July (Web-only) 2004

Bourne AgainSubscriber Access Only
The Bourne Supremacy's a supreme sequel, but Catwoman stinks. Plus: More reviews of The Door in the Floor, I, Robot, A Cinderella Story, and The Terminal.
I, Re-HashSubscriber Access Only
Will Smith's I, Robot is full of summer movie cliché s but lacks Asimov. A Cinderella Story gets bad reviews from all ages. The Door in the Floor leads to mixed reviews. Plus, Napoleon Dynamite, Maria Full of Grace, and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.
King Arthur Struggles in Quest for Good ReviewsSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics are divided over King Arthur, unite against Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and disapprove of Sleepover. Plus: More on Fahrenheit 9/11, Spider-Man 2, and America's Heart and Soul.
An Inspiring Journey for All AmericansSubscriber Access Only
What critics are saying about the exhilarating and inspiring America's Heart and Soul, the murky The Clearing, and the dissatisfying De-Lovely. Plus: More reviews of Spider-man 2 and Fahrenheit 9/11, and a new look at The Decalogue.
Critics Thrilled by Spidey, Unpersuaded by Michael MooreSubscriber Access Only
Spider-Man 2 gets 4-star reviews from Christian film critics, but Fahrenheit 9/11 is not hot. Plus raves for the family-friendly Two Brothers, rants about White Chicks, and tears over The Notebook.
The Manchurian CandidateSubscriber Access Only
ThunderbirdsSubscriber Access Only
The VillageSubscriber Access Only
In Defense of Mere Entertainment (Part 3)Subscriber Access Only
Would Mother Teresa have thrown her head back and laughed aloud at The Pink Panther? Likely so, says the author in this apologetic for films that are simply "fun for the sake of fun."
The Bourne SupremacySubscriber Access Only
Teens Dig Donnie DarkoSubscriber Access Only
The film bombed in its 2001 release, but caught on as a cult favorite among teens and young adults, and is now being re-released to theaters. We asked several students what they like about the movie.
The Honest-to-God Truth About Movies (Part 2)Subscriber Access Only
The best films don't shy away from truthfully depicting the human condition—even when it's ugly and sinful.
Happily Ever After?Subscriber Access Only
Today's romantic comedies are fun to watch, but behind the laughs and snappy screenwriting is a message that often misses the mark.
A Cinderella StorySubscriber Access Only
I, RobotSubscriber Access Only
Fahrenheit 9/11 Emboldens Christian FilmmakersSubscriber Access Only
Following the successes of Michael Moore and Mel Gibson, Christians in Hollywood are rethinking the "I'm a Christian who happens to be a filmmaker" approach to movies.
Paul the ApostleSubscriber Access Only
What Is a Good Christian Movie, Anyway? (Part 1)Subscriber Access Only
Is it a sermon in disguise? Is it honest? Is it "family-friendly"? Defining it is no easy task—but here's a good start.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundySubscriber Access Only
King ArthurSubscriber Access Only
Top Ten Movie MusicalsSubscriber Access Only
With this week's release of a new musical biopic on the life of Cole Porter, we look back at the best movie musicals of all time.
Ten Years and CountingSubscriber Access Only
Pop pianist Jim Brickman celebrates a decade of music with a greatest hits album—and hopes to include more inspirational songs on his next recording.
America's Heart and SoulSubscriber Access Only
The ClearingSubscriber Access Only
De-LovelySubscriber Access Only
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: How the Monster GrewSubscriber Access Only
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian looks at the origins of modern media.
What John Edwards BelievesSubscriber Access Only
John Kerry's Methodist running mate oversees his church's urban ministries, but can he win evangelicals' votes?
'Books & Culture' Corner: Tending the GardenSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals and the environment.
Why Kerry Is Sincere When He Says He Believes Life Begins at ConceptionSubscriber Access Only
Plus: AmeriCorps loses suit on Catholic school placements, U.K. considers new religious hate law, Portland's Catholic archdiocese declares bankruptcy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
'Womb Walking' Ultrasound, Stats Prompt U.K. Abortion RethinkSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Order removed for ex-gay mom told to avoid exposing child to homophobia, philosophy prof says he was punished for identifying himself as a Catholic, the Sabbath returns to Virginia, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Former Labor Secretary Predicts Religious War in AmericaSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Pastor on trial for exorcism death, Chinese woman beaten to death for distributing Bibles, European court rejects wrongful abortion suit, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Against AbstinenceSubscriber Access Only
What a South Dakota State Library debate pitting Christianity Today against Planned Parenthood reveals about the sexual left.
Which Federal Marriage Amendment?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Church of England rejects heresy trials, Narnia actors revealed, Va. prosecutor criticized for acting on his faith, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Army Facing Battle on BenefitsSubscriber Access Only
Domestic partners dispute may cripple Salvation Army-New York link.
