March (Web-only) 2014

The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big Deal
The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big Deal
Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals.
Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame?
Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame?
Rick Warren confronts one more "last taboo."
When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details
When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details
In a wave of books for modern moms, Gloria Furman’s gospel meditations offer a simple goal.
The Quick Take for March 28, 2014
'Noah' is out, movies about brothers, and more in the Quick Take.
Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving Dangerously
Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving Dangerously
One year after the suicide of her son, she shares her story of grief, mystery, and hope.
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Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'
Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'
Five things Gwyneth Paltrow's announcement gets wrong about relationships.
Noah
Noah
After a flood of reviews and controversy, it's finally here. So should you see it?
God Used Me to Stop a School Shooter
God Used Me to Stop a School Shooter
Antoinette Tuff, the steady voice who famously talked down an armed intruder, speaks out about her faith.
How to Love a Drunk
How to Love a Drunk
A story of addiction, healing, and grace
The Genesis of 'Noah'
The Genesis of 'Noah'
Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster is hardly the first big-screen adaptation of the story. How does it compare to the others?
World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
(UPDATED) President Richard Stearns: 'Certain beliefs are so core to our Trinitarian faith that we must take a strong stand on those beliefs.'
Freed for Evangelism: The Story of Former Slave Amanda Berry Smith
Freed for Evangelism: The Story of Former Slave Amanda Berry Smith
God uses us even when we lack confidence in our influence.
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted
The Muppets have always been about family - and this movie makes it clear what holds them together.
The View from the Religious Middle
The View from the Religious Middle
How can we oppose injustice without acting like the sky is falling?
Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah'
Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah'
Raised culturally Jewish, the independent filmmaker has created a midrash for the big screen.
World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages
(UPDATED) Controversial decision reversed days after president Richard Stearns explains change is a symbol of Christian ‘unity’ not ‘compromise.’
What I Saw When I Gave Up Mirrors for Lent
What I Saw When I Gave Up Mirrors for Lent
A reflection on fasting from my reflection.
Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith
Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith
When a Swedish pastor’s conversion made recent news, I remembered my own draw to the church.
The Quick Take for March 21, 2014
What are critics saying about 'God's Not Dead'? Find out, along with streaming picks and more in this week's cheat sheet.
Divergent
Divergent
It's a good-enough story with an excellent cast, but it misses its greatest opportunities.
The Gospel of Interracial Marriage
The Gospel of Interracial Marriage
How unity in Christ should overcome our segregated pews and segregated dating lives.
The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of
The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of
Hannah More shows us what happens when Christians focus on world-changing instead of in-fighting.
How I Stopped Being a Happiness Skeptic
How I Stopped Being a Happiness Skeptic
Even our fleeting moments of bliss are worth celebrating.
SXSW 2014—Day 9: The Winding Stream; Wicker Kittens; Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater; Two Step
SXSW 2014—Day 9: The Winding Stream; Wicker Kittens; Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater; Two Step
We wrap out a week of coverage with films that are the kind of stuff you will like if you like that kind of stuff.
When a Stay-At-Home Mom Needs Hired Help
When a Stay-At-Home Mom Needs Hired Help
Three kids, no job, and a nanny: Choosing humility instead of doing it all.
SXSW 2014—Day 8: Vessel
SXSW 2014—Day 8: Vessel
A documentary raises an important question: when it comes to abortion, shouldn’t we all choose our words carefully?
The Quick Take for March 14, 2014
The Quick Take for March 14, 2014
Great Netflix picks, reports from Sundance, a documentary narrated by Natalie Grant, and more.
SXSW 2014—Day 7: Break Point; I Believe in Unicorns; Joe
SXSW 2014—Day 7: Break Point; I Believe in Unicorns; Joe
Suffer the little children.
Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?
Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?
After his father’s recent remarks, Christians are challenged to remember the value of every life.
Le Week-End
Le Week-End
Coming to terms with a lifetime of choices and commitments in the City of Love.
SXSW 2014—Day 6: Fort Tilden; The Great Invisible
SXSW 2014—Day 6: Fort Tilden; The Great Invisible
Who says juries never make mistakes?
