January (Web-only) 2006

Christian, Native Cultures Collide in New World and SpearSubscriber Access Only
Christian critics consider The New World, End of the Spear, Underworld: Evolution, Match Point, and Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. Plus, more reviews of March of the Penguins, Hoodwinked, and Glory Road.
Christian Comedian Hoodwinks the Box OfficeSubscriber Access Only
Christian critics celebrate Hoodwinked! and Glory Road, and grumble about Tristan and Isolde and Last Holiday. Plus, more reviews of Grizzly Man and Munich.
"Horror Pornography" and a Drug-Abusing GrandmotherSubscriber Access Only
Hostel hurts, Grandma's Boy is wasted, BloodRayne's dead on arrival, The Ringer is OK, and Christian film critics are still considering Brokeback Mountain, Munich, King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Gospel.
Spielberg's Serious Soul-Searching in MunichSubscriber Access Only
Christian film critics review Munich, Fun with Dick & Jane, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Producers, Rumor Has It ...;, and Casanova. Plus, further reviews of Brokeback Mountain, Memoirs of a Geisha, and King Kong.
Worship—What We've LearnedSubscriber Access Only
A report from the Calvin Symposium.
Iraq Churches Attacked AgainSubscriber Access Only
Threats renewed against Christian Peacemaker Teams workers.
The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2005Subscriber Access Only
What do exorcists, terrorists, caped crusaders,  and a talking lion have in common? They're all characters in some of the year's most redeeming movies, presented here in our second annual list.
Conservative Christian Leads Unwieldy Canadian ParliamentSubscriber Access Only
Now comes the hard part for Stephen Harper.
Living SacrificesSubscriber Access Only
Life is about more than minimizing pain and maximizing pleasure.
AnnapolisSubscriber Access Only
Nanny McPheeSubscriber Access Only
Are You My Sperm Donor?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Another Hwang turn, more small surprises, and other life ethics stories.
Christian Studio Explains Hiring of Gay ActorSubscriber Access Only
The makers of End of the Spear didn't find out about co-star Chad Allen's homosexuality until after they offered him the job, and then they felt obliged to honor the contract.
Boston's Quiet RevivalSubscriber Access Only
Evangelical Christianity thrives in America's most Catholic city, at the heart of cold New England.
March for Life Marks Shift on RoeSubscriber Access Only
Plus: 'Time' on the abortion battle in the states, Tulsa church tests 'Kelo v. New London', Benedict's first encyclical, Gordon-Conwell's new president, and more articles from online sources around the world.
A Nanny With Sense ... and SensibilitySubscriber Access Only
Emma Thompson, perhaps best known for 1995's Sense and Sensibility, wrote and stars in what she now calls her proudest project, Nanny McPhee, opening this week.
Breeding Humans Like Rabbits?Subscriber Access Only
From the frying pan into the fire.
Charles Marsh on Evangelicals' 'Mistaken Loyalty'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Police fire on Ethiopian Christian festival, Christian Coalition sued for unpaid bill, Baptist church with gay ministry disfellowshiped, and other stories from online sources around the world.
On Immigration Issue, Big Evangelical Groups Conspicuously MumSubscriber Access Only
Policy groups say they have other issues to focus on.
A Politician Explains the FaithSubscriber Access Only
One hundred fifty years before C. S. Lewis, William Wilberforce wrote the 'Mere Christianity' of his time.
Influence Peddling, Extortion, or Both?Subscriber Access Only
Pastor says HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy paid for support. Scrushy denies account.
End of the SpearSubscriber Access Only
Review by Lisa Ann Cockrel
Looking For Comedy in the Muslim WorldSubscriber Access Only
The New WorldSubscriber Access Only
The VisitationSubscriber Access Only
Suit Dropped Against California Missions FundsSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Egyptian Muslims attack church, Vatican newspaper supports Dover decision, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Q&A: Justus Reid Weiner on Palestinian ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
If they're not sitting on their suitcases, they've already left.
A Unanimous Supreme Court Decision on Abortion!?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Nagin apologizes, Calif. school will drop ID course, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Death Worked BackwardsSubscriber Access Only
End of the Spear, a new film about the 1956 missionary martyrs in Ecuador, is similar to the Narnia story in some ways, says Steve Saint, son of one of the murdered men.
Making—and Breaking—VowsSubscriber Access Only
A compelling memoir from the son of a priest and a former nun.
