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January (Web-only) 2006

Subscriber Access Only Christian, Native Cultures Collide in New World and Spear
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.
Subscriber Access Only Christian Comedian Hoodwinks the Box Office
Christian critics celebrate Hoodwinked! and Glory Road, and grumble about Tristan and Isolde and Last Holiday. Plus, more reviews of Grizzly Man and Munich.
Subscriber Access Only "Horror Pornography" and a Drug-Abusing Grandmother
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.
Subscriber Access Only Spielberg's Serious Soul-Searching in Munich
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.
Subscriber Access Only Worship—What We've Learned
A report from the Calvin Symposium.
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Iraq Churches Attacked Again
Threats renewed against Christian Peacemaker Teams workers.
Subscriber Access Only The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2005
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.
Subscriber Access Only Conservative Christian Leads Unwieldy Canadian Parliament
Now comes the hard part for Stephen Harper.
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Living Sacrifices
Life is about more than minimizing pain and maximizing pleasure.
Subscriber Access Only Annapolis
Subscriber Access Only Nanny McPhee
Subscriber Access Only Are You My Sperm Donor?
Plus: Another Hwang turn, more small surprises, and other life ethics stories.
Subscriber Access Only Christian Studio Explains Hiring of Gay Actor
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.
Subscriber Access Only Boston's Quiet Revival
Evangelical Christianity thrives in America's most Catholic city, at the heart of cold New England.
Subscriber Access Only March for Life Marks Shift on Roe
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.
Subscriber Access Only A Nanny With Sense ... and Sensibility
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.
Subscriber Access Only Breeding Humans Like Rabbits?
From the frying pan into the fire.
Subscriber Access Only Charles Marsh on Evangelicals' 'Mistaken Loyalty'
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.
Subscriber Access Only On Immigration Issue, Big Evangelical Groups Conspicuously Mum
Policy groups say they have other issues to focus on.
Subscriber Access Only A Politician Explains the Faith
One hundred fifty years before C. S. Lewis, William Wilberforce wrote the 'Mere Christianity' of his time.
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Influence Peddling, Extortion, or Both?
Pastor says HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy paid for support. Scrushy denies account.
Subscriber Access Only End of the Spear
Review by Lisa Ann Cockrel
Subscriber Access Only Looking For Comedy in the Muslim World
Subscriber Access Only The New World
Subscriber Access Only The Visitation
Subscriber Access Only Suit Dropped Against California Missions Funds
Plus: Egyptian Muslims attack church, Vatican newspaper supports Dover decision, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Q&A: Justus Reid Weiner on Palestinian Christians
If they're not sitting on their suitcases, they've already left.
Subscriber Access Only A Unanimous Supreme Court Decision on Abortion!?
Plus: Nagin apologizes, Calif. school will drop ID course, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Death Worked Backwards
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.
Subscriber Access Only Making—and Breaking—Vows
A compelling memoir from the son of a priest and a former nun.
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Supreme Court Upholds Oregon's Suicide Law
Says federal law regulates illicit drug dealing and trafficking, not "medicine."
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Reaction to Oregon v. Gonzalez
What prolife groups are saying about the assisted suicide case.
Subscriber Access Only New Orleans Mayor: God Sent Hurricanes, Wants City Black
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.
Subscriber Access Only Being Pocahontas
Fifteen-year-old Q'Orianka Kilcher really got into her first starring role as the young Native American.
Subscriber Access Only Pocahontas: Girl, Interpreted
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.
Subscriber Access Only N.Y. Court: Religious Groups Must Pay for Contraceptives
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.
Subscriber Access Only Good News for Judas
Plus: Pat pulled from pet project, another ID lawsuit, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Erasmus's Revolutionary 'Study Bible'
The spiritual father of so many English Reformers died at the hands of the church he refused to leave.
Subscriber Access Only Glory Road
Subscriber Access Only Hoodwinked
Subscriber Access Only Last Holiday
Subscriber Access Only Tristan & Isolde
Subscriber Access Only Reformation Isn't Over at Wheaton
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.
Subscriber Access Only Coming to a Bookstore Near You
Marsden and Hart, Noll and Stout, and more.
Subscriber Access Only Searching for a New World
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.
Subscriber Access Only The Prospects for 2006
Deeper into the (Christian?) biotech century.
Subscriber Access Only John Piper Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Plus: Excluding clergy jurors, Baptist leader resigns after arrest, TV critics pan Book of Daniel, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Campus Ministry Cambridge Style
The roots of InterVarsity and other evangelical college clubs.
Subscriber Access Only Movies for Mommies
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.
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A Night of Tears
First joy, then sorrow in West Virginia. Theodicy gets a new layer.
Subscriber Access Only Peter Singer Meets Dr. Hwang
The ethics of the Brave New World.
Subscriber Access Only Ring Out the Old Year
Some highly subjective awards for 2005.
Subscriber Access Only Books & Culture's Top Ten Movies
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.
Subscriber Access Only Italian Trial Demands Proof of Jesus
Plus: Psychoanalyzing Lot, Haggard's e-mails with Mikey Weinstein, rescuing baby Jesus (times 25), and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Florida Supreme Court Tosses Vouchers
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.
Subscriber Access Only To Narnia ... and Beyond!
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.
Subscriber Access Only X-Men: The Last Stand
Subscriber Access Only X-Men: In the World, Not of It
The mutants are back, and Christians can learn some life lessons from them—especially about engaging a world that's not our own.
Subscriber Access Only Intensive Care
Brit pop/rock
Subscriber Access Only Modern Times
Folk-blues
Subscriber Access Only Rabbit Fur Coat
Folk/Country
Subscriber Access Only Songs From Black Mountain
Alt-rock
Subscriber Access Only Surprise
Subscriber Access Only Tear Down the Walls
Jewish Rock
Subscriber Access Only Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
Acoustic neo-soul
Subscriber Access Only The Open Door
Post-grunge, gothic pop/rock
Subscriber Access Only Two Lights
AC pop/rock
Subscriber Access Only We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Folk/Americana
Subscriber Access Only Youth
Dub/reggae
Saying Goodbye for Good
Saying Goodbye for Good
How to bid farewell as though our bodies mattered.