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June (Web-only) 2004

Subscriber Access Only Underdog Dodgeball Defeats Spielberg's Terminal
The Terminal—;artful flop; Dodgeball—;ludicrous hit; Around the World in 80 Days—;ludicrous flop.
Subscriber Access Only A Famous Feline, a Feminist Farce, and a Futuristic Flop
What Christian critics are saying about Garfield, The Stepford Wives, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Plus more on Harry Potter, Saved!, and To End All Wars.
Subscriber Access Only Harry Potter's Best Yet? Or His Worst?
Christian film critics debate the pros and cons of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Plus, more reviews of Saved! and Super Size Me.
Subscriber Access Only Evangelical Teens Are the Villains in Saved!
Christian critics respond to the unflattering satire Saved! Plus: Reviews of The Day After Tomorrow, Raising Helen, Soul Plane, and continuing reviews of Shrek 2 and Super Size Me, and Troy, plus a critical look at the way the press handled The Passion of The Christ.
Subscriber Access Only Spider-Man 2
Subscriber Access Only Why We Love Comic Book Movies
Sure, the special effects are great, but there's something more drawing us to these fantastic stories.
Subscriber Access Only Fahrenheit 9/11
Subscriber Access Only The Notebook
Subscriber Access Only Two Brothers
Subscriber Access Only Celebrating Life
That was filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg's goal for America's Heart and Soul, a marvelous new Disney movie opening July 2.
Subscriber Access Only Moving Pictures
These movies will keep your video player—and your conversations—going for a long time: the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films.
Subscriber Access Only Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Subscriber Access Only The Story of the Weeping Camel
Subscriber Access Only The Terminal
Subscriber Access Only Nicholas Sparks
The author of A Walk to Remember has another novel coming to the big screen: The Notebook, a beautiful love story opening next week.
Subscriber Access Only Around the World in 80 Days
Subscriber Access Only Miracle Man
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were Motown's hottest act in the '60s. These days, Robinson's gig takes him to churches and prisons, where he shares his Christian faith.
Subscriber Access Only The Chronicles of Riddick
Subscriber Access Only Napoleon Dynamite
Subscriber Access Only The Stepford Wives
Subscriber Access Only Responding to Our Readers
Jeffrey Overstreet addresses reader reactions about profanity in movies—and about his take on the topic.
Subscriber Access Only Winners from the Gipper
Looking back at the best films of Ronald Reagan.
Subscriber Access Only Take Me Out to the Movies!
As the classic Field of Dreams releases today on DVD, we release our own all-star lineup of great baseball flicks.
Subscriber Access Only Saved! Is Right on the Money
Many Christians are condemning this movie without even seeing it. But I think it was quite true to real life.
Subscriber Access Only Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
'The Prisoner of Azkaban' is perhaps the most emotionally complex of the Harry Potter stories to date
Subscriber Access Only Why This Is a Good Idea
There are a ton of good movies I'd love to show my kids—with just a little bit of editing.
Subscriber Access Only Fascinated with The Passion
Gibson film draws big Muslim crowds.
Subscriber Access Only Remembering Ronald Reagan
What Billy Graham, Jim Dobson, Pope John Paul II, and others are saying about the death of the former president—and what he said about evangelicals.
Subscriber Access Only CT Classic: President Reagan and the Bible
He speaks out strongly for the importance of Scripture.
Subscriber Access Only The Art of Political War
A veteran columnist urges his fellow liberals to take a lesson from those nasty conservatives.
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Controversial Pastor Mediates End to Three-day Prison Riot in Brazil
Minister hopes fame will allow him greater access to Brazil's prisons.
Subscriber Access Only Language Wars on Liturgy, Abortion, Anglicanism, and Elsewhere
Plus: California's two battles over displaying the cross, Danforth nominated as U.N. ambassador, and other stories from online source around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Tom Wright Comments for Everyone
The author of the Christian Origins and the Question of God series is also writing a commentary series for the masses.
Subscriber Access Only Ronald Reagan's Faith, Not Just Policies, Undermined Communism
The author of God and Ronald Reagan discusses the spiritual life of America's 40th president
Subscriber Access Only Roy Moore Makes His Case to the U.S. Senate
Plus: Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center catches fire, archbishops bet on NBA finals, Ala. school board retracts conservative Christian mandate, U.S. considers more debt relief, and other stories from online news sources around the world.
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Roy Moore Makes His Case to the U.S. Senate
Subscriber Access Only Breaking the Speech Limits
How activists are trying to deny democracy, and why a bill designed to extend free speech won't pass.
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World Journalism Institute Changes Its Focus
Biblical objectivity replaced with mainstream objectivity in training of future Christian journalists.
Subscriber Access Only For All the Saints
A new book reminds us to get our heads and hearts together, in the company of the cloud of witnesses.
