November (Web-only) 2014

Faith and Work: Your Story Here
Faith and Work: Your Story Here
Only an abundance of stories can do justice to Scripture's vision of vocation. We need yours.
Stockpiling Treasures in My Junk Closet
Stockpiling Treasures in My Junk Closet
How I got rid of 1,000 things and finally found shalom.
Full Bellies, Thankful Hearts
Full Bellies, Thankful Hearts
God designed your stomach and your heart to be intimately connected.
Thanks For the Shibboleth
Thanks For the Shibboleth
It's a 'West Wing' episode worth revisiting on Thanksgiving.
Living a Color-Conscious Life
Living a Color-Conscious Life
I have a dream—that we can work toward racial justice together by tearing down the walls of colorblindness.
America the Beautiful, America the Violent
America the Beautiful, America the Violent
Ferguson may be about race, but it is also about violence. And we should have something to say about both.
Even on Thanksgiving, It’s Okay to Ask for More
Even on Thanksgiving, It’s Okay to Ask for More
How our requests to God can actually fuel our gratefulness.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch makes even the invention of the computer into compelling cinema.
Waiting on Thankfulness
Waiting on Thankfulness
How God works in us during times when we can’t muster gratitude.
Why 'The Hunger Games' Is About Racism
Why 'The Hunger Games' Is About Racism
And why it may give us a way to talk about what that means today.
The Streaming Roundup: The Oscars Are Coming

