May (Web-only) 2013

Starting a Dialogue with Hip-Hop
Starting a Dialogue with Hip-Hop
Daniel White Hodge finds signs of the gospel in the beats of hip-hop.
The Despair of Dead Ends
The Despair of Dead Ends
Like St. John of the Cross, we wait expectantly in the darkness.
The Prodigal with 128,000 Twitter Followers
The Prodigal with 128,000 Twitter Followers
Sammy Rhodes's @prodigalsam is self-deprecating, observant—and hilarious.
The Latest in Movie News, May 31, 2013
A sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp leaves the Bulger biopic, and lots of Pixar on the way.
Streaming This Weekend, May 31, 2013
The Hobbit, The Lorax, Life is Beautiful, and Longmire.
They Will Know Us By Our Angry Blogs
They Will Know Us By Our Angry Blogs
It’s time for Christians to tone down the controversy and show some love.
Too Girly To Lead?
Too Girly To Lead?
God cares more about our gifts than our gender.
The Fading Art of Slow Communication
The Fading Art of Slow Communication
What letter writing reveals about our relationships—and ourselves
New Calvin College President Names the Biggest Theological Issue Today
Calvin College's New President Talks Budget Pressures, Diversity, and the Biggest Theological Issue Today
Hint: It's not homosexuality, says the first non-Dutch president in over 60 years.
The Latest in Movie News, May 28, 2013
Box office news, the Palme d'Or, Mr. Morgan's Lost Love, and Jane Got a Gun.
Now you see me
Now You See Me
The caper film is just engaging and playful enough to be entertaining on the whole, but may leave you feeling slightly more robbed than wowed.
Putting War on Trial
Putting War on Trial
Lessons from the case of Guatemala’s Efraín Ríos Montt.
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News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering
News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering
Setting the record straight on special needs and disability.
Streaming This Weekend, May 24, 2013
What to watch this weekend (hint: don't make a huge mistake).
Boy Scouts' Membership Change May Grow Christian Youth Clubs
Boy Scouts' Membership Change May Grow Christian Youth Clubs
Alternative organizations saw rising interest amid debate.
Flipping the 40-Minute Sermon
Flipping the 40-Minute Sermon
Should church teaching evolve in the digital age?
Epic
Epic
Epic is inventive and lively, but lacks a solid core to root its concern for the natural world.
The Latest in Movie News, May 23, 2013
Dowsing, Zac Efron, Timecop returns, and the Despicable Me minions go big.
The Seminary Gender Gap
The Seminary Gender Gap
Why we should be concerned that women remain outnumbered in theological education.
Do All Children Go to Heaven?
Do All Children Go to Heaven?
Reconciling original sin and death of the innocent.
Grieving with the Good Friday God
Grieving with the Good Friday God
Shannon Polson sought healing from her father's death by retracing his fatal journey into the Alaskan wilderness.
The Real Value of Sex
The Real Value of Sex
Examining the lies that sex is worth nothing or sex is worth everything.
Hangover Part III, The
The Hangover Part III
The final installment in the "Hangover" trilogy will definitely give you one.
Suburbia Needs Jesus, Too
Suburbia Needs Jesus, Too
A woman’s take on the New Radicals.
The Latest in Movie News, May 20, 2013
Box office news, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cannes, and AFI honors Mel Brooks.
Angelina Jolie's Breasts and the Bravery of Letting Go
Angelina Jolie's Breasts and the Bravery of Letting Go
Refusing to let beauty become a trap.
Auditing America's Political Integrity
Auditing America's Political Integrity
The IRS scandal, Benghazi incidents, and the disappointment of dishonorable leadership.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness
Lots of explosions but not much heart makes this a film that will please most but might leave fans disappointed.
Stay Sexy or Else? Well, Please Forgive These Mommy Hips
Stay Sexy or Else? Well, Please Forgive These Mommy Hips
When the joy of sex gets replaced by the fear of not being sexy enough.
Are Hispanics the Modern Samaritans?
Modern Samaritans
Jesus showed us that under the skin, we are all kin.
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The Latest in Movie News, May 16, 2013
Hispanic Complexity: Everything Changed in 2012
Hispanic Complexity: Everything Changed in 2012
Where are we going? A word to Hispanic believers about building a future together.
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Desperate for Their MRS. Degrees
Desperate for Their MRS. Degrees
Pressure to put a ring on it can distract from other pursuits and callings.
