August (Web-only) 2014

The News Roundup
The News Roundup
'Doctor Strange' casting rumors, more YA adaptations, David Hyde Pierce on 'The Good Wife', and more.
The Streaming Roundup
The Streaming Roundup
What to watch this weekend: science, squirrels, Rocky, and a cheeky web-based Frankenstein remake.
The Real Benefits of Spanish-Immersion Elementary School
The Real Benefits of Spanish-Immersion Elementary School
It’s not just about speaking another language.
Desire and Deliverance
Desire and Deliverance
Three new documentaries examine Christian faith, homosexuality, and the question of change.
The Oldest Story: Broadchurch and True Detective
The Oldest Story: Broadchurch and True Detective
Sometimes I'm not at fault, but I'm still part of the problem.
Where Are the Female Christian Rappers?
Where Are the Female Christian Rappers?
As more women top the charts, their Christian counterparts struggle to break through.
Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet
Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet
On loving dogs and being loved by God.
Your Messed-Up Story
Your Messed-Up Story
Even your failures and struggles can point others to Jesus
Forgiving My Pastor, Mark Driscoll
Forgiving My Pastor, Mark Driscoll
As God rebuilds, I see Mars Hill shift its focus to love.
When Childhood Has Become a Race
When Childhood Has Become a Race
Goodbye busy summer, hello busy school year: What have we lost in the rush?
The Leftovers: It’s Not Enough
The Leftovers: It’s Not Enough
The before, a lot like the after.
How Theologians Have Failed Asian Christians—and How They Can Do Better
How Theologians Have Failed Asian Christians—and How They Can Do Better
Rather than forcing “elite” agendas upon grassroots believers, says Simon Chan, we need to take their concerns seriously.
How Natural Family Planning Shaped My View of Sex
How Natural Family Planning Shaped My View of Sex
A more intensive method of birth control reminded me that it’s God who’s in control.
Life After Beth
Life After Beth
Don't ask too many questions of this zombie movie.
What the New Majority-Minority Public Schools Mean for Christians
What the New Majority-Minority Public Schools Mean for Christians
The issue isn’t 'leave or stay' but 'how to serve.'
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How Gaza’s Christians View the Hamas-Israeli Conflict
How Gaza’s Christians View the Hamas-Israeli Conflict
Baptist pastor Hanna Massad speaks openly about what he sees happening as he helps to shelter Gaza’s Christians and others during the current conflict.
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Code-Switching for the Kingdom
Code-Switching for the Kingdom
Sometimes the gospel sounds like, “Nobody can do me like Jesus.”
When the Game Stands Tall
When the Game Stands Tall
An inspirational high school football movie in which even the clichés ring true . . . because it all really happened.
We Need More Than Liturgy
We Need More Than Liturgy
Liturgical worship is the rage among many evangelicals. 'Not so fast,' says a liturgical Christian.
Christian Couple Responds After #ShareACoke Baby Announcement Goes Viral
Christian Couple Responds After #ShareACoke Baby Announcement Goes Viral
Dad-to-be: “The beauty of the video was that we didn’t intend for this to happen.”
Time's Up
Time's Up
The anti-Eucharist and a coming day of terror in this week's episode of "The Leftovers."
Restoring Our Faith in Marriage
Restoring Our Faith in Marriage
Despite our negativity, most couples aren’t doomed for divorce.
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Cinema's Nostalgia-Fest
Cinema's Nostalgia-Fest
Why 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' didn't have to be a terrible movie (though it was).
Not Another Celebrity Death Post
Not Another Celebrity Death Post
How to grieve in a social media world.
Have Babies, Just Not Yet
Have Babies, Just Not Yet
Resisting pressure to "make something of yourself" before motherhood.
Singer in the City
Singer in the City
An enchanting voice out of New York’s Redeemer Church, Melanie Penn finds herself in her music, her church, and her city.
Today’s Lesson: Girls Rule, Boys Drool
Today’s Lesson: Girls Rule, Boys Drool
The difference between playground chatter and harmful messages.
Thou Desirest Truth in the Inmost Parts
Thou Desirest Truth in the Inmost Parts
And if it's there, it will eat you alive.
Home Sweet Home, Again
Home Sweet Home, Again
Like a growing number of adults, I find support, love, and lodging in an obvious place: my parents’ home.
The Giver
The Giver
It isn’t really a narrative that adapts well, because it isn’t really a narrative at all.
'The Giver' Keeps Giving
'The Giver' Keeps Giving
The case for not ignoring outrageous truth.
Shark Week Jumps the Shark
Shark Week Jumps the Shark
Discovery Channel's popular (and once educational) series gets trapped in gimmick.
When Black Victims Become Trending Hashtags
When Black Victims Become Trending Hashtags
African Americans are speaking out against modern-day racism. But who's listening?
A Christian Response to Trolling
A Christian Response to Trolling
It’s not always easy to "love thy hateful commenter as thyself."
A Regional Supermarket Shakeup and America’s Split Corporate Culture
A Regional Supermarket Shakeup and America’s Split Corporate Culture
Market Basket was known for doing things differently. Now the community is rallying against company changes.
One Fate For All Men
One Fate For All Men
Or not.
The Hundred Foot Journey
The Hundred Foot Journey
The most unexpected combinations (in love and in food) can be quite surprising.
The Staying Power of Emotional Abuse
The Staying Power of Emotional Abuse
Yes, I had my virginity, but I lost my connection to my humanity.
33 Under 33, Continued
33 Under 33, Continued
Your recommendations for Christian millennials to watch.
Getting the (Romantic) Comedy Right
Getting the (Romantic) Comedy Right
We forget what comedies are actually about (spoiler alert: it's not humor).
Evangelical in Mormon Territory
Evangelical in Mormon Territory
How being in the religious minority inspired me to listen and learn.
Michael Lindsay: Go Where Decisions Are Made
Michael Lindsay: Go Where Decisions Are Made
A Christian college president’s take on power, influence, and the habits of highly successful people.
What We Want
What We Want
Why Jen Pollock Michel views desire as a gateway to deepened intimacy with God
Death, Resurrection, and Carlton Fisk's World Series Home Run
Death, Resurrection, and Carlton Fisk's World Series Home Run
His famous 1975 homerun used to define my grief. Now it marks my longing for heaven.
Go Ahead, Say the Wrong Thing
Go Ahead, Say the Wrong Thing
Never say, ‘never say’: How our lists and language rules may be over-the-top.
A Mother's Hope for a Better World
A Mother's Hope for a Better World
The significance of raising good kids in an age of bad news.
So Much More to Sex than 'Fifty Shades'
So Much More to Sex than 'Fifty Shades'
Society overlooks true intimacy when we idolize the pleasure of steamy sex.
Behold Now 'The Behemoth'
Behold Now 'The Behemoth'
Introducing our new biweekly mix about a big God and his big world.
The Quick Take for August 1, 2014
The Quick Take for August 1, 2014
What the critics are saying about the mystical, whimsical "Magic in the Moonlight" and "Mood Indigo."
Rich Hill
Rich Hill
Watching this stuff isn't easy, but it's real.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pull out the troll dolls and the black lights: we're going to space.

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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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