October (Web-only) 2013

Sharing the Gospel with Witches—Real Ones
Sharing the Gospel with Witches—Real Ones
In the Halloween-crazed Salem, Massachusetts, Christians befriend spiritual seekers of all kinds.
Making Ourselves the Strangers
Making Ourselves the Strangers
For the sake of reconciliation, Christians might seek out the experience of being a minority.
Ghost Stories for the Christian Soul
Ghost Stories for the Christian Soul
Hear me out: Haunting tales provide their own kind of spiritual formation.
How Monsters Point Us to God
How Monsters Point Us to God
Our uncanny fears tell us about ourselves, and are signs of something more.
How This Breast Cancer Survivor Stopped Hating Pink
How This Breast Cancer Survivor Stopped Hating Pink
Sick of the too-pink breast cancer campaigns, I remembered a different shade of pink from my hospital days.
The Great, Maligned American Road Trip
The Great, Maligned American Road Trip
Cross-country drives aren't for escaping responsibility; they're the ultimate test of commitment.
Lamenting My Prejudice Against Beautiful Women
Lamenting My Prejudice Against Beautiful Women
When did I absorb the belief that being feminine means being shallow?
Bob Fu Is Alive and Thriving
Bob Fu Is Alive and Thriving
The exiled Chinese Christian’s autobiography gives hope for all who suffer persecution for their faith.
The Quick Take for October 25, 2013
Sherlock returns, controversy at the cinema, and more.
The Legacy of Rich Mullins's Ragamuffin Band
The Legacy of Rich Mullins's Ragamuffin Band
Producer Reed Arvin remembers the fearless, soulful musician whose music challenged and transcended Christian pop.
A Casting Call for Leading Ladies
A Casting Call for Leading Ladies
For Christian women in secular workplaces, it's lonely at the top.
The Counselor
The Counselor
Evil: no respecter of persons.
11 Christian Book Promotions Gone Horribly Wrong
11 Christian Book Promotions Gone Horribly Wrong
(Fake) tweets inspired by Mark Driscoll's behavior at the Strange Fire conference.
The Secret Women's Porn Problem
The Secret Women's Porn Problem
We may not talk much about women’s addiction to erotica, but it’s happening.
The Second Calling of a Christian Burnout
The Second Calling of a Christian Burnout
Amidst a turbulent season of life, Carolyn Weber learned to see the sheer joy of every moment with God.
In the Beginning was the … Emoticon?
In the Beginning was the … Emoticon?
Tech trends challenge the Christian call to steward language.
Jason Harrod: Singing Between Doubt and Belief for 20 Years
Jason Harrod: Singing Between Doubt and Belief for 20 Years
The folk singer-songwriter writes about faith after the 'mountaintop experiences.'
Replacing Sunday Mornings
Replacing Sunday Mornings
Where we went when we stopped going to church... and why we came back.
The Evangelical Work Ethic
The Evangelical Work Ethic
Forget Weber. We don’t need social science to know that God cares about our work.
Quit Being a Voice for the Voiceless
Quit Being a Voice for the Voiceless
Recognizing the power of letting people speak for themselves.
The Quick Take for October 18, 2013
The Quick Take for October 18, 2013
Glee says goodbye, a Fassbender Macbeth on the way, and more in this week's roundup.
Q&A: Israel Houghton and Galley Molina on 'I'm In Love With a Church Girl'
Q&A: Israel Houghton and Galley Molina on 'I'm In Love With a Church Girl'
A worship artist and a reformed drug lord join forces to proclaim grace.
I'm In Love With a Church Girl
I'm In Love With a Church Girl
There's some good elements here, but it can't quite rise above the main problem of "message" movies.
Why I Don't Call Myself a Feminist
Why I Don't Call Myself a Feminist
Christianity offers a culture of life greater than feminism ever could.
All Is Lost
All Is Lost
Perhaps Robert Redford's greatest performance - while stranded on a boat in the middle of the sea.
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate
The movie about Wikileaks is a mess, and a giant missed opportunity.
Carrie
Carrie
All the old elements are here, but there's some surprises, too - and some grace.
Church Stereotypes, According to Google
Church Stereotypes, According to Google
What millions and millions of searches reveal about Internet users' perceptions.
The Double-Edged Sword of Being a Female Bible Scholar
The Double-Edged Sword of Being a Female Bible Scholar
Wheaton's Lynn Cohick: ‘Don’t let people box you in’
A Mother's Love for a Modern-Day Miracle
A Mother's Love for a Modern-Day Miracle
Meet the pro-choice, secular Manhattanite whose study of society’s outcasts prepared her to welcome a son with Down syndrome.
Believers in the Midst of a Political Breakdown
Believers in the Midst of a Political Breakdown
How do we proclaim the unity of Christ in a country divided?
Surprise: The African Church Is Not Very Charismatic
Surprise: The African Church Is Not Very Charismatic
Only a third of the continent’s Christians are Pentecostals and other renewalists. And they’re facing backlash.
