September (Web-only) 2016

How 'Colorblind' Christianity Broke Propaganda's Heart
The Calling | 28 min
How 'Colorblind' Christianity Broke Propaganda's Heart
The rapper, poet, and social activist on the story he can't believe we missed.
88 Minutes of Film That Could Save a Life
88 Minutes of Film That Could Save a Life
That's the power of 'The Station Agent.'
The Beard-Battle that Almost Split Christendom
The Beard-Battle that Almost Split Christendom
A fond look back at the time when growing facial hair was an excommunication-worthy offense.
How Science Became a Weapon in the Mommy Wars
How Science Became a Weapon in the Mommy Wars
Peer-reviewed research intensifies parenting debates… and can leave us even more confused.
Katelyn Beaty’s Final Show
Katelyn Beaty’s Final Show
A CT pioneer on her three most meaningful articles, how the Internet affects her job, and that time the date went missing from the magazine’s front cover.
Why the Whole Church Needs Psalm 137, Violent Imagery and All
Why the Whole Church Needs Psalm 137, Violent Imagery and All
A protest song for Syrian refugees and suburban soccer moms.
Church Apps: Distraction or Attraction?
Church Apps: Distraction or Attraction?
How two Georgia churches are using mobile technology to connect to a new generation of churchgoers.
When Charles Stanley’s Marriage Ended, Prayer Was His Lifeline
The Calling | 40 min
When Charles Stanley’s Marriage Ended, Prayer Was His Lifeline
Even after 40 years of ministry, the Southern Baptist luminary still starts and ends every day on his knees.
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Women have the power to transform society. But here’s what they need to make it happen.
What to Make of the First Presidential Debate
What to Make of the First Presidential Debate
Things we're reading and discussing this week.
Randy Alcorn: God Wants You to Find Your Happy Place
Randy Alcorn: God Wants You to Find Your Happy Place
Why happiness and holiness don’t have to be in conflict.
Why We Keep Ministering in a City Haunted by Violence
Why We Keep Ministering in a City Haunted by Violence
Church planter Brian Dye on how the church is helping to heal a troubled Chicago.
The Precarious Future of Assisted Suicide
The Precarious Future of Assisted Suicide
'Culture of Death' sounds the alarm on pending medical bioethics legislation and other troubling trends.
My Search for a Truly 'Creative' Church
My Search for a Truly 'Creative' Church
What a 7-month tour through nearly 20 congregations taught me about God's imaginative people.
What Happened When Christian Writers Watched an All-Muslim Movie?
What Happened When Christian Writers Watched an All-Muslim Movie?
Introducing a new series from film critic Jeffrey Overstreet.
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life.
Married Sex Is Good for You
Married Sex Is Good for You
Things we're reading and discussing this week.
Refugees Aren’t Skittles. Should Their Religion Affect Their Entrance to the US?
Refugees Aren’t Skittles. Should Their Religion Affect Their Entrance to the US?
More than 10,000 Syrians entered the US this year. Why are less than 150 of them Christian?
Sho Baraka: Black Communities' Problems Need Black Theology's Solutions
The Calling | 41 min
Sho Baraka: Black Communities' Problems Need Black Theology's Solutions
For this "solutionary," white evangelicalism only gets us so far.
Save Your Soul: Stop Writing
Save Your Soul: Stop Writing
In the age of push-button publishing, self-disclosure isn't always God's best.
How Uncensored Storytelling Helped Cincinnati Churchgoers to See Their Real Neighbors
How Uncensored Storytelling Helped Cincinnati Churchgoers to See Their Real Neighbors
What started as a pastor's unorthodox 'community outreach' is now bringing strangers together in the name of narrative.
How Sewing Saved My Sanity
How Sewing Saved My Sanity
I took up quilting as a hobby. I had no idea it would become a tool for soul care.
How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High
How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High
The weird story behind the church's go-to communion wine substitute.
