Stephen L. Carter
The Yale University law professor and author of The Emperor of Ocean Park talks about the lack of religious characters in modern fiction
Better than Hollywood's Best? A Feast of Foreign Films
Critics review City of God, Morvern Callar, Talk to Her, El Bola, Amen, The Recruit, Biker Boyz, and Final Destination 2. Also: the Vatican talks Harry Potter, RazorMouth speaks Greek, and Christian critics continue to list the best of 2002
Jesus' Remains Found in Israel
"Will a new film about a controversial archaeological find cause a ruckus in the real world, or just go away? Also this week: Critics respond to The Visit, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Kingdom Come, and the worst-reviewed film of the last decade: Fredd"
A Wounded Shepherd
A Texas pastor's congregation moves in for the kill in the engaging debut novel Leaving Ruin
Bringing Down the Bad Reviews
"Mel Gibson stirs up controversy with his Christ film. A mainstream critic criticizes parents who take kids to rated-R movies. And critics mull over Bringing Down the House, Tears of the Sun, The Safety of Objects, Gerry, All the Real Girls, and The Son"
Slivers of Enlightenment
Seven years after its publication, Roaring Lambs—now with a companion CD—still prods Christian artists to engage the culture.