The Streaming Roundup: The Oscars Are Coming

Plenty of contenders to watch over the holiday weekend.
The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation
The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation
How our language would change if we heard more from adoptees.
The News Roundup: Bill Cosby, New Trailers, and 'Better Call Saul'
The News Roundup: Bill Cosby, New Trailers, and 'Better Call Saul'
Plus Sony ditches the Steve Jobs movie and picks up ‘1984.’
The Critics Roundup: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘Beyond the Lights’
The Critics Roundup: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘Beyond the Lights’
The critics are divided on a long-awaited sequel and a tale of pop stardom.
Forming a Society Worthy of Humans
Forming a Society Worthy of Humans
Robert Sirico says that in order to get economics right, we must first understand what it means to be human.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
Why are we supposed to hate this movie?
The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids
The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids
Why doing it all alone isn’t the best (or most biblical) parenting strategy.
Asking 'Why Me, God?' But in a Different Way
Asking 'Why Me, God?' But in a Different Way
The question "Why me, God?" can be a lament, but also an expression of gratitude.
What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status
What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status
Amid the confusion over immigration laws, here are five things you should know.
Over 25,000 Ebola Orphans at Risk
Over 25,000 Ebola Orphans at Risk
Churches join effort to care for vulnerable children who have lost one or both parents in West Africa.
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?
How God multiplies our loves and passions.
Grace for Our Doubts
Grace for Our Doubts
Author Micha Boyett believes questioning can be an act of faith
Tragedy, Tradition, and Opportunity in the Homosexuality Debate
Tragedy, Tradition, and Opportunity in the Homosexuality Debate
We need a better approach to the traditional biblical ethic on sexuality.
The Christian Editor Behind the South's Sweetest Wedding Mag
The Christian Editor Behind the South's Sweetest Wedding Mag
Talking perfectionism, marriage, and faith with entrepreneur and new author Lara Casey.
The Holy Land's Hold on the Christian Imagination
The Holy Land's Hold on the Christian Imagination
A scholar gets inside the motivations of American believers making the pilgrimage to Israel.
‘Jane the Virgin’ Pokes Serious Holes Through Our Reasons to Wait
‘Jane the Virgin’ Pokes Serious Holes Through Our Reasons to Wait
What a goofy CW comedy gets right about abstinence.
What 'Rosewater' Says About Principled Pluralism
What 'Rosewater' Says About Principled Pluralism
Religious conviction, untempered by dissent, can harden into oppressive ideology.
Porn and the Singleness Panic
Porn and the Singleness Panic
Why the state of marriage doesn’t mean we lower our standards.
Rosewater
Rosewater
Jon Stewart’s directorial debut tackles torture and “truthiness” in contemporary Iran.
Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher
The spectacular third feature from "Moneyball" and "Capote" director - but not a sports movie.
A Survey Can Make You Less Moral
A Survey Can Make You Less Moral
What behavioral economics has to do with scary statistics.
Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at Target
Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at Target
How the fear of being ‘basic’ relates to ordinary Christian faithfulness.
No Such Thing As Convenient Christianity
No Such Thing As Convenient Christianity
Convenience is deeply engrained in American life. But it has no place in the life of faith.
Absolutely, 'Interstellar' Is a (r)eligious Movie
Absolutely, 'Interstellar' Is a (r)eligious Movie
And that's across all its dimensions.
'The Problems Between Our Countries Are Between Politicians, Not Christians'
'The Problems Between Our Countries Are Between Politicians, Not Christians'
Russian Christian leaders on Crimea, what Putin likes about Protestants, and evangelizing with Americans.
Before There Was Billy Graham, There Was…
Before There Was Billy Graham, There Was…
George Whitefield was once the most famous man in America. Historian Thomas Kidd explains why the celebrity evangelist shouldn’t be forgotten.
Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths
Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths
Our call to rally against persecution extends beyond the church.
Humility at the Altar
Humility at the Altar
None of us are truly good enough for communion—but maybe that’s the point.
The Critics Roundup: “Before I Go to Sleep” and “Laggies”
The Critics Roundup: “Before I Go to Sleep” and “Laggies”
Two films about forgetting and forgoing.
Great Stories – But Are They True?
Great Stories – But Are They True?
Two documentaries at 2014 Virginia Film Festival explore mythmaking.
Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever
Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever
Seeing God’s design in blighted neighborhoods.
Lessons from the Church of Satan
Lessons from the Church of Satan
The films they recommend aren't about Satan, for starters.
The News Roundup: Toy Story 4, Book of Acts, and 5th Graders
The News Roundup: Toy Story 4, Book of Acts, and 5th Graders
Sequels and reboots galore.
The Streaming Roundup: Evil, Apocalypse, and "Princess Diaries 2"
The Streaming Roundup: Evil, Apocalypse, and "Princess Diaries 2"
Plus a lot of good stuff on Netflix this month.
Partner ContentCan Scientists and Evangelical Leaders Work Together?
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Can Scientists and Evangelical Leaders Work Together?
The Perceptions Project is bringing together two groups who rarely have a chance to meet.
Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups
Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups
How our exposure to minority voices can lead to greater shifts in the church.
Billy Graham: 96 and Still Preaching
Billy Graham: 96 and Still Preaching
His unprecedented ministry continues nearly 70 years later.
The Calvinist on the Bestseller List
The Calvinist on the Bestseller List
Marilynne Robinson’s rich, grace-filled prose strikes again.
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6
It's plenty of fun for kids, but it ends up being a good time without ever really being a good movie.
God in the Tornado
God in the Tornado
A documentary explores where God was in the midst of a very real tragedy: the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma.
Interstellar
Interstellar
A cinematic search for new homes in the heavens, with a secular, yet curiously devout vision of the cosmos.
God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy
God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy
Nine months can feel like a long, dark valley.
What It's Like to Be Third Culture, and Why It Matters to the Church
What It's Like to Be Third Culture, and Why It Matters to the Church
The cultural terrain immigrants must navigate is difficult, but is also a source of strength.
We Are Not Enough in Awe of God
We Are Not Enough in Awe of God
Why Eric Metaxas encourages a greater openness to miracles in everyday life.
When Death Calls
When Death Calls
In hospice ministry, I see death regularly. But this time, it was personal.
A Family Love Story
A Family Love Story
How one daughter adopted her parents
Vote Like the World Is Watching
Vote Like the World Is Watching
You may think your ballot doesn’t matter. The rest of the globe sees it differently.
Not All Vulnerability Is Brave
Not All Vulnerability Is Brave
We don’t have to expose our deepest secrets with every speech and blog post.

Top Story September 26, 2020

What Pastors See as the ‘New Normal’ for Preaching After the Pandemic
What Pastors See as the ‘New Normal’ for Preaching After the Pandemic
COVID-19’s ministry disruptions are generating lasting insights.