June (Web-only) 2014
Something, Anything: An Interview with Paul Harrill
The director of 'Something, Anything' talks about making a movie, shooting at a monastery, and telling stories about faith, doubt, and journeys.
The New Apocalypse
Recap and commentary for the pilot episode of HBO's new post-Rapture show, 'The Leftovers.'
Supreme Court Narrowly Rules For Hobby Lobby
(UPDATED) 5-4 decision on healthcare rules that the government cannot require faith-based organizations to provide contraception against their owners' religious beliefs.
Prayer, Dark Mysticism, and Flannery: A Conversation with Scott Derrickson
The director of 'Deliver Us From Evil'—and Marvel's pick for 'Dr. Strange'—talks about faith, evil, and why he makes horror movies.
Fair Trade in an Unfair World
Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones.
The Quick Take - June 29, 2014
Should you really spend your money on another Transformers movie? Or would it be better spent on a non-musical Clintwood musical?
The Internet Never Forgets
European decision does more to preserve reputations than protect privacy.
The director of 'Once' is back, this time in New York City, with a work of love.
Mythbusting for Foster Parents
Thousands of American kids need foster homes. Don’t let misconceptions keep you from helping.
This Rockabilly Christian Life
Retro style and the inescapable, human longing for times gone by.
No Longer Unashamed
Certain shame can push us to repentance and our God of grace.
The Quick Take for June 20, 2014
A Christian dating show? That and more in the Quick Take.
A Field Guide for Suffering Well
Finding beauty and blessings in our spiritual deserts.
Tied Up in Our Own Preferences
How fear, not prayer, led us to choose sterilization… and regret it.
Sinister Tips for Mission Trips
What the devil may be up to as churches sally forth.
Theology of the Imagination
How our very-real God loves an active, creative mind.
22 Jump Street
The buddy comedy feels a bit recycled the second time around - and it knows it.
To Publish a Predator
What the regrettable Leadership Journal post reminds us about the nature of sexual abuse.
Why Jimmy Carter Was (and Is) a Rare Breed
Randall Balmer's new biography says the former president’s political and religious activism made everyone uncomfortable.
Fatherhood's Call to Duty
A love that knows its responsibilities.
The Quick Take for June 13, 2014
The critics take on whether orange really is the new black and what’s streaming in this week’s quick take.
When Dads Don't Stay
Confronting the reality of fatherlessness in America.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
It's familiar, but it's still a ton of fun.
It's Never Too Late to Become a Great Dad
Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly has an encouraging message for fathers: You’re not defined by your past.
A romantic comedy about abortion? A director and actress go there.
A Shooting on Sacred Ground
In the midst of trauma at SPU, I’m reminded that a Christian university is a holy place.
How Working on Wall Street Can Corrupt Your Soul
The financial industry’s amoral culture plunges young strivers into a spiritual abyss. Kevin Roose sounds a moral alarm.
Why I Blogged About Our Miscarriage
And how I learned that oversharing brings us together.
Thank God for Vaccines
The diseases they fight are worse than you remember. The people who oppose them are a bigger risk than you realize.
Baptizing the Dora Generation: Why Preschooler Faith Is So Controversial
Southern Baptist leaders would rather ‘the only consistently growing group in baptisms’ be shrinking.
Why ‘God and the Gay Christian’ Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships
Matthew Vines rehashes older arguments for a modern audience. But those arguments still don’t square with Scripture.
Jesus Never Said, 'Be True to Yourself'
So where does desire fit with God’s will?
The Quick Take for June 6, 2014
Blackbeard, Mr. Holmes, & Star Wars updates, oh my!
Former Bergdahl Pastor Calls for Mercy for 'Prodigal Son' Bowe
"Christians are getting engaged in the lynching," he says. "In any other situation, we'd be hugging the parents."
Edge of Tomorrow
Aliens attack . . . on Groundhog Day.
The Fault in Our Stars
A star-crossed teenage love story about the biggest of big questions.
Breaking All the Barriers
How the Spirit at Pentecost decimated humanity’s dividing walls.
The Spirit's Work of Ignorance
When you’re about the only white man in a sea of black faces, you learn strange things. A dispatch from the Hampton Ministers' Conference.
The Christian Call to Say 'You're Welcome'
How we respond to thanks matters.
Have We Forgotten the Power of Touch?
Embracing healing touch in a culture that shies away from physical contact.
When We Close Our Wombs
Christian women face difficult decisions over sterilization.
4 Reasons to Embrace Family Conflict
Your family is worth fighting for.
The Exclusion of 'Belle'
What the historical adaptation missed - and why it matters.
Kick Your Husband Out of the House
Trust me, it’s good for your marriage.
Did Jesus Make Mistakes?
Mark Driscoll says yes, though Jesus never sinned. Experts weigh in.
Something's Wrong for Our Sisters
Beneath the stereotype of the angry black woman is an overlooked vulnerability.
Christian Comparison Isn't Pretty
Resisting the pressure to dress-up our lives for church friends.