April (Web-only) 2002
Bono Tells Christians: Don't Neglect Africa
He urges evangelicals to take a lead in fighting AIDS and poverty.
Bono's Burning Question
Evangelicals and U2's singer try to figure each other out.
In The Rookie, reconciliation is even tougher work than breaking into the majors
The Gospel According to Biff
A conversation with novelist Christopher Moore
Communicating Easter's Blood, Not Bunnies
The latest on the Burnhams, a patron saint for Harry Potter wannabes, and the expanded territory of Jabez
Five Nigerian Christian Students Die in Texas Crash
Loads of stories about celebrating Easter in the midst of violence, scandal, terror, and chocolate
Church of the Nativity Becomes Battleground
Why ransoming the Burnhams is immoral, growing interest in Jesus, and other stories from online sources around the world
A reader responds to In the Words of Charles Colson?
A G-Rated Baseball Movie that Makes Fans of Everyone
The critics start their Year's Best lists early, with the G-rated baseball flick The Rookie. Plus: Panic Room, Death to Smoochy, Clockstoppers, and new reviews of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Ghost World
Billy Graham Is Deaf, But It's Reportedly Temporary
More on Colson's CT column dispute, taking aim at JerryFalwell.com, and other stories from online sources around the world
70 Child Abuse Accusations Against Churches Each Week—and Most Are Protestants
The latest on the Burnhams, who killed MLK, and many other stories from online sources around the world
Washington's struggle to sell the American image overseas illustrates how sharply today's reality differs from seventeenth-century ideals
In the Beginning Was the Holocaust?
Blasphemy, rage, memory, and meaning of the Shoah
'The Human Side to Armageddon'
A detailed response to accusations that Sudanese slave redemptions were faked
Who Are American Christians Siding With in the Holy Land?
Mainliners support the Palestinians, evangelicals support Israel, and churches keep burning
Keeping Christ in Christian Organizations
How do faith-based groups maintain their original focus when rapidly growing in influence, scope, and professionalism?
Conclusions Come to Kidnapped Missionaries' Stories—But Not Burnhams'
Church of Ireland holds heresy trial for dean who wants to ignore Jesus
Big Trouble at the Cineplex
What Christian critics are saying about Big Trouble, High Crimes, Van Wilder, Kissing Jessica Stein, Son of the Bride, and other movies
'All Human Cloning Is Wrong,' Says Bush
Public is 4-to-1 against all human cloning, but Senate is evenly split on comprehensive ban
Praying for Peace
It's easier to fight than to pray, says Peggy Noonan, but prayer is the only answer
'Hier Stehe Ich!'
When Martin Luther stood up for his ideas at the Diet of Worms, did he really say, Here I stand?
Weblog Bonus: $300,000 Paid to Free Burnhams
State Department supported secret ransom payment over Pentagon's objections
'Nebuchadnezzar My Slave'
Was the Holocaust God's will?
Bush Says Passing CARE Act Is 'Urgent' as Charities Struggle
Plus: Beliefnet's bubble pops
Stanford Accused of Discriminating Against Christian Coach Prospect
No news is bad news at the Church of the Nativity, and other stories from online sources around the world
Darkness Looms for 'Painter of Light'
Economic struggles and criticism smudge Thomas Kinkade's work
After Supreme Court Ruling, Ashcroft Gets Tougher on Child Pornography
Christian organizations decry decision as judicial activism
Reporter's Notebook: Trapped In Poverty and Forced Marriage
Saira's plight prompts a journalist to reflect on truth and culture
An Ethical Fender-Bender
What critics are saying about Changing Lanes, Frailty, The Sweetest Thing, The Other Side of the Mountain, Y Tu Mamá También, and other films.
Federal Judge Says Feds Can't Interfere With Oregon's Suicide Law
Dobson and others want kids out of public schools, and more stories from online sources around the world
The Return of the Amnesiac Pastor
Tom DeLay on Baylor's Christianity, Sinéad O'Connor on clergy abuse, and other stories from around the world
'A Rock Band That's Good for Something'
The author of Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2 talks about why politicians listen to Bono
The Profligate Provocateur
In the twelfth century, an intellectual challenge to church authority proved much more dangerous than a sex scandal
Close The Door
Now that the evangelical satire magazine isn't just satirizing evangelicalism, it's not all that funny anymore
Evangelical Support of Israel Isn't Just About Premillennialism
Are conservative Christians upset with Bush?
A Grave in the Air, a Soul Dancing
Two remarkable collections of Holocaust testimony
1986 Abortion Protest Case Goes to Supreme Court for Second Time
Were Burnhams' abductors responsible for Philippine bombings? And other stories from online sources around the world
Do Evangelicals Still Go Door-to-Door?
Successful evangelism strategies have added new components to the traditional model of home visitation.
Commandments Covering Commands Crowd
Incubus and Green Day play in church, and other stories from online sources around the world
Iran's Golden Age of Cinema
Critics respond to The Scorpion King, Murder by Numbers, and Crush
Paul Burnham Says Deal With Abu Sayyaf Was Made, Then Broken
Success for Bush's faith-based initiative, and other stories from online sources around the world
China's Christians Face Harsh New Rules
Regional officials gain broad new controls over religious activity
Methodists Allow Gay Pastors To Keep Posts During Reviews
The Dove Awards, Pat Robertson's racehorses, and other stories from online sources around the world
Evangelizing on-the-go Americans only seems harder than it used to be
A Peculiar People
The uniqueness of the Jews
Gunman Killed in Church of the Nativity Courtyard
Fourteen Christians slain in Indonesia, two Nigerian Christians escape the death penalty, and other stories from online sources around the world
Philippine President, New Tribes Mission Speak Out On Negotiations With Kidnappers
Bush delivers a testimony, and alleged sex abuse victims accuse the Vatican of a cover-up
Twenty-Six Palestinians Leave Bethlehem Church
Newsweek looks at Catholicism, National Day of Prayer, and other stories from online sources around the world.
What Would Joshua Do?
Christian critics applaud Joshua, but mainstream viewers are shaking their heads. What might be the problem? Also: Reviews of Life or Something Like It, The Cat's Meow, Jason X, and Changing Lanes
Questionable Death Threats Made Against the Burnhams
Fire in the Church of the Nativity and other stories from online sources around the world
Persecution Summit Takes Aim at Sudan, North Korea
Christian leaders issue second Statement of Conscience
The Suffering Church
Increasingly, Christians are harassed, arrested, interrogated, imprisoned, fined, or killed because of their religious beliefs and practices
Expert Says Letter Condemning Brigham Young is Forged
Human Rights Watch accuses Indian officials of role in Gujarat violence and other stories from online sources around the world
NAE Plans Move to Washington, D.C.
We are increasingly convinced that we can do a better job having everything here as it once was.
Christ, Culture, and History
Is the main character in the church's story God, transforming faith, or an inspired yet wayward community?
Christianity Today, Sister Magazines Win 31 Awards
Christianity Today places within the top five in eight categories
Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Hawaii Senate
If passed, Hawaii would have joined Oregon as the only states with such laws.
Grace Meets the Real World
"American 'roots' music (a la the Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou?) is making a comeback for reasons Christians can readily understand."
What Do Women-Ghosts Want?
A multi-genre film explores life after death—with maddening results.