Supreme Court Upholds Oregon's Suicide LawSubscriber Access Only
Says federal law regulates illicit drug dealing and trafficking, not "medicine."
Reaction to Oregon v. GonzalezSubscriber Access Only
What prolife groups are saying about the assisted suicide case.
New Orleans Mayor: God Sent Hurricanes, Wants City BlackSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Prosperity gospel in NYC, BTK exorcism denied, the state of abortion after the Alito hearings, IRS complaint filed against Rod Parsley and Russell Johnson, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Being PocahontasSubscriber Access Only
Fifteen-year-old Q'Orianka Kilcher really got into her first starring role as the young Native American.
Pocahontas: Girl, InterpretedSubscriber Access Only
The New World, opening nationwide on Friday, gives us another take on a fascinating and elusive figure in American history—including her conversion to Christianity.
N.Y. Court: Religious Groups Must Pay for ContraceptivesSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Human-rabbit chimeras, Catholic bishops push for Iraq withdrawal, more on Judas, Pat the "prophet," and other stories from online sources around the world.
Good News for JudasSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Pat pulled from pet project, another ID lawsuit, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Erasmus's Revolutionary 'Study Bible'Subscriber Access Only
The spiritual father of so many English Reformers died at the hands of the church he refused to leave.
Glory RoadSubscriber Access Only
HoodwinkedSubscriber Access Only
Last HolidaySubscriber Access Only
Tristan & IsoldeSubscriber Access Only
Reformation Isn't Over at WheatonSubscriber Access Only
Plus: David Yonggi Cho under fire, Bob Russell leaving Southeast Christian, church that birthed gospel music destroyed in fire, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Coming to a Bookstore Near YouSubscriber Access Only
Marsden and Hart, Noll and Stout, and more.
Searching for a New WorldSubscriber Access Only
Writer/director Terrence Malick's existential leanings and longings are on display in all of his films—and never more than in his latest, The New World.
The Prospects for 2006Subscriber Access Only
Deeper into the (Christian?) biotech century.
John Piper Diagnosed with Prostate CancerSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Excluding clergy jurors, Baptist leader resigns after arrest, TV critics pan Book of Daniel, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Campus Ministry Cambridge StyleSubscriber Access Only
The roots of InterVarsity and other evangelical college clubs.
Movies for MommiesSubscriber Access Only
Reel Moms is a nifty program for parents and their babies—and if they cry during the flick, that's OK. But you'll need some discretion in deciding which films to see.
A Night of TearsSubscriber Access Only
First joy, then sorrow in West Virginia. Theodicy gets a new layer.
Peter Singer Meets Dr. HwangSubscriber Access Only
The ethics of the Brave New World.
Ring Out the Old YearSubscriber Access Only
Some highly subjective awards for 2005.
Books & Culture's Top Ten MoviesSubscriber Access Only
We open the New Year with a look back at the films of 2005. Here are the Top Ten lists of B&C regulars Roy Anker and Peter Chattaway.
Italian Trial Demands Proof of JesusSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Psychoanalyzing Lot, Haggard's e-mails with Mikey Weinstein, rescuing baby Jesus (times 25), and other stories from online sources around the world.
Florida Supreme Court Tosses VouchersSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Pope's first encyclical may try to "save eros," Indiana House drops official invocations altogether, prominent Okla. Baptist pastor arrested, and other stories from online sources around the world.
To Narnia ... and Beyond!Subscriber Access Only
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe releases on DVD today, but it's not the only new Narnia disc worth watching. C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia is also worth a look.
X-Men: The Last Stand Subscriber Access Only
X-Men: In the World, Not of ItSubscriber Access Only
The mutants are back, and Christians can learn some life lessons from them—especially about engaging a world that's not our own.
Intensive CareSubscriber Access Only
Brit pop/rock
Modern Times Subscriber Access Only
Folk-blues
Rabbit Fur Coat Subscriber Access Only
Folk/Country
Songs From Black MountainSubscriber Access Only
Alt-rock
Surprise Subscriber Access Only
Tear Down the WallsSubscriber Access Only
Jewish Rock
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship Subscriber Access Only
Acoustic neo-soul
The Open Door Subscriber Access Only
Post-grunge, gothic pop/rock
Two LightsSubscriber Access Only
AC pop/rock
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsSubscriber Access Only
Folk/Americana
YouthSubscriber Access Only
Dub/reggae
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.