February (Web-only) 2013

We Saw Your Satire
We Saw Your Satire
Why the Oscars' boob song made us laugh.
Women Need to Say 'No' More
Women Need to Say 'No' More
My 'no' to fear is my 'yes' to God.
Persecution in China Is Very Real
Persecution in China Is Very Real
You can argue that Christians are more free than they were 30 years ago. But persecution is rising and the central government does plan to eradicate house churches.
How Adulthood Is Like High School All Over Again
How Adulthood Is Like High School All Over Again
Churches need to recognize the awkward teenager inside each of us.
God Made Boys to Play with Dolls
God Made Boys to Play with Dolls
The role of a caring dad reflects God's nature as Heavenly Father.
The Generation Gap Among Christian Women
The Generation Gap Among Christian Women
An open letter to women over 40.
Koop Calls on Church to Address AIDS, Sex Education
Koop Calls on Church to Address AIDS, Sex Education
The former Surgeon General also spoke about abortion, contraception, and the health care crisis.
China Isn't Trying to Wipe Out Christianity
China Isn't Trying to Wipe Out Christianity
A new report on persecution belies important changes in the country's religious freedom.
Thou Shall Have More Kids
Thou Shall Have More Kids
In defense of bigger families and smaller budgets.
From Survivor and Touched by an Angel to the Bible
From Survivor and Touched by an Angel to the Bible
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey talk about their new 'epic series' that puts the Bible on the screen.
Tebow's Big Fumble
Tebow's Big Fumble
Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.
Hollywood Finally Gets Mental Illness
In 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Hollywood Finally Gets Mental Illness
Whether or not it wins an Oscar, the film deserves praise for portraying real, human struggle.
God Didn't Make Our Bodies Only for Sex
Chastity can lead to a fuller engagement with creation.
The Problem with Christians Doing the 'Harlem Shake'
The Problem with Christians Doing the 'Harlem Shake'
Some advice for the church: Think before you click.
Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your Enemies
Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your Enemies
Step 1: Let your enemies become your friends.
Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models
Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models
How the beauty culture blasphemes our bodies.
It's Not Enough to Find "The One"
It's Not Enough to Find "The One"
Why having the right convictions about marriage might be more important the choosing the right person.
How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches
How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches
Report: Govt.-sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012.
Churches: Take a Lesson from the Postal Service
Churches: Take a Lesson from the Postal Service
In today's change-or-die culture, we must adapt.
McCracken, Sandra
Desire Like Dynamite
Sandra McCracken's new album explores deeper dimensions of sound, and grace.
God Shows Up at Downton Abbey
God Shows Up at Downton Abbey
He's no longer just haunting the place. Inside the spirituality of season 3.
The Secret to Having It All? Work from Home
The Secret to Having It All? Work from Home
Technology lets us blur the line between job and family.
On the Road Home with Mumford & Sons
On the Road Home with Mumford & Sons
After winning Album of the Year, the band returns to Barclays Center.
Stop Telling Christian Singles What They Can't Do
Stop Telling Christian Singles What They Can't Do
Celebrating the rich possibilities of chastity
Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict XVI (And His Resignation)
Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict XVI (And His Resignation)
Theologians and pastors felt kinship in his passion for theology and his stances on social issues.
The Westboro Baptist in All of Us
The Westboro Baptist in All of Us
Granddaughters who left offer a cautionary tale for zealots.
What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women
What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women
Communication is key to the pope's legacy
Sin at the Clearance Rack
Sin at the Clearance Rack
A bargain diva will tell you: Pride isn't just for big-spenders.
Newtown Interfaith "Debacle" Prompts More Apologies
Newtown Interfaith "Debacle" Prompts More Apologies
Missouri Synod president Matthew C. Harrison: "I increased the pain of a hurting community."
Dear Rihanna: 'Your Truth' Won't Set You Free
Dear Rihanna: 'Your Truth' Won't Set You Free
Our individual exceptionalism has theological consequences.
Obama Pleads for a More Prayerful Washington
Obama Pleads for a More Prayerful Washington
At National Prayer Breakfast, President urges Democrats and Republicans to be less partisan, more prayer-minded. Top faith aide, Josh Dubois, steps down.
Let Pastors' Wives Do Their Own Thing
Let Pastors' Wives Do Their Own Thing
And please ignore the ones on reality TV.
The HIV Generation Grows Up
The HIV Generation Grows Up
Caring for infected youth in Romania.
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious About Following Christ
You've given up on the American Dream, and you're ready to embrace authentic faith in Jesus. The author of Radical tells you what comes next.
Even Boy Scouts' Postponing Decision Is Controversial
Even Boy Scouts' Postponing Decision Is Controversial
Religious sponsors are a major reason the group made no decision on gay members and leaders.
Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Newtown Vigil
Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Newtown Vigil
Denomination prohibits ministers from participating in interfaith services.
Don't Call Him 'Mr. Mom'
Don't Call Him 'Mr. Mom'
Quit patronizing. It's OK for dads to be dads.
Did We Love 'God Made a Farmer' Too Much?
Did We Love 'God Made a Farmer' Too Much?
Someday maybe we'll find the road between demeaning rural life and romanticizing the difficult reality of today's American farm.
Virginity Isn't Our Holy Grail
Virginity Isn't Our Holy Grail
Grace keeps us all from being 'damaged goods.'
Why Are Christians Such Bad Tippers?
Why Are Christians Such Bad Tippers?
A theological defense of paying servers their 15 percent... or more.
Should Christians Pursue Prenatal Testing?
Should Christians Pursue Prenatal Testing?
New tests present pregnant women with more options.
Mea Maxima Culpa
Mea Maxima Culpa
This HBO documentary tells a story of terrible abuse, but has its own grievous faults.
Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Stripped of Duties as Abuse Coverup Revealed
Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Stripped of Duties as Abuse Coverup Revealed
Action taken against Roger Mahony is nearly unprecedented.
Is Religious Freedom the New Battleground for 'Personhood'?
Move Over, Abortion? Religious Freedom Is the New Battleground for 'Personhood'
The government protects citizens' religious rights, but what about a corporation's?
Are Men Emotional Prudes?
Are Men Emotional Prudes?
Real intimacy comes from listening and being vulnerable, not having sex.
From Going Big to Giving Up
From Going Big to Giving Up
Preparing for Lent at, yes, your Super Bowl party.

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Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”