August (Web-only) 2015

'Rectify' Shows Integrity in the Age of the Anti-Hero
'Rectify' Shows Integrity in the Age of the Anti-Hero
Why some critics are calling the Sundance TV series "true Christian art."
Oklahoma Wesleyan and Union U. Quit CCCU Over Same-Sex Marriage Moves
Oklahoma Wesleyan and Union U. Quit CCCU Over Same-Sex Marriage Moves
(UPDATED) In three weeks, council will decide status of Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College.
A Christian College President Falls
A Christian College President Falls
Video of apparent affair surfaces as Christian higher education leaders are debating sexual ethics standards.
What Kind of Faith Helped People Survive Hurricane Katrina?
What Kind of Faith Helped People Survive Hurricane Katrina?
A key predictor of resilience is a person's actively engaged faith. There's more to it than just being 'religious.'
The Difficulty (and Beauty) of Vulnerability
The Difficulty (and Beauty) of Vulnerability
Openness in personal relationships can bring pain, but it also offers unrivaled love and support.
Persecuted, Abused, Displaced: The Christian Women Who Somehow Still Stand Strong
Persecuted, Abused, Displaced: The Christian Women Who Somehow Still Stand Strong
A religious freedom advocate looks at the factors that keep faith communities resilient in conflict.
Who Does the Screenwriter Say That I Am?
Lazy Writing, Cheap Restoration
Christian films like 'War Room' are getting better, but they still lag in quality in one important area.
Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff
Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff
David Platt: International Mission Board overspent $210 million over last 6 years.
Sinister 2
Sinister 2
A bloody roller coaster with unappealing hills and underwhelming drops.
New School Year Starts, Many Seminarians Stay Put
A New School Year Starts, and Many Seminarians Are Staying Put
More students are choosing schools for geographical convenience rather than theological affinity, says seminary president.
America’s Reading Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think
America’s Reading Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think
A teacher's plea for the church to give the gift of literacy.
Humbled By Motherhood
Humbled By Motherhood
I thought starting a nonprofit was hard. Then I had a baby.
You Are How Much You Work
You Are How Much You Work
Amazon, Google, and the troubling push for productivity at all costs.
Mistress America
Mistress America
Director Noah Baumbach returns to the promises and complexities of female friendship.
Common Core Meets VBS
Common Core Meets VBS
Louisville school officials and churches team up to help kids avoid the "Summer Slump."
God Doesn’t Need You to Go Viral
God Doesn’t Need You to Go Viral
Christian vloggers walk a fine line between sharing Christ and selling themselves.
Top Spin
Top Spin
An engaging documentary about three likable teens chasing their Olympic ping-pong dreams.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves
A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.
Our Plates Runneth Over
Our Plates Runneth Over
For the sake of the church, its mission, and our health, it’s time to talk about our diets.
Can My Marriage Win Over My Past?
Can My Marriage Win Over My Past?
After years in an unhealthy sexual relationship, enjoying intimacy in marriage is a daily battle.
Raising Jesus Kids
Raising Jesus Kids
Hint: It's not about having all the right answers.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Style trumps plot in this homage to 1960s espionage—as it should.
Why Don’t They See the Miracle?
Why Don’t They See the Miracle?
Pro-lifers: Let your stories shake the world’s failed imagination.
Judging Who Is Worthy—and Who Is Not
Judging Who Is Worthy—and Who Is Not
Exploring grace and merit in reality TV’s "The Briefcase."
 No More Love for Christian Author’s Holocaust Romance
No More Love for Christian Author’s Holocaust Romance
For such a book as this: An acclaimed retelling of Esther with a Nazi hero raises controversy and questions.
Trying to Be All Things to All Women
Trying to Be All Things to All Women
My Christian Life, Part 3: The Feminist Phase
Long Way from Home: The Housing Crisis Lingers On
Long Way from Home: The Housing Crisis Lingers On
The painful effects of foreclosure and short sale stay with us.
Annoying Christians, Intriguing Messiah
Annoying Christians, Intriguing Messiah
My Christian Life, Part 2: The Psychology Phase
The Church's 'Intersex' Challenge
The Church's 'Intersex' Challenge
How should we respond to those who don’t seem to have been created male or female?
For the Single Mom Who Feels Invisible
For the Single Mom Who Feels Invisible
We see you, and we want to help.
The Gift
The Gift
Shouldn’t a thriller be a little more . . . thrilling?
I Called Out Ben Carson on His ‘Siamese Twins’ Line
I Called Out Ben Carson on His ‘Siamese Twins’ Line
Thanks to Facebook, one mom received an unexpected response.
Education Can Build Our Faith
Education Can Build Our Faith
We have been called to love the Lord with all of our mind, and education helps us do it.
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Conflicting Thoughts of Grace
Conflicting Thoughts of Grace
My Christian Life, Part 1: The Formative Phase
Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance.
What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing Home
What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing Home
We found some new VBS students: My grandmother and her friends.
Why Some Churches Put a Price on VBS
Why Some Churches Put a Price on VBS
Charge nothing and overbooked families don’t show; charge too much and you price-out the people you’re trying to reach.
Ricki and the Flash
Ricki and the Flash
In which Rick Springfield outshines Meryl Streep, and Jonathan Demme finally directs a dud.
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four
We've given up hope, entirely. Maybe that's okay.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Good, innocent fun with a bunch of hilarious and fluffy sheep made by the creators of 'Wallace and Gromit.'
Dark Places
Dark Places
A movie by the author of 'Gone Girl' tells a flimsy mystery story instead of a tale of forgiving yourself.
My Weird Childhood Faith Isn’t So Weird Anymore
My Weird Childhood Faith Isn’t So Weird Anymore
Witnessing Christianity’s shift over the charismatic church.
Pope's Creation Teachings Nothing New for Francis Schaeffer Fans
Pope's Creation Teachings Nothing New for Francis Schaeffer Fans
Two works on environmental care, 45 years apart, show what evangelicals and Catholics can agree on.
The Aftermath of Abuse
The Aftermath of Abuse
Recovering from sexual assault is possible.
Are We Putting Too Much Faith in Video?
Are We Putting Too Much Faith in Video?
What you see isn't all you get.
How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire
How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire
When religious liberty and billions of dollars for the poor and oppressed are threatened.
First Female Coach Enters the ‘Man’s World’ of the NFL
First Female Coach Enters the ‘Man’s World’ of the NFL
Welcome to the big leagues, Jen Welter.

Top Story October 27, 2020

Will Peace with Israel Secure Sudan’s Religious Freedom?
Will $335 Million Peace with Israel Secure Sudan’s Religious Freedom?
Sudanese religious leaders and American human rights experts examine the latest and symbolically powerful Arab normalization agreement with the Jewish state.