Subscriber Access Only Los Angeles Takes Out the Cross
The Thomas More Law Center says that by removing a cross from the Los Angeles County seal, the government is conveying a message that is anti-Christian and violating the Constitution.
Subscriber Access Only The Pagan-Buster
How a brilliant monk laid the groundwork for Christian Europe
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How Christian Times Traded Its Good Name—Twice
Kingdom Ventures deal is the second attempt to take Christian Times national.
Subscriber Access Only Supreme Shocker—'Under God' Stays Because of a Technicality
Supreme Court says Michael Newdow doesn't have authority to speak for his daughter. Plus: Reactions from conservative Christian advocacy organizations.
Subscriber Access Only Inside CT: Our New Wait Loss Plan
Announcing an important schedule change for our website.
Subscriber Access Only Do Americans Want a Religious Government, or Just a Spiritual One?
The link between the Pledge decision and Time's cover package on religion and the presidential campaign.
Subscriber Access Only Telling Lies, Telling Stories
Lars Saabye Christensen's The Half Brother reveals imagination as escape.
Subscriber Access Only Southern Baptists No Longer In, Nor Of, World Alliance
Plus: Pulpit preaching proposal purged, the Inquisition's Comfy Chair, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Speaking in Code
A roundup of the many anti-Da Vinci Code books from Christian publishers.
Subscriber Access Only The Da Vinci Rejects
What other publishers could have done to respond to Dan Brown's bestseller.
Subscriber Access Only Why Moscow's Ban on Jehovah's Witnesses Is Bad News for All Christians
Plus: Southern Baptists vote down public school exodus resolution, Senate sets vote for Federal Marriage Amendment, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only G.P. Taylor, Dracula's Former Vicar
The author of Shadowmancer talks about his early interest in the occult, and his later transformation into a clergyman.
Subscriber Access Only Debates on Debates on Church Discipline
Catholic bishops will issue statement on Communion as a Matthew 18 lawsuit is reinstated against a Texas Bible church. Plus: Samuel Huntington on why atheists are outsiders, religious leaders apologize for Abu Ghraib, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only For All the Saints
A new book reminds us to get our heads and hearts together, in the company of the cloud of witnesses.
Subscriber Access Only Grave Images
The photos from Abu Ghraib have reopened debate on the power of pictures.
Subscriber Access Only Couple Helps Churches Retrofit 15-Passenger Vans
Van Angels ministry launched with funds from settlement over daughter's van-related death.
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A Denomination's Odd Logic
Presbyterians face court's permitting 'impermissible' homosexual marriage.
Subscriber Access Only Korean Hostage Was Reportedly Evangelizing in Iraq
Plus: What the leaked NAE statement on politics really says, what the Catholic bishops said about Communion, and other stories from online sources around the world.
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How Ronald Reagan Wowed Evangelicals
He rarely delivered on their issues, but the Great Communicator changed the movement.
Subscriber Access Only Pastoring a Wounded President
Until an assassination attempt, Ronald Reagan regularly attended National Presbyterian Church. After the attempt, Louis Evans was among the few people invited to minister to the family.
Subscriber Access Only Insect Theodicy
Who sent the locusts? And who exterminated them?
Subscriber Access Only Kerry Told to Speak Up, Shut Up About Religion
Plus: British government debates spanking, Pope laments EU Constitution, and other sources from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Korean and Iraqi Christians Killed in Iraq
Plus: Utah court throws out ethnicity-religion limit, the sexed up new Bible translation, D.C. hearings on same-sex marriage, and other stories from online sources around the world.
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Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and Plain Old Murder
What Tony Campolo and the State Department mean in recent comments about Palestine and Sudan.
Subscriber Access Only Judge's Bible Ban Backfires
Plus: James Dobson isn't cashing in on murderer, Bush expands AIDS initiative, Presbyterians may drop support of Messianic congregation, and other stories from online sources around the world.
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God and Man at Baylor
Even if Robert Sloan fails, what he has set in motion is irreversible.
Subscriber Access Only Bishops Should Excommunicate Supporters of Iraq War, Says Sojourners
Plus: NAE releases draft statement on civic engagement, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only To Spank or Not to Spank?
A 6th-century abbot and a group of 17th-century Calvinist divines weigh in on the issue
Subscriber Access Only C.S. Lewis, the Sneaky Pagan
The author of A Field Guide to Narnia says Lewis wove pre-Christian ideas into a story for a post-Christian culture.
Subscriber Access Only Wasn't That a Mighty Fall
Martha Stewart, VeggieTales, and Narnia revisted.
Subscriber Access Only Supreme Court Rejects Internet Porn Law, Promotes Filters
Plus: Judge ordered to put God back in courtroom, Britain's shocking abortion statistics, Presbyterians consider gay clergy, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.