September (Web-only) 2004

A Mother Tries to Prove that Her Son ExistsSubscriber Access Only
Critics mull over The Forgotten, Shaun of the Dead, First Daughter, and the 10th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. Plus: More reviews of Sky Captain, Silver City, Mean Creek, and the new Star Wars DVD package.
Nostalgia for Tomorrow's Simple FunSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics review Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Mr. 3000 and Wimbledon. Plus: Silver City, A Dirty Shame, Cellular, What the Bleep Do We Know?, a philosophical look at The Passion, Disney's new video The Three Musketeers, and Star Wars creator George Lucas's stubborn artistic pride.
A Formula Thriller, a Lousy Sequel, a Remake, and a RevisionSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics review Cellular, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Criminal, and THX 1138: The Director's Cut, What the #$*! Do We Know? Plus: Mean Creek, Paparazzi, Vanity Fair and The Cookout.
Mel Gibson Produces "Immoral" FilmSubscriber Access Only
Paparazzi makes a hero out of a photographer-killer. Plus: Vanity Fair, Wicker Park, Danny Deckchair, The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The Cookout, and more reviews of Hero and Before Sunset.
Hero Draws High PraiseSubscriber Access Only
Hero's a hit with audiences and critics. Religious press critics review Vanity Fair, Suspect Zero, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, and Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2, plus more reviews of Open Water, Exorcist: The Beginning, She Hate Me, Without a Paddle, The Story of the Weeping Camel, The Corporation, De-Lovely, and Garden State.
Jakes on the LooseSubscriber Access Only
Bishop T. D. Jakes, whose best-selling book, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is now a full-length motion picture opening this week, talked to us about the movie and its potential impact.
The ForgottenSubscriber Access Only
The Motorcycle DiariesSubscriber Access Only
A Disturbance in the ForceSubscriber Access Only
The original Star Wars movies release to DVD today, but thanks to George Lucas's stubborn pride—in the guise of "artistic vision"—they don't include the original, unaltered versions we all want to see.
Love Comes SoftlySubscriber Access Only
Mr. 3000Subscriber Access Only
WimbledonSubscriber Access Only
Top Ten Movies from the Rest of the WorldSubscriber Access Only
Previous articles in this series looked at the best films from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Here's the best of the rest of the planet, as chosen by two of our critics.
CellularSubscriber Access Only
Resident Evil: ApocalypseSubscriber Access Only
THX 1138 (Director's Cut)Subscriber Access Only
Top Ten Movies from the Middle EastSubscriber Access Only
In a time when so many images from this part of the world remind us of war, two of our critics list ten outstanding films from the area that give us a better understanding of its people.
The Otherness of GodSubscriber Access Only
God is so immeasurably beyond us that we must not be guilty of dumbing down our efforts to worship him.
Wicker ParkSubscriber Access Only
Church Murders Old and NewSubscriber Access Only
Three killed in Colombian church attack as a verdict comes for Oscar Romero 24 years after his martyrdom. Plus: is the religion gap smaller than the money gap?
The Poet Who RememberedSubscriber Access Only
Poland (mostly) honors Czeslaw Milosz upon his death.
Third of Three Federal District Courts Calls Partial-Birth Abortion Ban UnconstitutionalSubscriber Access Only
Plus: A pastor's plagiarism penitence, The New York Times gets Christian higher ed right twice in a week, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Despite Catholic Church Support, Prop. 71 Opponents Still $12 Million Behind in FundingSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Log Cabin Republicans refuse to endorse Bush, The Passion holds U.K. one-week DVD sales record, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
Powell Calls Darfur Situation 'Genocide'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Religious conservatives feel threatened at Colorado universities, a biology journal apologizes for publishing an intelligent design article, Anne Graham Lotz in Chicago, and many other articles from online sources around the world.
The Question of GodSubscriber Access Only
A PBS special personalizes the questions of God, morality, miracles, and the afterlife in the lives of C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.
Former TBN Employee Alleges Gay Tryst With Paul CrouchSubscriber Access Only
TBN boss paid $425,000 to silence claims, but accuser now wants $10 million.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Great American HustleSubscriber Access Only
The first volume of an ambitious new history of America highlights the engine of worldly ideals—and the role of evangelical religion in creating a distinctive American identity.
