April (Web-only) 2014

Tim Keller: Emotion Isn't the Caboose to Faith
Tim Keller: Emotion Isn't the Caboose to Faith
Tim Keller says Christianity needs to make emotional sense before it can make rational sense.
Reading Genesis, Red in Tooth and Claw
Reading Genesis, Red in Tooth and Claw
Ronald Osborn launches an assault on overly literal understandings of the creation story.
Worthy of Our Wages
Worthy of Our Wages
Giving millennial women the faith to negotiate.
Why We Need 'Dinosaurs' Like C. S. Lewis
Why We Need 'Dinosaurs' Like C. S. Lewis
Lewis had a healthy suspicion of easy words like "progress."
Searching for the Sound of Silence
Searching for the Sound of Silence
A writer’s struggle with "quiet time."
Six Ways Single Christians Can Help the Orphans
Six Ways Single Christians Can Help the Orphans
You don't have to be a parent to care for children in need.
The Quick Take for April 25, 2014
Some great picks on streaming, what the critics think of 'The Other Woman' and 'Locke," and more.
Is Motherhood a Job?
Is Motherhood a Job?
100 percent of moms are working moms.
You Probably Love (or Hate) 'Heaven Is For Real' for All the Wrong Reasons
You Probably Love (or Hate) 'Heaven Is For Real' for All the Wrong Reasons
It's not a travel guide. And Colton Burpo isn't the first Christian to have an ecstatic experience.
The Real Problem With Female Masturbation
The Real Problem With Female Masturbation
Call it what it is: Ladies who lust.
Why Muslims Are Becoming the Best Evangelists
Why Muslims Are Becoming the Best Evangelists
Missiologist Dave Garrison documents global surge in Muslims leading Muslims to Christ. He calls it, “Unprecedented.”
What the Bible Belt Stereotypes Don't Tell You
What the Bible Belt Stereotypes Don't Tell You
Midwesterners’ ubiquitous church-talk helped me finally address my doubt.
The Quick Take for April 21, 2014
Critics react to the new TV season, a handful of streaming picks, and more.
Learning (and Relearning) to Forgive My Mother
Learning (and Relearning) to Forgive My Mother
The compelling message of love and grace
My Kid Is Not My Calling
My Kid Is Not My Calling
How we've mischaracterized the Christian "call."
We Wish You a Busy Easter
We Wish You a Busy Easter
Why the extra services and special meals of Holy Week are good for us.
Bears
Bears
A gorgeous film about Alaska’s brown bears, but the background scenery almost steals the show.
Transcendence
Transcendence
A solid, though not successful directorial debut with some odd religious overtones.
Watch and Wait
Watch and Wait
Tarrying with Christ and the fearful dying.
Neither Fully Widow Nor Fully Wife
Neither Fully Widow Nor Fully Wife
Alzheimer’s puts caregivers in painful in-betweens.
Heaven Is For Real
Heaven Is for Real
A toddler’s report that he has visited heaven is met with skepticism from everyone but his father.
How God Became Jesus—and How I Came to Faith in Him
How God Became Jesus—and How I Came to Faith in Him
Bart Ehrman’s narrative suggests the more educated you are, the less likely you are to believe. My life proves otherwise.
The Epic Jesus Follower Fail
The Epic Jesus Follower Fail
The cringe-worthy subplot of Holy Week underscores the truth of the gospel.
Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
If you want to help people see Holy Week with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.
How Female Farmers Could Solve the Hunger Crisis
How Female Farmers Could Solve the Hunger Crisis
Fighting gender inequity in global farming.
Why Resurrection People Remember the Dead
Why Resurrection People Remember the Dead
Keeping the memory of our deceased loved ones alive.
Lent Isn't Just About You
Lent Isn't Just About You
Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.
Spotlight on Ordinary Heroes: Full Frame 2014
Spotlight on Ordinary Heroes: Full Frame 2014
We report from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014 and talk to the directors of some of the most important films.
The Quick Take for April 11, 2014
Should you bother with 'Rio 2' or 'Draft Day'? That and more in this week's quick take.
How to Date Jesus' Wife
How to Date Jesus' Wife
New tests suggest a manuscript fragment is ancient after all. Is it important? We asked noncanonical gospels expert Nicholas Perrin.
The Divine Grace of the IRS
The Divine Grace of the IRS
Seriously. God’s help comes from the weirdest places.
This Is 40
This Is 40
My upcoming birthday has me already thinking of dying.
The Feminists We Forgot
The Feminists We Forgot
Betty Friedan did not start the “woman movement;” Christians did.
Picturing N.T. Wright
Picturing N.T. Wright
A willing subject, a talented photographer, and great light. When planning a photo session in a remote location you hope for those three things. In the case of CT’s April 2014 cover story, we received them all.
Don't Blame Evangelicals for the Cult of the Virgin
Don't Blame Evangelicals for the Cult of the Virgin
As the saying goes, we didn’t start the fire.
Let Them Eat Dirt
Let Them Eat Dirt
Undoing the guilt, delusion, and obsession of today’s parents.
The Quick Take for April 4, 2014
Great picks to watch at home or in the theater, plus industry news and more.
Putting Our Womanhood to Work
Putting Our Womanhood to Work
Forget the stereotypes: Women get ahead by being themselves.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Indestructible and super-human heroes are a bore.
Faith for the Post-Christian Heart: A Conversation with Francis Spufford
Faith for the Post-Christian Heart: A Conversation with Francis Spufford
For the UK writer, Christianity must first make sense in the realm of lived experience.
The Crisis of Faith We Don't Expect When We're Expecting
The Crisis of Faith We Don't Expect When We're Expecting
As a new mom, I lost my prayer life and eventually rediscovered the psalms.
Poverty Is a Moral Problem
Poverty Is a Moral Problem
Development economist William Easterly says too much aid undermines the rights of the poor.
Poetry of the Penitent Heart
Poetry of the Penitent Heart
The groundbreaking writer Anne Vaughan Lock worshipped with her pen.
Aged Out of Church
Aged Out of Church
Even in our congregations, midlife has become a joke.

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