Enough About the B-Word
Enough About the B-Word
Sorry Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg, we’ve got bigger problems than “bossy.”
SXSW 2014—Day 5: DamNation; The Possibilities are Endless; Housebound; Beyond Clueless
SXSW 2014—Day 5: DamNation; The Possibilities are Endless; Housebound; Beyond Clueless
An environmental documentary stands out as the film festival reaches the halfway point.
Social Activism Before Social Media
Social Activism Before Social Media
Passionate Christian leader Nellie McClung spoke out against indignity at every level.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Our resident kid critics take on the story of a dog and his boy.
SXSW 2014—Day 4: Beginning with The End; Silicon Valley; A Night in Old Mexico; Cesar Chavez; Participant Films Session
SXSW 2014—Day 4: Beginning with The End; Silicon Valley; A Night in Old Mexico; Cesar Chavez; Participant Films Session
An uplifting doc about hospice, thinking about film for social change, Robert Duvall, and a TV pilot from the 'Office Space' director.
Mourning the Death of a Church
Mourning the Death of a Church
How our congregation found resurrection and hope at the end of its life.
Raised in a Christian Cult
Raised in a Christian Cult
‘Girl at the End of the World’ adds to an important line of ex-fundamentalist survivor stories.
The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises
Miyazaki's farewell film is above all an elegy for the impermanence of beauty, art, love, and ultimately life itself.
SXSW 2014—Day 3: Cumbres (Heights); Shorts
SXSW 2014—Day 3: Cumbres (Heights); Shorts
A road trip movie and a collection of short films.
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
A long time ago, we used to be friends . . .
Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul
Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul
Our need for a more robust Christian theology of medicine.
SXSW 2014—Day 2: She's Lost Control; Only Lovers Left Alive
SXSW 2014—Day 2: She's Lost Control; Only Lovers Left Alive
A pair of well-made films with limited commercial appeal.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson's latest is a feat of filmmaking, a formally-interesting movie that's also deeply meaningful.
SXSW 2014—Day 1: 'Chef'
SXSW 2014—Day 1: 'Chef'
Jon Favreau celebrates creativity in festival opener.
The Quick Take for March 7, 2014
The Quick Take for March 7, 2014
Streaming picks, critics on the weekend's movies, Veronica Mars is back, and more.
The Enduring Revival
The Enduring Revival
The 'Toronto Blessing' in 1994 was odd and controversial—but its benefits have lasted.
Son of God: Not Just Another Pretty Face
Son of God: Not Just Another Pretty Face
How Hollywood’s portrayals might actually teach us about God, if we look beyond appearances.
The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox
Two lonely people find one another in the most unexpected way.
If Love Runs Out
If Love Runs Out
Seeing my worth after my husband left
Our Brothers' Keepers: A Brokenhearted Black Woman Speaks Out
Our Brothers' Keepers: A Brokenhearted Black Woman Speaks Out
Watching the disproportionate fear and struggle faced by black men in America.
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When Science Comes to Church
Our churches are full of people who want to know more about science and faith. And those outside the church want to know even more.
The 160-Year Christian History Behind the Ukraine Crisis
The 160-Year Christian History Behind What's Happening in Ukraine
How we have misunderstood Russia, the Crimean Peninsula, and supposedly secular Europe.
Particle Fever
Particle Fever
Finding the "God particle" is fascinating business. And yes—matter matters.
Christian Women Need to Know Their History
Christian Women Need to Know Their History
By celebrating the stories of generations before us, we better understand our own.
America Does Not Live by Elite Consensus Alone
America Does Not Live by Elite Consensus Alone
After World War II, a small cluster of intellectuals determined our cultural values. George Marsden says we need more voices at the table.
Faith Upon a Fairy Tale
Faith Upon a Fairy Tale
There’s no shame in the childhood comfort of moral stories.
The Unfortunate Art of Female Self-Sabotage
The Unfortunate Art of Female Self-Sabotage
How women inadvertently undermine their own success.
Wes Anderson: King of Empathy
Wes Anderson: King of Empathy
The quirky director beckons us to sit, stop, and just listen.

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