By: Nick Lear Changing your Facebook profile picture with an overlay of the French flag may not make much difference, but it is at least a statement of defiance that evil will not win. And God's love can stop the cycle of violence.
By: Zach Dawes Folks on both sides of the aisle agree that our criminal justice system is broken and are finding significant agreement on how to correct the numerous failings. Here are three ways churches can help.
By: Jon Kuhrt As austerity measures kick in, clashes between the British government and churches will increase. Government wants Christians to pull drowning people out of the river. It doesn't want them to ask who's pushing them in.
By: Jerrod Hugenot We talk about ministry as a vocation, but the word "vocation" was not meant only for the ordained pastor. Every Christian is called to be a minister, and Baptists affirm the priesthood of all believers.
By: Roger Olson Western civilization's ultimate poison is nominalism, which posits that transcendental ideals - truth, beauty and goodness - are only cultural creations and ultimately labels for individual perceptions.
By: David Swartz Did women missionaries find their work liberating? Some described themselves as fulfilled, found and happy. Others struggled with frustrations, and married women felt this tension most acutely.
Selma By: Courtney Pace Lyons We need movies that show the horrors of our history in plain view. We need movies that stir our souls, quicken our heartbeats and empower our feet to take steps for change. "Selma" delivers. (Photo: Paramount Pictures) Courtney Pace Lyons
"Godzilla" 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.) Brock Ratcliff
"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) Roger Olson
"Noah" 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) Terry Austin