June (Web-only) 2013

Streaming This Weekend, June 28, 2013
Looking to watch a flick at home this weekend? Here's a few possibilities.
The Latest in Movie News, June 28, 2013
Rick Santorum, movie exec? Also, James Franco walks off his own movie, the Twenties are coming back again, and casting news.
Kay Warren: Another Mammogram, Another Chance to Surrender
Kay Warren: Another Mammogram, Another Chance to Surrender
Once a year, I allow myself to worry about a recurrence of breast cancer.
Heat, The
The Heat
White House Down and The Heat leave the audience wanting way, way less.
white house down
White House Down
White House Down and The Heat leave the audience wanting way, way less.
Widowed by Our Immigration Laws
Widowed by Our Immigration Laws
How the church can support these modern-day Ruths and Naomis.
The Right Side of History Is Full of Rewrites
The Right Side of History Is Full of Rewrites
Both same-sex marriage advocates and opponents have seen national recognition of the unions as inescapable. But fortune tellers don’t have great track records.
Finding a Feminine Theology in C. S. Lewis's Narnia
Finding a Feminine Theology in C. S. Lewis's Narnia
Spiritual heroism gets rooted in love and mercy.
What Did the Supreme Court Really Change Today?
What Did the Supreme Court Really Change Today?
The rulings today on DOMA and Proposition 8 are an opportunity for gospel witness.
It's the End of the World (At Least At The Movies)
It's the End of the World (At Least At The Movies)
Why on earth do we keep putting ourselves through this?
Ministry Leaders and Experts Respond to the DOMA and Prop. 8 Rulings
Ministry Leaders and Experts Respond to the DOMA and Prop. 8 Rulings
What the decisions really say, plus responses from Jim Daly, Andrew Marin, and others.
Why I'll Accept Your Imperfect Apology
Why I'll Accept Your Imperfect Apology
Alan Chambers, Paula Deen, and a Christian response to contrition.
My Calling as a Female Breadwinner
My Calling as a Female Breadwinner
Sometimes Christian women can’t help breaking traditional gender roles.
One Flesh, Two Faiths
One Flesh, Two Faiths
Naomi Schaefer Riley sheds light on an issue—interfaith marriage—that deserves greater attention.
Our Eulogy for Exodus International
Our Eulogy for Exodus International
Its end feels like the death of a loved one with whom we've had a complicated history.
Exodus in the Wilderness
Exodus in the Wilderness
Alan Chambers's impassioned apology reflects many elements of godly repentance, but it also goes awry in three key ways.
The Latest in Movie News, June 24, 2013
Monsters score big at the box office, casting news, short films, and a documentary about The New Yorker's cartoons.
Don't Blame the Bikini, Blame the Bikini Culture
Don't Blame the Bikini, Blame the Bikini Culture
Talking modesty beyond two-piece v. one-piece.
After Exodus: Evangelicals React as Ex-Gay Ministry Starts Over
After Exodus: Evangelicals React as Ex-Gay Ministry Starts Over
(UPDATED) A roundup of responses to Alan Chambers’s apology and Exodus International’s shutdown and reboot after nearly four decades of ministry.
Streaming This Weekend, June 21, 2013
What to watch at home this weekend.
Nik Wallenda's Walk by Faith Across a Grand Canyon Tightrope
Nik Wallenda's Walk by Faith Across a Grand Canyon Tightrope
Why the Christian acrobat crossed the Grand Canyon without a safety harness this Sunday.
Monsters University
Monsters University
The sequel to Pixar's Monsters Inc. might be best left to the grownups—though not for the reasons you'd think.
Have We Given Up on Good Men?
Have We Given Up on Good Men?
Sexism and the stereotype of a lazy, childish generation of guys.
The Latest in Movie News, June 20, 2013
RIP James Gandolfini. Also, casting news, a Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and tributes to Hollywood's greatest movie scores.
Anti-AIDS Program Can’t Require Groups to Oppose Prostitution
Anti-AIDS Program Can’t Require Groups to Oppose Prostitution
Some religious groups see ruling as a protection against future "loyalty oaths" on other issues.
The Case for Siblings
The Case for Siblings
In an only-child boom, reconsidering the lifelong value of brothers and sisters.
The Good News of Common Core
The Good News of Common Core
What new literacy standards mean for Christians.
Is Crucifixion Art the Victim of Its Own Success?
Is Crucifixion Art the Victim of Its Own Success?
Images of Jesus on the cross no longer command auction prices.
Superman Isn't Jesus
Superman Isn't Jesus
Hollywood's overblown superhero-savior parallels.
