November (Web-only) 2015

Creed
Creed
A film about legacies lives up to its own.
15 Books That Are Good Enough to Give
15 Books That Are Good Enough to Give
Holiday book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
Shopping the Movies
Shopping the Movies
Got some folks with very specific movie tastes on your list? We've got suggestions.
Thanking Our Immigrant Parents
Thanking Our Immigrant Parents
How Master of None points to the joy, not the guilt, of “Honor your father and mother.”
The Colonists’ New Religious Mystery
The Colonists’ New Religious Mystery
Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown’s spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating.
Ambition: It’s for Women Too
Ambition: It’s for Women Too
We’re often forced to choose between devotion and drive. Why?
Boy Moms: 5 Tips for Communicating with Your Son
Boy Moms: 5 Tips for Communicating with Your Son
(Hint: Watch a lot of YouTube videos.)
What Love Looks Like at 2:07 A.M.
What Love Looks Like at 2:07 A.M.
It's different—and sweeter—than I once thought.
The Good Dinosaur
The Good Dinosaur
Possibly the most generic Pixar movie ever.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
If we walk away from 'The Hunger Games' thinking about big, important cultural questions, then we're better for it.
College Can Kill Our Colorblindness (If We Let It)
College Can Kill Our Colorblindness (If We Let It)
I used to be the white girl who didn't get it.
True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries
True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries
“No means no” matters at every stage.
Conflicted Catharsis: On ISIS and Revenge Films
Conflicted Catharsis: On ISIS and Revenge Films
In movies and in life, should Christians celebrate when villains are killed?
Too Poor to Get Out of Jail
Too Poor to Get Out of Jail
How unjust police detention exploits the most vulnerable.
Why It’s So Hard to Resist Grieving on Social Media
Why It’s So Hard to Resist Grieving on Social Media
We’d rather care imperfectly than appear like we don’t care at all.
What Refugees in Your Neighborhood Need from You
What Refugees in Your Neighborhood Need from You
The mission field is arriving in the United States.
What 'The Hunger Games' Taught Three Millennials
What 'The Hunger Games' Taught Three Millennials
But does Katniss actually endorse the Hunger Games?
My Runs Don’t Need Your Commentary
My Runs Don’t Need Your Commentary
How can women respond to street harassment?
The Mystery of Hope in Paris
The Mystery of Hope in Paris
Why we light candles at a time like this.
Being Pro-Life Has Never Been Easy
Being Pro-Life Has Never Been Easy
Our trust in God outweighs our fear.
The 33
The 33
Chilean miners trapped underground, waiting for the miracle to come.
James White
James White
A son struggles to live as his mom dies from cancer.
No More All-White Conference Lineups
No More All-White Conference Lineups
#SpeakersofColor share their tips for ensuring diversity.
The Illusion of Respectability
The Illusion of Respectability
Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.
A Psychologist Faces Her Own Anxiety
A Psychologist Faces Her Own Anxiety
How a therapist who knew it all is learning to let it go.
Let There Be Life (At the Movies)
Let There Be Life (At the Movies)
In Hollywood’s calculus, movies are expensive—but life is cheap.
How to Help Those in Need (Without Treating Them Like Beggars)
How to Help Those in Need (Without Treating Them Like Beggars)
Robert Lupton shares strategies to lift people out of poverty for the long haul.
This Veterans Day, Meet the Soldiers of Church History
This Veterans Day, Meet the Soldiers of Church History
Did you know the holiday was originally named after a French bishop?
Christian Community Doesn’t Require Our Blind Trust
Christian Community Doesn’t Require Our Blind Trust
Discernment and judgment must come first.
Our “Holy” Sins
Our “Holy” Sins
Daring to face what we tend to ignore
The Unhappiest Year of My Life
The Unhappiest Year of My Life
The high (and holy) cost of motherhood
Joni Eareckson Tada: “Don’t Deny Christ. The Stakes Are Too High”
Joni Eareckson Tada: “Don’t Deny Christ. The Stakes Are Too High”
How suffering drives us to the Cross
Spectre
Spectre
The 24th James Bond movie shows that franchise films don’t have to be innovative to be fun.
True Friends Will Change You
True Friends Will Change You
Transformative friendships happen everywhere… not just in small groups.
Want to Be a Servant? Dress Like One.
Want to Be a Servant? Dress Like One.
How my life uniform helped me to consider the needs of others above my own.
Miss You Already
Miss You Already
A candid story about cancer that also depicts how loyal friendship can keep us honest.
Speedy MAST Bible Translation Hits a Bump
Speedy MAST Bible Translation Hits a Bump
Wycliffe Associates’ new methodology can fly through a New Testament translation project in a matter of weeks. So why are other translators wary?
Accelerating Accuracy: The Bible Translation Challenge
Accelerating Accuracy: The Bible Translation Challenge
A coalition of Bible agencies warns against overemphasizing speed.
Sherry Turkle: How to Keep Your iPhone from Destroying Your Relationships
Sherry Turkle: How to Keep Your iPhone from Destroying Your Relationships
The MIT expert weighs in on our worst technology sins.
Trumbo
Trumbo
The story of the celebrated and blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter boasts a star-studded cast but a half-baked script.
Sarah Bessey: In Praise of Everyday Theologians
Sarah Bessey: In Praise of Everyday Theologians
God-talk isn’t just for academia. It’s for laundry rooms, gyms, hospitals, and everywhere else.
Optimism in the Face of My Pessimism
Optimism in the Face of My Pessimism
Seven biblical qualities that can nurture hope in today's church.
When Complaining Tears Us Apart
When Complaining Tears Us Apart
Sociologists say voicing our frustrations brings us together. Scripture offers another way.
How a PTSD Diagnosis Can Help, and Harm
How a PTSD Diagnosis Can Help, and Harm
Psychological diagnoses can tell someone they are not alone. They can also be used to alienate even further.
Learning to Love My Haters
Learning to Love My Haters
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.

Top Story November 29, 2020

Tigray Crisis Tests Ethiopian Christians Along Tribal Lines
Tigray Crisis Tests Ethiopian Christians Along Tribal Lines
As Abiy’s military closes in on TPLF forces, thousands flee to Sudan.