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Culture and Media
5 Fundamental Questions Asked by Contemporary Films Read More ...
By: Sarah Stone
Contemporary movies ask five fundamental questions. And Christians should be comfortable interacting with mainstream culture to help society answer those questions.
The Man Who Made You Want Shiny Things
By: Jonathan Langley
Edward Bernays changed advertising forever in the 1920s, turning it into the science of making people desire things that were being produced – even if they didn't need them.
Few Adults Know Blessing of Best Friends. Who's Yours?
By: Griff Martin
To see the importance of friendship is to acknowledge one of the deepest and most sacred places in our lives. Sadly, many adults miss out on the blessing of having a best friend. Who's yours?
Ebola’s West African Survivors Face Discrimination Read More ...
By: Fayiah Tamba
As Liberia makes gradual progress toward the eradication of Ebola, there is another emerging challenge. Ebola discrimination is causing post-traumatic stress, division and animosity.
More Than a Disease, Ebola is a Cry for Social Justice
By: Dawn Hood-Patterson
Ebola is more than a health crisis. As the rich and privileged get the best care and the poor are left to die, Ebola illustrates social oppressions and issues a call for social justice.
Gun Violence's Death Toll Eclipses Ebola's in U.S.
By: Leroy Seat
Although not one U.S. citizen has died from Ebola, widespread panic grips our nation about the virus. Yet few of us are fazed when gun shootings kill nearly 12,000 Americans each year. Where is our wisdom?
|Church and Theology|
Church and Theology
Why Some Christians Desire a Convenient Faith Read More ...
By: Seth Vopat
We define truth as an effort to make the world in Christ's image, but that concept is not found in the gospels. We want a convenient faith, which fits nicely into our overbooked schedules, not a faith that requires intention.
Jonah's Problem: A God Who Won't Do As He's Told
By: James Gordon
Jonah hated Nineveh; he wanted its violent inhabitants to get what they deserved. When Jonah fled rather than warn the city about its destruction, it was because he knew God wasn't in the hate business.
How Many Smaller Churches Can Keep Their Doors Open
By: Dennis Bickers
Many smaller churches face a troubling future. Unless these congregations are willing to make significant changes, their death is almost inevitable.
"Godzilla" Read More ...
By: Brock Ratcliff
The new "Godzilla" does not disappoint. The monsters look great, and the destruction is grand and thorough. This is no mock-up of Tokyo being trampled by a man in a costume. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
"Heaven is for Real"
By: Roger Olson
Based on the best-seller about the purportedly true story of a 4-year-old's visit to heaven, "Heaven is for Real" is a surprising film, treating evangelical Christianity sympathetically. (Photo: Sony Pictures)
By: Terry Austin
You might enjoy "Noah" if you don't expect a spiritual experience. If you're a big fan of robots and apocalyptic movies, this film may be what you're seeking. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
By: Brock Ratcliff
While "Noah" is an interesting and thought-provoking movie, it is also cumbersome and stretched too thin. The film simply isn't entertaining enough to be worthwhile. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)