November (Web-only) 2006

The Fountain, Dé jé Vu, Bobby, Bond and more ...;Subscriber Access Only
The Fountain bewilders and Dé jé Vu puzzles. Plus, Christian film critics respond to Casino Royale, Happy Feet, Bobby, Fast Food Nation, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Deck the Halls, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, Let's Go to Prison, and more views on Deliver Us from Evil, The Departed, The Last King of Scotland, Stranger than Fiction, The Queen, Babel, and One Night with the King.
Will Ferrell Profound? Inspiring? Yup.Subscriber Access Only
Christian film critics are moved and inspired by Stranger Than Fiction, but not so pleased with A Good Year. Plus, The Return, Harsh Times, the debut of "The Movie Gourmet," and more reviews of Babel.
Borat, Babel Bothersome; Flushed FunSubscriber Access Only
Christian critics are upset over Borat, mixed about Babel, but having fun with Flushed Away. Also, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Great Warming, and further perspectives on Little Children, Marie Antoinette, The Prestige, and Flags of Our Fathers.
When Grownups Act Like Little ChildrenSubscriber Access Only
Little Children is getting great reviews, but is it showing anywhere? Plus, Catch a Fire, Conversations with God, Saw III, Running with Scissors, and more reviews of Flags of Our Fathers and Marie Antoinette.
Mary Goes to the MoviesSubscriber Access Only
How the mother of Jesus has been portrayed through a century of filmmaking.
Kramer's Sins—and OursSubscriber Access Only
What society and the church can learn from comedian Michael Richards's racial tirade.
The Nativity StorySubscriber Access Only
The real achievement of 'The Nativity Story' is its portrayal of Joseph.
Stepping Out of the WingsSubscriber Access Only
The real achievement of The Nativity Story is its portrayal of Joseph.
'The Human Part of the Story'Subscriber Access Only
Catherine Hardwicke has always loved the Christmas story, but never really considered the human side of those famous icons surrounding the manger—till she was asked to direct The Nativity Story.
Déjà VuSubscriber Access Only
The FountainSubscriber Access Only
Turkey TimeSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Bush preaches on religious freedom in Vietnam, Norway debates church-state split, the latest on the Ted Haggard fallout, and other stories from online sources around the world.
How Do You Play 'Righteous'?Subscriber Access Only
Scripture doesn't say much about Joseph, except that he was "righteous." Oscar Isaac, who plays that role in The Nativity Story, had to figure out what that might have looked like in everyday life.
Bart Campolo's Karamazov GodSubscriber Access Only
"If those things are true, then God might as well send me to hell."
'It's the Sanctity of Life'Subscriber Access Only
That's how director Darren Aronofsky describes the central theme of his new film The Fountain, the story of a young married couple and their struggles as the wife is dying of cancer.
BobbySubscriber Access Only
Casino RoyaleSubscriber Access Only
Fast Food NationSubscriber Access Only
Happy FeetSubscriber Access Only
Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay, GaySubscriber Access Only
Plus: ABC pulls Assemblies of God ad, Talking Jesus toys return to tots, and a few other non-gay stories from online sources around the world.
More than Saving SoulsSubscriber Access Only
Simon Chan on the ontology of the church, salvation, and liturgy.
'Poll Tax' in Haggard Replacement Vote; Sheldon Says, 'I Knew'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Religious vote shifted even if evangelicals didn't, Congress lets bankrupt tithe, world's largest church picks an American, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Mormon RebelSubscriber Access Only
Director Richard Dutcher used to embrace the label "Mormon filmmaker," but no longer. He says most Mormon movies aren't much good, and besides, his films are too edgy for the LDS community.
Mormon Rebel (part 2)Subscriber Access Only
Filmmaker Richard Dutcher on the state of Mormon cinema, his desire to be true to his vision, and that "Christian movie" incident at a San Diego theater. Continued from previous page ...
Did Evangelicals Change Votes or Not? Papers Don't AgreeSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Wal-Mart brings back Christmas, the new faces of atheism, killers of Christians on trial, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Jesus Camp Shuts Down, But Fischer Says Her 'Indoctrination' Will ContinueSubscriber Access Only
Other Christian camp leaders say her camp and documentary about it don't represent mainstream Christian camping.
A Good YearSubscriber Access Only
Stranger Than FictionSubscriber Access Only
Supreme Court Weighs Partial-Birth AbortionSubscriber Access Only
One key question in the case is whether it is ever necessary.
Declaring VictorySubscriber Access Only
Evangelical Democrats claim credit, leading conservatives find plenty to blame.
Good News for Democrats, Good News for EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
And Good News for the world.
Faith-Based TriangulationSubscriber Access Only
Religious moderates propelled the Democrats to victory.
Family StoriesSubscriber Access Only
Alejandro Iñ árritu, director of Babel, says his films are about families—parents and children, of course, but also the global family … and the consequences of trying to live without God.
National Association of Evangelicals Sifts Through Ashes of Haggard ScandalSubscriber Access Only
Leaders are distancing group from its former president.
Movie GourmetSubscriber Access Only
A feast of off-the-beaten-path films with a spiritual flavor.
Blinded by Bush?Subscriber Access Only
David Kuo defends 'Tempting Faith' and responds to allegations of naivete.
'I Am Guilty of Sexual Immorality ... a Deceiver and a Liar,' Haggard ConfessesSubscriber Access Only
Also: Leith Anderson again named NAE interim president
NAE Board Chairman Shocked by Haggard ResignationSubscriber Access Only
Roy Taylor says NAE hopes to name interim president next week.
The Non-Haggard NewsSubscriber Access Only
The latest on evangelicals and the election—in Nicaragua. And also in the U.S. Plus other stories from online sources around the world.
Jeffery Sheler on Evangelical PoliticsSubscriber Access Only
The author of 'Believers' discusses evangelical spokesmen, identity, and power.
Flushed AwaySubscriber Access Only
Haggard Resigns as NAE PresidentSubscriber Access Only
Pastor also steps aside at New Life Church after allegations by male prostitute.
Last-Minute Efforts to Win Evangelical VotersSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Mikey Weinstein's Air Force Academy suit dismissed, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Gay Marriage Issue May Rally Dispirited Evangelical VotersSubscriber Access Only
Activist leaders say Republican Party has done little for "values voters."
Looking for SomethingSubscriber Access Only
The films of Krzyzstof Kieslowski are haunted by spiritual imagery, and yet the Polish director never really found grace—or got past "the God of the Old Testament... who ruthlessly demands obedience."
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People Aren't Projects
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.