September (Web-only) 2013

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a SlaveSubscriber Access Only
What could any of us do, but pray for mercy?
A Good Story Needs More than Good Answers
A Good Story Needs More than Good AnswersSubscriber Access Only
Trevin Wax's tale of a doubting young man goes heavy on theology, but light on character development.
Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians—Really?
Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians—Really?Subscriber Access Only
Why I refuse to be cynical about the current talks.
When Victimhood Gets a Spotlight
When Victimhood Gets a SpotlightSubscriber Access Only
Your story matters, but it doesn’t define you.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2Subscriber Access Only
More of a marshmallow than a cheeseburger.
The Quick Take for September 27, 2013
The Quick Take for September 27, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Critics react to the new TV season, there's plenty to watch on Netflix, and Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing an "Annie" musical.
Some Christians Are Siding with Scientologists in a Key Abuse Case
Some Christians Are Siding with Scientologists in a Key Abuse CaseSubscriber Access Only
One issue: Does California law hurt non-Catholic churches? Another issue: The allegations are horrific.
Don Jon
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In which porn addiction functions as just a case study for a much bigger question.
Blame-Shifting Away Our Sin
Blame-Shifting Away Our Sin Subscriber Access Only
Our culture’s repeated cry that “it's not our fault” minimizes our understanding of the Cross.
Go Ahead, Ladies, Fight for the Faith
Go Ahead, Ladies, Fight for the FaithSubscriber Access Only
Is a fear of conflict keeping women out of apologetics?
Kevin DeYoung Has a Busyness Problem
Kevin DeYoung Has a Busyness Problem, and He Needs HelpSubscriber Access Only
That’s why the popular pastor wrote a book about staying God-centered amid the whirl of life’s demands.
The Christian F-Word
The Christian F-WordSubscriber Access Only
Letting go of our outdated fear of feminism.
This Is Your Brain on Google
This Is Your Brain on GoogleSubscriber Access Only
When digital dependence takes over what we once knew by heart.
'I'm Afraid She'll Be Killed Very Soon'
'I'm Afraid She'll Be Killed Very Soon if Nothing Happens'Subscriber Access Only
A conversation with the French journalist who has followed Asia Bibi’s plight in Pakistan.
Beware of Baby Envy
Beware of Baby EnvySubscriber Access Only
Since biblical times, women have struggled to rejoice at another’s pregnancy.
Rush
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It's a fairly standard, mildly entertaining sports movie that led me to spend a few minutes on Wikipedia reading about Formula One racing.
Prisoners
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Rife with biblical allusions and ostensibly grounded in an old fashioned exploration of good vs. evil, Prisoners is more than just your standard kidnapping thriller.
'Prisoners' and 'Rush': The Good, The Bad, and The Evil
'Prisoners' and 'Rush': The Good, The Bad, and The EvilSubscriber Access Only
Sinister, playful, or somewhere in between: two of this week's movies look at the consequences of evil.
The Quick Take for September 20, 2013
The Quick Take for September 20, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Critics consider Ricky Gervais' new, oddly sincere Netflix show, Pixar postpones, and more.
What You Should Know About the Pope's New Interview
What You Should Know About the Pope's New InterviewSubscriber Access Only
Francis’s comments weren’t just about abortion and gay marriage.
It's Inevitable: We're Human, We're Christian, and We're Lonely
It's Inevitable: We're Human, We're Christian, and We're LonelySubscriber Access Only
How an over-connected, over-independent culture keeps us from the intimacy we all crave.
Before Surprise Resignation, Regent's Campo Saw Writing on the Wall
Before Surprise Resignation, Regent's Campo Saw Writing on the WallSubscriber Access Only
Exclusive interview: Carlos Campo on running Pat Robertson's place and what comes next. (Hint: It involves immigration...)
Can Carlos Campo Bridge Anglo and Latino Christian Cultures?
Can Carlos Campo Bridge Anglo and Latino Christian Cultures?Subscriber Access Only
The son of famous entertainer went from valet parker to university president in 10 years. Now that he’s no longer leading Pat Robertson’s school, you’ll be hearing more from him.
The Pressure to Pretend We're Not Under Pressure
The Pressure to Pretend We're Not Under PressureSubscriber Access Only
Do-it-all women are supposed to make it look easy, but it’s not.
We Don't Need Sexual Healing
We Don't Need Sexual HealingSubscriber Access Only
Despite the compassionate heart of the surrogacy movement, sex is not a human right.
A Rich Christian in the Age of Food Stamps
A Rich Christian in the Age of Food StampsSubscriber Access Only
Why food insecurity is every evangelical’s concern.
The Fruitful Callings of the Childless By Choice
The Fruitful Callings of the Childless By ChoiceSubscriber Access Only
Skipping over a procreative opportunity isn't a rejection of God's purpose for me.
TIFF Update - Day 10: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, 1982, Faith Connections, and 12 Years a Slave
TIFF Update - Day 10: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, 1982, Faith Connections, and 12 Years a SlaveSubscriber Access Only
Finally: a film that just won't let go, on the last day of the festival.
