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Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
We Americans tend to be a sentimental people. This makes it difficult for us to look directly into the horror, shame, and degradation of a death by crucifixion.
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Even in the midst of the sorrow, pain, and shame of the cross, Good Friday is still very good.
How could such a thing prompt joy, something that rightly prompts not just sorrow and anxiety but horror and fear, not just at the execution of a person but at the very death of God?
The Problem of Evil in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
In the CW's take on the teenage witch, Satan is front and center.
The series, which returns for a second season today, is based on the comic books published in 2014 by Archie Horror, which were a darker take on the character of the young witch
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.
How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.
How the Bible Project Is Using Video to Get People into Scripture AgainSubscriber Access Only
The Portland-based animation studio is seeing unprecedented success in an age of biblical illiteracy.
“You ignore sex, gloss over violence, try to explain away the cryptic riddles, the racism that the authors wanted us to see. You whitewash the horror of tribal violence.
‘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?
Jewish Christians Are Recovering Their Distinctive Religious HeritageSubscriber Access Only
A growing group of Jews who believe in Jesus is crossing boundaries to revive their identity and restore unity in the church.
personally about Jewish life and identity. “It was a moment of genuine insight, followed by genuine horror,” he said. He was deeply distressed that his
Russell Moore: Putting the Family First Puts the Church at Odds with JesusSubscriber Access Only
He came to divide sons from their fathers and daughters from their mothers—not to promote “family values.”
families first is not. Reading Jesus with Horror. As a matter of fact, a Christianity that puts family first will soon find itself uncomfortable with Jesus. If we were
Why Christians Won’t Work Together
In the majority of locales across North America, one will often find collegiality among pastors, but rarely solidarity.
A planter is likely to listen to horror stories of pastor's undermined, church's ransacked, and reputations tarnished in previous church planting initiatives.
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.
Our 15 Most-Read Book Reviews of 2018
Mr. Rogers’s dangerous side, what we lose when hymnbooks disappear, and quitting the tug-of-war over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s legacy.
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. David Zahl. Myers
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.
I Don’t Know Why the Atonement ‘Works,’ But I Know It DoesSubscriber Access Only
Christ taking our place on the cross doesn’t always make sense. It doesn't have to.
Flooded with such horror, Christ might well lose entirely his ability to find the mind of God the Father.” For me, this drives home the suffering of Christ, a suffering so comprehensively
New York State Puts Light for Darkness and ‘Celebrates’ Death
The Reproductive Health Act allows for full-term abortions and greatly reduces safeguards of those seeking abortions and the care—and lack thereof—of the babies themselves.
unimaginable. A century from now, our ancestors will look back with horror and say, “How could you pass this law? How could you possibly celebrate it?”. Change.
Mankind Was Scrooge’s Business (and George Bailey’s, Too)
Two of our favorite Christmas stories teach us that no one can be redeemed in isolation.
it places George in an alternate timeline, rather than his real past and present, so that his reaction to his good deeds is similar to Scrooge's reaction to his bad ones: horror and remorse.
Blood, Our Horror and FascinationSubscriber Access Only
It’s part of what makes Good Friday good.
What Went Wrong with Nadab and AbihuSubscriber Access Only
The odd Old Testament episode is a sharp reminder of our need for Jesus.
Besides the horror of the abuses themselves, the sharp contrast between an outwardly successful ministry and the apparent darkness within is deeply discouraging.
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Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
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