August (Web-only) 2002

A Folk-Rock Caravaggio
A Folk-Rock Caravaggio
Jennifer Knapp sings of the Incarnation's bloody realities
Mind Control and the Christian Citizen
Historian Sean Wilentz's misguided attack on Justice Antonin Scalia
Six Dead in Attack on Pakistan Christian School
World Vision hostages freed, and a Pentecostal pastor is murdered in Colombia
Ethiopian Evangelical Killed by Orthodox Church Mob
Local police fail to respond during attack
Mike Yaconelli
The author of Messy Spirituality discusses God's annoying love
Florida Court Strikes Down Vouchers Just Before School Starts
Bush signs Born Alive Protection Act, a father tries to save his unborn child from abortion, the latest news on the Pakistan school attack, and other stories from around the world
Saudi Arabia Blocks Religious Websites
Few are surprised at restrictions found in Harvard study
Newsweek's Divine Comedy
Why the Burnhams weren't freed at Christmas, Jewish missionaries, and other stories from online sources around the world
Signs of Faith on the Big Screen
How Christian and mainstream critics rate Signs, Full Frontal, The Master of Disguise, Who Is Cletis Tout?, Runteldat, and Never Again
Pakistan School Attackers Blow Themselves Up
An interview with Palestine's pro-terrorism priest, the author of Approaching the Qur'an speaks on the battle over mandatory reading of his book, and many other stories from around the world
Zambian President Takes Action After Churches Criticize Him
Mwanawasa surprises observers with his efforts to rout political corruption
Three Pakistani Christians Killed After Hospital's Chapel Service
Woman whose boyfriend sued to stop abortion miscarries, the Costco church wins a battle, and many other stories from sources around the world
How the Early Church Saw Heaven
The first Christians had very specific ideas about who they would meet in the afterlife
'CCT's Proposed Theological Basis Is Solidly Orthodox'
The steering committee of Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A. responds to Christianity Today
How to Avoid the Coming Disaster
Imitate Japan. No, don't imitate Japan. Time out
Christians in Pakistan Bravely Attend Church As More Attacks Called Likely
Fourth woman dies from wounds at hospital chapel attack
Morton Kondracke
The political commentator talks about being saved from alcoholism, and trying to save his wife from the ravages of Parkinson's
Are Christian Executives More Ethical?
ABA may endorse cloning, gray ministry, and other stories from online sources around the world.
'A Nuclear Bomb' For Evolution?
Critics of Darwinism say skull's discovery isn't all it's cracked up to be
Jews Are Already Saved, Say U.S. Catholic Bishops
Muslims attack Christians in Indonesia, Pakistan's Musharraf condemns raids as more arrests made, and other stories around the world
Family-Friendly Fare from Fancied Fathers of Filth
Readers respond to challenging Disney, and critics respond to Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, XXX, Blood Work, Happy Times, The Good Girl, Read My Lips, and more on Full Frontal
O Reinhold, Where Art Thou?
Franklin Graham says Muslims should compensate 9/11 victims' families, and other stories from online sources around the world
Pakistan Mourns, Arrests More Militants, and Frees Christian Ayub Masih
Priests surveyed on gay cliques in the clergy, a church gets its water stolen, and other stories from online sources around the world
Do Jews Really Need Jesus?
What evangelicals believe about evangelization of the Jews—and whether the Holocaust makes a difference in that task.
History in a Flash
A new CD-ROM offers quick access to the facts of church history, plus interactive quizzes
After the Quake
Bedside reading for the anniversary of 9/11.
UNC Students Will Discuss Qur'an Book Today
A roundup of what folks are saying about the university's assignment of Approaching the Qur'an.
Ben Heppner
The acclaimed dramatic tenor speaks about getting into opera, his faith, and P.O.D.
Newspaper Raises Questions About Thomas Nelson's Financial Practices
Christian teens reconcile with their lesbian mom after suing for divorce, and other stories from online sources around the world
Christian Villages Burn Again in Central Indonesia
Protective armed forces are withdrawn before the attack
Don't Knock Christian Rock
The author of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music and a Lutheran seminary professor says the genre deserves more respect
Florida Christian Coalition Leader and Others Arrested on Petition Fraud Charges
Are those hymns really tavern songs? And other stories from online sources around the world
Adventures in Poetry and Surfing
Critics respond to Blue Crush, Possession, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Me Without You, 24 Hour Party People, The Good Girl, XXX, and the upcoming satire Simone. Also: Hollywood directors sue CleanFlicks and another movie about Jesus
Christian Groups Push for RU-486 Ban
Cathedral sex radio stunt spurs outrage, and other stories from online sources around the world
Judge Allows Class Action Suit Against Navy
'Non-liturgical' chaplains complain of bias in Naval promotion, hiring
Florida Adoption Law Causing Abortion, Say Lawyers
Giving Drew University the finger (of George Whitefield), and other stories from online sources around the world
Give Franklin Graham Some Slack—and Some Credit
The evangelist shouldn't be defined by his opposition to Islam.
Spurgeon on Jabez
What history's most prolific preacher said, in 1871, about the Prayer of Jabez
The New York Times Discovers Religion (Again)
Shouldn't the paper of record be able to move beyond Square One?
Baptist Leader Calls Catholics Anti-Semitic for Excluding Jews from Evangelism
When Herbert stole 14,000 snails, he always got in trouble
Francine Rivers
The fiction writer says she starts each book with a question that she doesn't know the answer to. God provides the ending
Pakistani Christians Take Up Arms But Can't Defend Churches
China's house churches persecuted by China and questioned by stateside Christians, and other stories from around the world
The Next Billy Graham May Be a Robot
Should Internet evangelism use automated programs to spread the gospel?
The (Automated) Spy Who Loved Jesus
Talking to an instant messaging robot about the gospel
Parsonage Exemption Case Dimissed, But May Return
The walls come a-tumblin' down? And other stories from around the world.
Is a Clean Movie Unrealistic?
Christian film reviewers look at Little Secrets, Simone, One Hour Photo, and Serving Sara, and readers debate movie-editing software.
Religious Conservatives Feel Betrayed By Simon's Support for Domestic Partnerships
Anti-persecution activist Steve Snyder dies suddenly, and other stories from online sources around the world
Anti-'Under God' Atheist Takes on Congressional Chaplains
Batman's old buddy listens to dcTalk while reading the NIV, Springsteen the savior, and other stories from online sources around the world
A Protestant Bishop Speaks Out on the Stakes of Public Education
Why concerned parents should read the 17th-century Moravian educational reformer Jan Amos Comenius
September 11 Prompts Sober Missions Thinking
Christians have to seriously consider whether to go abroad because of dangerous elements
Waiting for Aidan

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