Christians debate the documentary Jesus Camp; even Ted Haggard joins the fray. The Black Dahlia takes us to the dark side, while Gridiron Gang and Everyone's Hero make sports fans and families cheer. Plus: The Last Kiss, and more reviews of Lassie and Hollywoodland.
Actually, there are dozens of interesting religion stories beyond the Pope Benedict and Islam conflict, including a worship ban in libraries, All Saints's ongoing fight with the IRS, Kerry's remarkable religion speech, and a fall TV preview.
A new documentary depicts charismatic kids who are articulate and take faith seriously. But have they been "indoctrinated"? Is it a fair representation of evangelicals? Or too political? We asked the directors.
Forced conversion to Islam trickles into the news. Plus: W.V. school dispute keeps going, WSJ highlights Purpose Driven criticism, reading this Weblog may make you fat, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Indie artists Andrew Peterson, Jill Phillips, and Andrew Osenga weren't necessarily a good fit for typical record labels, so they joined some fellow indies and formed their own group: The Square Peg Alliance.
Plus: Southwestern Seminary rebukes chapel speaker over tongues admission, Georgetown's evangelicals protest ministry ousting, the furor over Katherine Harris's comments keeps going, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Compiled by Ted Olsen with Rob Moll
/ September 01, 2006