Q&A: Billy Graham's Warning Against an Epidemic of 'Easy Believism'
Q&A: Billy Graham's Warning Against an Epidemic of 'Easy Believism'
The evangelist speaks to CT on obedience, Heaven and Hell, and his My Hope campaign.
Help Wanted: Coming-of-Age in a Recession Can Shake Our Faith
Help Wanted: Coming-of-Age in a Recession Can Shake Our Faith
Millennials’ unstable careers and changing identities make it harder to see God’s direction.
Yes, You Can Drink Beer and Watch Game of Thrones
Yes, You Can Drink Beer and Watch Game of Thrones
But do you need to? Will it further your pursuit of holiness?
A Time to Die
A Time to Die
Americans have forgotten the art of dying.
The Quick Take for October 11, 2013
The Quick Take for October 11, 2013
Julian Assange is not amused, 'Escape from Tomorrow' is terrifying, and more in the Quick Take.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
It's hard to make this story a snooze-fest, but there you have it.
The Good Female Samaritan
The Good Female Samaritan
Does being a woman limit our Christian outreach? What I learned on the side of the road in Djibouti.
Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips
A pirate movie that's definitely not a swashbuckler - but does explore important global disparities and is heartstopping, too.
Are Christians Allowed to Be Sexy?
Are Christians Allowed to Be Sexy?
Facing dueling pressures, many women of faith remain insecure over their appearance.
When Christian Moms Get the Blues
When Christian Moms Get the Blues
On postpartum depression and the Proverbs 31 wife.
Remembering Egypt's Maspero Massacre Through Its Most Prominent Martyr
Remembering Egypt's Maspero Massacre Through Its Most Prominent Martyr
Sister of slain Coptic activist Mina Daniel recalls his revolutionary vision, now carried forward by Muslim friends.
Preachers of L.A.'s Jay Haizlip: 'It's Going to Be Phenomenal for the Church.'
Preachers of L.A.'s Jay Haizlip: 'It's Going to Be Phenomenal for the Church.'
Pro skater-turned-pastor discusses the show's faith, lifestyles, and spotlight.
Why We Love 'Add a Word, Ruin a Christian Book'
Why We Love 'Add a Word, Ruin a Christian Book'
Talking Jesus jokes and Internet culture with hashtag-maker Rachel Marie Stone.
Love Thy Roommate As Thyself
Love Thy Roommate As Thyself
New living patterns teach 20-somethings valuable lessons about relationships.
C. S. Lewis's Joy in Marriage
C. S. Lewis's Joy in Marriage
What I think Alister McGrath got wrong about Lewis's wife, Joy Davidman.
The End of the Youth Group 'Deathtrap'?
The End of the Youth Group 'Deathtrap'?
The safety of 15-passenger vans has markedly improved over the years. So why are people still dying?
Were the Church Fathers Consistently Pro-Life?
Were the Church Fathers Consistently Pro-Life?
Historian Ron Sider (yes, historian) urges us to pay attention to the evidence.
Even Economists Can't Tell Us What to Expect When We're Expecting
Even Economists Can't Tell Us What to Expect When We're Expecting
Emily Oster’s 'Expecting Better' is callous and trivial—if not overtly dangerous.
Linsanity
Linsanity
Jeremy Lin's story is amazing—but this documentary falls far short.
The Quick Take for October 4, 2013
The Quick Take for October 4, 2013
News about Narnia, things to watch on Netflix, what the critics think of 'Runner Runner,' and more.
Will the Supreme Court Review Hobby Lobby's Case Against Obamacare?
Will the Supreme Court Review Hobby Lobby's Case Against Obamacare?
If not, many others are ready to ask the high court whether for-profit companies have religious freedom.
Gravity
Gravity
Disquieting, jarring, and beautiful.
Grace Unplugged
Grace Unplugged
A film only (some) Christians could love.
The Miscarriage Secret
The Miscarriage Secret
I barely knew anyone who'd had a miscarriage... until I experienced my own.
The Key to Making a Difference in the World
The Key to Making a Difference in the World
Key speakers at the famous conference seem to agree.
A New Role for Women in Southern Baptist Agency
A New Role for Women in Southern Baptist Agency
Trillia Newbell talks gender, race, and her appointment to the ERLC.
Nothing Better Than The Real Thing: 'Museum Hours' and 'This Is Martin Bonner'
Nothing Better Than The Real Thing: 'Museum Hours' and 'This Is Martin Bonner'
Two overlooked movies offer unforgettable characters and rejuvenating vision.
Not That Kind of Nice Girl
Not That Kind of Nice Girl
The women of the Bible show us the power of bold kindness.
This Is Martin Bonner
This Is Martin Bonner
Finding grace in a crisis of faith.
Museum Hours
Museum Hours
Finding grace in a hall of mirrors.
Uncovering the Head Covering Debate
Uncovering the Head Covering Debate
What happened to Scripture’s call to cover our heads in worship?
Tony Hale: 'Embrace Where You're At'
Tony Hale: 'Embrace Where You're At'
The beloved actor—and recent Emmy winner—talks to CT about 'Veep,' Buster Bluth, and advice for young Christians trying to make it in the entertainment business.

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Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
How inner transformation shapes outward proclamation.