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June (Web-only) 2006

Subscriber Access Only Superman Returns, but Is That a Good Thing?
The return of the Man of Steel earns mixed reviews, and Click should be turned off. Plus, reviews of The King, The Proposition, Waist Deep, Wordplay, and another review of Cars.
Subscriber Access Only Nacho Not So Dynamite
Christian film critics fight each other in the ring over Nacho Libre, demolish The Lake House, tow away The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and impound Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. Plus, more reviews of A Prairie Home Companion and The Omen.
Subscriber Access Only The Year's Best Car-Toon?
Christian critics agree: Cars is great, but disagree as to how great. Plus, mixed reviews for A Prairie Home Companion, and more reviews of The Omen, The Break-Up, and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Subscriber Access Only Omen, Thou Art Loosed!
Christian critics let loose on The Omen, aren't feeling the love for The Break-Up, and are warming up to Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth. A DVD release of Duma sets Christian reviewers raving, plus more reviews of Over the Hedge and The Lost City
Subscriber Access Only X-Men Critics Stand Divided
Christian reviewers offer different perspectives on X-Men: The Last Stand. Plus, more on The Da Vinci Code.
Subscriber Access Only Where Atrocity Is Normal
Understanding Christian soldiers who have seen the horrors of war.
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Veteran Ministry
How churches can help soldiers and their families readjust after combat.
Subscriber Access Only The Devil Wears Prada
Subscriber Access Only Barack Obama on Religion in the Public Square
Plus: Billy Graham to preach in Baltimore, Rick Warren one of Newsweek
Subscriber Access Only Madam Reverend Secretary
With the publication of The Mighty and the Almighty
Subscriber Access Only Q&A: Madeleine Albright
The former secretary of state for the Clinton administration recently published The Mighty & the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
Subscriber Access Only What's to Love About Women's Sports
There's no denying the pure joy and determination of female athletes
Subscriber Access Only Anglicans Get Busy
Plus: California Christian school allowed to sue UC, parents of gay students allowed to sue another California Christian school, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Marketing to Christians a Violation of Human Rights
Plus: Nicholas Kristof on Chinese house churches, another Episcopal church bolts, and more articles from online sources around the world.
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A Kinder, Gentler Conservatism
New Southern Baptist leader promises broader involvement.
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In Essentials, Uncertainty
Presbyterian Church (USA) erodes ban on gay clergy.
Subscriber Access Only Superman Returns
Subscriber Access Only Dining Dilemmas
How shall we then eat?
Subscriber Access Only What's So Super About This Guy?
Born in the Great Depression, Superman still holds our rapt attention 70 years later, even as he headlines a new movie opening this week.
Subscriber Access Only The 'Savior' Returns
Bryan Singer, director of the highly anticipated Superman Returns, says it makes sense to compare his protagonist to Jesus because, after all, "Superman is a savior."
Subscriber Access Only Insuring a Virgin Birth
Plus: 1,000 skeletons found in catacombs, paying for church attendees, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only How We Worship
An ambitious new book takes us into the diverse world of Christian worship practices from the early church to today.
Subscriber Access Only Click
Subscriber Access Only Equal Opportunity Divestment
Plus: Trying to make sense of these church conventions, Daystar tries to buy KOCE once again, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only The NBA? Or the UN?
It's called the National Basketball Association, but it's looking quite international—thanks in great part to a Christian GM for the Dallas Mavs.
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Episcopalian General Convention Adopts Vague Resolution
Call for 'restraint' in consecration of practicing gays falls short of recommendations of Anglican leaders.
Subscriber Access Only Jet Li's Fearless
Subscriber Access Only In the Name of the Mother, Child, and Womb
Plus: More updates from this week's church conventions and more articles from online sources around the world.
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30 and Single? It's Your Own Fault
There are more unmarried people in our congregations than ever, and some say that's just sinful.
Subscriber Access Only General Convention Brushes Against Its Deadline
Conservatives, liberals can't agree on response to the Windsor Report.
Subscriber Access Only Incorrigibly Bookish
Michael Dirda on reading and life.
Subscriber Access Only Conservatives Stunned by Bishop's Election
The new church leader supports same-sex marriages, vows to bend over backwards for those she disagrees with.
Subscriber Access Only Whither Frodo and Jesus?
How could the American Film Institute have missed The Return of the King when picking its list of the 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time? And not a single movie about Jesus? What's up with THAT?
