March (Web-only) 2019

Jesus’ Life Chosen for Two Very Different TV Series
Jesus’ Life Chosen for Two Very Different TV Series
One is scholarly with a big cable budget, the other is gritty and crowdfunded.
Partner Content PostRepent of Your Movie Snobbery
Repent of Your Movie Snobbery
We need to consider messages of truth and beauty, even when imperfect.
‘Pointless’ Bones, ‘Flawed’ Birth Spacing, and ‘Broken’ Genes
‘Pointless’ Bones, ‘Flawed’ Birth Spacing, and ‘Broken’ Genes
Why our flaws alone can’t disprove God’s purpose.
Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label
Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label
A conversation with an incredulous friend gave me a chance to tell my story.
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Comes Next?
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Comes Next?
How publishers are working to reach their audiences after LifeWay and Family Christian store closures.
Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Two theologians ask how their discipline can start mattering to ordinary believers again.
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
Partner Content PostPilgrim's Progress Isn't Safe, But It's Good
Pilgrim's Progress Isn't Safe, But It's Good
How unsettling literature teaches us to confront pain and suffering—at any age.
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The prophets launch their words into the future. Where do they land?
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Do Christian understandings of work and aging accommodate those who can’t afford to leave their jobs behind?
When Loving Your Neighbor Means Fighting Hookworm in Alabama
When Loving Your Neighbor Means Fighting Hookworm in Alabama
In the Black Belt—once cleared for cotton plantations—rural black communities suffer the consequences of poor land stewardship.
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
Partner Content PostPilgrim’s Progress Gives Us Hope for Breaking Cycles of Sin
Pilgrim’s Progress Gives Us Hope for Breaking Cycles of Sin
In part two, Christiana's journey is much easier than Christian's. The question is why?
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ Are Suffering
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ Are Suffering
Here’s how the church is faring as the country experiences increasing political tumult, blackouts, water shortages, and out of control inflation.
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
Michael McClymond decries the rising popularity of an idea Christians have rejected for most of church history.
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
Partner Content PostSuicide, Abuse, and Despair: Pilgrim’s Progress Explores the Unexpected
Suicide, Abuse, and Despair: Pilgrim’s Progress Explores the Unexpected
Bunyan exposes existential nerves through his nuanced treatment of darkness.
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
On the first day of Lent, I’m reminded of a love that “alters not” and “bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies
Examining how female biblical characters have been visually represented over time.
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
Yet at the height of my segregationist fervor, God showed me mercy.
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