March (Web-only) 2003

Is Terror Scaring Off Missionaries?Subscriber Access Only
"The Dutch woman who is marrying herself, and other stories from online sources around the world"
"Books & Culture 's Book of the Week: Oh, Brother"Subscriber Access Only
"Most everyone agrees that the James ossuary is a significant find. Ask what it means, however …"
Whose Reality TV?Subscriber Access Only
"Tune in this week to Frederick Wiseman's PBS documentary, Domestic Violence, to see some real survivors."
Jim Van Yperen on Church ConflictsSubscriber Access Only
The author of Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict says the early church was also full of problems.
Clergy Respond to Bush's Ultimatum to SaddamSubscriber Access Only
"Banning hot cross buns, Slate says Rick Warren does a subtle violence to the rigors of belief, and other stories from online sources around the world"
James Kopp Guilty of Killing Abortion DoctorSubscriber Access Only
"PCUSA top court tries its top officials, and other stories from online sources around the world"
Unjustifiable HomicideSubscriber Access Only
We must think through the reasons for rejecting deadly violence in the abortion struggle
Coverage of About Schmidt Casts Shadow on Child SponsorshipSubscriber Access Only
Oscar-nominated film is causing positive and negative ripples in the press and in relief agencies
"Film Forum: Big Week for Oscar, Bad Week for Mothers"Subscriber Access Only
Willard and Spider suffer for the sake of their moms. Plus: A dangerous fugitive becomes The Hunted ; a girl plays sports (gasp!) in Bend It Like Beckham ; and Agent Cody Banks gets too sexy.
"Weblog: Will War Breed Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Christians, or Both?"Subscriber Access Only
"PCUSA court criticizes leader but dismisses charges, and other stories from online sources around the world"
A Nation at War—and on Its KneesSubscriber Access Only
"Court says kids can give out candy with religious messages, and other stories from online sources around the world."
Weeping over BaghdadSubscriber Access Only
"Desert Storm cost Iraq thousands of lives. At its conclusion, a Christianity Today editorial called for the church to deal with the living souls that remained"
War Could Reduce Holy Land's Christian PresenceSubscriber Access Only
Palestinian bishop fears current hostilities could continue a trend that sees Christians forced out of the area altogether.
Where Do We Go From Here?Subscriber Access Only
"Now that the bombs are falling, we'll need to repair Iraq—and our nation's moral standing"
Peacemakers Seek to Show War from Point of View of Iraqi CiviliansSubscriber Access Only
Six Christian Peacemaker Team members remain in Iraq as bombs drop
Bono's American PrayerSubscriber Access Only
"The world's biggest rock star tours the heartland, talking more openly about his faith as he recruits Christians in the fight against AIDS in Africa."
Pop Music with BrainsSubscriber Access Only
"From the beginning, U2 has engaged spiritual questions"
Bono's Thin EcclesiologySubscriber Access Only
Any person can stand outside the church and critique its obedience to the gospel
Intelligently Designed FilmsSubscriber Access Only
The youthful ID movement flexes its muscles in two documentaries
Muslims Convicted After 2000 Fatal Attack on CoptsSubscriber Access Only
But fearful Christians in Upper Egypt say many killers are still at large
Scrutiny of Bush's Faith Continues with Newsweek Cover StorySubscriber Access Only
Full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds 'under God' decision ; ban goes into effect next Monday
Best Christian Places to Work: Co-CEO SynergySubscriber Access Only
Sharing leadership works at Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Diagnosing The DoctorSubscriber Access Only
"A new assessment of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, preacher"
"Weblog: Suddenly, Media Wrings Its Hands Over Religion in the Newsroom"Subscriber Access Only
"Yesterday's day of prayer, Bush and the Vatican, cowboy churches, and other stories from online sources around he world."
Best Christian Places to Work: Rigorous HiringSubscriber Access Only
Group Publishing places importance on the quality of the product and its staff
National Book Award Finalist Ron Hansen on Christian FictionSubscriber Access Only
"It's important to instruct while entertaining, but method can be as important as message, says the author of Isn't It Romantic? and Atticus"
Baptist Missionary Killed by Abu Sayyaf Airport BombingSubscriber Access Only
"Where those ashes come from, and other stories from online sources around the world"
Best Christian Places to Work: People of the HugsSubscriber Access Only
Howard Publishing's pajama day, adoption support, and National Hugging Day celebrations create a family-like ambiance.
