January (Web-only) 2005

Critics Assaulted by Precinct 13Subscriber Access Only
Critics survive Assault on Precinct 13 and Are We There Yet? Plus: More reviews of Million Dollar Baby, Hotel Rwanda, Coach Carter, Kinsey, and House of Flying Daggers.
The World's Biggest-Grossing Star Has Another HitSubscriber Access Only
Critics consider Coach Carter, Racing Stripes, and Elektra, as well as The Merchant of Venice, Bad Education, A Love Song for Bobby Long, and Les Choristes. Plus: More reviews of In Good Company, White Noise, Million Dollar Baby, and Hotel Rwanda.
First-Rate Million Dollar Baby Reaches Controversial ConclusionSubscriber Access Only
Religious press critics disagree with mainstream critics' on Million Dollar Baby's unethical "message," but not its superb artistry. Plus, Christian critics review The Sea Inside,and White Noise, and offer further reviews of Meet the Fockers, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Aviator, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Beyond the Sea, and Ocean's Twelve.
In Good Company Explores Business EthicsSubscriber Access Only
Opening nationwide next week, the Paul Weitz comedy stars Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson. We had a chance to catch up with them at a recent press event in L.A.
Fockers Flock to Top, but Flop with CriticsSubscriber Access Only
Christian critics consider Meet the Fockers, Fat Albert, The Phantom of the Opera, The Woodsman, Beyond the Sea, Darkness, and offer more reviews of Hotel Rwanda, The Aviator, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
U.S. Military Interrogator Persecutes MuslimSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Planned Parenthood president resigns as abortions rise and clinics drop, and other stories from online sources around the world.
British Charity Oxfam Wants U.N. to Regulate Aid GroupsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Taking the name of Auschwitz in vain, animal-human hybrids, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Shroud of Turin Between 1,300 and 3,000 Years Old, Journal SaysSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Scalia the circuit rider, the next "SpongeBob," and other stories from online sources around the world.
Pennsylvania Students 'Taught' Intelligent DesignSubscriber Access Only
Plus: More on the New Jersey Copt community, Rolling Stone rejects Zondervan's Bible ad, Iraqi Christians prepare to vote amidst persecution, Bush's inauguration, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Abortion Litmus Tests and Fundamental ValuesSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Prayer okayed at inauguration, judge religious hatred cited in murder of New Jersey Coptic couple, Brownback for president? And more articles from online sources around the world.
Hey, Preacher, Leave Those Kids AloneSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Episcopal bishops' "regret," Georgia ordered to remove "religious" evolution stickers, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Mission Agency Airlifts 300 Muslim Tsunami OrphansSubscriber Access Only
Plus: ELCA report recommends status quo on homosexuality, miracle mosques, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Tsunami Weblog: Combining the Gospel with AidSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Tensions increase between Muslim militants and aid workers; Christian, Hindu groups fighting to help; Churches giving aid; more theodicy debates; and more articles from online sources around the world.
Dutch Doctors Want to Kill the HealthySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Sri Lanka's anti-conversion bill ruled unconstitutional, Namibia bans all religious broadcasting, violence against Christians thwarted in Indonesia and Philippines, and other stories from online sources around the world.
December Dilemma Award WinnerSubscriber Access Only
Plus: The return of Michael Newdow's anti-Pledge crusade, Gerson won't be putting words in Bush's mouth, NBC's new Jesus drama, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Tsunami Weblog: S. Korea Worries Christian Relief Groups May Face Terror AttacksSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Where was God in the disaster? Churches giving aid, and orphaned children kidnapped.
Tsunami Weblog: The World Seeks MeaningSubscriber Access Only
Is God to blame for the tragedy? Plus: the recent tsunami updates, ministry amid the wreckage, and Christians give $millions in relief.
Methodist Renewal Leader Bill Hinson Dies at 68Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Will 2005 be the year of the "culture of life?" And many other stories from online sources around the world.
News You May Have MissedSubscriber Access Only
Quick links to some of the major religion stories that happened between Christmas and New Year's Day
Best Gospel Albums of 2004Subscriber Access Only
Representing a diversity of styles and sounds, these 10 rose to the top of the list for our gospel writer.
9.5 Theses on WorshipSubscriber Access Only
A disputation on the role of music.
Hide and SeekSubscriber Access Only
Unholy WarsSubscriber Access Only
Two books document the dangers of mixing church and state.
Focus on SpongeBobSubscriber Access Only
James Dobson's organization says it doesn't object to Mr. SquarePants, but thinks he's being exploited.