The Feel-Good Faith of Evangelicals
The Feel-Good Faith of Evangelicals
Are we really as “biblical” as we think we are?
The 'Handicap Icon' Gets New Life
The 'Handicap Icon' Gets New Life
New York’s revamped accessibility symbol began at a Christian college.
The Latest in Movie News, June 17, 2013
Box office returns, Shrek on your TV, casting news, and Russell Crowe.
Don't Let Women's Ministry Turn People Into Projects
Don't Let Women's Ministry Turn People Into Projects
The quest for mentorship to benefit us both.
Why World Relief's Jenny Yang Feared Speaking on Immigration
Why World Relief's Jenny Yang Feared Speaking on Immigration
The 33-year-old daughter of immigrants has become a leading voice behind the Evangelical Immigration Table.
Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer
Snyder's Superman reboot is visually stunning and well-acted, but lacks the humanity of The Kings of Summer, a little coming-of-age movie with a big heart.
Man of Steel
Man of Steel
Snyder's Superman reboot is visually stunning and well-acted, but lacks the humanity of The Kings of Summer, a little coming-of-age movie with a big heart.
Bless These Hands That Instagram My Food
Bless These Hands That Instagram My Food
Michael Pollan and today's foodie culture make home cooking hip.
Is Fatherhood Fading Out?
Is Fatherhood Fading Out?
A Christian response to the boom in absent dads.
The Latest in Movie News, June 13, 2013
The trouble with big budget movies, This Is the End, scholarships, and a new Lara Croft on the way.
Don't Tell Emily Post: Guests Are Paying For Weddings Now
Don't Tell Emily Post: Guests Are Paying For Weddings Now
Have we taken the whole register-for-whatever-you-want thing too far?
The Sunday Sports Dilemma
The Sunday Sports Dilemma
The practice young athletes really need? Worship.
Supreme Court Won't Reconsider Ban on 'Gruesome' Church Protest
Supreme Court Won't Reconsider Ban on 'Gruesome' Church Protest
Case pitted freedom of speech against freedom of religion. But protecting children from disturbing pictures was the trump card.
before midnight
Before Midnight
Celine and Jesse are white-knuckling the transition from young lovers to middle-aged couple in a serious but depressing examination of modern views about love and marriage.
The Awkward-but-Important HPV Vaccine Conversation
The Awkward-but-Important HPV Vaccine Conversation
Why I changed my mind about vaccinating my kids—boys and girls.
The Latest in Movie News, June 10, 2013
"The Purge" surprises at the box office, more Star Wars on the way, controversy over the Palme d'Or winner, and a little Mozart.
Thrill of the Chaste: Our Amish Romance Fantasies
Thrill of the Chaste: Our Amish Romance Fantasies
Summer’s hottest titles lure us into dreaming of the simple life.
Streaming This Weekend, June 7, 2013
Looking for something to watch at home this weekend? We've got a few suggestions.
The Latest in Movie News, June 7, 2013
Carey Mulligan might play Hillary Clinton. Also, news from Jennifer Lawrence, Dan Brown, and Google.
Confessions of That Mom, the One on Her Phone
Confessions of That Mom, the One on Her Phone
A work-from-home parent during summer vacation.
After Earth
After Earth
Whedon's Shakespeare adaptation succeeds by not taking itself too seriously, but Shyamalan's sci-fi flick is far too self-important to be any good.
Much ado about nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon's Shakespeare adaptation succeeds by not taking itself too seriously, but Shyamalan's sci-fi flick is far too self-important to be any good.
Our Unhealthy Obsession with Pastors
Our Unhealthy Obsession with Pastors
A truncated view of ministry actually discourages women’s involvement.
Immodesty All Over the Map
Immodesty All Over the Map
Putting breasts in cultural context.
Grace for the Not-Quite-Happy Homemaker
Grace for the Not-Quite-Happy Homemaker
Gloria Furman’s call to find joy at home, through the gospel.
Is Robert Griffin III the New Tim Tebow?
Is Robert Griffin III the New Tim Tebow?
The expectations and idolatry of Christian celebrity culture.
Read, Write, Worship
Read, Write, Worship
Finding God between the lines of literature.
Dear God, Let Me Be 'Skinny' Pregnant
Dear God, Let Me Be 'Skinny' Pregnant
How fat-shaming Kim Kardashian hurts us all.

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God Knew What He Was Doing When He Gave Jesus Two Family Trees
God Knew What He Was Doing When He Gave Jesus Two Family Trees
How to sort out the many disparities between the genealogies of Matthew and Luke.
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