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‘The Big Sick’ Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of LoveSubscriber Access Only
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s fresh take on the genre is a love poem, a laugh fest—and a refreshing ode to the beauty of family.
Why I Quit Watching ‘Downton Abbey’Subscriber Access Only
This isn’t just a pretty period drama. It’s a show about terror.
After MLK Day, the Dream Is Not a Reality
While we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the church in the U.S. remains horribly divided.
One Step Away from the DumpsterSubscriber Access Only
Matthew Desmond takes an inside look at the inner-city nightmare of eviction.
Mr. Rogers Had a Dangerous SideSubscriber Access Only
Underneath the gentle smile and neighborly manner, he was driven by anger at the way the world treated children.
Hallmark Christmas Movies: ‘Guilty Pleasure’ No MoreSubscriber Access Only
The good-hearted holiday films prove more popular—and more lovable— than we assume.
Welcome (Back) to the Welcome Wagon
With a new album on the way, this pastor-and-wife hymn-singing duo continues to sing of the simple joys—and struggles—of church ministry.
What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True ComfortSubscriber Access Only
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
The World Next DoorSubscriber Access Only
When the church embraces its refugee neighbors, blessings flow both ways.
Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
The Ministry of Growing a Forgotten FlowerSubscriber Access Only
'That is why it was grown—to be small and extravagant.'
Whole As Whole Can Be: Dieting While Loving Ourselves and Our NeighborsSubscriber Access Only
The challenge of clean eating and community.
Call the Midwife: Always Sorrowful, Always RejoicingSubscriber Access Only
What the nuns and midwives of the 1950s taught me about living among the poor.
Learning to Love My HatersSubscriber Access Only
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.
Why I Gave Up AlcoholSubscriber Access Only
In a rush to shed our separatist past, have young evangelicals forgotten to love their neighbors?
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
The Ministry of the All-You-Can-Eat BuffetSubscriber Access Only
Grace, like brownies, seems never-ending here.
What It's Like to Be Shane Claiborne-Again Subscriber Access Only
The activist converted me and my husband to a radical, simple Christian obedience. Why didn't our friends and family follow suit?
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving DinnerSubscriber Access Only
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Robbers, Lawyers, and NeighborsSubscriber Access Only
The Trayvon Martin case highlights our broken desire to justify ourselves.
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining Denominations
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion.
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