March (Web-only) 2016

Why We Mourn for Pakistan’s Christians
Why We Mourn for Pakistan’s Christians
Persecuted church advocate K. A. Ellis on what it takes for the Western Church to support its beleaguered brothers and sisters.
My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church
My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church
I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group.
Forgiveness: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
Forgiveness: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
Unpacking—and living—what the Bible really says
Raising Generous, Debt-Free Kids
Raising Generous, Debt-Free Kids
7 things your kids need to know about money
Unions Survive Supreme Court Challenge from Christian Teachers
Unions Survive Supreme Court Challenge from Christian Teachers
Fight for freedom of association could have eliminated collective bargaining.
Q+A: Darlene Zschech, the ‘Mama Bear’ of Worship Music
Q+A: Darlene Zschech, the ‘Mama Bear’ of Worship Music
The former Hillsong leader talks about the industry 20 years after ‘Shout to the Lord’
What Apple’s Encryption Fight Has to Do with Religious Freedom
What Apple’s Encryption Fight Has to Do with Religious Freedom
How the tech giant came to share a defense with Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor.
3 Pastors at the End of Their Ropes
3 Pastors at the End of Their Ropes
Are we brave enough to see our real selves in these fictional examples?
7 Spiritual Lessons from Running
7 Spiritual Lessons from Running
What hitting the running trail taught me about the Christian life.
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
From King George to Aaron Burr, the hit musical's biblical literacy makes its story and characters even richer.
The Curse of Our Shame
The Curse of Our Shame
Humiliation leads to the Cross.
Why Four Bible Translators Martyred in Middle East Won't Be The Last
Why Four Bible Translators Martyred in Middle East Won't Be The Last
Technology has made spreading Scripture faster and cheaper, but not safer.
An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental Courtesy
An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental Courtesy
Daryl Davis has a startling method for converting racists: he befriends them.
Dispatch from SXSW: The Liberators and Everybody Wants Some!!
Dispatch from SXSW: The Liberators and Everybody Wants Some!!
Things change, especially our notions of what is acceptable behavior in a civilized society.
Introducing Quick to Listen, a New Podcast from Christianity Today
Introducing Quick to Listen, a New Podcast from Christianity Today
Our contribution toward making the Internet a less noisy place.
Confronting Flint's Underground Disaster
Confronting Flint's Underground Disaster
For Michigan political science professor Kevin R. den Dulk, water is a matter of politics.
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before.
Holy Week, Batman!
Holy Week, Batman!
You won’t see a more hamfisted, muddled movie about Christ’s crucifixion (and superheroes) than “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Rabbi: Passover Is for Christians, Too
Rabbi: Passover Is for Christians, Too
Reform leader offers one Jewish perspective on New Testament tradition.
MLB Wife Julianna Zobrist: 'Baseball Is All My Kids Have Ever Known'
MLB Wife Julianna Zobrist: 'Baseball Is All My Kids Have Ever Known'
How the Christian singer and her Chicago Cubs husband keep faith and family first.
Light for Electricians: How Christians Bring Hope to Business
Light for Electricians: How Christians Bring Hope to Business
Our new web series on work shows beautiful orthodoxy in action.
Even Tyler Perry Can't Improve on the Greatest Story Ever Told
Even Tyler Perry Can't Improve on the Greatest Story Ever Told
Why the passion of Jesus Christ doesn't need to be contextualized.
From Dumpster Diving to the American Dream
From Dumpster Diving to the American Dream
How do upwardly mobile Christians follow a downwardly mobile God?
Actually, Most Evangelicals Don’t Vote Trump
Actually, Most Evangelicals Don’t Vote Trump
The numbers tell a different story than the headlines.
You May Be More Like ‘Other Women’ Than You Think
You May Be More Like ‘Other Women’ Than You Think
I discovered the flip side of being special: being alone.
The Imago Dei Meets Superhuman Potential
The Imago Dei Meets Superhuman Potential
Our theology offers a humble counterbalance to the high-tech push for progress.
Religion's Place in a Religiously Violent World
Religion's Place in a Religiously Violent World
Why it's significant that Rabbi Jonathan Sacks won the Templeton Prize
Here's How One Pastor-Activist Wants Christians to Think about Protests
Here's How One Pastor-Activist Wants Christians to Think about Protests
For pastor Jonathan Brooks, protest means disruption of an established boundary.
A Toast to My Journey with Wine
A Toast to My Journey with Wine
Calling for a more moderate discussion about moderate drinking.
