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July (Web-only) 2006

Subscriber Access Only Shyamalan's Fairy Tale is All Wet
Christian critics join the chorus of bad reviews for Lady in the Water, question Monster House, dump My Super Ex-Girlfriend, condemn Clerks 2, and weary of The Groomsmen. Plus, more reviews of The Devil Wears Prada and A Scanner Darkly.
Subscriber Access Only Darkly's Dark, Dupree's Depraved
Christian film critics consider A Scanner Darkly, and lament two crass new comedies: You, Me and Dupree and Little Man. Plus, more reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Brick.
Subscriber Access Only Yo-Ho-Hollywood! Pirates Tops Box Office!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is high-spirited hilarity and record-breaking fun. Plus, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, and more reviews of Wordplay and An Inconvenient Truth.
Subscriber Access Only Official Presbyterian Publisher Issues 9/11 Conspiracy Book
Process theologian David Ray Griffin is among the most prominent proponents of theory that Bush administration, not Al Qaeda, was behind attacks.
Subscriber Access Only Classic Faith for Modern Times: Thomas à Kempis
"What Good Is Knowledge Without Fear of God?"
Subscriber Access Only War's Cheerleader
The Wall Street Journal
Subscriber Access Only Lebanese Christians Outraged at Hezbollah
Plus: A Christian radio goes to "porn" format, the return of Alvin Jackson, Congo militias agree to disarm for amnesty, Democrats stall parental involvement bill after passage, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only The Ant Bully
Subscriber Access Only Miami Vice
Subscriber Access Only Scoop
Subscriber Access Only Are You Ready for Some Fantasy?
With football training camps convening, fantasy football is almost upon us. Finally.
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Not a Burning Issue
The Air Force drops a flag-folding ceremony over religious references, and no one cares.
Subscriber Access Only Live from Beirut
An Arab-world Christian satellite television station struggles to operate from Lebanon.
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Steps to Recovery
Victim of mistaken ID in Taylor van crash walking again.
Subscriber Access Only U.S. Court Says Coach Can Pray With PlayersPlus: Baptist Foundation of Arizona leaders convicted (a bit), 1000-year-old Psalter found in an Irish bog, Ralph Reed's future, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Plus: Baptist Foundation of Arizona leaders convicted (a bit), 1000-year-old Psalter found in an Irish bog, Ralph Reed's future, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Little Miss Sunshine
Subscriber Access Only 'Who Is My Neighbor' in the Lebanon-Israel Conflict?
Further reflections from the academic dean of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon.
Subscriber Access Only A Cranky Catholic
Born to a Catholic family and later attending a Jesuit school, Alfred Hitchcock often incorporated religious imagery into his films—even though he had a love-hate relationship with faith.
Subscriber Access Only The Silent Human Conscience
What should I tell my daughter when bombs fall and the great nations say nothing?
Subscriber Access Only Science and Law Haven't Changed on Stem Cells. Has Politics?
Plus: Prolifers rally and ... burn the Qur'an?! On having Ralph Reed to kick around, banning baths, and a bunch of links to a bunch of other stories.
Subscriber Access Only Prince of Peace's Hometown Bombarded
Missiles' booms sound the alarm to our forsaken responsibility of peace making.
Subscriber Access Only We Risk Not Just Suffering, But Annihilation
An open letter to Dr. Martin Accad.
Subscriber Access Only Lady in the Water
Subscriber Access Only Monster House
Subscriber Access Only My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Subscriber Access Only Another Point of View: Evangelical Blindness on Lebanon
The academic dean of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary is angry at evangelical Christians, Israel, Hezbollah, the U.S., and the international community.
Subscriber Access Only Secrets of the Lebanon-Israel War
Plus: Are conservative Christian schools really worst of all? A church bombing in Malawi, the IRS's new church politics program, and links to more than 280 articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Welcoming Resurrection
A volume of new poems from Luci Shaw.
