May (Web-only) 2014

The Quick Take for May 30, 2014
The Quick Take for May 30, 2014
Watch Star Trek on your TV or computer, the critics’ take on the newest Christian-themed comedy, and more in this week’s Quick Take.
Maleficent
Maleficent
She’s not bad, she was just drawn that way.
An Open Letter to Male Virgins
An Open Letter to Male Virgins
Despite what society says, our identity does not rely on our sexual status.
Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice
Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice
After a childhood encounter with terrorists, hip-hop artist raps for religious freedom.
Giving Thanks for Gratitude
Giving Thanks for Gratitude
Peter Leithart explores the history of a virtue with revolutionary social potential.
Real Transformation Happens When?
Real Transformation Happens When?
In the TGC/Tullian Tchividjian dustup, I’m not hearing much about a key part of the gospel.
More Guns, More Shootings?
More Guns, More Shootings?
As a Christian, I worry about an increasingly armed America.
Night Moves
Night Moves
The wages of sin is death, but sometimes that's not what you were expecting.
The Immigrant
The Immigrant
An old-school melodrama about faith, family and the American dream.
Are Mormons More Christian Than We Think?
Are Mormons More Christian Than We Think?
Stephen Webb asks whether Latter-day theology sheds new light on familiar beliefs.
Crowder Goes Hog Wild
Crowder Goes Hog Wild
"Neon Steeple" is a throwback and a step forward at the same time.
Female and Made in My Father's Image
Female and Made in My Father's Image
Just because I’m a “she” doesn’t mean the Creator I reflect has to be.
The Difference Dallas Willard Makes
The Difference Dallas Willard Makes
How his focus on Christlike transformation can enrich evangelical faith.
On TV, How Dark Is Too Dark?
On TV, How Dark Is Too Dark?
Game of Thrones puts evil at its forefront.
The Quick Take for May 23, 2014
The Quick Take for May 23, 2014
Looking for something to watch this weekend? That, and more, in this week's Quick Take.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The latest installment's failure to actually focus on its characters is a giant, ironic misstep.
Would You Share the Gospel with Hitler's Worst Henchmen?
Would You Share the Gospel with Hitler's Worst Henchmen?
Meet Henry Gerecke, the American chaplain who embodied Christ’s mission to seek the lost, no matter how loathsome.
ida
Ida
A beautifully shot Polish film that won't leave you for a while after the credits roll.
Daddy Dearest: How Purity Culture Can Turn Fathers into Idols
Daddy Dearest: How Purity Culture Can Turn Fathers into Idols
Our pledges belong to the Heavenly Father, not our earthly ones.
Ethnic Violence Kills 10,000—and It Gets Even Worse in South Sudan
Ethnic Violence Kills 10,000—and It Gets Even Worse in South Sudan
The nation that evangelicals helped to create may lose 50,000 children to starvation by December 31.
Duggar Girls Talk Dating, Big Families, and Reality TV
Duggar Girls Talk Dating, Big Families, and Reality TV
A Q&A with the oldest sisters of America’s favorite quiverfull clan.
Seeing Jesus Through Doubting Eyes
Seeing Jesus Through Doubting Eyes
What can we learn about our Savior—and ourselves—from biblical figures who “got him wrong”?
We Are Not Generic
We Are Not Generic
Racial stereotypes defy our core Christian beliefs.
Who You Calling Brusque?
Who You Calling Brusque?
Speak boldly and carry a red pen: A fellow female editor on Jill Abramson's firing
NRB Forces Out WaterBrook Multnomah Over Sister Imprint's 'Gay Christian' Book
NRB Forces Out WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers Over Sister Imprint's 'Gay Christian' Book
Member employees can't work on 'unbiblical material, regardless of the label.'
Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships
Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships
We relate to the opposite sex in the best source of community we know, the church.
Godzilla
Godzilla
You thought you knew what to expect, but you probably weren't expecting this.
Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm
Disney’s latest sports flick is one of the best feel-good baseball movies in years.
Double-Bound: How Immigration Law Can Trap Trafficking Victims
Double-Bound: How Immigration Law Can Trap Trafficking Victims
An attorney’s insight on the complicated legal setting for domestic trafficking.
Locke
Locke
Tom Hardy's one man show explores a lot about contemporary masculinity.
Not What I Expected
Not What I Expected
Along with my baby came another new arrival: postpartum depression.
Silicon Valley
The New Masters of the Universe
The HBO Show 'Silicon Valley' deftly pops through the bubbles of arrogance in the new tech economy.
We'd Rather You Sin at Home
We'd Rather You Sin at Home
Christian parents and the drinking-age debate.
Not All Older Christians Want to Be Your Mentor
Not All Older Christians Want to Be Your Mentor
How I grew to see mentorship as an honor rather than a burden.
Mother's Day Goes Fair Trade
Mother's Day Goes Fair Trade
Christian-founded line of handcrafted products makes its way to Wal-Mart.
Why Everything Looks Like Jesus
Why Everything Looks Like Jesus
Images of Jesus are everywhere, under 45 tons of rubble and on pieces of toast. New research tells why.
How Farm Life Taught Our Kids About Death
How Farm Life Taught Our Kids About Death
And what their understanding taught us in return.
Family Planning Through a Global Lens
Family Planning Through a Global Lens
The developing world requires us to look at contraception as a pro-life cause.
Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?
Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?
Canon Andrew White lives dangerously for God. Why we need more leaders like him.
Andrew White: Being Jesus in the Kill Zone
Andrew White: Being Jesus in the Kill Zone
Amid Baghdad’s daily carnage, 2014 Wilberforce Award winner models reconciliation to Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
What Happened to Wedding Vows?
What Happened to Wedding Vows?
Marriage requires a stronger foundation than just cutesy promises.
Why I'm Not Cheering Today's Supreme Court Prayer Decision
Why I'm Not Cheering Today's Supreme Court Prayer Decision
Be careful what you pray for, warns a constitutional law scholar.
Why We Pray Before Public Meetings (and Let Pagans Do, Too)
Why We Pray Before Public Meetings (and Let Pagans Do, Too)
Are invocations worth it if it means city leaders will bow for false gods?
Why George Clooney's Engagement Is Worth Celebrating
Why George Clooney's Engagement Is Worth Celebrating
I typically hate celebrity news. So why am I so happy for him?
Walk of Shame
Walk of Shame
It takes more than one funny idea to make a comedy.
Maybe Jesus Wants Us to Get Things Done
Maybe Jesus Wants Us to Get Things Done
Discovering women’s place in the time management conversation.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.

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Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
How inner transformation shapes outward proclamation.