June (Web-only) 2005

Alien Invaders, Witches, and ZombiesSubscriber Access Only
Religious press reviewers ponder War of the Worlds, Bewitched, Land of the Dead. Plus, more reviews of Herbie: Fully Loaded and Batman Begins.
Batman Begins: The Best Superhero Film Ever?Subscriber Access Only
More Christian critics review Batman Begins. Plus, reviews of Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Perfect Man, and more perspectives on Howl's Moving Castle, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D.
Critics Hailing Batman Begins and Howl's Moving CastleSubscriber Access Only
Film critics are calling Batman Begins "masterful" and Howl's Moving Castle "a joy to behold." But they're not so pleased with Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Honeymooners, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, or High Tension. Plus: 5x2, Heights, and a new review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Cinderella Man a Hard-Hitting Crowd-pleaserSubscriber Access Only
Christian critics praise Cinderella Man, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Rock School, and Mad Hot Ballroom, but not Lords of Dogtown. Plus: More reviews of Madagascar and Hotel Rwanda
Madagascar Mediocre, Sandler StumblesSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics find Madagascar muddled and say The Longest Yard falls short. But The Ninth Day, about a Catholic priest during the Holocaust, earns enthusiastic raves.
Take a Pass on YogaSubscriber Access Only
How can I support a practice that is targeting the young and the weak?
Billy Didn't Mean to Endorse Hillary for President, Says FranklinSubscriber Access Only
Plus: America's fastest-growing megachurch, ABC's illegal TV show, judge blocks South Dakota's new abortion law, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Supreme Court Muddles Ten Commandments DebateSubscriber Access Only
Plus: the Air Force Academy report, Billy in the city, and 'anti-Christian' Democrats.
Doing the Numbers at Billy's CrusadeSubscriber Access Only
Plus: evangelicals in Iraq, Episcopal Church censured by Anglican Communion, Baptists end Disney boycott, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Former RCA Seminary President Suspended from MinistrySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Evangelicals aren't all the same, Billy in NYC, Ralph Reed, Terri Schiavo, religious freedom and other stories from online sources around the world.
Scotland Yard Reports Child SacrificesSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Federal court upholds DOMA, Ken Taylor speaks at his own funeral, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Evangelicals' Opinion of Courts Drops DramaticallySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Billy says New York is probably last crusade, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Schiavo Was Blind and Unabused, Says AutopsySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Gloomy predictions for the UCC, Indianapolis Star editorial writers allege religious discrimination, and other stories from online sources around the world.
At Vatican's Urging, Italians Stay Home from PollsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Billy's New York Times interview, India to deport beaten American missionaries, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Condoms for RapistsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Jewish rapper 50 Shekel goes Christian, Britain's religious hate speech law resurrected, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Indiana Planned Parenthood Ordered to Provide Abortion RecordsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Millard Fuller's organization's new name, RLUIPA, religion at the Air Force Academy, Bush promises to push for religious freedom in China, and more articles from online sources around the world.
The Joys of a State ChurchSubscriber Access Only
The Godless minister and the sexless marriage. Plus: Indonesian bombing targets Christian village, Benedict urges Christian unity, stem-cell debates, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Supreme Court Opening Will Test Strength of Religious ConservativesSubscriber Access Only
Conservative groups say this is why they pushed for Bush's re-election.
U.S. Churches' Recognition of Independence Day Varies WidelySubscriber Access Only
Patriotism takes center stage at some worship services, but others wary of "religifying" America.
Supreme Court Rulings on Ten Commandments Leave Wake of ConfusionSubscriber Access Only
Groups announce plans to create new monuments as court refuses to hear more about such displays.
War of the WorldsSubscriber Access Only
Billy Does It AgainSubscriber Access Only
New York celebrates Graham's enduring importance.
The Rich Are Different—and Not So Different—from UsSubscriber Access Only
Think you're burned out on memoirs? Read this book.
Top Ten Alien Invasion MoviesSubscriber Access Only
With War of the Worlds opening this week, we decided to take a look back at some of the best films in which extraterrestrials decide to pay a visit to our planet—with the intent to do us harm.