Continue to Ponder Christian Soldiers
Continue to Ponder Christian Soldiers
Our series covered a lot of ground, but we didn't hear from everyone affected by war.
The Theology of Donald Trump
The Theology of Donald Trump
Four words that reveal what his followers really believe.
Transforming Habits
Transforming Habits
Why spiritual disciplines are worth celebrating
Are Unrealistic Expectations Hurting Your Kids?
Are Unrealistic Expectations Hurting Your Kids?
Parent with grace, not perfectionism.
The Gender Conversation We Aren’t Having
The Gender Conversation We Aren’t Having
Why sexism deserves more attention than the complementarian-egalitarian debates.
Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should Be Declared Genocide
Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should Be Declared Genocide
When should we politicize persecution?
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer
Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer
"The Seer," a documentary about the poet, writer, and farmer, premiered at SXSW this weekend.
Let the Kids Disagree
Let the Kids Disagree
One of the most critical lessons students learn is how to engage with differing perspectives.
There Are Monsters Everywhere In '10 Cloverfield Lane'
There Are Monsters Everywhere In '10 Cloverfield Lane'
The “spiritual successor” to “Cloverfield” is a different kind of monster movie, a satisfying thrill ride with a subtle story of empowerment.
Why We Keep the Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Alive
Why We Keep the Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Alive
A re-release of Kelly Reichardt’s 1994 ‘River of Grass’ once again raises the question: why do filmmakers keep retelling the story of a couple on a murder spree?
Missionary Doctor: Abstinence Isn’t Always an Option
Missionary Doctor: Abstinence Isn’t Always an Option
When sex is forced on women, contraception becomes a form of compassion.
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a Movie
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a Movie
How 'Christ the Lord' Became 'The Young Messiah'
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
The conversation about the pornification of social media is long overdue.
Is This Election Shaping the Future of Evangelicalism?
Is This Election Shaping the Future of Evangelicalism?
And could that be a good thing?
When God Calls You to Leave the Art World
When God Calls You to Leave the Art World
Lilias Trotter could have been a famous painter. Instead, she chose to travel with two other single women to preach the gospel in Algeria. Why?
Dispatch from True/False—'The Illinois Parables'
Dispatch from True/False—'The Illinois Parables'
A set of eleven experimental parables illuminate a state's history and anxieties.
Dispatch from True/False—'Weiner'
Dispatch from True/False—'Weiner'
The disgraced politician gives unprecedented access to a pair of documentarians, with rollicking results.
Andy Stanley Explains His ‘Stinking Selfish’ Parents Comment
Andy Stanley Explains His ‘Stinking Selfish’ Parents Comment
‘As much as I wish folks would listen to the entire message, it really doesn’t diminish the absurdity of what I said.’
Why I Quit Watching ‘Downton Abbey’
Why I Quit Watching ‘Downton Abbey’
This isn’t just a pretty period drama. It’s a show about terror.
The Overlooked Hope for Narnia’s Susan Pevensie
The Overlooked Hope for Narnia’s Susan Pevensie
Even in the pages of C. S. Lewis, the best is yet to come.
Finding a Job that Works for You and for God
Finding a Job that Works for You and for God
Tips for overcoming job-hopping, career confusion, and ‘vocational scrambling.’
Knight of Cups and the Spirituality of Sleaze
Knight of Cups and the Spirituality of Sleaze
In his seventh film, Terrence Malick explores spiritual struggle amidst the stargazing seductions of the City of Angels.
Don’t Underestimate Single Women Voters
Don’t Underestimate Single Women Voters
How unmarried women stand to change party politics on both sides of the aisle.
How I Learned to Love My Period
How I Learned to Love My Period
From curse to cause for celebration.
Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?
Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?
Even at the ballot box, morality is not relative.
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God’s Love Isn’t Neat and Tidy
God’s Love Isn’t Neat and Tidy
Why we shouldn’t seek an airtight explanation for the problem of evil.
When Marriage Interferes with Your Goals
When Marriage Interferes with Your Goals
Does submission mean sacrifice?
Stop Assuming Dads With Daughters Must Be Disappointed
Stop Assuming Dads With Daughters Must Be Disappointed
Having four girls is not a punchline.
How 11 Pastors Preach Politics (Or Don't)
How 11 Pastors Preach Politics (Or Don't)
We asked 11 pastors about the last time they preached about politics and why.

Top Story October 24, 2020

Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”