September (Web-only) 2014

The Theory of Everything
The Theory of EverythingSubscriber Access Only
A heartbreaking work of super-duper staggering genius.
The Softer Face of Calvinism
The Softer Face of CalvinismSubscriber Access Only
Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp.
The Boomerang Effect
The Boomerang EffectSubscriber Access Only
The generation of the 'silent exodus' has now started coming back.
The Many Models of the Asian American Church
The Many Models of the Asian American ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Once largely monocultural, Asian Americans' churches are now as diverse as the country they call home.
Powers in the Hood
Powers in the HoodSubscriber Access Only
It takes more than good intentions to do urban ministry—it requires spiritual armor.
From Midriffs to Social Media: Parenting Teen Girls in the 21st Century
From Midriffs to Social Media: Parenting Teen Girls in the 21st CenturySubscriber Access Only
Don’t let the topic fool you. ‘Enough’ is full of substance and wisdom.
Christine Caine, Liberty University to Launch ‘Lean In’-Type Program for Christian Women
Christine Caine, Liberty University to Launch ‘Lean In’-Type Program for Christian WomenSubscriber Access Only
Propel calls on the church to equip and validate working women.
The Bible Is More Than a 'Mystery'
The Bible Is More Than a 'Mystery'Subscriber Access Only
Peter Enns makes the case that Scripture doesn't tell us everything. So does it tell us anything?
The Streaming Roundup
The Streaming RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Get caught up on shows before their season premieres, or argue over “How I Met Your Mother” all over again.
The News Roundup
The News RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Listen to the "Gone Girl" soundtrack, the "Django" sequel, "Big Brother," and more.
The Critics Roundup: 'Gotham' and 'The Skeleton Twins'
The Critics Roundup: 'Gotham' and 'The Skeleton Twins'Subscriber Access Only
The movies and your TV screen just got a little bit darker.
Careful What You Click For
Careful What You Click ForSubscriber Access Only
A call to steward our page views well.
Believe Me
Believe MeSubscriber Access Only
Christian satire is hard to do well, especially in a movie. But this one gets it right.
The Right Way to Think About Giving to the Poor
The Right Way to Think About Giving to the PoorSubscriber Access Only
Theologian Gary Anderson shows how acts of charity embody faith in the goodness of God and his creation.
To Have and to Hold, In Hardship and Unhappiness
To Have and to Hold, In Hardship and UnhappinessSubscriber Access Only
Having faith in marriage, for the long haul.
A Tale of Two Political Dramas
A Tale of Two Political DramasSubscriber Access Only
There's something vital about 'Madam Secretary' and 'Scandal,' and we can't afford to miss it.
All Men Should Be Farmers
All Men Should Be FarmersSubscriber Access Only
A satirical take on Christian gender roles.
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Forgiving Our Fathers and MothersSubscriber Access Only
When our deepest hurts come from those closest to us
The Maze Runner
The Maze RunnerSubscriber Access Only
A copycat of a copycat, and not a good one.
New York Film Festival: 'Goodbye to Language' and 'Hill of Freedom'
New York Film Festival: 'Goodbye to Language' and 'Hill of Freedom'Subscriber Access Only
Two films that bend the rules of cinema.
Revisiting (a Disturbing) 'Carousel'
Revisiting (a Disturbing) 'Carousel'Subscriber Access Only
Apparently, if you love someone enough to let him beat you, you’ll never walk alone?
My Non-Christian Best Friend
My Non-Christian Best FriendSubscriber Access Only
How a pair of interfaith friends acknowledge their differences and still love one another.
Oy With the Poodles Already
Oy With the Poodles AlreadySubscriber Access Only
With its Netflix debut imminent, it's time to talk about "Gilmore Girls."
When Missions Opportunities Aren’t Pretty
When Missions Opportunities Aren’t PrettySubscriber Access Only
The topics that make us uncomfortable can spur the church to action.
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave YouSubscriber Access Only
Watch anything else. Anything.
Third Culture
Third CultureSubscriber Access Only
Faith...from the hyphenated point of view
Why I Celebrate Black History Month
Why I Celebrate Black History MonthSubscriber Access Only
Black history month is not just for black people. It's for all people.
Shelve Your Passions
Shelve Your PassionsSubscriber Access Only
Passion is a wonderful thing. But it should not be the sole means by which we discern calling.
Why Pastors Don't Get Political
Why Pastors Don't Get PoliticalSubscriber Access Only
Pastors often loathe to weigh in on controversial topics. There are reasons.
Why A Little Denomination Hopping Is Not A Bad Thing
Why A Little Denomination Hopping Is Not A Bad ThingSubscriber Access Only
Although sometimes frowned upon, experience with other Christian traditions may be just what we need right now.
A Letter For My Son
A Letter For My SonSubscriber Access Only
A letter to my son, who is a testament to God's wild goodness
Why I Stopped Hating Christian Music
Why I Stopped Hating Christian MusicSubscriber Access Only
It's easy to hate on Christian music, but Christian musicians often find themselves in impossible terrain.
The Streaming Roundup
The Streaming RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Veggie Tales, quirky romance, artistic Polish films, and more.
The News Roundup
The News RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Another 'Mockingjay' trailer, 'Ben-Hur' casting news, and more.
The Critics Roundup: "The Remaining" and "No Good Deed"
The Critics Roundup: "The Remaining" and "No Good Deed"Subscriber Access Only
Two thrillers that don’t quite hit the mark.
