May (Web-only) 2016

Confessions of a Media-Protective Parent
Confessions of a Media-Protective ParentSubscriber Access Only
What I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe.
Awkward Church Stock Photos: The Scary Cross
Awkward Church Stock Photos: The Scary CrossSubscriber Access Only
Back! Back, I say!
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a VillageSubscriber Access Only
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
Transgender Confusion Goes Beyond Elementary School Bathrooms
Transgender Confusion Goes Beyond Elementary School BathroomsSubscriber Access Only
Researcher Mark Yarhouse on why mixing politics and gender identity has only left us more confused.
How Urban Christians Failed President Obama
How Urban Christians Failed President ObamaSubscriber Access Only
The transgender bathroom directive is the latest sign that we shouldn't have given him a pass.
Meet the New Apocalypse (Same As the Old One)
Meet the New Apocalypse (Same As the Old One)Subscriber Access Only
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is probably more religious than even its director realizes.
Matthew Lee Anderson's Vision for Top-Shelf Ministry
The Calling | 53 min
Matthew Lee Anderson's Vision for Top-Shelf MinistrySubscriber Access Only
Why the Mere Orthodoxy blogger wants churches to keep the bar high—and help people reach it.
There's Never Enough Time
There's Never Enough TimeSubscriber Access Only
What I’ve learned as a working mother about the limits of time management.
Just a Vessel: Actor Malachi Kirby on ‘Roots,’ Kunta Kinte, and God
Just a Vessel: Actor Malachi Kirby on ‘Roots,’ Kunta Kinte, and GodSubscriber Access Only
The star of the History Channel's "Roots" talks about his faith, his strange route toward his iconic role, and what he learned from playing Kunta Kinte.
Building a Celluloid Bridge
Building a Celluloid BridgeSubscriber Access Only
How a church and a film festival are spanning the sacred-secular chasm.
The New Face of Infidelity
The New Face of InfidelitySubscriber Access Only
What lures Christians to cheat?
Why Adult Coloring Works for Christians
Why Adult Coloring Works for ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
I mocked the coloring book trend, until I discovered it for myself.
The 5 Stages of Realizing You're a Nursery Worker
The 5 Stages of Realizing You're a Nursery WorkerSubscriber Access Only
Those Dixie cups won't fill themselves with Cheerios on their own, you know.
Does the Road to Character Run Through Silicon Valley?
Does the Road to Character Run Through Silicon Valley?Subscriber Access Only
The HBO show draws us in with deeper questions about power and morals.
How Is This Even True?
How Is This Even True?Subscriber Access Only
Is the O.J. Simpson trial really worth another 18 hours of TV? It sure is - now more than ever.
Curtains Up: It’s Our New Entertainment Newsletter!
Curtains Up: It’s Our New Entertainment Newsletter!Subscriber Access Only
Introducing your new must-read cheat sheet.
Blessed Are the Agnostics
Blessed Are the AgnosticsSubscriber Access Only
How I learned to see my unbelieving husband through God’s eyes.
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Can We Trust Facebook to Be Fair with Conservative News?
Can We Trust Facebook to Be Fair with Conservative News?Subscriber Access Only
Technology critic Adam Graber on whether we should ask our social media sites to pursue neutrality.
Charles Finney Was Not a Fan of Babies (or Dogs) in Church
Charles Finney Was Not a Fan of Babies (or Dogs) in ChurchSubscriber Access Only
The revival preacher had no patience for distractions. But was he right?
How Todd Wilson Discovered His Vocational Sweet Spot
The Calling | 45 min
How Todd Wilson Discovered His Vocational Sweet SpotSubscriber Access Only
Before a midlife crisis, the founder of Exponential was designing nuclear subs. Now, he's a ministerial visionary.
The Gift of Disillusionment
The Gift of DisillusionmentSubscriber Access Only
Why being disappointed by your church may actually be a good thing.
Blue-Collar Contentment
Blue-Collar ContentmentSubscriber Access Only
A parent's lesson from where providence meets the American dream.
InterVarsity Names a Historic New President
InterVarsity Names a Historic New PresidentSubscriber Access Only
Tom Lin’s appointment is the second significant position in mission leadership gained by Asian Americans this spring.
The Ministry of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
The Ministry of the All-You-Can-Eat BuffetSubscriber Access Only
Grace, like brownies, seems never-ending here.
Public Displays of Christian Affection
Public Displays of Christian AffectionSubscriber Access Only
Why we shouldn’t be turned off by healthy touch.
Parenting and the Marriage Mess
Parenting and the Marriage MessSubscriber Access Only
How to keep your relationship strong through the struggles of child-rearing
Terence Davies Talks About Making Movies That Speak the Truth
Terence Davies Talks About Making Movies That Speak the Truth Subscriber Access Only
An interview with the legendary British filmmaker, whose movies exude a deep sense of spiritual longing.
The Myth of the Secular Apocalypse
The Myth of the Secular ApocalypseSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'How to Survive the Apocalypse.'
Pentecost Breeze
Pentecost BreezeSubscriber Access Only
'It’s the world got in'
Christian Counseling in Limbo
Christian Counseling in LimboSubscriber Access Only
Allegations against Mercy Multiplied reveal the range of faith-based approaches to mental health.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Pentecost
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: PentecostSubscriber Access Only
"Crash," "Birdman," and "Three Colors" hint at an invisible interconnected reality made possible by the presence of the Spirit.
