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June (Web-only) 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The best of the three films so far, Eclipse escapes the overwrought teen angst—well, mostly—and brings more character development and action.
Street Songs of Love
The House You're Building
Under Skies
Burning Like the Midnight Sun
A Beautiful Exchange
Christian Legal Society Loses in Supreme Court Case
Group must allow leaders who disagree with its statement of faith.
Obama Celebrates Gay Pride Month
This week's culture war flashpoints: Father's Day and Home Depot.
Pastor at Center of Jamaica Crime Controversy Charged
Some see Fellowship Tabernacle's Al Miller as hero who ended a drug war. Police say he broke the law.
Wild Grass
Bizarre French film is superfluous bourgeois ridiculousness—it's pretty to look at but too confounding to really enjoy.
Grown Ups
Despite an all-star comedy team (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and more), this "family" flick is too juvenile and crass for viewers of any age. Ugh.
The God Who Became Blood
What my dysfunctional prostate taught me about Jesus.
Knight and Day
Despite the star power and onscreen chemistry of Cruise and Diaz, this wild and crazy action/comedy just has too many holes to work well.
Can't Be Tamed
Dreaming Big for Jesus
Bruce Marchiano, who played the Son of God in 1993's Matthew, now wants to make a film based on the Gospel of John. But he needs a few dollars—45 million, in fact.
I Mean to Live Here Still
The Threshingfloor
Memphis Blues
We Walk This Road
When Abortion Funding Doesn't Fund Abortion
Political advocacy groups focused their attention on a report that the federal government gave money to organizations that perform abortion.
Jonah Hex
Overly violent and unaccomplished on all fronts, this disaster may end up being one of the worst films of the year.
This unconventional love triangle gets a lot of laughs out of awkward tension and explores the challenges of being honest amid complicated relationships.
Winter's Bone
This indie film about an Ozark teen fighting for her family's survival is a bleak and beautiful triumph.
Toy Story 3
In what might be Pixar's best movie ever, Andy heads off to college while Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang face a new and more dangerous life.
Ethnic Violence Buffets Kyrgyz Christians
Unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan undercuts hopes for evangelism boom under new government.
Grenade Attacks Were Govt. Plot, Say Kenyan Churches
Six dead, 80 injured at prayer rally protesting revised constitution.
The Great Commission Resurgence Debate
A guide to what the Southern Baptist Convention is arguing over today.
Hope and Imagination
With 'Toy Story 3' now in theaters, it's a good time to reflect on two of the greatest virtues found in Pixar's films.
Letters in the Deep
Amid the Crash
The Red Letters Project
Peter Singer's Swan Song
Bioethicist asks: 'Why don't we make ourselves the last generation on earth?'
A lovely, melancholy fairy tale that falters toward the end.
WWJD to BP and the EPA?
The oil spill is the top major issue for some political groups, while other groups fought the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
The Karate Kid
Although it fails to live up to the 1984 original, the star power of Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan helps make this martial arts underdog story a winner.
The A-Team
This remake is cheesy, preposterous, silly, and completely fun thanks to the chemistry and charisma of the crack commando unit.
The Lord Who Acts Like It
Where did we get the idea that the church should be a place that makes people feel comfortable?
The Cry of the Oil-Soaked Pelican
How the birds mired in the Gulf oil spill teach us to properly grieve.
The Alpha and the Mega
Documentary explores the question, "What is a megachurch?"
Yellow Tag Mondays
These Troubled Waters
Sigh No More
Destroyer of the Void
Up on the Ridge
World War II Bomb Revisits Past
The Christian's duty to promote peace is now.
Should We Always Back Israel?
The killing of activists on a ship to Gaza reignites debate over support for Israel and its policies.
Learning from the Gores about the Grace of Separation
Why separating can be pro-family.
This cautionary tale about science without boundaries goes to such lengths to "cross the line" narratively that it leaves the big questions behind.
Churches Scramble to Meet FCC Rules on Wireless Mics
The Federal Communications Commission recently mandated that anyone using wireless microphones on the 700 MHz band must stop.
Judgment in the Gulf
Woes and blessings of the oil spill.
Seven Theology Books for the Beach
Consider adding these recent releases to your summer reading list.
Saving the Children
Documentary 'Sold' shows rescuers from three faiths—Hindu, Muslim, and Christian—fighting slavery and bringing hope to children around the world.
Gentle Whispers
New Earth
In The Middle of It
How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from Cheating
How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from Cheating
Dishonesty is nearly universal—unless you use this one weird trick.