The Most Religious Kerry Speech EverSubscriber Access Only
Plus: The Bush Code, prominent Haitian pastor murdered, Remembering Patriarch of Alexandria Petros VII, and too many other stories from online sources around the world.
'I'm Not Anti-Islam,' Says Boykin. 'I'm Not Anti-Allah'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Bush's surprisingly generic faith, and other stories from online sources around the world.
State Department Adds Saudi Arabia to 'Worst of Worst' Persecutors ListSubscriber Access Only
Eritrea and Vietnam also added as countries of particular concern after years of pressure.
Ravi Zacharias to Speak at Mormon TabernacleSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Banning Stanley Tucci, a Sabbath suit, Iraq persecution, church-based reality TV, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The Roots of Pentecostal Scandal—Romanticism Gone to SeedSubscriber Access Only
The sexual stumblings of prominent ministers point to a hidden flaw in Pentecostal spirituality.
Faith Groups Turn Out the Vote for Both CandidatesSubscriber Access Only
Focus on the Family and Redeem the Vote focus on young evangelicals.
RNC Tells Voters that Liberals Will Ban BibleSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Alan Wolfe on Democratic secularists, horoscopes vs. the Bible, Prohibition's problems, and other stories from online sources around the world.
A Forgotten Founder's FatherhoodSubscriber Access Only
Race, nature, and patriarchy meet in Rhys Isaac's biography of early American diarist Landon Carter.
LA Times Digs Deeper into TBN's Prosperity Gospel MessageSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Swaggart promises to kill gay suitors, another Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy, and many other stories from sources around the world.
Evangelicals' Conflicting Interests in Fighting PersecutionSubscriber Access Only
It took more than a concern for human rights to motivate churches' and ministries' powerful grassroots.
National Geographic Suggests Noah's Ark Expedition Was Just a StuntSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Deal Hudson ousted as Crisis editor amid new allegations, Paul Crouch's accuser speaks, Swaggart apologizes, CARE Act gets final push, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Terri's Law'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: TBN slams LA Times reports, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Bush's Code CrackedSubscriber Access Only
A University of Chicago professor says he's figured out how the president is winning evangelicals' support. He's only partly right.
Norway Aflutter Over Soccer PrayersSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Focus on the Family's Candidate endorsement, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Getting the Word OutSubscriber Access Only
An exhibit at the Huntington Library shows how Bibles big and small gave power to the people
Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Attacked in IndiaSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Baylor Regents reject yet another attempt to remove president Sloan, and Time gives a close-up look at an Episcopal Church split.
Are Mainline Churches Anti-Semitic?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Former Bishop indicted on rape charges, Iraq's Christians fight for survival, priests duke it out at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and more articles from online sources around the world.
We're Still Supporting SlaverySubscriber Access Only
New efforts to stop U.S. troops from visiting prostitutes abroad are a good step, but let's not whitewash what's happening.
After Worldview?Subscriber Access Only
A lively conference offers a state-of-the-art assessment of the concept of worldview, with both advocates and dissenters represented.
Does the Gallup Poll Have an Evangelical Bias?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: More on religion in the election, cleanup after Hurricane Jeanne, Anglicans offer chocolate to boost church attendance, human trafficking, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Senate Passes North Korea Human Rights BillSubscriber Access Only
Plus: The lead attorney drops out of Terri Schiavo's defense team, Sudan blames U.S. for arming Darfur rebels, Presbyterians and Jews try to heal rift, Chicago Tribune visits Bob Jones University, and other articles from online sources around the world.
House Fails to Pass Marriage AmendmentSubscriber Access Only
Britain's Terri Schiavo : Parents fight doctors to keep their baby alive. The Vatican outsources prayers. Plus: Billy Graham plans NY mission, Spain to allow same-sex marriages, reviews of Woman, Thou Art Loosed, and more articles from online sources around the world.
House Fails to Pass Marriage AmendmentSubscriber Access Only
Ethics Cloud Hangs Over DeLay CampaignSubscriber Access Only
Bribery allegations give challenger hope to oust Washington's third most powerful man.
Romanticism Gone to Seed—Part IISubscriber Access Only
Have the holiness and Pentecostal movements really been hyper-vertical and anti-domestic?
Vanity FairSubscriber Access Only
Universal United House of PrayerSubscriber Access Only
Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.