September (Web-only) 2001

Active Christian on Flight 93 Hailed as a Hero
Wheaton College graduate and others figured out how to do extraordinary things aboard United plane.
Shock Waves Tear Through a Shock-Value Industry
How can we think of movies at a time like this?
Volunteers Bring Glad Tidings to Ground Zero
Church located 2.5 miles from World Trade Center feels God has used [us] because of where we are.
Cinema Verities
Cinema Verities
Even when they're writing fiction, these Hollywood insiders bring the truth to bear
Reel School for Real Christians
Reel School for Real Christians
Act One prepares Christian screenwriters to write Hollywood blockbusters
"Where I Minister, Grace Abounds Over Sin"
"At Ground Zero, a New York pastor strives to be a symbol that God is present and available."
"Weblog: After Devil Manifestations, Crosses Appear at the World Trade Center Site"
"re:generation quarterly's special issue, Amy Grant's Christmas tour, and CWA's new president."
Myths of the Taliban
Misinformation and disinformation abounds. What do we know?
"Day of Terror, Day of Grace"
"In the wake of fatal attacks killing thousands, Christians steer America toward prayer, service, and reconciliation."
Terror in Pakistan
"Christians are under attack, but it may get a lot worse if America attacks Afghanistan."
Judgment Day
God promised that calamity would follow disobedience. So why are we quick to dismiss it as a reason for the September 11 attacks?
The Hard-Won Lessons of Terror and Persecution
Overseas Christians reflect on painful experiences
Are Christians Really Enthralled With Pacifism and Prophecy?
American believers reportedly have problems making sense of September 11.
"Weblog: Renewed Hope for Faith-Based Initiative, School Vouchers"
"The Pope visits the world's oldest Christian nation, PBS's Evolution gets slammed, and other stories from around the world."
Gordon-Conwell Grad Nominated to Complete Administration's Religious Liberty Team
Hanford pledges to bring a balanced approach and a passion for religious freedom.
New Tribes Missionaries Kidnapped in 1993 Declared Dead
Mission concludes Colombian guerrillas shot the three men in 1996
Activists well acquainted with terror
Jerusalem Women Speak tour gains relevance for audience members struggling with new fears.
Prayer After 9.11.01
"The author of The Prayer of Jabez says now, more than ever, we need to seek God's power."
"Weblog: Religion Up, Church Attendance Not"
"The Shelter Now trial goes back to court, reporters judge the Pope's health up close, and other stories from around the world."
Megiddo and Other Make-Believe Disasters
September 11 has spoiled America's appetite for on-screen destruction
'He Does Not War'
"In the Anabaptist tradition, a Christian must never fight back."
"Churches, Charities Encourage Taxpayers to Give Caesar's Rebate to Godly Causes"
Christians urged to consider donating to areas they wish received more government funding.
TV Is About to Get Worse
"Updating the gospel to show its relevance, and the amazing but tragic tale of a boy saved by the Bible."
Taliban Judge Says Christian Workers May Be Hanged
"Jews for Jesus accused of poaching Curious George, and other stories from media sources around the world"
"Sleepless and 'Terrified', Orphans, Staff Dare to Hope Truce Will Hold"
"After three days of fighting in Beit Jala, the Israeli army withdraws but warns it may return."
"O Shakespeare, Where Art Thy Morals?"
"What Christian and mainstream critics are saying about the Othello adaptation O, Jeepers Creepers, and other current movies."
Mother Teresa Received Exorcism. Or Something.
"Christianity's dying influence in Britain is suddenly news, the Holy Land Experience gets attacked again, and other stories from around the world."
"Taliban Trial Continues, But Christian Aid in Afghanistan Won't"
"The gospel of Elvis, threatening to bring down the Salvation Army, and other stories from media around the world."
Where Does the Faith-Based Initiative Stand?
"Observers look to Bush support, discussion, and the hiring exemption as keys to Charitable Choice legislation"
Raiders of the Lost R
"Documentary on School skips religious history, giving a skewed account of American education."
"Books & Culture Corner: More Sex, Fewer Children"
"Mixed messages on condoms, contraception, and fertility"
"Weblog: Time says T.D. Jakes Is America's Best Preacher, But Not 'America's Preacher'"
"Hundreds die in Nigerian religious riots, and the Taliban's persecution of Christians escalates."
Can Any Good Thing Come Out of Hollywood?
An interview with producer Ken Wales
Are Pentecostals Sex-Crazed?
"John Steinbeck and Robert Duvall have portrayed them that way, and such criticism even came from inside the movement. But was it ever warranted?"