Stop Snacking on ‘Scripture McNuggets’
Stop Snacking on ‘Scripture McNuggets’
A Bible expert diagnoses the bad habits that keep us from feasting on God’s Word.
Why Crossway Stopped Translating the ESV
Why Crossway Stopped Translating the ESV
Biblical translation adviser Craig Blomberg on the process, business, and tradeoffs in the world of Bible publishing.
Q+A: ‘To Joey, with Love’
Q+A: ‘To Joey, with Love’
Country musician Rory Feek shares about faith, heartbreak, and his new film.
Three Theological Reasons Why We Can't Afford Not to Pray for Each Other
Three Theological Reasons Why We Can't Afford Not to Pray for Each Other
Classic doctrines that show us why we must intercede for Christians who are struggling with sin.
Coffee: The Beverage That Fuels the Church
Coffee: The Beverage That Fuels the Church
How the church has transformed a cup of joe into a universal display of hospitality.
Disney Made a Film about a Ugandan Christian Female Chess Champion
Disney Made a Film about a Ugandan Christian Female Chess Champion
Movie one of three telling stories of sub-Saharan Africa this year.
H.B. Charles, Jr.: I Was a Teenage Pastor
The Calling | 33 min
H.B. Charles, Jr.: I Was a Teenage Pastor
What diving into church leadership at 17 taught me about building a ministry that lasts.
'Praying for Our Candidates' During a Hostile Election
'Praying for Our Candidates' During a Hostile Election
We asked pastors how they've been praying for America's office-seekers. Here's what they had to say.
We’re So Unashamed We Wrote a Book on It. Three of Them, Actually
We’re So Unashamed We Wrote a Book on It. Three of Them, Actually
Christians still need a better understanding of the complexity of shame.
I Saw Jesus in Detention
I Saw Jesus in Detention
We’re all so busy debating immigration policy that we’ve forgotten something essential.
A Visitor's Crash Course in Unspoken Church Rules
A Visitor's Crash Course in Unspoken Church Rules
"So, you're new here, huh?"
How Churches Rebuilt a Town After Its Fertilizer Plant Exploded
How Churches Rebuilt a Town After Its Fertilizer Plant Exploded
Three years ago, an industrial disaster nearly blew the city of West off the map. Today, local congregations are at the heart of its recovery and revival.
Our Prison Ministries Are Too Small
Our Prison Ministries Are Too Small
With 600,000 people returning home annually, how can the United States’ 300,000 churches do more?
Why Conservation Is a Gospel Issue
Why Conservation Is a Gospel Issue
Christians who care about conservation are still too rare a species. A report from the World Conservation Congress.
Cameraperson
Cameraperson
A stunning window into a life.
Sully
Sully
A terrific, haunting recasting of the true nature of heroism.
Chris Castaldo's Solution to the Evangelical-Catholic Divide
The Calling | 45 min
Chris Castaldo's Solution to the Evangelical-Catholic Divide
Why the Chicagoland pastor and Protestant 'paisano' says theology alone won't bridge the gap.
Phyllis Schlafly Defended Women Like Me
Phyllis Schlafly Defended Women Like Me
Even with her flaws, the “first lady of the conservative movement” understood a fundamental human desire.
Who's Afraid of Her Own Authority?
Who's Afraid of Her Own Authority?
As women, we’re often taught to fear power. Here’s how I’ve overcome that fear.
Shoving Your Church Rivals out of Windows for Fun and Profit
Shoving Your Church Rivals out of Windows for Fun and Profit
Fear of persecution got you down? Seventeenth-century Prague has an elegant solution.
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
Every outreach-oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Looking for peace in all the wrong places.
Let's Tell the Church's Untold Stories
Let's Tell the Church's Untold Stories
How you can help us celebrate God's work in the local church.
The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans
A picturesque romance with a backbone.
A Great School Year Begins at—Church?
A Great School Year Begins at—Church?
My church kicks off every new school year with a celebration—Education Sunday
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Top Story October 30, 2020

God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
Don’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good.