Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
God's providential care. In the Lucan account, both the lowborn and the highborn become equal participants in the drama of Christ's incarnation. To know
'This Is Us' Captures the Drama of Unfolding Redemption
Even in its most tear-jerking moments, the runaway NBC hit affirms our eternal hope.
'This Is Us' Captures the Drama of Unfolding Redemption. Even in its most tear-jerking moments, the runaway NBC hit affirms our eternal hope. Amanda
When Gospel Music Sparked a ‘Worship War’
How the Great Migration changed music in the black church forever.
There is no music like that music, no drama like the drama of the saints rejoicing, the sinners moaning, the tambourines racing, and all those voices coming together and crying holy
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
It's so fundamental to being human that we can't help but create— in the way we play as children, in music, painting, drama, and other creative arts, and also in our daily work as adults.
'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of Witness
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite.
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite. 'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of Witness.
A God Veiled in Time and Space but Revealed in Christ
If God wants us to believe in him, why doesn’t he come out of hiding?
for Fundamental Concepts in Science, says that before Einstein, “space and time were simply regarded as 'there'—an immutable eternal arena in which the great drama of nature is
The Unexplored Faith in Ken Burns’s ‘The Mayo Clinic’
Film relates the role of faith in the prestigious hospital founding but remains quiet about patients’ own beliefs.
Premiering the same night as The Mayo Clinic, NBC's medical drama New Amsterdam seems to have pulled from the Mayos' patients-first playbook.
The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life
Birth and baptism come at a painful cost.
Opinion | Sexuality. The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life. Birth and baptism come at a painful cost. Courtney Belcher Ellis, guest writer. Image: Jesse Davis / Flickr.
Let’s Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Legacy
How the German martyr’s example has been used—and abused—in American public discourse.
Evangelicals creatively engaged his story in documentary films, an award-winning radio drama, and even a Christian romance novel in which, writes Haynes, “Bonhoeffer serves as the
The Philadelphia Eagles Get the ‘God Squad’ Treatment
A reporter’s inside look at the team’s Christian culture repeats some characteristic flaws of evangelical writing on sports.
It has a basic narrative flow and moments of drama as Maaddi moves back and forth from describing on-field action and front-office strategies to detailing the religious backgrounds and
Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak Truth
Don’t let power plays manipulate young friendships.
Opinion | Family. Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak Truth. Don't let power plays manipulate young friendships. In my mind, girls meant girl drama.
Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama King
The theologian's career has been about helping Christians play their part in the great divine story.
Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama King. The theologian's career has been “Theo-drama” is the way Vanhoozer speaks about the Christian life. Doctrine is part and parcel
12 Podcasts for Your Summer Listening List
A dozen women weigh in with their favorite podcasts on practicing the Sabbath, the science of pianos, and other topics worth talking about this summer.
Patterson, and the SBC,” Tisby and pastor Earon James parse out the disturbing history of the Southern Baptists' now ex-president Paige Patterson and the drama surrounding their
Why I Quit Watching ‘Downton Abbey’
This isn’t just a pretty period drama. It’s a show about terror.
Why I Quit Watching 'Downton Abbey'. This isn't just a pretty period drama. Yet, here I was, watching it happen on a wildly successful period drama from public broadcasting.
Jesus Is Lord. Period.
We’re rendering unto Caesar too much time and attention.
Roman imperial claims precisely by not opposing them within their own terms, but by reducing Rome's agency and historical significance to just one more entity in a much greater drama