'The Office' Shows Even TV Romance Isn't Picture-Perfect
'The Office' Shows Even TV Romance Isn't Picture-Perfect
How Jim and Pam's struggling marriage saved the show's final season.
Frances Ha
Frances Ha
Noah Baumbach's best film yet is an elegant pairing of serious and funny, as its name implies.
Embryonic Stem Cell Breakthrough To Revive Cloning Debate
Embryonic Stem Cell Breakthrough To Revive Cloning Debate
Human cells have been resistant to cloning—until now.
The Double Shock of Unexpected Pregnancy
The Double Shock of Unexpected Pregnancy
How faith meets this scary, stressful, but ultimately divine surprise.
God Loves Uganda
God Loves Uganda
In a documentary along the lines of 'Jesus Camp,' who's demonizing whom?
Prom’s Biggest Drama Queens? The Adults
Prom’s Biggest Drama Queens? The Adults
Striving for moderation on high school's biggest night.
The Gospel of Gatsby and Draper
The Gospel of Gatsby and Draper
What if the self-made man wakes up one day and hates himself?
Roberto Rossellini and the 'Moral Point of View'
Roberto Rossellini and the 'Moral Point of View'
Why Christians should know his films.
The Latest in Movie News, May 13, 2013
Iron Man beats Gatsby at the box office, Star Wars, Robert Downey Jr., new sound in theaters, and charges of bias in the Academy.
Be the Nosy Neighbor
Be the Nosy Neighbor
Neighborly love means if you see something, say something.
Faith-Themed Television Boosted by 'The Bible'
Faith-Themed Television Boosted by 'The Bible'
Is another chase after Passion dollars a good thing?
Streaming This Weekend, May 10, 2013
Looking for something to watch at home? We've got some recommendations.
Are Women Really Saved through Childbearing?
Are Women Really Saved through Childbearing?
Mother's Day, infertility, and redemption.
Will New Guidelines Solve Wycliffe's Two-Year Bible Translation Controversy?
Will New Guidelines Solve Wycliffe's Two-Year Bible Translation Controversy?
Updated best practices point the way forward for missionary-Muslim interactions.
The Good, the Bad, and the Terrorist
The Good, the Bad, and the Terrorist
Searching for an explanation for evil.
How Dallas Willard Befriended Rookie Pastor Richard Foster
How Dallas Willard Befriended Rookie Pastor Richard Foster
He taught me to live into the rhythms of the Spirit.
The Latest in Movie News, May 9, 2013
Cinderella, gun control, Dungeons and Dragons, Andrew Garfield in Silence, and Jurassic Park 4 - hopefully not extinct.
Where Have All the Women Leaders Gone?
Where Have All the Women Leaders Gone?
Seeking lives that steward our giftedness wisely and well.
Up and Away: Why It Is Good that Christ Departed
Up and Away: Why It Is Good that Christ Departed
Exploring the reason for Christ's ascension into heaven.
Dallas Willard, a Man from Another 'Time Zone'
Dallas Willard, a Man from Another 'Time Zone'
He wrote and taught like no one else on the 'with-God life.'
'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness
'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness
Our careless language reinforces stigma.
Runaway Mom and the Madness of Midlife
Runaway Mom and the Madness of Midlife
After 40, life doesn't have to fall downhill.
Sorority Syndrome: Girls Gone Mean
Sorority Syndrome: Girls Gone Mean
If we're not careful, big groups breed shallow friendships.
Streaming This Weekend, May 3, 2013
What to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime this weekend.
The Latest in Movie News, May 3, 2013
Deanna Durbin, Daniel Radcliffe, Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth, John Williams and Star Wars, and Soderbergh announces his retirement.
The Good Heart of the Adoption Movement
The Good Heart of the Adoption Movement
Kathryn Joyce's book, 'The Child Catchers,' misses out on how adoption benefits women.
Adoption Horror Stories Aren't the Whole Story
Adoption Horror Stories Aren't the Whole Story
'The Child Catchers' demonizes overseas adoption through agenda-driven journalism.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3
Two movies about power—Pain & Gain and Iron Man 3—that remain strangely toothless.
Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain
Two movies about power—Pain & Gain and Iron Man 3—that remain strangely toothless.
The Gosnell Case and My Heart For Tiny Babies
The Gosnell Case and My Heart For Tiny Babies
Why I couldn't bear to follow the coverage this time.
My Teenager Made Me Finally Grow Up
My Teenager Made Me Finally Grow Up
The unexpected surrender of parenting adolescents

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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.”