Jesus Is Lord. Period.
We’re rendering unto Caesar too much time and attention.
Back in the day, the evangelical fantasy went something like this: As you get settled into your airplane seat, you casually remove your Bible from your carry-on.
Weekend Edition: January 29, 2016
The GC2 Summit, HuffPo Christianity, Americans on gambling, and more
They're evenly divided on daily fantasy sports contests, which face heightened scrutiny nationwide as states weigh whether the games constitute illegal gambling.
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
In our day, we go into our 20s and 30s with a fantasy, an illusion about what it means to be a youthful person and have a perfect life, and we go into it thinking we can have everything all
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
Though Ryken could have looked to the nonfiction of Lewis for advice and inspiration, he turned instead to The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy, a work that not only
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
It is an enchanting, imaginative work of fantasy that touches on important truths but is not meant to be read literally or for some straightforward moral message.
Increasing Commitment with Long-Range Thinking
What makes you think weekly participation of your programs is helping people experience God’s larger story?
Consider the power of sports as a smaller story for men—from watching college bowls and March Madness to playing weekly golf and fantasy football.
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a Servant
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
responsibility. Newer Marvel stories occupy amazing fantasy settings (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) or offer up wish-fulfillment glamour (Iron Man).
‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
names. For Christians who enjoy fantasy, however, films like this can also serve as part of the training—even discipleship—of our biblical imaginations.
For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing His Fear of Being Known
The singer-songwriter and author reflects on a long career of finding holy hope in the face of self-doubt.
of followers, there are plenty of people who buy and stream his albums, and last year he successfully Kickstarted the pilot for an animated adaptation of his fantasy novel series, The
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious sequel is a life-affirming spectacle of noir and neon.
Their future, though uncertain, is not one devoid of hope. Even in the midst of technological fantasy and dystopia, there are still people searching for meaning and truth.
Alan Jacobs: Hating Your Neighbor Will Make You Dumb
How tribalism and culture-warring have ravaged our ability to think.
This might sound like the stuff of medieval fantasy, but a quick glance at our culture confirms that habits of magical thinking are stubbornly persistent.
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
it's something that is eventually replaced by the necessity of engaging with the “real world.” But the way we understand imagination should not be so hastily equated merely with fantasy.
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Years later, as an atheist and graduate student, I wrote my doctoral dissertation on fantasy novels and had JRR Tolkien's great essay “On Fairy-stories”—with its powerful statement of
A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy
What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes!
A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy. What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes! Evangelical Dream. Now for the fantasy.
Sarah Ruden’s Rebellion Against Our ‘Just the Facts’ Bibles
How her approach to translation recovers the emotion and artistry of God’s Word.
In the smoke of our warfare, the more interesting and determinative human aspects of the sacred text were no longer seen. The Bible was either truth or fantasy.
Our Need for Friendly Giants
How 'The BFG' rekindles our dream of the divine.
compass needle toward truth. And both came to mind as I watched Steven Spielberg's delightful new fantasy for families: The BFG. Coming to home
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
Makoto Shinkai’s body-swap anime shows how habit and happenstance refine desire.
on the ol' interwebz, it was true in the best sense of Your Name, which effortlessly captures the purity and passion of adolescent love in a way Stephenie Meyer's dark fantasy saga could
‘Song to Song’ Is Cinematic Wisdom Literature
With Austin (and Solomon) as his muse, Terrence Malick applies ancient truth to the 21st-century world.
For Faye and BV in Song, as well as another woman (Natalie Portman) who falls into Fassbender's corrupting web of fantasy promises, the struggle with sin is real.
In ‘Logan’, Wolverine Confronts the Wages of Sin
Hugh Jackman's final performance as the iconic mutant brings him face to face with his own mortality.
stirring superhero film since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, perhaps this is the best way to interpret Logan—not as just another gritty reboot of a childhood fantasy, but as a