October (Web-only) 2001

A Troubadour and His Guitar
A Troubadour and His GuitarSubscriber Access Only
Once poised for folk-rock stardom, John Michael Talbot chose a quieter path
Science and the Spiritual QuestSubscriber Access Only
"A place at the table for Christians, but at a price."
Praisin' Worship MusicSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: Promise Keepers' military rhetoric gets real, the failure of racial reconciliation, and a verdict expected this week for Shelter Now workers."
Where Was God on 9/11?Subscriber Access Only
Reflections from Ground Zero and beyond.
Antiabortion Terrorists Take Advantage of Anthrax ScareSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Bibles found at Ground Zero.
Mission Work Slows in Muslim CountriesSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: Updates on the Burnhams and Shelter Now workers, and more stories from around the world."
The Transformation of TrashSubscriber Access Only
Howard Finster's life was a living sacrifice.
Serial-Killer Style vs. Single-Mom SubstanceSubscriber Access Only
"What critics are saying about From Hell, Riding in Cars with Boys, The Last Castle, and other films."
Christian Media's Surges and SkirmishesSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: Pat Robertson twice slammed for Liberia ties, and other stories."
HarperCollins Releases a Semi-Official C.S. Lewis Sequel—But It's Not NarniaSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: Tolkien and Lewis speak to a post-9/11 world, and many other stories from media around the world."
Festival of FearsSubscriber Access Only
What's scarier than Halloween? The anxieties that drive it.
Is the U.S. Ignoring Religious Persecution by Anti-Terror Allies?Subscriber Access Only
"The State Department adds North Korea to worst-offenders list, but not Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan."
Planned Law on Religious Hatred Prompts ProtestsSubscriber Access Only
Critics fear that Britain's religious freedom legislation might have the opposite effect.
'Our Fears Have Come True' Says Pakistani Bishop After Massacre in ChurchSubscriber Access Only
At least sixteen parishioners killed after gunmen storm a Sunday service.
"Weblog: Decisions, Decisions"Subscriber Access Only
Judges and church judiciaries rule on denominational conflicts.
Radical Muslims Massacre 16 ProtestantsSubscriber Access Only
Six masked gunmen spray bullets into a Church of Pakistan Sunday service.
Is God a Body-Snatcher?Subscriber Access Only
The restless intelligence of philosopher Peter van Inwagen.
In Perspective: The Christian and the Jack-o'-LanternSubscriber Access Only
The September 11 terrorist attacks force Americans to rethink Halloween—something Christians have done for a long time.
A Church Parking HeadacheSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: Removing tattoos in Honduras, a proposed Religious Speech Amendment, and other stories from around the world."
White-Powder Worries
White-Powder WorriesSubscriber Access Only
The anthrax scare has put us on edge. How shall we deal with wartime fears?
Think Jesus Is the Only Way to Heaven? You're a Terrorist Waiting to HappenSubscriber Access Only
"As church attendance slackens, columnists continue to attack exclusive fundamentalist beliefs in Christianity."
Movie Messiahs of All Shapes and SizesSubscriber Access Only
"What critics are saying about K-Pax, Waking Life, Halloween's horror flicks, and other cinema options."
Hundreds of Christians Take Shelter in Barracks After Riots in NigeriaSubscriber Access Only
Some report that violence since mid-October has left more than 200 dead.
Taliban Ends Access to Aid WorkersSubscriber Access Only
"Plus: The Burnhams are alive but their captors are in trouble, plus other stories from around the world."
Dayna Curry Will Celebrate Her 30th Birthday in a Taliban PrisonSubscriber Access Only
"With trial indefinitely postponed, the future is murky for Shelter Now hostages."
"Christian History Corner: God Bless, More or Less"Subscriber Access Only
Irving Berlin's anthem captures America.
Christian Scholarship ... For What?Subscriber Access Only
Academic speakers affirm the value of beholding God's creation
The Untold Story of America's Favorite E-mail ForwardSubscriber Access Only
"What's on the Supreme Court docket, Ann Coulter gets fired, and Cronkite gets cranky."
Religious Riots in Nigeria Leave Hundreds DeadSubscriber Access Only
Leaders condemn the use of religion as a tool for violence
All Narnians Go to HeavenSubscriber Access Only
"A call for miracle verifiers in Kenya, more on pacifism and just war doctrine, and other stories from news media around the world."
"Film Forum: Friendship's Favor, Fashion's Folly"Subscriber Access Only
"Stephen King tries warming our hearts instead of chilling them. Michael Douglas brings back the formula thriller. Ben Stiller has us laughing at ego and fashion, and so does Mariah Carey (unintentionally"
The Great Physician Is InSubscriber Access Only
Studying the benefits and perils of religious belief on physical health—including pregnancy.
