February (Web-only) 2015

The Critics’ Roundup: The Oscars and ‘Parks and Recreation’
The Critics’ Roundup: The Oscars and ‘Parks and Recreation’Subscriber Access Only
This week, people were bored by the Oscars and bid farewell to a beloved sitcom.
Focus
FocusSubscriber Access Only
Lies that lead to happy endings? It's the kind of con that only happens at the movies.
We Are More Than '21'
We Are More Than '21'Subscriber Access Only
The '21' showed us that despite our differences, we are one family in Christ.
Welcome to the Golden Age of Global Charity
Welcome to the Golden Age of Global CharitySubscriber Access Only
Thanks to innovations in accountability, poverty-fighting efforts are flourishing like never before.
McFarland, USA
McFarland, USASubscriber Access Only
Inspirational sports film mostly hits the mark. But they’ve got the wrong villain.
The Critics' Roundup: 'The Slap' and 'Kingsman'
The Critics' Roundup: 'The Slap' and 'Kingsman'Subscriber Access Only
The critics aren't in agreement about two twice-over remakes, one on TV and one at the movies.
Pagan Trash Or Provocative Treasure?
Pagan Trash Or Provocative Treasure?Subscriber Access Only
The History Channel’s 'Vikings' series has stirred debate among Christians.
A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual Improvement
A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual ImprovementSubscriber Access Only
Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness weren't about getting closer to God, either.
Piety in the #Ashtag Era
Piety in the #Ashtag EraSubscriber Access Only
Jesus never said, "When you give, make sure to use a hashtag to let other people know."
He Is Risen, so I Am Shriven
He Is Risen, so I Am ShrivenSubscriber Access Only
Recovering the meaning of Shrove Tuesday—and filling up on pancakes.
In Praise of Slow Opinions
In Praise of Slow OpinionsSubscriber Access Only
Come on, guys.
Dancing With Cancer
Dancing With CancerSubscriber Access Only
Suffering and joy are not mutually exclusive. God can be present in both. An excerpt from Peter's book.
Why Politics Still Matters
Why Politics Still MattersSubscriber Access Only
The temptation to withdraw is ever with us.
Not So Common Prayer—to a Not So Common God
Not So Common Prayer—to a Not So Common GodSubscriber Access Only
Our theology and practice of prayer are determined by our view of who God is.
The Gay Catholic Writer Who Changed My Life
The Gay Catholic Writer Who Changed My LifeSubscriber Access Only
Eve Tushnet taught me that living without sex doesn’t mean living without love.
Billy Graham, Evangelical Patriarch
Billy Graham, Evangelical PatriarchSubscriber Access Only
Ten ways the evangelist remade the movement and reshaped American Protestantism.
Islam: Inherently Violent or Peaceful?
Islam: Inherently Violent or Peaceful?Subscriber Access Only
Scholar Warren Larson has a surprising answer to this difficult question.
Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter AscendingSubscriber Access Only
An overstuffed response to the more fantastical instances of the Marvel franchise.
Is Billy Graham an Evangelical?
Is Billy Graham an Evangelical?Subscriber Access Only
Grant Wacker’s comprehensive portrait displays the tension between 'America’s pastor' and 'evangelicalism’s architect.'
Seventh Son
Seventh SonSubscriber Access Only
Isn’t it a little early to be rebooting 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'?
When You Don't Know What God Is Up To
When You Don't Know What God Is Up ToSubscriber Access Only
Sometimes all you need to know that a gift is good is to know Who gave it to you.
The Long Tail: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ and ‘Rocks in My Pockets’
The Long Tail: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ and ‘Rocks in My Pockets’Subscriber Access Only
Two documentaries that take an imaginative look at difficult issues: Vietnam and depression.
Why It Matters That the Exodus Really Happened
Why It Matters That the Exodus Really HappenedSubscriber Access Only
No less than Western law, the civil rights movement, and Christianity itself rest on the historicity of the biblical event.
Following Jesus through Cancer: A Final Conversation with Steve Hayner
Following Jesus through Cancer: A Final Conversation with Steve HaynerSubscriber Access Only
The former IVCF and Columbia Seminary president spoke with longtime friend Mark Labberton last fall.
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Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Six tangible ways congregations can shift their gatherings from me to us.