July (Web-only) 2015

To Kill a Predator
To Kill a Predator
What is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged?
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Saving the world—and a dark and bloated summer movie season—at the last possible second.
Meet the Filmmaker Exposing Planned Parenthood
Meet the Filmmaker Exposing Planned Parenthood
How a 26-year-old founded the undercover operation to take down the abortion giant.
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What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue
What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue
Full House actress: Let’s stop attacking each other with Bible verses.
The End of the Tour
The End of the Tour
In the David Foster Wallace biopic, the author's own words are the best part.
Pixels
Pixels
An insidious version of a “family friendly” movie that is a shameful artifact of nerd culture - and some recommendations for better ones.
Longing for a Watchman
Longing for a Watchman
Lessons on religion and racial justice from Harper Lee’s latest novel.
For Southern Baptists and GOP, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
For Southern Baptists and GOP, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Bush, Rubio interviews set at arena-sized missions conference, three months after Ben Carson controversy.
The Feminist Fight Against Abortion
The Feminist Fight Against Abortion
Hearing from the progressive and pro-woman Christians siding with life.
Amen to Women in Politics
Amen to Women in Politics
From a complementarian who celebrates female government leaders.
Franklin Graham’s Call to End Muslim Immigration Could Backfire
Franklin Graham’s Call to End Muslim Immigration Could Backfire
More churches only want to work with Christian refugees. But limits on Muslims could hurt Mideast Christians too.
Os Guinness: Welcome to the 'Grand Age of Apologetics'
Os Guinness: Welcome to the 'Grand Age of Apologetics'
With the era of 'Christian consensus' coming to a close, we have a fresh opportunity to make the gospel appealing.
Trusting the Church After Abuse
Trusting the Church After Abuse
How I found comfort in continuing the conversation.
Racial Reconciliation, Here and Now
Racial Reconciliation, Here and Now
We're one in Christ—let's live like it.
Sin Gone Viral
Sin Gone Viral
How Internet outrage hits deep.
'Inside Out' and Christian Sadness
'Inside Out' and Christian Sadness
The new Pixar film reminds us that sadness is often necessary.
How We Became Too Busy for Friends
How We Became Too Busy for Friends
Our surface-level relationships have social and spiritual consequences.
They Shall Know Us by Our Parties
They Shall Know Us by Our Parties
How I came to rethink the role of celebration in the Christian life.
5 Tips for Spotting Fake News
5 Tips for Spotting Fake News
How not to embarrass yourself or enable internet trolls.
Self/less
Self/less
None of the good parts of a sci-fi meet none of the good parts of an action movie.
Trainwreck
Trainwreck
Do you want to see the story of Hosea and Gomer remade as a raunchy sex comedy?
The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment
A retelling of the famous 1971 experiment that is still every bit as relevant today.
Ant-Man
Ant-Man
Ant-Man has all the right parts, but it's time for Marvel to start taking the issues it raises seriously.
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes
After over 250 appearances on screen, is there a point to telling yet another Sherlock Holmes story? Yes, there sure is.
Abortion Video Leads to Claims of Modern Day Grave Robbing
Abortion Video Leads to Claims of Modern Day Grave Robbing
Planned Parenthood exec discusses prices of fetal tissue over lunch.
Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to God
Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to God
A common-ground theology for single and married Christians.
American Girls and the Nine-Year-Olds Making History
American Girls and the Nine-Year-Olds Making History
A tribute to the dolls that shaped my childhood.
5 Reasons Why the Gospel of Jesus' Wife Is a Fake
5 Reasons Why the Gospel of Jesus' Wife Is a Fake
How other scholars and I verified the fragment's inauthenticity.
The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis
The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis
'Malestrom' author: When women flourish, men flourish too.
A Clash of Church and Cake
A Clash of Church and Cake
10 questions about the Oregon bakers fined $135K for not baking a same-sex wedding cake.
Minions
Minions
Is it better to go see this franchise entry than to sit in your living room as a family staring at your iPads?
When Assaulted by Rainbows
When Assaulted by Rainbows
Should Christians fight avatars with avatars?
Inside Out: Let Yourself Feel All the Feels
Inside Out: Let Yourself Feel All the Feels
Why Christians can embrace Disney-Pixar's affirmation of sadness.
Dwight Eisenhower, Billy Graham, and the Makers of American Civil Religion
Behind the Scenes with Dwight Eisenhower, Billy Graham, and the Makers of American Civil Religion
Kevin Kruse shows the surprising origins of “In God We Trust” and other mainstays of public piety.
Hope College and Belmont University to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses
Hope College and Belmont University to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses
Baylor, Fuller, Gordon, and other colleges affirm traditional sexual ethics.
Locked Up But Not Forgotten
Locked Up But Not Forgotten
The first step in caring for the prisoner: Remember.
Seeing Past ISIS
Seeing Past ISIS
Moving beyond fear-driven prejudice
I Left Islam to Follow Jesus
I Left Islam to Follow Jesus
God drew me to the truth—and used a middle school friend to point the way.
Your Family: Unplugged
Your Family: Unplugged
How to manage your kids’ screen time
How We Made Too Much of Gender
How We Made Too Much of Gender
Reclaiming an identity more meaningful than manhood or womanhood.
You Go, Smart Girls
You Go, Smart Girls
How Amy Poehler helps me praise the Lord.
Are There Christians Making Movies Down Under?
Are There Christians Making Movies Down Under?
There are, but they look a bit different—and Christians everywhere have something to learn.
Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years
Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years
Despite the headlines, marital scandals don’t define the church.
Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys
Once more into the time breach.
Blogging Truth to Power
Blogging Truth to Power
Why we listen to watchdogs and whistleblowers (from two of us who have been there)

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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.