Gates Unhinged

By Paul Miller on March 12, 2014

Review of Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert M. Gates According to the rules of an old Washington parlor game, there is only one thing to do upon the release of a memoir by a former high-profile official:…

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‘Death at the Movies’ is a lively read

By Coyle Neal on February 12, 2014

How this book can help Christians evangelize Buddhists

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The Boys in the Boat

By Guest Contributor on February 5, 2014

Showing up the Nazis in a rowboat.

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Eyes of the Heart in Photography

By Guest Contributor on May 14, 2013

Review of Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valters Paintner By JENNY BOSAK Eyes of the Heart, by Christine Valters Paintner, is about using photography to see images with the heart, rather than just “seeing” them in a technical sense. …

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An Absentee Father’s Legacy to His Movie Critic Son

By Christian Hamaker on February 28, 2013

Review of Try to Tell the Story by David Thomson By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER The worldview of most well-known movie critics is anything but Christian. While that doesn’t invalidate their opinions about how art works, it raises the question about the…

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Introverts, Extroverts, and the Gospel: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Shut My Cake Hole

By Coyle Neal on February 12, 2013

Review of Quiet by Susan Cain By COYLE NEAL Do you prefer your own company to that of others? Do you prefer a quiet evening at home to a drunken kegger? Do you wish that in addition to blocking sight…

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Reforming Hollywood: The Ups and Downs of Protestant Film Engagement

By Christian Hamaker on January 10, 2013

Review of Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies by William D. Romanowski By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER As religious film criticism has carved out a niche in the broader world of the arts the past two decades, so…

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Finding Your Soul-Mate

By Alexis Neal on January 9, 2013

Review of The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, by Gary Thomas By ALEXIS NEAL I’ve read a lot of marriage books. Not all of them, mind you, or even most of them. But…

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When Religion Goes Bad, Turn to Paul

By Christian Hamaker on September 6, 2012

Review of Bad Religion by Ross Douthat By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER Yes, that’s the Apostle Paul referred to in the title. I can already hear the objections. “No! When religion goes ‘bad,’ turn to Jesus!” “Turn to God!” or even “Turn…

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