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Jesus’ Life Chosen for Two Very Different TV Series
One is scholarly with a big cable budget, the other is gritty and crowdfunded.
rated cable TV networks, History clearly hopes to replicate its success with 2013's hit series The Bible. Yet advisers contend Jesus: His Life is more than a ratings ploy. “This is not a
If You Think You Have God Figured Out, You Definitely Don’tSubscriber Access Only
Despite our best efforts to understand his ways, he won’t be bound by our tidy notions of divine etiquette.
Not in a year. Not even in five years. But as long as it took. Next door to G-rated prayers are harrowing petitions laced with graphic scenes of violence.
Go Ahead. Love That Rom Com.
Rebel Wilson’s latest film reflects the common urge to trash romance. But love stories point us toward a deeper affection for God.
(These movies are rated PG-13 Even the best of romantic love is never enough, and the romance genre itself, at the end of the day, offers entertainment and not a roadmap to real life.
We Need to Read Stories of People Who Were Enslaved
Six reasons why listening to these voices is worth your time.
G-rated version; it only hinted at the deeper, more difficult truths. For example, I knew that people who were enslaved were considered property with no rights, but I did not understand
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
On the evangelist’s 99th birthday, we look at the role desire played in so many decisions for Christ.
Not even the biographer William Martin was able to figure it out. “The reasons,” he concluded, “defy facile explanation.” No one, including Graham's wife, ever rated him a great preacher
Why a ‘Health and Wealth’ Approach to Scripture Leaves Us More Depressed
Sociologists: The sick and poor are more likely to seek blessings through Bible-reading.
advantage of the sick and poor by overstating promises of blessings that may not come. into attaining health and healing exacerbated the adverse effects of poor self-rated health on
Francis Effect Fades: Pope’s Approval Drops Most Among Evangelicals
The latest abuse investigations have rattled non-Catholics’ perceptions more than Catholics themselves, according to survey data.
The latest abuse investigations have rattled non-Catholics' perceptions more than Catholics themselves, according to survey data.
Richard Stearns: ‘Every Day Is a Celebration’Subscriber Access Only
After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring with some tasks unfinished.
crisis in the early 2000s, my marketing VP said, “We're a G-rated ministry, and this is an R-rated issue. They are not popular for American Christians to support or churches to embrace.
Dinosaurs 1, Humanity 0
Why do films like ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ urge us to rejoice in the death of the wicked?
In the thematic equivalent of ratings creep, the narrative attitudes introduced in R-rated films even came to The death of the wicked in Pixar's Up is not shown, but it is implied—and it
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
CT asks the actor about his latest movie and Hollywood’s ongoing quest to score the faith audience.
harder category to discuss, define, and market to, since these movies may not specifically depict It releases nationwide November 22 and is rated PG-13 for language and some violence
Farewell, Jesus Junk? Christian Retail Finds a Deeper Purpose
With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
“As for a theological standard, there didn't seem to be one, aside from possibly no Mormon materials and nothing with any language that might not be PG-rated,” he said.
The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor
Despite hitting another record low in Gallup assessment, clergy are still seen as more honest and ethical than 13 other professions.
65% of Christians), judges (49% vs. 42%), and newspaper reporters (32% vs. 23%). “Three of the professions rated highest for honesty and “While the clergy are not at the bottom of the
Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals
Pew finds fewer people personally know an evangelical anymore.
Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that has not developed a Hindus, and Mormons all improved their standings, with the two lowest-rated affiliations—atheists
Beasts of No NationSubscriber Access Only
What do you do when the world is in your living room?
Elba in 'Beasts of No Nation'. Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (not rated yet)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating Not Rated. Genre Drama. Directed By Cary Joji
The Church’s Law-Grace Throwdown: 300 Years and Going StrongSubscriber Access Only
A group of 18th-century Scottish churchmen fought bitterly over the right teaching. How we can we avoid veering toward their extremes?
Matters Our Rating not rated. Book Title The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance―Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters.
Top SpinSubscriber Access Only
An engaging documentary about three likable teens chasing their Olympic ping-pong dreams.
Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (not rated yet)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating Not Rated. Genre Documentary. Directed By Sara Newens, Mina T. Son. Run Time 1
David Was a Rapist, Abraham Was a Sex Trafficker Subscriber Access Only
What we miss when we downgrade Old Testament abuse stories to sexual peccadilloes.
said all of Scripture—including what we might consider the R-rated stories of the Old Testament—is God-breathed and can train us in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16–17). It's not that we skip
The WalkSubscriber Access Only
The film is flawed, but the wire walk makes it all worth it.
Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (not rated yet)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG (For thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug
EverestSubscriber Access Only
A movie about a fateful climb that brings up a question: is “Christian Tragedy” an oxymoron?
Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (not rated yet)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG-13 (For intense peril and disturbing images.). Genre Adventure, Drama. Directed
Film Festivals, Social Issues, and First World GuiltSubscriber Access Only
Films like 'Beasts of No Nation' raise our awareness of global tragedies. Is that enough?
led. For many, “discernment” in movie choices is simply a watered-down euphemism for rejecting anything that is not openly evangelical or rated PG.
Top Story April 24, 2019
Theology of the Future
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again.
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