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October (Web-only) 2009

Subscriber Access Only Health Care Cacophony
Plus: D.C. debates gay marriage, President Obama approves a new hate crimes law, and other issues advocacy groups were talking about this week.
Subscriber Access Only Alec Hill Responds
The president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on "Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together."
Subscriber Access Only This Is It
Combining elements of a documentary and a concert film, this movie proves that Michael Jackson was more than ready for a spellbinding comeback.
Subscriber Access Only Clinton Criticizes Religious Defamation Laws as UN Prepares to Vote
The Obama administration opposes anti-defamation laws because they would restrict free speech.
Subscriber Access Only Open Book
Subscriber Access Only Not Too Young
Subscriber Access Only Sound Off
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Subscriber Access Only Site Explores Michael Jackson's Faith
Spiritual quotes compiled from various sources. Plus: Inspirational Country Awards winners; spreading a Christian message to Muslims; breast cancer benefit; and more.
Subscriber Access Only Introducing ... Paige Armstrong
Diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of ten, Paige Armstrong, now 19, is ready to rock, with her first record—and an urgent message for teens.
Subscriber Access Only Common Bonds
Catholic musician Matt Maher is bringing his music—and a dream of unity—into the Protestant church.
Subscriber Access Only Nigeria: Christian Movie Capital of the World
Spirituality fuels Nollywood's booming film industry.
Subscriber Access Only A Pope-Pourri of Movies
The first-ever John Paul II International Film Festival, inviting filmmakers of all stripes, brings a message of "faith through the storm" to Miami.
Subscriber Access Only Health Care Reform Splits Democrats on Abortion
Pro-life Democrats disagree over whether bills include federal funding for abortion.
Subscriber Access Only Dobson: 'It's Coming Apart'
Conservative groups focus on Kevin Jennings, Chai Feldblum, and gay-rights legislation.
Subscriber Access Only Astro Boy
Nearly 60 years after his debut in Japan, the teen robotic superhero finally gets a big-screen computer-animated feature with predictable but pleasing results.
Subscriber Access Only Amelia
Hilary Swank is Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair's handsome, though not entirely satisfying, biopic.
Subscriber Access Only It Is Well
Subscriber Access Only The Road Acoustic
Subscriber Access Only Happy Day: Live Worship, London
Subscriber Access Only Delirious Officially Bids Farewell
Final round of American shows followed by hits CD. Plus: Knapp plans new album; AMA Inspirational nominations announced; Perry goes unplugged; and more.
Subscriber Access Only Introducing ... Jaymes Reunion
Cameron Jaymes, frontman of Jaymes Reunion, discusses his influences, his band, and their new self-titled album, which released last week.
Subscriber Access Only Communicating 'Essential Things'
Singer/songwriter Carolyn Arends has a gift for telling stories, speaking truth, and engaging minds—including on her new CD, Love Was Here First, out today.
Subscriber Access Only How to Find Your Rival Gods
Idolatry is not just a failure to obey God, it is a setting of the whole heart on something besides God.
Subscriber Access Only Peace, Peace—But Is There Peace?
What Christian political groups said this week about the Nobel Prize, immigration reform, the hate crimes bill, and other issues.
Subscriber Access Only Senate Expected to Expand Hate Crimes Law
Scholars and activists debate whether there's cause for concern over proposed legislation that would extend the hate crimes law to include sexual orientation.
Subscriber Access Only New York, I Love You
The follow up to Paris, je t'aime explores the same ideas in a slightly rearranged package and an entirely new town: New York City.
Subscriber Access Only Law Abiding Citizen
This thriller attempts to say something about justice, but it's completely lawless—and shamelessly crass and blatantly stupid.
Subscriber Access Only Where the Wild Things Are
Exquisitely rendered but pervasively dark, Spike Jonze's take on the classic kids' book is a story about childhood that might be too disturbing for children.
Subscriber Access Only Sheffield's Biblical Studies Program Survives
Student protests save department founded by F. F. Bruce.
Subscriber Access Only Rescue Mission for GMA
The future of the Gospel Music Association is at stake due to financial hardship, but a benefit concert last night was an effort to save the organization.