Subscriber Access Only Episcopalians Elect Female Nevada Bishop as Top Leader
Conservatives see election as confirmation of church's 'revisionist theology,' while one diocese appeals for alternative oversight.
Subscriber Access Only Gerson to Leave White House
Plus: Passion II, ECUSA deliberates, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Gays in the Church Debated
Conservatives press Episcopal convention to repent of gay bishop's consecration.
Subscriber Access Only The Softer Side of Evangelicals
Plus: Tony Dungy's faith, the director of Napoleon Dynamite
Subscriber Access Only The Lake House
Subscriber Access Only Nacho Libre
Subscriber Access Only Wordplay
Subscriber Access Only The Kingdom of Rock Is at Hand
A tour of the confused but worshipful world of Christian rock.
Subscriber Access Only Of Czechs, Sex, and Wrecks
Random musings on the U.S. soccer team, World Cup prostitution, and Big Ben's bad bike crash.
Subscriber Access Only Dark Horse Wins SBC Presidency
Plus: Ohio considers abortion ban, more from the ECUSA convention, and other articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Pro-life Dad Turns in Attempted Abortion Bomber Son
Plus: Same-sex marriage and religious freedom, the most controversial film ever, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Guys and Dads
Elephants in puberty are like men without fathers, says Donald Miller.
Subscriber Access Only Finding a Family
A man needs a dad. I found mine when I moved in with a friend.
Subscriber Access Only The Not-So-Evil Empire
A report on The Historical Society's conference earlier this month.
Subscriber Access Only Evidence that Demands a Controversy
Plus: Newdow denied again, China persecution, religious leaders make statement, and other articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only The Role of a Lifetime
Golden Globe winner Olivia Hussey always wanted to play Mother Teresa, and finally got her chance in 2003. Now, as the film hits DVD, Hussey discusses one of her favorite roles.
Subscriber Access Only Anywhere, Anytime
Churches, bars, and everywhere in between, brother-sister folk duo Judd & Maggie will sing their songs wherever they can, no matter the audience—Christian or mainstream.
Subscriber Access Only China Detains 28 in House Church Raid
Plus: Abortion clinic bomber stopped, 666 vandal arrested, why Roy Moore lost, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Cars
Subscriber Access Only A Prairie Home Companion
Subscriber Access Only Sam Brownback's Humble Ambition
Weblog: Sam Brownback's Humble Ambition
Subscriber Access Only Evangelistic Movie Earns PG rating
Plus: China pulls The Da Vinci Code, Alabama passes same-sex marriage ban, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only O Little Town
We went to Italy to visit the set of The Nativity Story, a New Line Cinema film coming to theaters this Christmas. Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the movie.
Subscriber Access Only American Christians Embrace Islam
Plus: Same-sex marriage amendment has little hope of passing, Pat Robertson's protein shakes removed from GNC, Louisiana to ban abortions, China's top cardinal criticizes government over Tiananmen Square massacre, the date of the beast, and more articles
Subscriber Access Only The Omen
Subscriber Access Only Stand Up, Stand Up for Wicca
A war widow rightly wonders: Whose freedom are we fighting for?
Subscriber Access Only From the Radio to the Big Screen
Garrison Keillor has been telling stories on the radio for years via A Prairie Home Companion. Now he brings his yarn-spinning to a new movie by the same name.
Subscriber Access Only Through It All
Now in his fifth decade of making music, Andrae Crouch reminisces on a career that started in the days of Jesus Music through his brand-new album, Mighty Wind.
Subscriber Access Only A Bigger Problem for Fighting AIDS
Plus: The latest abortion ban, reports of Religious Right infighting, getting men to church, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Rift Opens Among Evangelicals on AIDS Funding
Dobson targets Global Fund, which helps Salvation Army, Youth for Christ, and World Vision.
Subscriber Access Only 'Let's Go Home'
The latest on the Taylor University crash mix-up. Plus: The other abortion ban in South Dakota, new developments on pharmacist conscience clauses, new Da Vinci Code
Subscriber Access Only The Break-Up
Subscriber Access Only Rock Un-Solid
When Christian bands bite the hands that praised them.
Subscriber Access Only 'Engaging' Heresy
Contrary to precedent, few plan to boycott The Da Vinci Code.
Subscriber Access Only Onward Christian Shortstops
The Colorado Rockies make a noble—if problematic—plan for winning.
Subscriber Access Only Finally, Some Overdue Good News in the Battle Against AIDS
"Global slowing" is about as good as it gets when you're talking about this disease.
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.