Anglican Priest Hopes to Boldly Go Where No Clergyman Has Gone BeforeSubscriber Access Only
Ken Clapham wants to be the international space station's chaplain.
World Publisher Apologizes for 'Clumsy' EditorialSubscriber Access Only
"More on the World Trade Center crosses, every publication in the world notices America's spiritual boom, and other stories on the 9/11 fallout."
A Muslim Perspective on WarSubscriber Access Only
"Muslim response to the Crusades showed jihad in action, and while the grievances have changed, the rhetoric still echoes."
Covering IslamSubscriber Access Only
Getting beyond the feel-good bromides
Call Them HostagesSubscriber Access Only
"Shelter Now aid workers reportedly survive first attack, but young American Heather Mercer isn't doing well."
Aiding AfghanistanSubscriber Access Only
Relief and aid organizations say dropping food while dropping with bombs is dangerous. And Australia's PM gets attacked for trying to defend Shelter Now workers.
Criminal Attacks on Polish Churches Prompt Security CampaignSubscriber Access Only
Armed robberies of Roman Catholic parishes have quadrupled since the early 1990s.
Survey points to 'growing concern' about violence against British clergySubscriber Access Only
Clergy homes are often clearly marked making them targets for violence.
"Weblog: Terrorism, Broken Bones, Rumors Won't Keep Billy Graham From Preaching"Subscriber Access Only
"Two horrible violent crimes, good and evil after 9/11, and other stories from around the world."
What Does 09.11.01 Mean for Religious Liberty Policy?Subscriber Access Only
Persecution watchdogs fear religious freedom will suffer
"Church, Community Stand by Refugee Charged with Rape"Subscriber Access Only
Hate group targets St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in literature campaign.
Will the U.S. Attack the Abu Sayyaf Next?Subscriber Access Only
"Shelter Now workers on hunger strike, and other stories from media around the world."
"Weblog: Graham, Caldwell, Vicar's Wife Criticized for Post-9/11 Comments"Subscriber Access Only
"Charitable choice supporters say just wait till next year, American definitely killed by Muslim kidnappers, and other stories from around the world."
Apocalypse NotSubscriber Access Only
"As speculations mount regarding the significance of recent events in God's plan for the end of the world, voices from the past urge restraint."
A Different Kind of Women's LibSubscriber Access Only
A dispatch from the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood conference.
Prayer Service Set for Lincoln Memorial on SaturdaySubscriber Access Only
"A spiritual response is needed to fill current void, organizers say"
Beyond Belief?Subscriber Access Only
Nobel Prize-winner V.S. Naipaul's accounts of Islam presuppose the superiority of modern skepticism.
Billy Graham's Last Crusade—ReallySubscriber Access Only
"Hundreds more killed in new Nigeria riots, and Martin Burnham speaks—but bears bad news."
Praying DangerouslySubscriber Access Only
"Luke's DNA, and an evangelistic tract makes an unfortunate appearance in the Chicago Tribune."
"Weblog: Kabul 'Trial' Continued, But Future Is Uncertain"Subscriber Access Only
"Jehovah's Witnesses go to the Supreme Court again, C.S. Lewis speaks to one of America's biggest companies, and other stories."
Fall Films Fall HardSubscriber Access Only
"What critics are saying about Mulholland Drive, Training Day, Max Keeble's Big Move, Bandits, Corky Romano, Serendipity, Joy Ride, and Iron Monkey."
The Worst Seeker-Sensitive Church in AmericaSubscriber Access Only
"Guerillas in Philippines kidnap another missionary, Pat Robertson says Islam isn't a peaceful religion, and other stories from news sources around the world"
"Beamer's Faith, Competitive Streak Set Scene for Flight 93 Heroism"Subscriber Access Only
Friends say Wheaton grad's determination made him a hero
Slovak Churches Applaud Decision To Drop Plan For Yoga In SchoolsSubscriber Access Only
"Christian culture would have been threatened by plan, leaders say."
Rebuilding the Walls of ColumbineSubscriber Access Only
"Comedian accuses Britain of banning religious jokes, Dan Rather reads his Bible, and other stories."
Christian Charities Worry About Donation PlungeSubscriber Access Only
Relief agencies watch for a decrease in giving and debate how to use 9.11.01 in appeals.
Forget 'Normal'Subscriber Access Only
C.S. Lewis's warning against panic during World War II resonates in our new crisis

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