Sponsor Content PostRaising Our Standards
Raising Our Standards
It's time to improve education in America.
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Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?Subscriber Access Only
That's the mystery the Gender Parity Project, whose results debut this weekend, sets out to solve.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the TombstonesSubscriber Access Only
A potentially great Liam Neeson vehicle gets marred by some very poor taste.
The Song
The SongSubscriber Access Only
A film that re-imagines the story of Solomon with uncommon artistic integrity.
Memoir in the Me-Generation
Memoir in the Me-GenerationSubscriber Access Only
How social media helps us tell our stories.
Slammed in the Spirit
Slammed in the SpiritSubscriber Access Only
Hope for a Christian blogosphere that focuses more on God than each other.
The Strange Legacy of Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg
The Strange Legacy of Theologian Wolfhart PannenbergSubscriber Access Only
He vehemently defended the Resurrection but denied the Virgin Birth. He was hugely influential but leaves few disciples. What you need to know about the German giant who died this month.
Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.
Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.Subscriber Access Only
Christian private school graduates are just as engaged in their communities as their public school peers—if not more.
Strong Performances Highlight TIFF 2014
Strong Performances Highlight TIFF 2014Subscriber Access Only
The six stars who shined brightest at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
Ian and Larissa Murphy: Trusting God through Traumatic Brain Injury
Ian and Larissa Murphy: Trusting God through Traumatic Brain InjurySubscriber Access Only
A viral video made their marriage famous, and now, their story continues.
Diversity in the Dorm Room
Diversity in the Dorm RoomSubscriber Access Only
How college roommates teach us about race, culture, and ourselves.
How I Got 'Dead Poets Society' Wrong
How I Got 'Dead Poets Society' WrongSubscriber Access Only
And how a great professor changed my mind.
The Heart of the Gendercide Problem
The Heart of the Gendercide ProblemSubscriber Access Only
What the church can do to address the issues underlying global violence against women.
The Drop
The DropSubscriber Access Only
Heaven and hell, redemption and damnation, all in the seedy Brooklyn bar underworld.
The News Roundup
The News RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Two congressmen are stranded on an island together. What happens next?
The Streaming Roundup
The Streaming RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Ladies rule the roost in this week's picks for watching at home.
The Critics Roundup: "The November Man" and "The Congress"
The Critics Roundup: "The November Man" and "The Congress"Subscriber Access Only
What the critics are saying about Pierce Brosnan’s return to the silver spy screen and Robin Wright’s animated political flick.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: ThemSubscriber Access Only
All the lonely people, though not enough of either of them.
 Jesus Loves the Little Children… But I Don’t
Jesus Loves the Little Children… But I Don’t Subscriber Access Only
A childless millennial’s quest to become a “kid person.”
Life Lessons From Zombies
Life Lessons From ZombiesSubscriber Access Only
The undead can teach us a lot about ourselves, says a writer from SyFy’s new 'Z Nation.'
Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile?
Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile?Subscriber Access Only
Throwing off - and chasing after - childish things.
Bringing Booty Back
Bringing Booty BackSubscriber Access Only
Finding the right reasons for self-acceptance amid a body-positive music boom.
Two Days, One Night
Two Days, One NightSubscriber Access Only
Sometimes you do know what you have before it’s gone. This is what greatness looks like.
Ray Rice’s Domestic Abuse Saga: Why Not Leave Him?
Ray Rice’s Domestic Abuse Saga: Why Not Leave Him?Subscriber Access Only
Questioning the victim takes focus away from the real problem: the abuse.
'The Leftovers': A Day of Destruction
'The Leftovers': A Day of DestructionSubscriber Access Only
The post-Rapture show's first season ends with a bang, a whimper, and the question of the ages.
Feed Your Enemies
Feed Your EnemiesSubscriber Access Only
A scriptural call to overcome our divisive instincts.
Single, Christian, and a Child of Divorce
Single, Christian, and a Child of DivorceSubscriber Access Only
The church’s role in restoring a healthy view of marriage and family.
The Streaming Roundup
The Streaming RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
The News Roundup
The News RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Particularly dismal box office news, another John Green adaptation, and more.
The Lie Poverty Tells Us
The Lie Poverty Tells UsSubscriber Access Only
It’s hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus.
SpeakingSubscriber Access Only
Blindsided By GodSubscriber Access Only
The Critics Roundup: "If I Stay" and "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For"
The Critics Roundup: "If I Stay" and "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For"Subscriber Access Only
What the critics are saying.
The Identical
The IdenticalSubscriber Access Only
A faith-based film with good music. And little else.
Christians, Are You Ready For Some Football?
Christians, Are You Ready For Some Football?Subscriber Access Only
Another season, another round of football debates.

Top Story August 5, 2020

12 Beirut Ministries Respond to Lebanon Explosion
12 Beirut Ministries Respond to Lebanon Explosion
Evangelical leaders describe the damage, how Christians are helping, and the need for a hope beyond politics.