Subscriber Access Only Editing Smut: Yea or Nay?
When a judge ruled that it was illegal for companies to "sanitize" videos by removing objectionable content, we agreed with the decision in principle. And now the readers have their say.
Subscriber Access Only Church Youth Nights an 'Illegal Nightclub,' Albany Says
Plus: Valedictorian sues over cut speech, Vatican statement on Mideast violence, Lauren Winner on pastors' wives, Provincetown's intolerance, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only When the Bombs Fell on Beirut
This week's fighting between Israel and Lebanon seems too familiar.
Subscriber Access Only Ted W. Engstrom Dies at 90
Former head of World Vision and Youth for Christ led nearly every kind of parachurch ministry.
Subscriber Access Only Ready to Exhale
Life's pace rarely gives us pause to look deep inside ourselves. Forget finding the answers … for now. I'm just giving myself permission to stop and ask the questions.
Subscriber Access Only Into the Fray
Six months ago, The Fray was just a local band in Denver, driving a van from show to show. Now they're riding high on the charts—and learning to deal with the trappings of sudden fame.
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Imprisoned Ministry
The future of Prison Fellowship's rehabilitation program, and other faith-based social services, are in the hands of an appeals court.
Subscriber Access Only The Middle East's Death Wish—and Ours
We say "everyone wants peace," but we also want to see our enemies destroyed.
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Warren's North Korea Trip Delayed
Stadium event still planned for next year.
Subscriber Access Only China's Abortion Battle
Plus: T.D. Jakes and others quit Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, Episcopal Church tackles "anti-Jewish" Scripture, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only A Spiritual Health Hazard: White Picket Fences and Two Car Garages
The author of Death by Suburb
Subscriber Access Only Equal Pay for Women?
The stubborn Brits who run Wimbledon refuse to pay the female tennis players as much as the men. Good for them.
Subscriber Access Only Homeland Security Says 'Way Too Much Fraud' in Religious Visa Program
Plus: A victory for Christian Legal Society chapter, Egypt attack thwarted, manufactured spirituality, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only North Korea, Land of Opportunity?
Missile tests and a planned trip by Rick Warren have put the spotlight on the country's beleaguered Christians.
Subscriber Access Only Will Random House Expand its Territory By Buying Multnomah Publishers?
Plus: Senator says nonprofits "must earn status," Hillsong's #1 charity, Ohio's motto rule, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Truth, Justice, and ...
Some critics of Superman Returns
Subscriber Access Only No More Smut Editors?
A federal judge has ruled that it's illegal for companies to "sanitize" videos by editing objectionable content. And in principle, I tend to agree.
Subscriber Access Only Why Catholicism Is Dying in Ireland
Plus: Billy Graham in Baltimore, the Church of England approves female bishops, NYT on Rob Bell, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Treasurer Embezzled $100,000, Says PC(USA)
Plus: Another InnerChange ministry busted out of prison, McLean Bible Church's Bible study fight, Gordon-Conwell wants conservative Anglicans, Mark Noll on the KJV, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only A Scanner Darkly
Subscriber Access Only Top Courts in N.Y., Ga. Uphold Gay Marriage Bans
Plus: Needing permission to convert, the Africa Bible Commentary, Jibla Hospital three years later, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Supreme Court Stays Mt. Soledad Cross Removal
Plus: Syncretism in America, a priest's college suit, AIDS fakery, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Men Are from Mars Hill
Mark Driscoll praises Jesus, blasts mega-churches, and extols Reformed theology.
Subscriber Access Only Third Priest Attacked in Turkey
Plus: "Overstated" excommunication risk for Catholic stem-cell researchers? N.Y. human rights body backs off roller rink, witch doctors embrace Scripture, Keith Richards's Christian album, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Life Short Call Now
Subscriber Access Only A Tree by the Water
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
Why the pulpit—and not the screen—still belongs at the center of our churches.