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August (Web-only) 2006

Subscriber Access Only Invincible predictable, but memorable
Christian film critics on Invincible, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idlewild, Beerfest, and Boynton Beach Club. Plus, yet another review of Little Miss Sunshine.
Subscriber Access Only Snakes and Illusions
Does Snakes on a Plane live up to the hype? Is The Illusionist "cinematic storytelling at its best"? Christian critics review these, and Accepted, Material Girls, and Factotum. Plus, more reviews of Little Miss Sunshine.
Subscriber Access Only Christian Criticism ...and Movie Heroism
What is Christian film criticism, anyway? Plus, reviews of World Trade Center, Step Up, Zoom, Pulse, and more perspectives on Little Miss Sunshine and Lady in the Water.
Subscriber Access Only Ricky Bobby's "Bawdy Absurdity"
Talladega Nights shifts into lowbrow. Barnyard moo-ves audiences. The Night Listener is spooky and baffling. The Descent falls into formula. Plus, more reviews of Scoop and Miami Vice.
Subscriber Access Only Less Miami, More Vice
Critics pull over the fast cars and fast affairs of Miami Vice, admire The Ant Bully, applaud Little Miss Sunshine, sample Scoop, and sentence John Tucker Must Die. Plus, more thoughts on Monster House and Lady in the Water.
Subscriber Access Only Reflections from a Messianic Jew in Israel
When questions are too hard to answer, we must still be about our Father's business.
Subscriber Access Only The Fulfillment of Prophecy Right Before Our Eyes
Walking among Lebanon's Christians.
Subscriber Access Only The World Council of Churches Buddies Up to Hezbollah
Nearly the entire international community blames Lebanon's terrorist militia. Why is the WCC silent?
Subscriber Access Only A Rich Retelling
Screenwriter Mike Rich faced a daunting task in bringing Joseph and Mary—and Christ's birth—to cinematic life, but he felt led to do it anyway. The result, The Nativity Story, hits theaters in December.
Subscriber Access Only Georgetown Ousts Evangelical Groups
Plus: Is remarriage after divorce adultery? A false Sign of the Cross controversy, Uganda and Lord's Resistance Army agree to truce, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Faith-Based Lack of Initiative
Plus: More hard data on what evangelicals really believe, William Martin on T. D. Jakes, criminal religious TV, Jackie Mason doesn't find Jews for Jesus funny, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only How to Eat Fried Worms
Subscriber Access Only Invincible
Subscriber Access Only Outrage on Plan B, So Why Not the Pill?
Plus: Pro-lifers not impressed by embryo research development, Malaysia's top court won't rule soon on Lina Joy case, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Malaysia Bans Religious Speech
Plus: One killed in India church attack, stolen Jesus painting won't stop debate, news values on gender vs. race, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only The Ties That Bind
Anne Tyler's new novel centers on two very different families brought together when they both adopt Korean girls.
Subscriber Access Only The Illusionist
Subscriber Access Only Snakes on a Plane
Subscriber Access Only A Late Summer Gospel Extravaganza
Plus: Execution of Indonesian Christians delayed, spiritual travel, more Bono, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Another Conflict in the Middle East, Another Christian Exodus
Plus: Dobson comments on Mel's outburst and The Passion.
Subscriber Access Only Live Like You Are Dying
Finding wisdom in wilderness.
Subscriber Access Only At 28, Pastor Has Five Degrees and a 4,300-Member Flock
Church at Brook Hills leader David Platt may be youngest megachurch pastor ever.
Subscriber Access Only Equal Opportunity Execution
Plus: Christians in Lebanon, Bill Hybels, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only 9/11 at the Cineplex
The effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been influencing films ever since—and not just the movies that are specifically about that terrible, tragic day.
Subscriber Access Only Another Re-Release? Enough Already!
With CD sales on the decline, record labels are always looking for new ways to sell albums. But is the constant flood of re-releases really doing anyone any favors?
Subscriber Access Only Zoom
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Ministries Eager but Skeptical on Cuban Change
Evangelistic and church groups not partying like it's 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe.
Subscriber Access Only World Trade Center
Subscriber Access Only Evangelical Leaders, Bush at Odds Over North Korea
Franklin Graham opposes sanctions, Land and Cizik encourage broader focus from White House.
Subscriber Access Only Korean Christians Plan to Sue over Afghanistan Expulsion
Plus: The latest on Christians in Lebanon, the Mel Gibson story keeps on going, Awana and Navigators join Michael J. Fox in suit, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Barnyard
Subscriber Access Only The Night Listener
Subscriber Access Only Talladega Nights
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'We Did Not Listen. Therefore, Has This Trouble Come'
What evangelicals and Jews need to hear from each other in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
Subscriber Access Only A 'Prayer' to Condoleezza Rice
After the water turns to blood at Qana, how long?
Subscriber Access Only Not the Wheel Thing
A history of the Tour de France.
Subscriber Access Only Alchemy in Philadelphia
Revising the history of the "Scientific Revolution."
Subscriber Access Only Big Screen Jesus
Two upcoming films target the 'Passion'
Subscriber Access Only Back to Plan B
Plus: Who was Seattle's shooter? Greg Boyd's politics, Mel Gibson's anti-Semitism, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Down on the Funny Farm
Steve Oedekerk, the writer/director/producer of Barnyard, might be one of Hollywood's funniest guys. For Oedekerk, a Christian, it's all about the joy of making people laugh.
Subscriber Access Only Window of Light
America the Beautiful, America the Violent
America the Beautiful, America the Violent
Ferguson may be about race, but it is also about violence. And we should have something to say about both.