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April (Web-only) 2009

Subscriber Access Only X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The summer movie season kicks off with a merely serviceable prequel to the X-Men franchise, recounting the tragic back-story of everyone's favorite claw-wielding mutant.
Subscriber Access Only Q & A: Francis Collins
The former director of the Human Genome Project hopes to show compatibility between Christianity and science.
Subscriber Access Only Hispanic Groups Divided over 2010 Census
One group is urging a boycott while another group says Latinos should take part in the census.
Subscriber Access Only What's in a Label?: Brash Music
The home of Aaron Shust and Chris Sligh lives up to its name with a bold way of doing business—and a few brash words for the "greed and backstabbing" in Christian music.
Subscriber Access Only Dam Yangtze!
Two films chronicle China's endeavor to flood entire cultures via the "progress" of building the world's largest dam.
Subscriber Access Only A Bearded Lady
What names did a pastor use on a singles' site? Why did Saddleback recently apologize? How much do you know about this week's news?
Subscriber Access Only Obama Uses Sermon on the Mount to Elevate Speeches
The president has used the mountainside sermon several times in recent years to explain policy.
Subscriber Access Only Is Anybody There?
A sentimental comedy asks some hard questions about the afterlife in this story of an unlikely friendship between an old man and a young boy.
Subscriber Access Only The Soloist
What could have been pure schmaltz and formula is instead a masterful film about friendship, grace, and humility.
Subscriber Access Only Some Preachers, Long Gone, Keep Preaching from Beyond the Grave
Pastors' messages continue through TV, radio, and the Internet, even as some listeners probably don't even know they're gone.
Subscriber Access Only How to Shrink a Church
It's not that easy, but hopefully it's the new evangelical trend.
Subscriber Access Only Earth
Glorious nature cinematography tracks three animal families over the course of a year—and the whole film points to the beauty and wonder of Creation.
Subscriber Access Only The Politics of the Pump
How breast-feeding became the new front in the Mommy Wars — and why I'm going to breast-feed my first child.
Subscriber Access Only Stars, Family Remember 'Pop' Winans
More than 100 family members pay last respects to the late gospel patriarch. PLUS: Stryper reunites for album, tour; Sara Groves on Capitol Hill; and more.
Subscriber Access Only Dog Days of Summer
An unforgettable summer brings a young boy a memorable glimpse of hypocrisy and sin that will change him forever ... but the movie's not all that great.
Subscriber Access Only Goodbye Charity
Churches and charitable institutions provide services that some politicians feel belong to the federal government.
Subscriber Access Only Death By Deism
No merely civil religion alone can sustain a free republic.
Subscriber Access Only Q & A: Newt Gingrich
The former Speaker of the House speaks to CT about the future of the Republican Party and his conversion to Catholicism.
Subscriber Access Only But God Wants Me Wrinkle-Free!
What is a New York City pastor accused of stealing church funds for? How much did the Obamas give to faith-based groups? How much do you think you know about this week's news?
Subscriber Access Only Cal Thomas, 25 Years of Columns Later
After 2,600 columns and 11 books, the syndicated columnist shares his 'wit and wisdom.'
Subscriber Access Only American Violet
The war on drugs gets personal in this harrowing true story of a young mother forced to choose between her family and her principles.
Subscriber Access Only 17 Again
Zac Efron turns in a decent performance as a man who time travels back to his teens with a second shot at life, only to realize that his first shot was just fine after all.
Subscriber Access Only State of Play
Pulse-pounding intrigue abounds in this thriller about a team of reporters who set out to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress and uncover a political conspiracy.
Subscriber Access Only Happiness Is Not Hope
How Easter Sunday can become the unhealthy denial of death.
Subscriber Access Only Injustice Exposed
Arrested for crimes she didn't commit, Regina Kelly fought for her rights—and won. Here's her story, also told in a drama releasing to theaters this week.
Subscriber Access Only Let The Road Pave Itself
Subscriber Access Only A Person & A Heart and With, To, From
Subscriber Access Only Finger of God
It's up to the viewer of 'Finger of God' to determine whose they are.
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Iowa Churches: We Need to Be Clear on Same-Sex Marriage
But pastors disagree whether last week's court decision should mean more activism on the issue.
Subscriber Access Only CDs on The List
Short reviews of new albums by Sarah Brendel, Heather Headley, and Judd & Maggie.
Subscriber Access Only Written In Chalk
On their first album in 8 years, Buddy and Julie are brilliant.
Subscriber Access Only 'We're Not Actually Advancing Religious Freedom'
Thomas Farr says it's time for policies that actually improve liberty around the world.
Subscriber Access Only Hannah Montana The Movie
The smash Disney sitcom about an American teen and her pop star alter ego gets the big screen treatment, with tween-pleasing results.
Subscriber Access Only Holy Week Edition
Christian atheists, Saddleback's busy Easter, and more.
Subscriber Access Only Christ Is Risen — Run Away!
Why we don't always want to meet the resurrected Lord.
Subscriber Access Only Easter, Unedited
N. T. Wright says the Gospels' Resurrection accounts are odd because they are fresh.
Subscriber Access Only 'I'm Gonna Make Mistakes'
Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, a Christian, embraces the idea of being a role model while also admitting she's flawed.
Subscriber Access Only Q & A: Rick Warren
The megachurch pastor who faced backlash for praying at the President's inauguration talks to CT about politics, a new magazine, and the economy.
Subscriber Access Only Beyond the Creek
Sara Watkins goes solo while her old band, Nickel Creek, goes on hiatus.
Subscriber Access Only Faith Like Potatoes
When a farmer gives his life to Christ, he finds not only transformation but a new direction, becoming the "South African Billy Graham."
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The Empty Tomb and the Emptied Urn
What the wounds of Jesus can — and can't — tell us about our resurrection bodies.
Subscriber Access Only When Hope Feels Like a Fool's Errand
What the Cross and Resurrection teach us about forgiveness.
Subscriber Access Only Iowa Court Approves Gay Marriage, Vermont Passes Same-Sex Bill
Iowa becomes the first state in the Midwest and the fourth state in the country to allow same-sex marriages.
Subscriber Access Only Trying to Reform the United Nations from the Inside
Human rights advocates disagree on whether the U.S. will help by joining a controversial council.
Subscriber Access Only Many Americans Still Think Obama Is a Muslim
Do you know how many think so? Test your knowledge of the week's religion news.
Subscriber Access Only The Oregon Trail
A chapter from Through Painted Deserts.
Subscriber Access Only In the Steps of Luther
Finding refuge from the storm.
Subscriber Access Only Walking in Faith
Walking as spiritual practice.
Subscriber Access Only The Escapist
This festival hit from the UK attempts to reinvigorate a tired genre, but its aimless experiments end up being tiring, instead.
Subscriber Access Only Fast & Furious
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprise their roles as thief and cop, but while this latest installment in the franchise is certainly fast and furious, it's also vulgar, noisy, and dumb.
Subscriber Access Only Where to Find the Real Atheists
Lent teaches us how much we Christians hate God.
Forming a Society Worthy of Humans
Forming a Society Worthy of Humans
Robert Sirico says that in order to get economics right, we must first understand what it means to be human.