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Stephen King Wrestles with the Divine
The horror writer is no fan of organized religion, but his stories don’t shy away from belief in things unseen.
The horror writer is no fan of organized religion, but his stories don't shy away from belief in things unseen. With each passing year, the horror master's shadow only grows longer.
‘It’ Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart
The latest Stephen King adaptation’s success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers. 
'It' Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart. Since plenty of Christians consider the horror genre to be anything but safe, though, some initial questions are in order.
One-on-One with Pastor Vance Pitman on the Tragedy in Las Vegas
My friend Vance pastors Hope Church in Las Vegas.
We've mobilized some of our trained/certified trauma grief counselors to be on site at Mandalay Bay in response to their request to counsel those experiencing the horror of this tragedy.
‘Get Out’ Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
'Get Out' Locks Our Gaze on Racism's Horror. What does the glowing success of Get Out—a horror film with racism at its center—say about our cultural moment?
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
was still a wretched sinner. When I contemplated the weight of the horror my sin had caused, it drove me to a deeper humility. The more I understood
A Guide to Spiritually Survive the Evil of Terrorism
Reading the Book of Psalms can help us address the horror and trauma of today’s headlines.
Reading the Book of Psalms can help us address the horror and trauma of today's headlines. At times, they even implore God to cause horror to befall their foes.
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human.
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human. In 'Alien: Covenant,' the March of Progress Ends in Death.
The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture's favorite disaster scenario. The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse.
Blood, Our Horror and FascinationSubscriber Access Only
It’s part of what makes Good Friday good.
Blood, Our Horror and Fascination. It's part of what makes Good Friday good. Jenni recounted the events with words like horror, nightmare, and bloody.
The Global Scourge of Violence Against WomenSubscriber Access Only
From sex-selective abortion to sexual abuse, it encompasses the entire female life cycle.
The next horror I found was child marriage: little girls violated by their husbands, losing everything, their education, and their independence. Honor killing is another scourge.
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
“Watu Wote” shows the power and limits of African and Arab films to probe interfaith relations.
together. The Oscar-nominated film depiction of that heroism may do so again—if many people watch. Watu Wote is a fictional retelling of real-life horror. In
Nigerian Mass Becomes a Massacre: Herdsmen Kill 18 Worshipers, Adding to Hundreds of Victims
‘Vile, evil, and satanic’ attacks by Fulani now outnumber Boko Haram, one of the world's deadliest terror groups.
Nigerian Mass Becomes a Massacre: Herdsmen Kill 18 Worshipers, Adding to Hundreds of Victims. International.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
The sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of horror and helplessness he experienced mingled to form memories that would stay with him indefinitely. He was just 22 years old.
My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.
Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God’s perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church.
Those are very good and glorious biblical truths, but when they are misapplied in a way to dampen the horror of evil, they ultimately dampen the goodness of God.
We Are All Parisians Now: A Christian Response to Global Terror and Radical Islam
How can we respond in a uniquely Christian way to the horror in Paris?
We Are All Parisians Now: A Christian Response to Global Terror and Radical Islam. How can we respond in a uniquely Christian way to the horror in Paris?
Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity
Cru leader Cas Monaco shares her journey to racial understanding.
Eventually we began to make an effort to learn this new culture and to listen more closely to the stories around us. I read Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin with stunned horror.
The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake
The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better.
unscathed. Even atheists who have gone through divorce will admit to the brokenness—and at times horror—that accompany a “happy” or “necessary” divorce.
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
Joy persists somehow and I soak it in. The horror of cancer has made everything seem like it is painted in bright colors. I think the same thoughts again and again: Life is so beautiful.
The Conjuring 2
Ed and Lorraine Warren return, fighting demons and relying on faith.
Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), a deeply devout Catholic couple whose lives have formed the basis for a lot of paranomal and supernatural horror films.
Make Peace
The Christian's best option is love.
I'd lived in the Middle East and Europe and been accustomed to bombings and religious unrest, but I couldn't fathom such horror happening in the US Not in my homeland, where
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The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
How Christian discipleship affects household income.
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