"Nation's Religious Leaders Urge Calm, Pray for Peace"
Churches will maintain prayer vigils for victims and leaders
Church Leaders Around World Deplore 'Unspeakable Horror' of Attack
Christians urged to unite in prayer as they unite in shock and denunciation.
Experts Say Spiritual Roots Will Aid in Coping With Catastrophe
"Pray and connect with others, advise nation's chaplains"
God's Message in the Language of Events
"In the face of evil, we must focus on keeping our hearts right"
Fear and Hate
"In times like this, as in all other times, Christians have a responsibility to love above all else."
In the Belly of the Beast
"Christians, calling terrorist attack satanically brilliant, minister at epicenter of World Trade disaster"
"Weblog: Prayer, Pain, and Prophecies Follow Attacks"
Mainstream and Christian media note the religious fallout of yesterday's horrific events
"Churches, Agencies Respond to Attacks"
"Leaders call for prayer, justice, and mercy"
Muslims Fear a Backlash
"No matter who is responsible, observers feel a reaction will still be present."
A Wake-Up Call to Become Global Christians
"The deadly attacks on America will provoke many responses, but Christians are commanded to love our neighbors."
Christians Provide Comfort in the Shadow of Calamity
"Still stunned and reeling, New Yorkers seek support at prayer service"
Will Attacks Bring Revival?
World kneels in prayer—and asks hard questions about plans of God and man
Shaken Christians Turn to Prayer
"Impromptu services usher in the bereaved by word of mouth, road signs, and e-mail"
Illinois Pastor on Fatal Flight
"Jeffrey Mladenik, 43, was involved in workplace ministry, international adoption."
Communication Troubles Challenge U.S. Church Relief Agencies
"Aid work continues amid atmosphere of shock, fear, and sporatic harrassment."
When Sin Reigns
An event like this shows us what humans are capable of becoming—both as children of darkness and of light
Taking It Personally
What do we do with all this anger
"Weblog: As the World Prays, Falwell and Robertson Blame ACLU, Gays, and Others for 'Deserved' Attack"
Has America provoked God to remove his hand of protection from the land?
'Is That Thunder?'
"With metal cracking at the World Trade Center, New York pastors cry out to God."
Summer's Last Action Hero ... The Musketeer
"Critics muse over a swashbuckler, a headbanger, and a summer that had very few cinematic highlights. But this fall's movie lineup holds promising possibilities"
The House That Jack Built
C.S. Lewis and six of his literary friends open their doors to students and researchers at Wheaton College's impressive new Wade Center facility
Weblog Bonus: 500+ Killed in Muslim-Christian Riots
"RU-486 apparently claims adult victim, Moscow's war on Salvation Army continues, changes afoot for politics in the pulpit, and other important stories from around the world"
Churches Meet Needs at Ground Zero
"Brooklyn pastors and parishioners thank God for survival, but help victims and families cope."
America on the Offensive
The world joins in prayer—and in attacking Jerry Falwell.
The Imagination of Disaster
We thought we were invulnerable. Really?
Church Mourns 'Father Frank'
Fond memories comfort those who knew retired priest killed in World Trade Center attack.
"With Grief and Anger, the U.S. Mourns its Losses"
A week of official services and impromptu demonstrations follows shocking attacks.
Give Me Shelter (Now Workers)
"The devil appears again in the Trade Center smoke, Falwell tries another apology, and bin Laden's Abu Sayaaf connection."
Orthodox Church Near Ground Zero Hopes to Rise Again
"Members hope to rebuild 169-year-old structure, which stood only 500 feet from the World Trade Center"
Fire Department Chaplain Dies in the Line of Duty
Father Mike is remembered for compassion and always being first on the scene.
The End of the World (Trade Center)
Dispatches from out of the dust
Attack Brings Out the Best and Worst of Public Religion
"As the White House promises to stop referring to the crusades, America and Canada examines the proper place of faith"
Was September 11 the Beginning of the End?
Observers say geography and gravity of attacks have led to little prophecy speculation.
"Peace, Peace, But There Is No Peace"
Pacifism and just-war theory get conflated. Plus: one of Osama bin Laden's earlier American victims turns another year older
Now What?
A Christian response to religious terrorism.
How Peaceful Is Islam?
"Calvin College closes for threat, Christian film dropped from theaters, and more stories from media around the world"

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CT Media Presents: God Pops Up in Southeast Asia
CT Media Presents: God Pops Up in Southeast Asia
When the government blocked his Christian radio station, Chanda had to find another way to spread the Good News of Jesus. His answer came on a microchip.