Monday, December 28, 2015

The Importance of Leading Kids to Love Jesus


MOVIES & TELEVISION
Why Pop Culture Is Obsessed with 'Identity'
2015 was a year when many movies and TV shows showed characters searching for their 'authentic self.' What Christians can learn from that search.
Alissa Wilkinson
Last spring, after seven seasons of women, work, two wives, and a lot of whiskey, Don Draper reached the end of his journey to define himself. And a record 3.3 million Americans settled in to watch how it would end. The broad appeal of Mad Men was surprising, given that the show's protagonist—an affluent, straight, white male working on 1960s Madison Avenue—epitomized everything that social media pundits... continue reading >>


Interview
Meet the Christian Doctor Who Changed How We Play Football
Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith in the new film 'Concussion,' says it's time to ban children from playing high-contact sports.
 
Gleanings
The Top 20 Most-Read Christianity Today Articles of 2015
The Supreme Court decision, C.S. Lewis' secret life, loving my sister-brother, and more.
 
Gleanings
Bible on Demand: What 160 Million People Searched Scripture For in 2015
Bible Gateway offers year-end analysis of the most-popular verses and chapters, and whether anyone finished their Bible-in-a-year reading plans.
 
Gleanings
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2015
The 50 countries where it's most difficult to be a Christian, 'The Boy from Heaven' retracts his story, Elisabeth Elliot passes through gates of splendor, and more.
 
People
Died: Vonette Bright, Co-Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ
Bright, 89, was known for her love of prayer and her faithful witness.
 
CT Classic
Bill and Vonette Bright's Wonderful Plan for the World
Evangelicalism's power couple closes in on their radical mission.
 
Her.meneutics
Best of 2015: Duggar Scandal, Beth Moore, and the Yoga Pants Debate
We rank the top 10 posts of the year.
 
Book Review
Dispatches from the Wondrous, Terrifying World of Bible Scholarship
Why studying Scripture professionally can bring great joy—but also great pain.
 
Tarantino's Incarnational Aesthetic
Quentin Tarantino is an unlikely contributor to the theology of Incarnation.
 
Recent Studies
True Grit in the Face of Poverty
Economists are showing that hope makes a real difference.
 
The Exchange
The Importance of Leading Kids to Love Jesus
I recently asked #kidmin leaders how they help children love Jesus for themselves.
 
Movie Review
Joy
The film is uneven, but Joy knows just who she is.

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