October (Web-only) 2015

From Tent City to Tiny Houses
From Tent City to Tiny Houses
Churches try hip solution to aid the homeless.
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
A beautiful adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel is a romance that asks where we really find home.
Did Matthew Think Peter Was a False Disciple?
Did Matthew Think Peter Was a False Disciple?
A new book from a top evangelical scholar makes the case.
Are Our Cravings a Trick or Treat?
Are Our Cravings a Trick or Treat?
God redeems our physical desires too.
Buy the Product, Not the Sob Story
Buy the Product, Not the Sob Story
Why sustainable social enterprise has to be more than a pity-inducing sales pitch.
Why The New ‘Feminist’ Rom-Com Is a Lie
Why The New ‘Feminist’ Rom-Com Is a Lie
It's no good to deny that we're both emotional and sexual beings.
Laughing At, Or Laughing With?
Laughing At, Or Laughing With?
When is it okay to laugh at characters in a documentary - and when does that laughter cross a line?
Why Presidential Candidates Can’t Ignore Black Lives Matter
Why Presidential Candidates Can’t Ignore Black Lives Matter
And neither can Christians.
Ponder Christian Soldiers
Ponder Christian Soldiers
A new web series on the experience of Christian soldiers.
Dating: Are We Doing It Wrong?
Dating: Are We Doing It Wrong?
How Tinder and courtship are hurting my game
Rock the Kasbah
Rock the Kasbah
Getting Bill Murray a few laughs is the wrong way to use privilege to broadcast a cultural message.
We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals
We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals
Both natural and civil law, as God designed, tell us why.
Overcoming the Old Divide
Overcoming the Old Divide
When loving your neighbor means loving the church.
Preaching That Unleashes the Bible’s Power
Preaching That Unleashes the Bible’s Power
Why expository sermons should make up your church’s main diet.
The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life Singleness
The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life Singleness
What I learned from decades of asking, “Why am I still alone?”
'The Armor of Light' and Inflaming the Conscience: A Conversation with Abigail Disney and Rob Schenck
'The Armor of Light' and Inflaming the Conscience: A Conversation with Abigail Disney and Rob Schenck
We spoke with the documentary's director and subject about gun policy, the ways fear manipulates Christians, and why the choice to befriend someone else is vital to peace in public life.
Billy Graham: Why Linger in the Land of the Dying?
Billy Graham: Why Linger in the Land of the Dying?
An excerpt from "Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond."
Chuck Colson Was Not a Culture Warrior
Chuck Colson Was Not a Culture Warrior
And anyway, he stopped “winning” his battles a long time ago.
Your Husband’s Infidelity Is Not Your Fault
Your Husband’s Infidelity Is Not Your Fault
Adultery comes from a greedy heart, not an insufficient wife.
David Was a Rapist, Abraham Was a Sex Trafficker
David Was a Rapist, Abraham Was a Sex Trafficker
What we miss when we downgrade Old Testament abuse stories to sexual peccadilloes.
Are Smartphones Making Christianity Too Convenient?
Are Smartphones Making Christianity Too Convenient?
When there’s an app for everything, practicing my faith doesn’t feel like a sacrifice.
Not Just Jobs, Not Just Bibles: The Future of Fighting Extreme Poverty
Not Just Jobs, Not Just Bibles: The Future of Fighting Extreme Poverty
After a generation of massive global progress, aid and mission efforts are pointing the same direction.
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
What I Learned From Being a Vegas Call Girl
What I Learned From Being a Vegas Call Girl
Hookers for Jesus founder: Lamar Odom news is just a glimpse at the industry's brokenness.
Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?
Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?
Why I’d rather see parents get the facts… then choose life.
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
Spielberg and Hanks are captivating and likable, though the film still comes up a little empty.
Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
The latest work from Guillermo del Toro is visually sumptuous, but a little too on-the-nose.
Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation
What do you do when the world is in your living room?
Room
Room
Bring tissues: anchored by outstanding performances, this story of a mother and son is uncommonly moving.
Woodlawn
Woodlawn
In Birmingham they love the governor—but they love football and Jesus even more.
Pan
Pan
The Peter Pan adaptation narrowly escapes being buried under its own ridiculous spectacle.
God Loves My Fat Body As It Is
God Loves My Fat Body As It Is
My weight does not hurt my witness.
Fear of Missing Out Isn't Just a Season
Fear of Missing Out Isn't Just a Season
FOMO is real, and it takes on a new dimension at midlife.
What We Can Learn from the NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem
What We Can Learn from the NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem
Like NFL wife Dorothy Newton, many victims of abuse suffer in silence.
Just Try Something: A Dispatch from the New York Film Festival
Just Try Something: A Dispatch from the New York Film Festival
When it comes to movies, it might be better to try and fail than to play it too safe.
School Shooting Survivor: How I Stopped Being Afraid
School Shooting Survivor: How I Stopped Being Afraid
Trusting God in an unsafe world.
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
The imperfect film that demands a viewing.
How the Other Half Reads: What I Learned from a Book on Manhood
How the Other Half Reads: What I Learned from a Book on Manhood
Discovering the universal truth in our gender-specific teachings.
Carly Fiorina Q+A: ‘Whom Shall I Fear?’
Carly Fiorina Q+A: ‘Whom Shall I Fear?’
The candidate on her faith, abortion, and why women make good investment risks.
Your Husband Can’t Make You Happy
Your Husband Can’t Make You Happy
And that’s the way God designed it.
Why Christians Need to Embrace a Changing Definition of Family
Why Christians Need to Embrace a Changing Definition of Family
Single friends: We “traditional” families need you.
The Spiritual Gift of Physical Exercise
The Spiritual Gift of Physical Exercise
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us workout and be glad in it.
'The Leftovers' Observes a Grief and Moves On
'The Leftovers' Observes a Grief and Moves On
The second season of the post-Rapture HBO drama tries to start over in a new place, but grief chases them down, with echoes of C.S. Lewis.
Faith In the Wibbly Wobbly Universe of Doctor Who
Faith In the Wibbly Wobbly Universe of Doctor Who
How this sci-fi show won over a theology geek like me.
If Your Husband Hits You
If Your Husband Hits You
A closer look at domestic violence

Top Story October 21, 2020

Turks and Armenians Reconcile in Christ. Are Azeris Next?
Turks and Armenians Reconcile in Christ. Can Azeris Join Them?
Confessing the genocide, Turkish evangelicals seek forgiveness on behalf of their nation. With ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh, is there a path forward also with Azerbaijan’s believers?