The Sources of Our Discontent: Why Our Generation Is Still Unhappy

Are we unhappy because life failed us or because our expectations set us up to fail?

How Can I Protect My Kids from Internet Porn?

Can Driscoll’s Army of SuperMen Save the Church From Death and Destruction?

Do evangelical calls for Church-saving supermen encourage imitations of Christ or of worldly “masculine” behavior?

ELSEWHERE: The Appeal of Chipotle

Anxiety Is a Monster, and It Looks Like This

“Increasing our understand of and familiarity with the ways people suffer is a means of extending dignity and grace.”

Meet the Internet’s Most Hated Typist

Hermelin’s article is an encouragement to look beyond labels, which, more often than not, are tools of dismissal and dehumanization.

ELSEWHERE: Are Online Comments Still Worthwhile?

I Don’t Want to Lose My Landline

“It seems that the old landline telephone is going extinct. I mourn this loss, and I’m loath to let it happen in my own house.”

This Is the End: A Crass but Surprisingly Sober-minded Film about the Final Judgment

A recent Hollywood exploration of the end of the world has surprisingly biblical things to say about judgment.

ELSEWHERE: What Is the Purpose of Shocking Television Content These Days?

Oprah Puts Rob Bell on Her Spiritual A-Team

“People read Oprah recommendations. They think about them and talk about them. That means a lot of people are going to be reading and thinking about Bell’s work, so we should should be ready to talk with them about it.”

The Kiddy Pool: Parental Ambition and ‘The White Queen’

“It’s nearly impossible to love and raise children without dreaming of their futures, without imagining successes for them that surpass our own.”

ELSEWHERE: New Study Suggests ‘Porn Addiction’ Is a Smutty Fiction

Four Ways Voyager Reminds Us We’re Human

“The rational order we discover in the universe—the very thing that makes missions like Voyager’s possible—is a clue to our purpose.”

God and Country: Echoes of the Church in American Music

Popular music generally and Americana in particular are full of Christian relics—images, sounds, and pictures that innately yearn for their spiritual fulfillment.

ELSEWHERE: Mean Pictures and Internet Bullying