March (Web-only) 2009

Jerusalem: Center of the WorldSubscriber Access Only
PBS documentary, airing Wednesday night, explores the ancient city's rich history, but doesn't necessarily delve too deeply into its theological implications.
Thinking Epistemologically about Obama and Notre DameSubscriber Access Only
Francis Beckwith explains why Notre Dame's invitation is so controversial, and what it says about higher education.
Muslim Priest and Buddhist Bishop-Elect Are Raising Questions About SyncretismSubscriber Access Only
For years, Episcopal Church leaders have taught that God can be found in other faiths. Now some clergy are pursuing him there.
One of Jerry's KidsSubscriber Access Only
Kevin Roose sojourns at Liberty U. and lives to tell (mostly good things) about it.
Monsters vs. AliensSubscriber Access Only
Dreamworks' latest family flick employs 3-D technology to draw you in—but alas, it isn't enough to distract from the lame storytelling.
The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt StorySubscriber Access Only
The protagonist has carried a cross all over the world, and has the powerful stories to prove it—but this documentary fails to do him justice.
What the Pope Left BehindSubscriber Access Only
Robert Schuller's doppelganger, Christian-run businesses you may not know, and more.
Hints of the TrinitySubscriber Access Only
Andrew Bird's latest explores what it means to be human.
Does Faith Prolong Suffering for Cancer Patients?Subscriber Access Only
A new study suggests that cancer patients who are religious are more likely to seek measures that attempt to prolong life.
Man Up, ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
Resisting the health and longevity gospel.
Grizzled VetsSubscriber Access Only
The folks at Grizzly Adams Productions know how to make family-friendly programs—and they've got over a thousand episodes to show for it.
The Power of OneSubscriber Access Only
Will Obama Tax Plan Hurt Religious Groups?Subscriber Access Only
Some say yes, others say no.
The Empty Promise of Embryonic Stem Cell ResearchSubscriber Access Only
Why scientific breakthroughs make the destruction of human embryos obsolete.
Condoms, HIV, and Pope BenedictSubscriber Access Only
Leading HIV researcher Edward C. Green says criticism of the pope 'unfair.'
An Urgent MessageSubscriber Access Only
What new prophecy is creating buzz, who's praying with President Obama, and other questions from this week's news.
KnowingSubscriber Access Only
A moving, suspenseful, thought-provoking thriller that raises surprisingly spiritual questions.
DuplicitySubscriber Access Only
A pair of corporate spies with a steamy history conspire to pull off the ultimate con in this smart, breathlessly entertaining cinematic musing on the fragility of trust.
I Love You, ManSubscriber Access Only
A newly engaged man realizes he has no male friends and goes looking for a best man in this latest, funny, touching "bromantic" comedy.
The Great Buck HowardSubscriber Access Only
A witty, enjoyable comedy about a young man working for a magician with a waning career while learning about the nature of fame.
Franklin Graham: Sudan's al-Bashir 'Responsible for Bloodshed'Subscriber Access Only
Samaritan's Purse leader asks president to reinstate aid agency work in Darfur region.
The Scandal of the AIG BonusesSubscriber Access Only
And the gospel of incomprehensible unfairness.
Small Ruling Is Potentially Huge for Student GroupsSubscriber Access Only
Christian Legal Society lawyer notes that exceptions to rules can be as discriminatory as rules themselves.
Image Is EverythingSubscriber Access Only
Long before trailers and previews, movie posters were the best way to hook viewers—and Bible movie posters have always been among the flashiest of all.
What We Can Know about Saint PatrickSubscriber Access Only
He wasn't the first to bring Christianity to Ireland, but he was a pivotal figure.
Making Real MoviesSubscriber Access Only
Michael Landon Jr. on directing The Velveteen Rabbit, tapping into a child's imagination, and the challenges of being a Christian in Hollywood.
Capture MeSubscriber Access Only
UnspokenSubscriber Access Only
From Cold Turkey to the CrossSubscriber Access Only
Fearing he was headed for hell, Randy Travis quit drinking and drugs in his mid-20s and started following Jesus—and now he has a greatest hits gospel CD to show for it.
Catching Up With … EsterlynSubscriber Access Only
Front man and principal songwriter Luke Caldwell on simple songs, staying indie, and becoming a dad.
What You Need to Know about David Wilkerson's 'Urgent Message'Subscriber Access Only
How people are responding to his warning of riots, fires, and economic collapse in NYC.
Films with ClassSubscriber Access Only
Two thrilling movies about classrooms, students and teachers, guaranteed to stir your soul.
Race to Witch Mountain
Race to Witch MountainSubscriber Access Only
A pair of alien children hook up with a cab driver to save the planet in this incompetently made film that insults kids' intelligence—and the adults who brought them.
Here's an IdeaSubscriber Access Only
Time magazine writes about a new idea in religion, The Christian Science Monitor gives a dire prediction, and other questions from this week's news.
Sunshine CleaningSubscriber Access Only
This quirky drama/comedy follows a dysfunctional family as they search for release from painful pasts through a very odd job.
On the Lasting Evangelical SurvivalSubscriber Access Only
What will and will not survive of this movement.
Blinded by the LightSubscriber Access Only
Abandoned as a baby because he was born blind, country music star Ronnie Milsap found God anyway—and now has an album of gospel songs to show for it.
Science at Its BestSubscriber Access Only
President Obama wants to 'restore science to its rightful place.' So do we.
Blogs: A Window to Our SoulsSubscriber Access Only
What does your Internet personality say about you?
Phoebe in WonderlandSubscriber Access Only
An independent cinema gem that combines stellar acting with thought-provoking and deftly-handled explorations of identity, parenting, and mental illness.
WatchmenSubscriber Access Only
This lengthy adaptation of the highly acclaimed superhero epic—which many consider the greatest graphic novel—remains faithful to its source material, retaining most of the complex storytelling, stunning visuals, heady themes, and R-rated content.
Keeping the CommandmentsSubscriber Access Only
The Supreme Court is thinking more clearly about religious symbols in public life.
Justice vs. Peace in SudanSubscriber Access Only
Also: Psychologists explain why people go to church and the newest Christian Kosher food.
Tokyo!Subscriber Access Only
Set in the Japanese city, this triptych of short films on the theme of loneliness and social withdrawal achieves some uneven success.
Lament for Lost EdenSubscriber Access Only
What to look for in a real church.
Sex Symbol and Christ FollowerSubscriber Access Only
Hollywood legend Jane Russell never intended the former reputation—indeed, she even fought it—but she was always serious about living her faith in Tinseltown.
God of This CitySubscriber Access Only
Maybe TomorrowSubscriber Access Only
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?