Subscriber Access Only Hope Rising
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Subscriber Access Only Swine Flu Strikes Littrell
Other Backstreet Boys take preventive measures, but tour still a go. PLUS: U2 preps for Songs of Ascent; Blind Boys duets on tap; Peterson's Christmas tour turns ten; and more.
Subscriber Access Only I Look to You
Whitney Houston's latest album hints at singer's faith journey and gospel ties, especially the title track.
Subscriber Access Only Turning the Gospel Ship Around
Lenny and Daniel Smith founded a new record company with the intent of celebrating creative, intelligent, and meaty worship music.
Subscriber Access Only A Czar, a Cross, and Prayer Chain for Liberals
Conservative groups take aim at safe schools 'czar' Kevin Jennings. The Supreme Court considers the fate of a cross in the Mojave Desert. And all while Congress continues to work on health care.
Subscriber Access Only Evangelicals Endorse Immigration Reform
The National Association of Evangelicals' board overwhelmingly approved a resolution to seek 'faith and equal treatment' of immigrants.
Subscriber Access Only An Education
A beautifully stylized, superbly acted tale about the choice between book smarts or the school of life.
Subscriber Access Only Couples Retreat
Four married couples seek therapy on a tropical island in a comedy that is neither all that believable or all that funny.
Subscriber Access Only Supreme Court Weighs Fate of Mojave Cross
The court considered whether a transfer of property changes a church-state question.
Subscriber Access Only Boycotting Bloggingheads
Reaction to an Intelligent Design debate shows limit to public discussion.
Subscriber Access Only Leaning Over and Getting Close
The neighbor is closer than we imagine.
Subscriber Access Only Need
Subscriber Access Only Witness
Subscriber Access Only SKRIPT
Subscriber Access Only Forget and Not Slow Down
Subscriber Access Only Still
Subscriber Access Only Katinas to Host Samoa Benefit
Samoan band to host concert for earthquake/tsunami relief. Plus: Family Force 5 does Christmas; Groves readies next studio CD; new VeggieTales story and song; and more.
Subscriber Access Only Catching up with ... Relient K
Front man Matt Thiessen chats about the pop/punk veterans' new CD Forget and Not Slow Down.
Subscriber Access Only Reunited and It Appeals So Good
After 15 years of pursuing their own solo careers, siblings BeBe and CeCe Winans are together again with a new album.
Subscriber Access Only Germany's Christian Democrats
An administration official discusses evangelicals' political involvement—or lack thereof.
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Europe's Past Is Today's Hope
Rome won't cede the continent to secularists without a fight.
Subscriber Access Only Pistol City Holiness
The blues of Dave Perkins is raw, real, and full of hope.
Subscriber Access Only The Baucus Ruckus
This week the debate over health care reform moved from broad platitudes to specifics on abortion funding and abstinence education.
Subscriber Access Only Whip It
In her first role since Juno, Ellen Page shuns the path of beauty pageants and tries out her grrrrrl power in quite a different arena instead: Roller derby.
Subscriber Access Only More Than a Game
An inspirational documentary about LeBron James's high school basketball team teaches good lessons about the importance of relationships.
Subscriber Access Only The Boys Are Back
Clive Owen shines in this rich and realistic look at a single dad's journey through grief.
Subscriber Access Only The Invention of Lying
In a world where nobody has ever lied, a screenwriter discovers the advantages of modifying the truth—and it's not the attack on religion that some have made it out to be.
Subscriber Access Only Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore uses the occasion of our financial crisis to decry capitalism, but his argument is muddled and his alternative nebulous.
Subscriber Access Only A Serious Man
The latest from the Coen brothers brings many of their themes full circle in a tale of woe of nearly biblical proportions. PLUS: The Coens' worldview.
Subscriber Access Only Toy (Stories) R Us
With the re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (in 3D!) for a limited theatrical run, we are reminded of the genius of Pixar's excellence from the very beginning: Story, story, story.
You Need a More Ordinary Jesus
You Need a More Ordinary Jesus
We are united with a Christ who seems not to have done much of note for most of his life.