The Quick Take for September 14, 2013
The Quick Take for September 14, 2013Subscriber Access Only
Prequels for Breaking Bad and Harry Potter, streaming picks, and more.
TIFF Update - Day 9: The Face of Love, The Liberator, and Therese
TIFF Update - Day 9: The Face of Love, The Liberator, and ThereseSubscriber Access Only
Films about obsession and revolution.
TIFF Update - Day 8: The Police Officer's Wife, A Promise, Blind Detective, and A Wolf at the Door
TIFF Update - Day 8: The Police Officer's Wife, A Promise, Blind Detective, and A Wolf at the DoorSubscriber Access Only
The latest from the director of INTO GREAT SILENCE, a boring adultery film, a fun cop flick, and more.
Moving Pains: The Disorientating Grief of Transitions
Moving Pains: The Disorientating Grief of TransitionsSubscriber Access Only
Tips for finding community when you still feel like a stranger.
Strong Is the New Skinny
Strong Is the New SkinnySubscriber Access Only
A fitness movement that pushes women to understand the power of their own bodies? I’m in.
TIFF Update - Day 6: Friends from France and Under the Skin
TIFF Update - Day 6: Friends from France and Under the SkinSubscriber Access Only
A surprising sci-fi film and a historical drama at the festival mid-point.
The Bible Wine Tour
The Bible Wine TourSubscriber Access Only
Two highly imaginative experts explore viticulture, the Bible, and Jesus’ taste in wines.
I Love You And I Don't Care Who on Facebook Knows It
I Love You And I Don't Care Who on Facebook Knows ItSubscriber Access Only
Guidelines for PDA in the digital age.
The Psychology of Happiness
The Psychology of HappinessSubscriber Access Only
Even happiness research struggles to get us to the good life.
TIFF Update - Day 5: Devil's Knot, Night Moves, and The Dark Matter of Love
TIFF Update - Day 5: Devil's Knot, Night Moves, and The Dark Matter of LoveSubscriber Access Only
Films from Atom Egoyan and Kelly Reichardt, and a documentary about adoption and attachment therapy.
A Grown-Up, Not Sexed-Up, View of Womanhood
A Grown-Up, Not Sexed-Up, View of WomanhoodSubscriber Access Only
The dialogue we missed about Miley Cyrus and coming of age.
Remembering Robert Farrar Capon
Remembering Robert Farrar CaponSubscriber Access Only
The Episcopal priest and author died last week at age 88.
TIFF Update - Day 4: Watermark, Can A Song Save Your Life?, and Belle
TIFF Update - Day 4: Watermark, Can A Song Save Your Life?, and BelleSubscriber Access Only
A series of triumphs.
TIFF Update - Day 3: The Past, Violette, Young & Beautiful, and The Double
TIFF Update - Day 3: The Past, Violette, Young & Beautiful, and The DoubleSubscriber Access Only
An awkward adaptation, an unsatisfying biopic, and two triumphs.
TIFF Update - Day 2: The Last of the Unjust and Mission Congo
TIFF Update - Day 2: The Last of the Unjust and Mission CongoSubscriber Access Only
Exploring the boundaries of moral and ethical responsibility - during the Holocaust, and in Pat Robertson's humanitarian operation.
The Secrets of a Giving Church
The Secrets of a Giving ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Why one denomination’s members give way more than your church's members do.
The $65,000 RSVP
The $65,000 RSVPSubscriber Access Only
Nonprofits say event registration company has disappeared, putting their groups in danger.
The Quick Take for September 6, 2013
The Quick Take for September 6, 2013Subscriber Access Only
There's a new Downton Abbey trailer, a new Marvel film on the way (with a twist), and more in this week's cheat sheet.
TIFF Update - Day 1: Closed Curtain
TIFF Update - Day 1: Closed CurtainSubscriber Access Only
The first update from our critic at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Overlooked Ethics of Reproduction
The Overlooked Ethics of ReproductionSubscriber Access Only
Why don't Christians see IVF and surrogacy as moral issues?
Riddick
RiddickSubscriber Access Only
A tainted, sinister universe void of justice and morality.
Our Shaken Faith in Football
Our Shaken Faith in FootballSubscriber Access Only
Should Christian fans step away from such a physically devastating, violent sport?
The Real Housewives of Duck Dynasty
The Real Housewives of Duck Dynasty Subscriber Access Only
Behind every strong redneck duck-hunter is a strong Christian woman.
Oh, the Inhumanity
Oh, the InhumanitySubscriber Access Only
Our continued fight to stop rape culture around the world.
Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?
Can NoiseTrade's Free Downloads Still Save Music?Subscriber Access Only
Why Derek Webb thinks his 6-year-old music site still beats the streaming services.
Boobs on the Boob Tube
Boobs on the Boob TubeSubscriber Access Only
Television done right can promote a fuller view of our bodies.
Five to Anticipate This Fall
Five to Anticipate This FallSubscriber Access Only
What are our critics watching this fall?
Minding the Thigh Gap
Minding the Thigh GapSubscriber Access Only
As digital "thinspiration" fuels our culture's body obsession, the church can offer help.

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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.