Catastrophe and CompassionSubscriber Access Only
Poems that wrestle with darkness and celebrate light.
All ApologiesSubscriber Access Only
Are today's kinda culpas more safe than sorry?
Federal Marriage Amendment Doesn't Even Make It to a Senate VoteSubscriber Access Only
Religious activist groups respond. Plus: Clive Calver resigns as World Relief president, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Korean in Iraq Was Killed For His Faith, Say TerroristsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: What's next for the Federal Marriage Amendment, Canada's Bible ban, university relents on mandatory profanity, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Separation of Ministry and PoliticsSubscriber Access Only
In order to influence public policy successfully, Focus on the Family must quickly learn how to remove politicking from its ministry core.
Kerry Only Talks Religion Around Blacks, Says Washington PostSubscriber Access Only
Plus: What will really get you in trouble with Anglican leaders, Will Willimon becomes a Methodist bishop as Joseph Sprague announces he'll retire, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Sudden Death in DarfurSubscriber Access Only
John Danforth, new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, demands Sudan stop murderous Arab militias.
The Prohibition of Gay MarriageSubscriber Access Only
We can learn from the defeat of American Christian activism's greatest legislative victory.
Baylor Regents to Assess Expansive VisionSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Bush says God speaks through him; VeggieTales goes south, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Ambiguous RedemptionSubscriber Access Only
A riveting memoir by the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.
After the HurricaneSubscriber Access Only
Hugo struck my neighbors with terror but not with the fear of God.
Presbyterian Pastor Killed While Preaching in IndonesiaSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Sloan opponents say they have enough regents' votes to oust Baylor president, RQ's offspring, Kristof's at it again, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
U.S. Protestant Majority Gone By End of Year, Says SurveySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Christians in Iraq, Terri Schiavo, Moore's monument, home churches, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Promise Keepers Coach Has a New Team, Aiming to Unite Christians and Messianic JewsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Jewish groups vs. the Presbyterian Church (USA), designer babies in the U.K., China reportedly detains 100 Christian leaders, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Moving into the 'HoodSubscriber Access Only
In God's Neighborhood, Scott Roley says Jesus relocated to be with us, so we ought to do the same.
No Jesus Invocations, Says CourtSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Baylor regents don't vote on Sloan after all, House votes to take gay marriage out of judges' purview, coveting the original Ten Commandments, and other stories from online sources around the world.
All of Christian History in 6 HoursSubscriber Access Only
This audio tour de force is strong meat for a mature Christian audience.
Baylor's Sloan Keeps His Job—AgainSubscriber Access Only
Regents steer clear of vote on president; unanimously reaffirm Vision 2012.
Orthodox Unity …Subscriber Access Only
Autonomous Orthodoxy isn't an oxymoron. It's the fulfillment of a different kind of American dream.
… And Orthodox DivisionSubscriber Access Only
Greek Orthodox prepare for contentious assembly in New York.
Nothing PersonalSubscriber Access Only
The dustup at Baylor is not about its president. It's about change.
Gracia Burnham Returns to the Philippines Amid Another Hostage ControversySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Who's talking religion at the Democratic National Convention, council vows to keep praying in Jesus' name, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: China's Spiritual HungerSubscriber Access Only
The lessons of Falun Gong.
Worshiping an 'Awesome God' at the Democratic National ConventionSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Amish in the City premieres tonight, challenging Sri Lanka's anti-conversion bill, Christians accused of bad motives in Sudan activism, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Bill Cosby Was (Mostly) RightSubscriber Access Only
But he overlooks the redemptive role of the church.
Faith and the Newest Rock & Roll RebellionSubscriber Access Only
Some bands are rejecting the Christian label for their music and instead singing about Christ to the masses.
Boston or BustSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Vonette Bright, a homeschool lawsuit, and a dearth of other religion stories from online sources around the world.
Peru's Second-Class CitizensSubscriber Access Only
Christian legal activists fight to protect women and girls.
Kerry Touts His Sleeveless FaithSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Mugabe's demand for church support, Economist predicts a new golden age of giving, new claims about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Putting (Pro)Life into the PartySubscriber Access Only
Democrats shouldn't be afraid of being pro-life says Democrats for Life's Kristen Day.
The Amish Come KnockingSubscriber Access Only
UPN's Amish In the City shows us our modern selves in a mirror that is positively medieval.
Bill Cosby Was (Mostly) Right—Part 2Subscriber Access Only
Why is church influence among blacks wide but not deep?
Hey, John Kerry, WWFFD?Subscriber Access Only
What Would the Founding Fathers Do about the application of Christian principles to American politics? A few cautionary words.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book AwardsSubscriber Access Only
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.