Experts Warn Houses of Worship at Risk After Court RulingSubscriber Access Only
Eminent domain ruling could make churches, poor vulnerable.
Farewell, Larry NormanSubscriber Access Only
The man known as the Father of Christian Rock, whose health has been failing in recent years, played his last U.S. concert Friday night in his hometown of Salem, Oregon.
Promoting and Uniting European EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
Swimming against the current makes the European Evangelical Alliance's liaison to the E.U. feel alive.
Jesus and JusticeSubscriber Access Only
How Billy Graham tactfully led evangelicals on race at his first New York City crusade.
BewitchedSubscriber Access Only
March of the PenguinsSubscriber Access Only
Herbie: Fully LoadedSubscriber Access Only
Au Hasard BalthazarSubscriber Access Only
Readers WriteSubscriber Access Only
Marijuana, Chuck Colson, Deep Throat, and yoga topped readers' concerns last week.
Study Questions Whether Short-Term Missions Make a DifferenceSubscriber Access Only
Missionaries don't keep giving after they return; hosts prefer money to guests, Calvin sociologist finds.
Brave New WorldSubscriber Access Only
The title of Nichole Nordeman's latest CD, Brave, says much about her journey the last two years—motherhood, an extended maternity leave, and reinvesting in relationships.
The Perfect ManSubscriber Access Only
Turkey's Protestants Face Wave of AttacksSubscriber Access Only
Anti-missionary threats turn violent.
Batman BeginsSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Medical MarijuanaSubscriber Access Only
At least those that paid attention to the decision.
Guilt and Grace in Gotham CitySubscriber Access Only
Batman, the only fully human superhero, usually saves the day, but sometimes he doesn't. We can forgive him these occasional failures, but can he forgive himself? More importantly, can he save himself?
The Strength of SolitudeSubscriber Access Only
Learning to be with God in solitude allows us to be Godly in community.
Singin' the BluesSubscriber Access Only
Veteran singer/songwriter Glenn Kaiser, he of Resurrection Band fame, has been focused on playing and singing blues music in recent years. A Christian, singing the blues? You bet, says Kaiser. Here's why.
Ken Taylor, Translator of The Living Bible, Dies at 88Subscriber Access Only
Founder of Tyndale House Publishers, Christian Booksellers Association, was driven by passion for Bible.
Ken Taylor: God's Voice in the VernacularSubscriber Access Only
Although his work has made him famous, he remained a retiring and modest figure.
The HoneymoonersSubscriber Access Only
Howl's Moving CastleSubscriber Access Only
Mr. & Mrs. SmithSubscriber Access Only
The Rise of the EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicalism was once a tiny reform movement, one that was amazingly successful, says Mark Noll.
Black Church Indifference Postpones Launch of Christian Churches TogetherSubscriber Access Only
Some question whether another ecumenical group is necessary.
The Mind and Soul of CombatSubscriber Access Only
Perhaps war really is hell.
Debunking Jesus?Subscriber Access Only
Director Brian Flemming, a self-described "atheist Christian," is trying to prove that the historical Jesus never existed in his new documentary, The God Who Wasn't There.
The Bell TollsSubscriber Access Only
Award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Bell says the modern worship trend represents "one of the low points in the history of music writing." And he's just getting started.
Colson Blasts 'Deep Throat'Subscriber Access Only
Christian statesman, former Nixon aide says leaks were unethical and unnecessary.
The Secrets of Spurgeon's PreachingSubscriber Access Only
Why would thousands come to hear him speak?
Cinderella ManSubscriber Access Only
Rock SchoolSubscriber Access Only
Victory for Religion Behind BarsSubscriber Access Only
The Supreme Court's RLUIPA decision is good, but more work needs to be done to ensure prisoners' religious freedom.
Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with Prisoners' Religious RightsSubscriber Access Only
RLUIPA held to meet religious needs of the institutionalized.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsSubscriber Access Only
If Christians Fail, America Will Fail'Subscriber Access Only
An interview with the outspoken president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation.
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?