access Only
The spiritual key to stop coveting a bigger and better home.
Marriage for the 99%: Seeing Family as a Social Justice Issue
Marriage for the 99%: Seeing Family as a Social Justice IssueSubscriber Access Only
How research demonstrates that marital status can predict a person's socioeconomic status.
Should We Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?
Should We Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?Subscriber Access Only
Doubting our salvation and false assurance are both exacerbated by the clichéd ways in which we speak about the gospel.
The Unnoticed Merits of Having a Midwife During PregnancySubscriber Access Only
More than a "status symbol," midwives are an answer to the increased medicalization of birth.
Jeremy Lin vs. the Cynics
Jeremy Lin vs. the CynicsSubscriber Access Only
When an athlete's life matches his professions of faith, even skeptical sportswriters and embittered young evangelicals take notice.
How Faith Works
How Faith WorksSubscriber Access Only
The volcanic issue of "Lordship Salvation" is still emitting the smoke and fumes of controversy.
'Behavior Doesn't Interrupt Your Relationship with Christ': A Recipe for Disaster
'Behavior Doesn't Interrupt Your Relationship with Christ': A Recipe for DisasterSubscriber Access Only
A Wesleyan Arminian perspective on God's grace and the gravity of sin.
Let's Not Cut Christ to Pieces
Let's Not Cut Christ to PiecesSubscriber Access Only
Struggling with homosexuality is a paradox, but embracing homosexuality is a contradiction.
Exodus's Alan Chambers Accused of Antinomianism
Exodus International's Alan Chambers Accused of Antinomian TheologySubscriber Access Only
While media outlets made much of Exodus shift on reparative therapy for gay Christians, theologians parsed president's understanding of salvation.
A Parenting Manual for Men Freaked Out by PregnancySubscriber Access Only
Christian Piatt's PregMANcy is an irreverent but helpful take for men welcoming little ones.
Bible Museum Planned for Washington, D.C.
Bible Museum Planned for Washington, D.C.Subscriber Access Only
The museum, which will charge admission, is expected to open within the next four years.
Battling with Bitterness over My Sister's Abuser
Battling with Bitterness over My Sister's AbuserSubscriber Access Only
Let go of your rage and resentment, before they poison your soul.
Craig Groeschel: Why You Need a Cleanse—of Your Soul
Craig Groeschel: Why You Need a Cleanse—of Your SoulSubscriber Access Only
The pastor of LifeChurch.tv explains a turning point for his ministry.
P.O.D. Rocking Again
P.O.D. Rocking AgainSubscriber Access Only
Frontman Sonny Sandoval on the band's hiatus, the new album, and a certain strategically placed f-bomb.
Murdered LoveSubscriber Access Only
Sunday Mornin' Singin' LIVESubscriber Access Only
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Advocating for a Daughter Stuck in the 'Shadow of Autism'Subscriber Access Only
Virginia Breen's daughter, Elizabeth, can't talk. How she reveals the love of God through poetry.
The Soul of Your Soles: Why Women Love ShoesSubscriber Access Only
Celebrating those 'bursts of beauty that defy the mundane.'
Questioning Scientology amid Katie Holmes's Divorce from Tom CruiseSubscriber Access Only
Why empathizing with Cruise isn't sympathy for the Devil.
Magic of Belle Isle, The
The Magic of Belle IsleSubscriber Access Only
Morgan Freeman as a crotchety writer who inspires a family and is inspired in return.
What You Need to Know About the Hidden Benefits (and Costs) of New Prenatal TestsSubscriber Access Only
Significant scientific leaps offer more information—and decisions—to expecting mothers.
Do the Church Fathers, the Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?
Do the Church Fathers, the Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?Subscriber Access Only
Thoughts on the roots of religious liberty as the Catholic Church's "Fortnight for Freedom" comes to a close.
Katy Perry's Part of Me 3-D: Does Everyone Really Like a Good Girl Gone Bad?Subscriber Access Only
The pop artist's feature-length documentary shows her at her most vulnerable.
Andy Griffith: 'It Was All About Love'
Andy Griffith: 'It Was All About Love'Subscriber Access Only
Mourning the loss of an American icon, and remembering why we all want to live in Mayberry.
The Top 10 Her.meneutics Posts of 2012 (So Far)Subscriber Access Only
The posts that got our readers talking.
Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks Like
Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks LikeSubscriber Access Only
Why American Christians should work to sustain the American experiment.
Goodnight, Cornerstone
Goodnight, CornerstoneSubscriber Access Only
As the grand festival is held for the last time, a long-time participant remembers its power and glory.
Mindy SmithSubscriber Access Only
CornerstoneSubscriber Access Only
HeartbeatSubscriber Access Only
Can Christian Women Have It All? Debunking the Work-Life Balance MythSubscriber Access Only
Why Christian women are needed at home and in the highest echelons of society.
The Consequences of Contraception
The Consequences of ContraceptionSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals need to reckon with the empirical evidence of what the sexual revolution has wrought.

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Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Here are a few lines to pray before swiping left or right.