March (Web-only) 2015

In Defense of 'Worldliness'
In Defense of 'Worldliness'
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying life on earth. But let Augustine offer a caution.
Ex Machina
Ex Machina
What if Ingmar Bergman had made 'Blade Runner'?
How We Die Ten Years After Terri Schiavo
How We Die Ten Years After Terri Schiavo
Debates on end-of-life decisions have changed dramatically in the past decade.
Do You Believe in Confirmation Bias?
Do You Believe in Confirmation Bias?
Reflections on the Christian movie echo chamber.
How to Destroy Your Pastor
How to Destroy Your Pastor
What threatens pastors most is not the attack that comes from outside the church, but the criticisms of cliques from within.
Kay Warren: No More Needless Deaths
Kay Warren: No More Needless Deaths
How maternal health initiatives keep families alive.
Faithful Compassion Over Gut Reaction
Faithful Compassion Over Gut Reaction
From anti-Semitism to Boko Haram: How faith, not emotions, sustains our attention to tragedy.
It Follows
It Follows
Terrifying and uncomfortable tale of teenagers in suburban Detroit—which is the point.
Home
Home
You'd be best off rewatching 'Lilo & Stitch.'
Muslim Actor: 'It's An Honor to Play Jesus'
Muslim Actor: 'It's An Honor to Play Jesus'
CT talks to Haaz Sleiman, who portrays Christ in 'Killing Jesus,' which airs this Sunday.
What Christianophobia Looks Like in America
What Christianophobia Looks Like in America
New Study: Champions of religious freedom tell Christians, 'Keep your faith to yourselves.'
The Selfishness of Digital Life ‘On Demand’
The Selfishness of Digital Life ‘On Demand’
Tips for helping teens (and ourselves) find balance in high tech world.
I’m Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the ‘Unbreakable’
I’m Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the ‘Unbreakable’
A cult survivor explains what a new sitcom gets right—and wrong—about life on the outside.
White God
White God
Visually surreal but thematically muddled, this festival favorite doesn’t quite live up to its hype.
While We're Young
While We're Young
An enjoyable reflection on aging and the awkward pursuit of relevance.
The (Sometimes Frustrating) Gift of Sex
The (Sometimes Frustrating) Gift of Sex
Dr. Juli Slattery believes there's hope for every marriage.
To the Ends of the Earth: Loving Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam
To the Ends of the Earth: Loving Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam
How God uses international ties to grow our compassion.
Asking the Insufficient Questions
Asking the Insufficient Questions
In some ways, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'God's Not Dead' aren't all that different.
Making Searchers of Us All
Making Searchers of Us All
Some movies, like 'Jauja,' invite us to go beyond narrative question and toward experience.
Remembering Kara Tippetts and Her ‘Mundane Faithfulness’
Remembering Kara Tippetts and Her ‘Mundane Faithfulness’
Christian mom and blogger saw God in her suffering.
Insurgent
Insurgent
It's fine to think you're the chosen one, but what if you never grow up?
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part Two
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part Two
What does it mean to be both a peacemaker and a parent at the same time? A guest post from Russell Jeung.
Ashley Judd and Sexism on the Sidelines
Ashley Judd and Sexism on the Sidelines
The frustrations of female sports fans.
The Gunman
The Gunman
A self-serious dud that doesn't take its audience seriously.
Serena
Serena
Not all recipes for surefire success pan out. This one sure didn't.
The Critics Roundup: ‘The Jinx’ Finale and ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
The Critics Roundup: ‘The Jinx’ Finale and ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
The finale that shocked a nation—and a filmmaker—and a comedy that shouldn’t work.
Postcard from SXSW #3: ‘Peace Officer’ and ‘Wild Horses’
Postcard from SXSW #3: ‘Peace Officer’ and ‘Wild Horses’
A documentary and a new film from Robert Duvall give look at the lives of law enforcement officers.
On These Tamales, I Will Build My Church
On These Tamales, I Will Build My Church
Celebrating the gifts Christian women bring to the table.
Lyle Schaller, Preeminent Church Consultant, Dies at 91
Lyle Schaller, Preeminent Church Consultant, Dies at 91
No one may have advised more churches in the 20th century. Mine was one.
Knit Your Way to a More Prayerful Life
Knit Your Way to a More Prayerful Life
Why we find comfort in blessed repetition.
Postcard from SXSW #2: 'Out to Win' and 'Raiders!'
Postcard from SXSW #2: 'Out to Win' and 'Raiders!'
Why do men make movies? To share a passion. Here's two from SXSW.
Build Families Not Baby Boxes
Build Families Not Baby Boxes
Adoption is far more complicated than a drop-off.
