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February (Web-only) 2009

Subscriber Access Only The Velveteen Rabbit
In this latest remake of the children's book, director Michael Landon Jr. delivers not quite a classic, but an enjoyable film that nicely explores a child's imagination.
Subscriber Access Only Heroes: Not the TV Show
How much do you know about Milk, ashes, and more from this week's news?
Subscriber Access Only Two Lovers
An interesting look at the reasons we love—that unfortunately gets muddled with plot complications and contrivances.
Subscriber Access Only Justices: City Isn't Obligated to Display Religious Monument
Supreme Court says most monuments are government speech, not a forum.
Subscriber Access Only Is the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization 'Too Christian'?
Publisher withdraws Christian reference work as editor alleges censorship.
Subscriber Access Only 'God Only'
Giving up soul care for Lent.
Subscriber Access Only 'No Line on the Horizon' Is No Radical Reinvention of U2 (Hooray!)
What's so great (and what's not) about the band's new album.
Subscriber Access Only Contemplating Culture in a Southern Citadel
Conservatism not 'Fox News with prayer requests,' Moore warns.
Subscriber Access Only Deconstructing the Quiver
A review of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement.
Subscriber Access Only Q+A: David Brooks
The conservative New York Times columnist explains how socially conservative evangelicals can repair their public image.
Subscriber Access Only Which Came First: the Human Rights, or the Fertilized Egg?
An encyclopedic feud, sexing the seven deadly sins, and more.
Subscriber Access Only The Christian Spinal Tap
In Jesus People: The Movie, an upcoming mockumentary, Hollywood believers spoof the evangelical subculture—and thus themselves.
Subscriber Access Only Not Safe, But Good
Is it OK to let children watch scary movies if there's a valuable lesson to be learned? We asked. You answered.
Subscriber Access Only The Economy of Anger
Looking for a real miracle.
Subscriber Access Only Is the Stimulus Act Anti-Religious?
The stimulus bill included a caveat that federal funds may not be used for religious worship.
Subscriber Access Only Centering on Poverty
A coalition of the Right and Left launches a new project to reduce poverty.
Subscriber Access Only Working on a Dream
Sounding more jubilant than he has in years, Springsteen celebrates love and marriage—and, subtly, the God behind it—in Working on a Dream.
Subscriber Access Only Dark Knights and Bright Lights
Finding truth, beauty, and goodness even in the darkest of films—starting with The Dark Knight, one of the best films of 2008.
Subscriber Access Only The Arms and Legs of the Church
JoeAnn Ballard on how Memphis's Neighborhood Christian Center treats the poor like family.
Subscriber Access Only Will You Boycott My Valentine?
How did one senator respond to receiving a free pornographic magazine? What are Obama's faith-based priorities? And other questions from this week's news.
Subscriber Access Only Confessions of a Shopaholic
The protagonist tries to be the poster girl for the recession generation, but the film's celebration of consumerism takes all the teeth out of its sparkly bite.
Subscriber Access Only The International
An Interpol agent and a DA try to bring down a corrupt financial institution in this schizophrenic failure that wants to be both a suspense thriller and action film—and fails at both.
Subscriber Access Only Phrase 'Religious Right' Misused, Conservatives Say
Leaders often identified with the Religious Right want journalists and academics to lay the term to rest.
Subscriber Access Only It Takes More Than a Recession to End Consumption
Though it's no longer conspicuous, 'feel-good' buying lives on in the U.S.
Subscriber Access Only Porn Star No More
Former adult film star Crissy Moran returns to Christ and makes a movie based on the Bible story of Hosea and Gomer.
Subscriber Access Only Do Christian Schools Make Students More Religious?
A new study says they might, but adds that parents and peers have more influence.
Subscriber Access Only The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards
You liked movies about a marriage on the brink, an irresistible robot, a kid from the slums, a Narnian adventure, and more. And your favorite? Read on ...
Subscriber Access Only The Art of Compassion
Some of the world's top Christian musicians gathered to write songs in the fight against poverty. Check out our exclusive slideshow—and listen to a track from the album while you're at it.
Subscriber Access Only He Likes Jesus. He Just Doesn't 'Like' Like Him.
Benyamin Cohen spends his Jesus Year seeking a deeper faith — in Judaism.
Subscriber Access Only The Definition of 'I Screwed Up'
Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Art of the Public Grovel, dissects Obama's apology.
Subscriber Access Only Seminaries: Not Just for Pastors Anymore
Derek Cooper offers an insider's guide — and reflections on what schools need to do better.
Subscriber Access Only A Promising Start for Obama's Faith-Based Office
Why we are encouraged — and still have a major concern.
Subscriber Access Only Fanboys
A comedy about Star Wars fans and a fun trip into all things Lucas is destroyed by rote, predictable, and crude sexual humor.
Subscriber Access Only The Pink Panther 2
Steve Martin takes his second shot at the role of Inspector Clouseau, and the results are significantly less bumbling than before—but that’s on a very relative scale.
Subscriber Access Only Obama Expands Faith-Based Office
The President maintains Bush's hiring policy and shapes specific priorities for the office.
Subscriber Access Only Push
Realistic sights and sounds help this movie to stand out from other recent superhero efforts, but it all falls apart at the script level.
Subscriber Access Only He's Just Not That Into You
This examination of modern relationships and all their foibles is fodder for lots of hilarity, but also a somber reminder of some of the true motivations behind love.
Subscriber Access Only Coraline
An inquisitive girl unlocks a mysterious door and discovers a parallel reality to her own—only seemingly better. But is it too perfect to be true?
Subscriber Access Only New Director Offers Vision for Faith-Based Office
Joshua DuBois tells CT how the new Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is different from the Bush administration's office.
Subscriber Access Only Pastoral Scene
Also: A tough week for the Vatican, talking about mercy, and Proposition 8's big spenders.
Subscriber Access Only The Men Behind the Myths
Short profiles of Olaf Stapledon, Erich von Däniken, Ray Kurzweil, Freeman Dyson, and Lee M. Silver.
Subscriber Access Only Sci-Fi's Brave New World
How the genre draws us to its own views of redemption.
Subscriber Access Only An Entertaining Saboteur
Facebook promises to connect us to one another. Is that what you are doing right now?
Subscriber Access Only Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller Dies at 74
The ministry that Fuller helped found has helped move at least 300,000 families into homes.
Subscriber Access Only The 2008 Critics' Choice Awards
The year's best movies include a caped superhero, a noble little robot, a recovering addict seeking forgiveness, a kid from the slums, and much more.
Subscriber Access Only Memo to Worship Bands
Five sound reasons to lower the volume.
Subscriber Access Only The Fray
Subscriber Access Only I Believe There Is More
Subscriber Access Only Lost Messengers: The Outtakes
Subscriber Access Only VOTA
Subscriber Access Only You Have Loved
Andy Crouch: Corporate Faith After the Hobby Lobby Decision
Life Together, Again
After Hobby Lobby, vibrant corporate life is needed more than ever.