Gothard Staffers Ask Hard QuestionsSubscriber Access Only
"After public controversy in the early-80s, employees pushed for reforms at the Institute"
Critics Would Send Cradle 2 an Unmarked GraveSubscriber Access Only
"Religious press reviewers write off Cradle 2 the Grave, but rave about He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Plus: Peter Chattaway's best of 2002 ; reviews of To End All Wars, Gods and Generals, The Quiet American, Dark Blue ; and readers consider the Roman Polansk"
"Weblog: Israel Inspects James Ossuary, But Joash Tablet Has Disappeared"Subscriber Access Only
"Christian radio giant's stock plummets after bad news, and other stories from around the world"
Best Christian Places to Work: Freedom and GraceSubscriber Access Only
"Covenant Christian High School teachers and staff are encouraged to be creative, lead classes in innovative ways, and take initiative"
Frederick Buechner's Sacred JourneySubscriber Access Only
How one writer and minister has made a career of telling others about moments of holy insight
"Weblog: Censoring Christian Films, Continued"Subscriber Access Only
"The pope and the president, flags in church, demonic possession, and other stories from online sources around the world"
Best Christian Places to Work: Lives in BalanceSubscriber Access Only
"At Evangelical Christian Credit Union, professional development is not just a nice bonus but also a spiritual responsibility"
Iraqi Christians' Path of PersecutionSubscriber Access Only
"Not heresy hunters, nor Islamic purges, nor even Mongol hordes could wipe Christianity from Iraq"
Sydney Anglican Leader Attacked for Exclusivity ClaimsSubscriber Access Only
Religious leaders issue constructive alternative to war with Iraq
Best Christian Places to Work: What Burnout?Subscriber Access Only
The Coalition for Christian Outreach takes seriously its responsibility to care for employees
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Vanity FairSubscriber Access Only
A chronicler of religion plays the straight man
Senate Likely to Pass Partial-Birth Abortion Ban ThursdaySubscriber Access Only
"Mel Gibson's faith, rapper DMX retires to read his Bible, religion and peace, and other stories from online sources around the world"
"Best Christian Places to Work: No Prayer, No Results"Subscriber Access Only
Medical Ambassadors International's emphasis on praying creates a strong sense of commitment
Texas Pastor James Robison on the Life-Changing Faith of George W. BushSubscriber Access Only
"The president of Life Outreach International talks about his friend's faith, the moral need of America, and his own conversion"
Standing for Peace on the Eve of WarSubscriber Access Only
Christian group seeks nonviolent solution in Iraq.
United Methodist Bishop Says Muslims Will Be SavedSubscriber Access Only
"Max Lucado, John MacArthur, and others discuss Iraq and Christ's exclusivity. Plus other stories from around the world"
Best Christian Places to Work: President in SweatsSubscriber Access Only
Leadership's informal style reflects an atmosphere of openness on the Whitworth College campus
Bringing Down the Bad ReviewsSubscriber Access Only
"Mel Gibson stirs up controversy with his Christ film. A mainstream critic criticizes parents who take kids to rated-R movies. And critics mull over Bringing Down the House, Tears of the Sun, The Safety of Objects, Gerry, All the Real Girls, and The Son"
Best Christian Places to Work: Practicing What They TeachSubscriber Access Only
Dallas Theological Seminary and Multnomah Bible College and Seminary share a philosophy on managing employees
Senate Bans Partial-Birth AbortionSubscriber Access Only
"After a 64-33 vote, the measure moves to the House."
Good to Great 's Leadership Model Looks Familiar to ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
The author of the bestselling business book says his findings on successful leaders led him to the New Testament
Was Smart's Kidnapper Motivated by Religion?Subscriber Access Only
"Theologians and filmmakers question Mel Gibson's Passion, Russell Crowe builds his own church, and more stories from around the world"
Best Christian Places to Work: Shepherding HeartsSubscriber Access Only
Phoenix Seminary focuses on mentoring the balance of head knowledge with character development.
Saint J. R. R. the EvangelistSubscriber Access Only
Tolkien wanted his Lord of the Rings to echo the Lord of Lords—but do we have ears to hear?
Gujarat Religious Survey Troubles Indian ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
Government of Indian state says it has been gathering statistics on the minority at the behest of federal officials
Good News in WartimeSubscriber Access Only
Demand for Bible soars as hostilities rise
War Isn't Being Waged From the PulpitSubscriber Access Only
Most clergy avoid blanket statements on war.
War CrySubscriber Access Only
"As 1991's Gulf War began, a Christianity Today editorial said the church's best weapon was tearful prayer"
What George Bush's Favorite Devotional Writer Says About WarSubscriber Access Only
"War is the most damnably bad thing, wrote Oswald Chambers"
Lessons in Nation-Building From a Fledgling DemocracySubscriber Access Only
Shays's Rebellion describes a time when revolution was no longer cool
Newspapers Miss the Real End-Times StorySubscriber Access Only
"Not all pastors preached about Iraq on Sunday, and other stories from online sources from around the world"
Are Most Arab Americans Christian?Subscriber Access Only
The Detroit News reports that 75 percent of Arabs in the U.S. are Christian. Why is that?
The Ethics of Desert StormSubscriber Access Only
What Christianity Today said during the U.S.'s first war with Iraq
"Weblog: Gujarat, India, Bans Conversions"Subscriber Access Only
"A Detroit church built by Saddam is praying for his demise, and other stories from online sources from around the world"
A Proposal to Tilt the Balance of TerrorSubscriber Access Only
For all Christians there are values that should be more precious than life itself
Relief Agencies Prepare to Help Iraqi RefugeesSubscriber Access Only
Meanwhile Christians in Baghdad fear the worst
Oscars Honor the Best ; Theatres Feature the WorstSubscriber Access Only
"The Academy Awards award Chicago and The Pianist. Meanwhile, critics suffer through Dreamcatcher, View from the Top, and Boat Trip"
"Weblog: Tim LaHaye Loses Left Behind Lawsuit, Worldwide Church of God Settles"Subscriber Access Only
"Supreme Court considers sodomy law, and other sources from online sources around the world"
The Iraq War Has Little Effect on the Rapture IndexSubscriber Access Only
The founder of an online end times speedometer says that other current events are more connected to biblical prophecy.
The End Is Not YetSubscriber Access Only
"The president of Dallas Theological Seminary says there will be an increase in wars and rumors of wars before the end times, but date setting should not be a priority for evangelicals."
Evangelicals Plan to Minister to Iraqis' Needs—Physical and SpiritualSubscriber Access Only
"Evangelism efforts will join relief work, say Southern Baptist Convention and Samaritan's Purse"
Are Prayers in a Time of War Really About Comfort?Subscriber Access Only
"In part. But their main purpose is about much, much more than that"
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways.