February (Web-only) 2005

Critics Throw Constan-tantrumsSubscriber Access Only
Constantine—;a convoluted mess of Christian terminology, or a worthwhile discussion starter? Plus: Critics respond to Because of Winn-Dixie, Son of the Mask, and Assisted Living
Hitch Proves Romantic Comedies Can Be Funny and EthicalSubscriber Access Only
Hitch lacks the usual romantic-comedy glitches. Plus: Pooh's Heffalump Movie, Uncle Nino, Bride and Prejudice, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, and more reviews of Hotel Rwanda and The Chorus.
Children Born into Brothels Get a Movie of Their OwnSubscriber Access Only
Born into Brothels finds joy and hope in one of the world's darkest places. Goodbye, Dragon Inn wins praise from patient viewers. Plus, Christian press critics endure The Wedding Date, survive Boogeyman, and offer more views on Million Dollar Baby, Coach Carter, and The Aviator.
Critics Post Best-of-2004 Lists, Slam Current FareSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics pick their favorites of 2004, and warn moviegoers: Don't go looking for Hide and Seek. Alone in the Dark should have stayed in the dark. Plus: Aliens of the Deep, Les Choristes, Are We There Yet?, Coach Carter, and Million Dollar Baby.
Terri Schiavo Given Three More WeeksSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Focus on the Family appoints new president, Kansas Attorney General seeks late-term abortion records, the Pope's tracheostomy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
$10 Osteen Tickets Going for $100+Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Evangelicals in Morocco, doubts on Uganda's AIDS numbers, Doug Wead hands over Bush tapes, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Supreme Court Will Consider Oregon's Assisted Suicide LawSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Korn guitarist converts and quits; hearing today may be Terri Schiavo's last chance, WCC calls for Israel divestment, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Paul's Tomb Reportedly DiscoveredSubscriber Access Only
Plus: The Wall Street Journal on ethnic evangelicals, Christian band sues school over canceled concert, and other stories from online sources around the world.
'Philadelphia Four' Anti-Gay Preaching Case DismissedSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Is Richard Scrushy's churchgoing a defense strategy? And other stories from online sources around the world.
Child's Baptism Ban OverturnedSubscriber Access Only
Plus: White House says faith-based initiative is still a priority, Planned Parenthood warns it'll form third party if Democrats go soft on abortion, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Church of England Backs Charles-Camilla MarriageSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Dispensationalists don't hate trees, why the New York Post fired prolife blogger Dawn Eden, taxing missionaries in Kenya, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Weblog (Second Helping): PCUSA's Davidson College No Longer 'Institution of Christian Learning'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: GoDaddy.com's Bible connection, Catholic Communion riot, FBI investigates pastor's sermon, Ca. church bans Lakota drumming, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Paul Shanley Trial Ends, Goes to JurySubscriber Access Only
Plus: The pope feeling better, Millard Fuller ousted from Habitat, TNIV, faith and the Super Bowl, and many more articles from online sources around the world.
Evangelical Groups Respond to State of the Union AddressSubscriber Access Only
Plus: The Black Baptist vote, the Pope is in the hospital, SpongeBob, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Time's 'Most Influential Evangelicals'Subscriber Access Only
The faces of the movement include Catholics, a Pentecostal who questions Trinitarianism, and a "new kind of Christian." Are we really that broad?
Narnia Director Speaks OutSubscriber Access Only
Andrew Adamson says directing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is "kind of like a gift." Plus: Halle Berry gets Razzed; Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide; Tom Cruise brings Scientology to the set.
The GMA Fights BackSubscriber Access Only
With Christian teens illegally downloading music apparently at the same rate as their mainstream peers, the Gospel Music Association hopes its anti-piracy campaign will stem the tide.
Conservative Anglicans Elated and CautiousSubscriber Access Only
Withdrawal request welcomed, but some wish statement had been stronger.
Anglicans Sanction Episcopalians Over Gay Bishop, Gay UnionsSubscriber Access Only
U.S. and Canada churches asked to "voluntarily withdraw" from panel.
The Jewishness of the Nicene CreedSubscriber Access Only
It was the Bible, not Greek philosophy, that shaped the theology of the Nicene bishops.
Baseball Isn't EntertainmentSubscriber Access Only
The sooner we stop thinking sports are about the spectators, the more enjoyable the games will be.
Diary of a Mad Black WomanSubscriber Access Only
Stay of ExecutionSubscriber Access Only
Judge allows Terri Schiavo to live a few days longer.
The Work of FaithSubscriber Access Only
How the torch of racial reconciliation, once carried by Christian civil-rights workers, is now being held by faith-based organizations.
Calvin College on U2Subscriber Access Only
College class on U2 explores religious influence of a rock band.
Gut CheckSubscriber Access Only
Blink makes the case for intuitive judgment.
'He Was My Everything'Subscriber Access Only
So says Michael Landon Jr. about his famous father, in whose footsteps he's following in many ways by making family-friendly fare. But he's also determined to avoid repeating his father's sins.
Who's Driving This Thing?Subscriber Access Only
Everyone is asking who leads the evangelical movement.
Salt and Light in the ArenaSubscriber Access Only
It's going to take more than a few good Christians to clean up sports.
Because of Winn-DixieSubscriber Access Only
ConstantineSubscriber Access Only
DownfallSubscriber Access Only
Rory O'Shea Was HereSubscriber Access Only
Don't Bury BaylorSubscriber Access Only
Sloan's resignation doesn't mean secularism won the day.
Dreams for SaleSubscriber Access Only
A history of the American movie industry.
Puppy LoveSubscriber Access Only
AnnaSophia Robb, who plays the young girl in Because of Winn-Dixie, says her character just wanted to love and be loved. Leave it to an orphaned dog to show her how.
Darkness and LightSubscriber Access Only
The cast and filmmakers of Constantine consider the movie's meaning—for audiences, and for themselves.
Dean Vows to Reach Evangelicals as Democratic LeaderSubscriber Access Only
But many are waiting to see if the DNC walk matches their talk.
Escapee Denies Rape ChargeSubscriber Access Only
Star witness in criminal case against prominent Chinese pastor alleges officials tortured and sexually abused her to gain false testimony.
Secular, Sacred, or BothSubscriber Access Only
Some Christian artists "cross over" to the mainstream, and some have been there all along. They might argue that the line between the secular and sacred is a blurry one—if it exists at all.
Low Art, High ResultsSubscriber Access Only
ApologetiX frontman J. Jackson admits his band's parodies may be a low form of art, but it's bringing people closer to God and helping them dig into their Bibles.
Jim Wallis: 'I See Genuine Soul-Searching Among Democrats'Subscriber Access Only
Evangelical activist says it's time to find common ground on abortion and other issues.
Dostoyevsky's Disregarded ProphecySubscriber Access Only
The famous Russian author shows us what's to fear in a world without God.
Bride & PrejudiceSubscriber Access Only
HitchSubscriber Access Only
Pooh's Heffalump MovieSubscriber Access Only
Uncle NinoSubscriber Access Only
Q & A: John ThuneSubscriber Access Only
The Republican from South Dakota, who defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle last November. Daschle had taken a leading role in blocking some of President Bush's pro-life judicial nominees.
The Gospel Goes to SundanceSubscriber Access Only
At the recent Sundance Film Festival, a group of Fuller Theological Seminary students and profs to bridge the gap between secular film and the Christian church.
Family ValuesSubscriber Access Only
Overworked, Bob Shallcross quit his job to reconnect at home. Now he's made a movie about that very thing—Uncle Nino, which opens in limited theaters this week.
Redeeming Black FilmsSubscriber Access Only
Hollywood's black movies often depict negative stereotypes—gangs, violence—or revel in buffoonery, a la White Chicks and Soul Plane. But Michael and Christine Swanson are trying to change that, one film at a time.
Ten Black Films Worth WatchingSubscriber Access Only
In celebration of Black History Month, we present these African-American classics.
Questions Follow Fuller's Firing from Habitat for HumanitySubscriber Access Only
Changing corporate culture, not harassment allegations, reportedly led to founder's dismissal as president. But some say the leadership battle isn't over.
Making ProgressSubscriber Access Only
Progressive rock, that is. Neal Morse, famous for his roles with bands like Spock's Beard and Transatlantic, is now enjoying his time as a solo Christian artist—and still making prog-rock.
Freedom Between the Goal PostsSubscriber Access Only
Sports is much more important than our culture lets on.
The Wedding DateSubscriber Access Only
Come and SeeSubscriber Access Only
How a century of movies—from a 1905 French silent flick to 2004's The Passion of The Christ—have encouraged us to look at Jesus … and at the world through his eyes.
More Culture of Life, PleaseSubscriber Access Only
We like what we heard, we just didn't hear enough of it.
Conspiracy, Control, and CrichtonSubscriber Access Only
State of Fear is about more than controlling the weather. Duh, it's media ecology.
Assisted LivingSubscriber Access Only
Wayfaring StrangersSubscriber Access Only
Set in Mexico, Anita Desai's latest novel is a compact but multilayered tale of pilgrimage.
Finally, Church Growth in CanadaSubscriber Access Only
Research reveals unexpected gains for Christians.
There Can Be No End to Jihad'Subscriber Access Only
Islamist Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, in an exclusive interview, discusses the rationale for 9/11, the Christians he most respects, and the Jesus he defends.
The 2004 Critics' Choice AwardsSubscriber Access Only
Our first annual Critics' Choice Awards pick the Top 10 Films of 2004—a list that somewhat resembles others in the mainstream, with a few surprises thrown in.
Gatecrashing for JesusSubscriber Access Only
Brother Andrew discusses ministry in the Middle East.
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.