Choose Your Own Sexual Ethics Adventure
Choose Your Own Sexual Ethics Adventure
A critique of purity culture turns into a plea for self-centered sexuality.
Postcard from SXSW #1: 'Love & Mercy,' 'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson,' and '808'
Postcard from SXSW #1: 'Love & Mercy,' 'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson,' and '808'
Our correspondent on the ground talks to the team behind the Beach Boys film and more.
The Critics’ Roundup: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and ‘Dig’
The Critics’ Roundup: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and ‘Dig’
Critics weigh in on an aptly-named film and an intriguing start to a "spiritual procedural."
Cinderella
Cinderella
When it comes to remaking classics, Disney shouldn’t try so hard.
White Privileged Like Me
White Privileged Like Me
Mary McLeod Bethune, Moody Bible Institute, and the legacy of majority culture.
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part One
Raising a Generation of Peacemakers, Part One
Following Jesus may put us in harm's way. But we should never be alone in that endeavor. A guest post from Russell Jeung.
Why Some Pregnant Moms Don’t Wait to Announce
Why Some Pregnant Moms Don’t Wait to Announce
Greater openness around miscarriage has us rethinking first trimester etiquette.
Patience Is an Offline Virtue
Patience Is an Offline Virtue
What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
Shauna Niequist: Good Friends Feed Our Souls
Shauna Niequist: Good Friends Feed Our Souls
Building strong relationships takes time. And lots of snacks.
I Daydreamed of Divorce
I Daydreamed of Divorce
How unrealistic expectations nearly destroyed my marriage
China Soul’s Yuan Denies Rape Accusation, Resigns from Preaching
China Soul’s Yuan Denies Rape Accusation, Resigns from Preaching
All Girls Allowed Chai Ling rejects ‘sexual iniquity’ admission.
Man Does Not Live by Man Skills Alone
Man Does Not Live by Man Skills Alone
There’s more to manliness than grilling a killer steak or tying the perfect necktie.
'Pioneer Girl' Laura Ingalls Wilder's Real Memoir Overturns Our False Nostalgia
'Pioneer Girl' Laura Ingalls Wilder's Real Memoir Overturns Our False Nostalgia
After realizing the grittiness of the past, we can face the brokenness of the present
Chappie
Chappie
Just another sci-fi flick about a robot becoming sentient? Or a deeper look at the immortality of the soul?
There Are Parables Everywhere You Look
There Are Parables Everywhere You Look
What Chris Hoke’s memoir of ministry to outcasts can teach us about seeing reality in Christ-shaped ways.
Shame on Us: Christian Chatter in the Twittersphere
Shame on Us: Christian Chatter in the Twittersphere
Join our chat Thursday using the hashtag #CTshame.
How to Succeed in Business Despite Stigma and Stereotypes
How to Succeed in Business Despite Stigma and Stereotypes
Christian executive offers advice for female entrepreneurs.
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical Epic
The Word, the Flesh, and the Biblical Epic
What do we do with biblical epics in light of Scripture?
Good Christian Girls Get Angry
Good Christian Girls Get Angry
No longer in denial: Letting God use our anger.
What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’
What You Probably Don’t Know about ‘The Least of These’
A more biblically accurate understanding of Jesus' words in Matthew 25.
How Texas Became a Conservative Evangelical Powerhouse
How Texas Became a Conservative Evangelical Powerhouse
Robert Wuthnow investigates the causes of the Lone Star State’s political transformation.
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
Called to More than Motherhood
Called to More than Motherhood
Being a mom is only one part of your identity.
The Drop Box
The Drop Box
It doesn’t prove that these kids are worthwhile; it just shows that they are, and that's what's beautiful.
Maps to the Stars
Maps to the Stars
A well-acted but excessively bleak satire of the Hollywood echo chamber.
The Long Tail: ‘Love Me,’ ‘Traitors’ and ‘The Widowmaker’
The Long Tail: ‘Love Me,’ ‘Traitors’ and ‘The Widowmaker’
Global takes on stories about hookers, wannabe punk rockers, and . . . coronary artery scanning?
Let Kelly Gissendaner Live
Let Kelly Gissendaner Live
The Georgia Department of Corrections has done its job. She should not be executed.
How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories
How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories
The real reason we get hooked watching home renovations.
If I See Blue, and You See White, Why Does It Matter?
If I See Blue, and You See White, Why Does It Matter?
The significance of our viral debate over #TheDress.

Top Story October 29, 2020

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.