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This ExpensiveSubscriber Access Only
Congressman Diane Black's experience and faith motivates her to advocate for change.
What It's Like to Live On Less Than Two Dollars a Day
What It's Like to Live On Less Than Two Dollars a DaySubscriber Access Only
Sociologist Kathryn Edin talks about what she learned from spending time with families that live on less than the price of a gallon of milk.
Why Voting for a Third Party Shouldn’t Ease Your Conscience
Why Voting for a Third Party Shouldn’t Ease Your ConscienceSubscriber Access Only
Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile on why he’s not abstaining from the polls this year and will vote for a candidate he doesn’t support.
I Want People to Like Me. Is That So Bad?
I Want People to Like Me. Is That So Bad?Subscriber Access Only
Caring what other people think isn’t the same as being kind.
How the American Bible Society Became Evangelical
How the American Bible Society Became EvangelicalSubscriber Access Only
A look back at a major turning point in the 200-year history of the storied organization.
Seminary Is Not About Me
Seminary Is Not About Me Subscriber Access Only
What I learned from Bible students in Rwanda.
Singing the Anthem of a Diverse Kingdom
The Calling | 52 min
Singing the Anthem of a Diverse KingdomSubscriber Access Only
For Sandra Maria Van Opstal, the church's song heralds a multicultural revolution.
Why the Local Church Is Trending Up
Why the Local Church Is Trending UpSubscriber Access Only
We needn't be afraid about the future of our congregations.
Seven Freedom of Speech Films That Are Better Than 'God’s Not Dead 2'
Seven Freedom of Speech Films That Are Better Than 'God’s Not Dead 2'Subscriber Access Only
Public conversations about freedom are important, nuanced, difficult things that demand art.
Missionary Donn Ketcham Abused 18 Children. Here’s Why He Wasn’t Stopped.
Missionary Donn Ketcham Abused 18 Children. Here’s Why He Wasn’t Stopped.Subscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) After Bangladesh MKs speak out, ABWE releases final report on past problems and future protections.
Innovative Church Practices, Inspired by Stock Photos: The Abandoned Guitar
Innovative Church Practices, Inspired by Stock Photos: The Abandoned GuitarSubscriber Access Only
Drop that guitbox, broheim.
Why Childhood Shame Is So Hard to Get Rid Of
Why Childhood Shame Is So Hard to Get Rid OfSubscriber Access Only
Christine Caine: Hurt people hurt people, but helped people help people.
5 Surprising Spiritual Benefits of Owning Less Stuff
5 Surprising Spiritual Benefits of Owning Less StuffSubscriber Access Only
Minimalism was meant to help our finances. Here’s how it helped our faith.
The Enduring Appeal of a 'Churchy' Church
The Enduring Appeal of a 'Churchy' ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Beauty is worth my 20-minute commute.
Things Our Mothers Told Us
Things Our Mothers Told UsSubscriber Access Only
Stories and advice from our interviews with moms.
The Kasich Conundrum
The Kasich ConundrumSubscriber Access Only
How one of America's most Christian candidates became the most offensive.
5 Committees Your Church Needs, Like, Right Now
5 Committees Your Church Needs, Like, Right NowSubscriber Access Only
Because nothing says "spiritual health" like a smorgasbord of service.
Obesity, Health, and the Hard Reality Behind 'The Biggest Loser'
Obesity, Health, and the Hard Reality Behind 'The Biggest Loser'Subscriber Access Only
Reality TV doesn't show the full story of weight loss, says reality TV show expert Kate Shellnutt.
The Universal Call to ‘Mothering Like Christ’
The Universal Call to ‘Mothering Like Christ’Subscriber Access Only
Childbirth illustrates the life-giving sacrifice of body, mind, and soul that applies to us all.
Showing Hospitality to Strangers and Spring Breakers
Showing Hospitality to Strangers and Spring BreakersSubscriber Access Only
Housekeeper Dave Collins finds purpose in treating hotel guests like friends.
Peter Leithart's Theology of Defeat
The Calling | 48 min
Peter Leithart's Theology of DefeatSubscriber Access Only
How the prolific theologian learned to face down failure.
Don’t Call Me the Best Mom Ever
Don’t Call Me the Best Mom EverSubscriber Access Only
Why it's time for Mother's Day to retreat from the extremes.
I Forgave My Teen Daughter’s Killer
I Forgave My Teen Daughter’s KillerSubscriber Access Only
The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon.
Bey and Bey's God
Bey and Bey's GodSubscriber Access Only
God and women's freedom are tied up together in Beyoncé's 'Lemonade.'
Can People of Color Really Make Themselves at Home?
Can People of Color Really Make Themselves at Home?Subscriber Access Only
There's a big difference between being a guest in a largely white organization and being able to "move the furniture."
When Your Marriage Doesn't Measure Up
When Your Marriage Doesn't Measure UpSubscriber Access Only
Comparing your husband to others may be killing your relationship.
Educational Inequity Demands a Christian Response
Educational Inequity Demands a Christian ResponseSubscriber Access Only
Futures depend on it.
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The Old Testament Tells All
The Old Testament Tells All
The Hebrew Scriptures place internal struggles on full display—and teach us a lot about spiritual practice.
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