January (Web-only) 2014

That Awkward Moment
That Awkward Moment
That awkward moment when the movie doesn't even know what a relationship is.
The Quick Take for January 31, 2014
The Quick Take for January 31, 2014
The Superbowl is coming and cinephiles are excited - and a lot more.
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. Augustine
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. Augustine
What does 2013's crop of documentaries have to do with the first memoir?
William Lane Craig: God Hears Your Super Bowl Prayers
William Lane Craig: God Hears Your Super Bowl Prayers
The Biola apologist says every pass, every point, every sideline prayer matters to God.
Nominated Yet Not Nominated: What Message Did the Academy Send?
Nominated Yet Not Nominated: What Message Did the Academy Send?
Experts say there are lessons in the Oscar disqualification for ‘Alone Yet Not Alone.’
Beyoncé Vs. the Bible
Beyoncé Vs. the Bible
Was her sexy Grammy performance with Jay-Z actually good for marriage?
How I Beat Back the Darkness after Rape
How I Beat Back the Darkness after Rape
I kept choosing life after being violated by my pastor.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome
Both the right and the left have more to learn.
Blessed Are the Stretch-Marked and Muffin-Topped
Blessed Are the Stretch-Marked and Muffin-Topped
What my pregnant and postpartum body taught me about womanhood.
Mental Illness, the Dreaded Family Heirloom
Mental Illness, the Dreaded Family Heirloom
'The Painted Table' offers a realistic picture of a family’s struggle with schizophrenia.
In Jesus' Name, We Play
In Jesus' Name, We Play
Kids and adults alike need the freedom to do what they love.
How to Be 'Pro-Jesus' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How to Be 'Pro-Jesus' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
What one leading Israeli Arab evangelical thinks American Christians can do to promote Mideast peace.
Peeking into the Womb
Peeking into the Womb
A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.
I, Frankenstein
I, Frankenstein
Frankenstein's monster gets airbrushed - and misses the point entirely.
Why We Review R-Rated Films
Why We Review R-Rated Films
You're a neighbor before you're a consumer.
The Quick Take for January 24, 2014
The Quick Take for January 24, 2014
Streaming picks, a new season of 'Sherlock,' news from Sundance, and more.
Women Swoon for Sherlock
Why Women Want Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes is not your typical TV hunk or superhero, but still has millions of female fans obsessed.
Parenting in the Haze of Legalized Marijuana
Parenting in the Haze of Legalized Marijuana
What do I tell my kids about pot?
Let There Be Arcade Fire
Let There Be Arcade Fire
The famous indie rock band reinvents itself in search of another 'passionate age.'
The Book Thief: Being Human in the Midst of Inhumanity
The Book Thief: Being Human in the Midst of Inhumanity
A World War II film with an unexpected theme.
God Doesn't Want Christian Clones
God Doesn't Want Christian Clones
Are you following God or following someone else who’s following God?
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
A runaway searches for the father who abandoned her and finds a different kind of family.
The Nut Job
The Nut Job
What four siblings (and their parents) thought about a movie about animated squirrels (and other creatures) surviving the winter.
Medicine Does Not Know What 'Dead' Is
Medicine Does Not Know What 'Dead' Is
Why doctors should not have the last word on life and death. An interview with Duke physician Raymond Barfield.
Why MLK Still Matters
Why MLK Still Matters
Evangelicals share how the civil rights leader continues to inspire them as Christians.
The Quick Take for January 17, 2014
The Quick Take for January 17, 2014
An evangelical film gets an Oscar nomination, 'Frozen' is headed to Broadway, and more.
Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Law?
Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Law?
Oklahoma follows Utah as latest example of why more church-state experts advise: If you can’t beat them, amend them.
Strive to Be Inauthentic!
Strive to Be Inauthentic!
The tortured Tom Branson of Downton Abbey—model of holiness.
Picture This: A Closer Look at Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover
Picture This: A Closer Look at Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover
We need a more informed eye, rather than an impulse for outrage.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Any resemblance to the Tom Clancy character is strictly coincidental.
Abortion Meets a New Generation
Abortion Meets a New Generation
Progressive evangelicals can't tout social justice while side-stepping the sanctity of life.
Why Am I Not Poor?
Why Am I Not Poor?
The answer suggests some ways we might combat poverty.
Let's Talk About What Happened on Downton Abbey
Let's Talk About What Happened on Downton Abbey
I know why Anna Bates kept silent. For years, I did the same thing.
Let's Talk About (Protected) Sex
Let's Talk About (Protected) Sex
The overblown notion that evangelicals are obsessed with birth control.
Why We Need Paternity Leave
Why We Need Paternity Leave
Having Dad take time off sets up a more balanced family life.
Roe v. Wade's Days Are Numbered
Roe v. Wade's Days Are Numbered
Private papers of Roe v. Wade justices reveal troubling procedural issues that one expert predicts will undermine the infamous ruling.
Extroverts and Introverts in the Body of Christ
Extroverts and Introverts in the Body of Christ
Learning from our obsession with personality types.
Does Housework Even Matter Anymore?
Does Housework Even Matter Anymore?
Why we (at least try to) keep clean while the world embraces mess.
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor
A war docudrama bent on accuracy that raises questions about morality and reminds us about sacrifice.
The Problem With Trying On Atheism
The Problem With Trying On Atheism
We’re confused by one California pastor’s “year without God.”
Where Is God for the Suffering, Starving, and Freezing?
Where Is God for the Suffering, Starving, and Freezing?
How I finally recognized the Lord in a world of pain and distress.
Christians Can't Be Too Busy to Love Their Neighbors
Christians Can't Be Too Busy to Love Their Neighbors
Amid immigration reform efforts, taking God’s call to community more seriously and urgently.
Christian Intermingle: Can We Date Outside the Faith?
Christian Intermingle: Can We Date Outside the Faith?
Sometimes, it feels like God doesn’t have a match for you.
2013 Movie Picks: Alissa Wilkinson
2013 Movie Picks: Alissa Wilkinson
CT's chief film critic's picks, including a movie about the foster care system and one that takes on the Harry and Sally question.
2013 Movie Picks: Tim Wainwright
2013 Movie Picks: Tim Wainwright
A journey, a rom-com, a dark comedy, a thriller, a horror film, and a movie about Linda Lovelace.
2013 Movie Picks: Brett McCracken
2013 Movie Picks: Brett McCracken
Complex examinations of evil and movies about growing up.
Christianity Makes No Sense
Christianity Makes No Sense
And yet, I believe. Loving our creative God, embracing our paradoxical faith.
2013 Movie Picks: Kenneth R. Morefield
2013 Movie Picks: Kenneth R. Morefield
A tearjerker, an overlooked documentary, a feel-good film, and movies that make us stop and think.
2013 Movie Picks: Jackson Cuidon
2013 Movie Picks: Jackson Cuidon
Movies about family and coming of age, and one that will make you jump.
The Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement
The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement
In a culture that loves shock value, typical evangelicalism rarely makes news.
2013 Movie Picks: Nick Olson
2013 Movie Picks: Nick Olson
Movies that tell truth - about social history, relationships, and more - through documentary, animation, biography, and fiction.

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God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
Don’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good.