Drawing ConclusionsSubscriber Access Only
Executive producers for kids TV hits Doug, Stanley, and PB&J Otter — and creators of a new cartoon about the Ten Commandments — on their neighbor SpongeBob.
What Do You Mean, 'Moral' Fiction?Subscriber Access Only
John Gardner, Martin Amis, and the ethics of the novel.
The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2004Subscriber Access Only
Saviors were everywhere at the multiplex last year, with everything from superheroes to the Savior himself—all with a story of redemption to share with the world.
The Devil Didn't Make Me Do ItSubscriber Access Only
Possession is real, says Scott Peck, but we have more to fear from the evil already inside us.
Springtime for Baylor Still Lies AheadSubscriber Access Only
Sloan's move out of the presidency isn't bad news. A view from inside Baylor.
Baylor's Sloan: 'It's Time for Someone New'Subscriber Access Only
Controversial president to become university chancellor in June.
Is Rolling Stone Afraid of the Bible?Subscriber Access Only
The magazine is suddenly squeamish of religion. At least in one case.
The 20 Most-Read Articles of 2004Subscriber Access Only
The Passion and The Da Vinci Code top the list of subjects CT readers were most interested in last year.
Are We There Yet?Subscriber Access Only
Faith-based, Results-focusedSubscriber Access Only
Jim Towey says Bush will push hard for compassion initiative in second term.
Assault on Precinct 13Subscriber Access Only
Booking AheadSubscriber Access Only
The conclusion of our seasonal roundup—and, at last, truly, this time we mean it, The Worst Book of the Year.
Learning from the MastersSubscriber Access Only
The modern worship movement, with its me-focused lyrics and shallow choruses, could take a cue from some of the great hymn writers of yesteryear.
Football's Pious PioneerSubscriber Access Only
Amos Alonzo Stagg instilled in football Christian values that remain apparent today.
Coach CarterSubscriber Access Only
Les Choristes (The Chorus)Subscriber Access Only
Racing StripesSubscriber Access Only
North Korean Refugee Advocates Roughed UpSubscriber Access Only
Security officers forcibly break up Beijing press conference that called for 'compassion.'
From the Big Bang to my OfficeSubscriber Access Only
More books to note from 2004.
The Sound of MusicSubscriber Access Only
French director—and music lover—Christophe Barratier helmed his country's No. 1 movie last year, Les Choristes. Now that it's coming to the U.S., we chatted with Barratier about his film.
Just Call Him "Sir"Subscriber Access Only
Ken Carter made headlines when he benched his high school basketball team for failing to make the grade, a story told in Coach Carter, opening Friday. We talked to Carter about the film and his journey.
Holy GroundSubscriber Access Only
One of the most visible practices among the American Anabaptists, the Brethren love feast exemplifies humility and community.
White NoiseSubscriber Access Only
Sri Lanka Bible College Aiding Victims, ChurchesSubscriber Access Only
More than 30,000 of island nation's 20 million people dead.
Church Building and Its Members Reported Swept to SeaSubscriber Access Only
Horrific and hopeful stories emerging from Sri Lankan Christians.
Indonesian Christians in NYC Gather Money, Pray for Spiritual HealingSubscriber Access Only
Church thankful that few friends and family were in worst-hit areas.
Aimee Semple McPhersonSubscriber Access Only
Bee SeasonSubscriber Access Only
Beyond the Gates of SplendorSubscriber Access Only
Breaking the Da Vinci CodeSubscriber Access Only
BuechnerSubscriber Access Only
Christianity Today Movies did not review this film, but here's what other critics are saying ...
Dreamer: Inspired by a True StorySubscriber Access Only
Impact: The Passion of The ChristSubscriber Access Only
MadisonSubscriber Access Only
Melinda and MelindaSubscriber Access Only
Christianity Today Movies did not review this film, but here's what other critics are saying ...
And Then There Were NunSubscriber Access Only
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of OrpheusSubscriber Access Only
Alternative pop/rock
Best Laid PlansSubscriber Access Only
Roots pop/rock and alt-folk
Devils & DustSubscriber Access Only
folk/Americana
A Different Kind of PainSubscriber Access Only
Melodic hard rock
Don't Believe the TruthSubscriber Access Only
Neo-classic Brit rock
TheFutureEmbraceSubscriber Access Only
Reprise Records
IllinoisSubscriber Access Only
Alternative folk/pop
Make BelieveSubscriber Access Only
Modern rock
One Day RemainsSubscriber Access Only
Hard rock/neo-grunge
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?