September (Web-only) 2015

Spotlight
Spotlight
What happens when good men stop doing nothing?
The Martian
The Martian
Matt Damon and the whole world take on the Martian elements.
The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room
A feminist Civil War drama that mostly works - except for all the mumbling.
Pastors, Power, and Prettiness
Pastors, Power, and Prettiness
When good compliments go bad.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Homosexuality
How to Talk to Your Kids About Homosexuality
Amid quickly changing cultural norms, we need a thoughtful and loving way to engage our children.
Have We Made an Idol out of Virginity?
Have We Made an Idol out of Virginity?
Gospel-centered sexuality is about much more than "purity."
The Walk
The Walk
The film is flawed, but the wire walk makes it all worth it.
Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Who Else Is Not Having Sex
Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Who Else Is Not Having Sex
The answer might surprise you.
The Intern
The Intern
A conventional film that explores gender in 21st century America in a surprisingly mature way.
Strike Ends After 27 Days, Christian Schools in Israel Reopen
Strike Ends After 27 Days, Christian Schools in Israel Reopen
Ministry of Education commits to $12.5 million funding increase for one year only.
I Don't Want Your Good Vibes. I Want Prayer.
I Don't Want Your Good Vibes. I Want Prayer.
There's no substitute for our communion with the Father.
99 Homes
99 Homes
America's master of social realism tells another gripping story, this one set during the 2010 housing crisis.
A Life Well-Ordered
A Life Well-Ordered
Remembering my late pastor and refocusing on my priorities.
Why Being a Pastor-Scholar Is Nearly Impossible
Why Being a Pastor-Scholar Is Nearly Impossible
Three tensions of combining pastoral and academic work.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania 2
A not-so-beloved original gets a much better sequel.
Pope Francis and Our Call to Evangelize the Cynics
Pope Francis and Our Call to Evangelize the Cynics
Embracing the incremental work of our witness.
Church Splits Are Hell. This Play About One Isn’t.
Church Splits Are Hell. This Play About One Isn’t.
Lucas Hnath’s "The Christians" gets complicated human and church life right.
Evangelicals Help Greet Pope Francis at the White House
Evangelicals Help Greet Pope Francis at the White House
Pontiff tells crowd of 11,000 on White House lawn that God ‘has not forsaken us.’
Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis
Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis
Disagreement over religious authority and salvation fades as piety trumps doctrine.
Thank You Jesus for the Smell of Pumpkin Spice
Thank You Jesus for the Smell of Pumpkin Spice
How we worship and remember through our senses.
Film Festivals, Social Issues, and First World Guilt
Film Festivals, Social Issues, and First World Guilt
Films like 'Beasts of No Nation' raise our awareness of global tragedies. Is that enough?
The Refugee Crisis Frontline: Croatia’s Christians Lend a Hand
The Refugee Crisis Frontline: Croatia’s Christians Lend a Hand
As 27,000 people flood in from Serbia, church and relief leaders rush relief and support.
My Dad, the Sinner and Saint
My Dad, the Sinner and Saint
How I learned to see my father as more than his unfaithful past.
Sicario
Sicario
A remarkably morally dense and thrilling look at people, politics, and the power that controls the two.
Time Out of Mind
Time Out of Mind
Want to know what it feels like to be homeless? Let Richard Gere show you in this extraordinary performance.
Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our Failures
Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our Failures
Our darkest chapters don’t require a Christian rewrite.
Captive
Captive
The trouble with true stories is all over this star-studded Christian one.
Whole As Whole Can Be: Dieting While Loving Ourselves and Our Neighbors
Whole As Whole Can Be: Dieting While Loving Ourselves and Our Neighbors
The challenge of clean eating and community.
Everest
Everest
A movie about a fateful climb that brings up a question: is “Christian Tragedy” an oxymoron?
Black Mass
Black Mass
Johnny Depp is great as the vampiric gangster Whitey Bulger, but the film falls curiously flat.
The Beautiful Truth About Being a Burden
The Beautiful Truth About Being a Burden
God designed my disability not to make me “independent,” but “interdependent.”
United in Marriage, Divided by Faith
United in Marriage, Divided by Faith
How to find common ground and raise a family with your unbelieving spouse
The Wonderless World of Dismaland
The Wonderless World of Dismaland
How Banksy’s bemusement park challenges our hope.
How the Dating Scene Became Stacked Against Women
How the Dating Scene Became Stacked Against Women
Stats confirm what we knew all along: There aren't enough single men.
The Look of Everyday Kindness
The Look of Everyday Kindness
What it took for Miss Bobbie Wright to have her first vacation in 67 years.
Proclaiming Freedom to the Pinners
Proclaiming Freedom to the Pinners
When we boast in our weaknesses, we let go of impossible expectations. And invite others to do the same.
The Visit
The Visit
A return to plot twists (but not a return to form) for M. Night Shyamalan.
What I Learned from Worshiping With Egypt's Christians
What I Learned from Worshiping With Egypt's Christians
Hope for interfaith relations from the Coptic Church.
What Do We Make of '90 Minutes in Heaven'?
What Do We Make of '90 Minutes in Heaven'?
Near-death experiences make for popular books and movies. But what should Christians do with them?
Kim Davis Went to Jail. 'Mark of the Beast' Coal Miner Won $586k. What Gives?
Kim Davis Went to Jail. 'Mark of the Beast' Coal Miner Won $586k. What Gives?
The tricky business of religious accommodation.
Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial Books
Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial Books
Alison Bechdel's memoir doesn't endorse sexual brokenness. Ultimately, it exposes it.
Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak Truth
Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak Truth
Don’t let power plays manipulate young friendships.
Maze Runner to God
Maze Runner to God
Wrong turns and dead ends punctuated by unexpected grace.
Moses and Jesus Didn’t Have Their Dream Jobs By 30, Either
Moses and Jesus Didn’t Have Their Dream Jobs By 30, Either
Calling may look more like a wandering journey than a singular career path.
The Long Tail: No Man Is An Island
The Long Tail: No Man Is An Island
Films (and one television show) about community you can watch at home.
A Walk In The Woods
A Walk In The Woods
Why are good books so hard to adapt to the big screen?.
Partner ContentHispanic Evangelicals Focus on Education Equity, and Loving Our Neighbors
Crafted by National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference with CT Creative Studio
Hispanic Evangelicals Focus on Education Equity and Loving Our Neighbors as Ourselves
New Parents: Your Sex Lives Are Going to Change
New Parents: Your Sex Lives Are Going to Change
How healthier expectations for marriage might keep us away from Ashley Madison.
Above All Evil: God’s Purposes Through the Wild, Weird Arc of History
Above All Evil: God’s Purposes Through the Wild, Weird Arc of History
The unlikely rescue of Jews in China points to a Power beyond our understanding.
The Latino Protestants In Our Backyards
The Latino Protestants In Our Backyards
The church has the chance to learn from our immigrant neighbors.
Depression: The Church's Best Kept Secret
Depression: The Church's Best Kept Secret
Seeing past the stigma
You Can't Change Your Spouse
You Can’t Change Your Spouse
But you can change yourself.
Redeeming the Race Discussion
Redeeming the Race Discussion
Brenda Salter McNeil on what it will take for our nation to heal
I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?
I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?
What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender.

Top Story November 30, 2020

Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Sixteen forgeries have been discovered so far in the collections of unsuspecting evangelicals. Experts have suspicions about many more.