December (Web-only) 2002

"Clean Flicks, Illegal Flicks?"
"Clean Flicks, Illegal Flicks?"Subscriber Access Only
Hollywood directors file suit against CleanFlicks
Celtic Music in a Christian Key
Celtic Music in a Christian KeySubscriber Access Only
John Doan's 20-string harp-guitar and stories bring greater depth to the genre
Editor's BookshelfSubscriber Access Only
Visible ManSubscriber Access Only
Chris Rice speaks frankly about building cross-racial relationships
'Theology Should Interrogate our Lives'Subscriber Access Only
An interview with Chris P. Rice
Street CredSubscriber Access Only
Dave Eggers: The portrait of an artist as a—what?
Former Faith-Based Initiative Head John DiIulio Blasts BushSubscriber Access Only
Missionaries whose spouses were killed by Islamic terrorists speak
New Dignity for the 'New Virginity'Subscriber Access Only
DiIulio apologizes—twice—for White House criticism, and many other stories from online sources around the world
Phillip JohnsonSubscriber Access Only
Asking the right questions is at the heart of the evolution debate
Are Christians to Blame for Deadly Nigerian Riots?Subscriber Access Only
Christians continue fighting Bush over Islam, more clergy abuse revelations, and other stories from online sources around the world
Voyage to NowhereSubscriber Access Only
What religious critics are saying about Solaris, Treasure Planet, Eight Crazy Nights, Extreme Ops, They, Far From Heaven, The Emperor's Club, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Plus: News about a VeggieTales sequel and psychotic evangelical zomb
Court Reaffirms Decision Against Pledge's 'Under God'Subscriber Access Only
Religious teens are more positive, and other stories from online sources around the world
Supreme Court Considers Antiabortion ActivismSubscriber Access Only
Parents Television Council head allegedly fired over Jesus prayer, and other stories from online sources around the world
Advent—Close Encounters of a Liturgical KindSubscriber Access Only
'Tis the season when even the free-ranging revivalist pulls up a chair to the table of historic liturgy
Police Arrest Indian Christians Over Dalit ConversionSubscriber Access Only
Low-caste Indians reject Hinduism, turn to Christianity or Buddhism
Boys Will Be BoysSubscriber Access Only
A new book by a leading Christian feminist scholar inadvertently reveals the flawed assumptions underlying much talk about flexibility in gender roles
Cleveland Priest MurderedSubscriber Access Only
Protestant churches aid Catholic dissident group Voice of the Faithful
Brennan Manning on Ruthless TrustSubscriber Access Only
Many Christians are still afraid to let God love them as they truly are, says the former priest, sober alcoholic, and author.
A White House Christmas (and Hanukkah, and Ramadan, and Kwanzaa...)Subscriber Access Only
Pat Robertson's latest woes, evacuation at Biola, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Ousted Seminarian Reportedly Confesses to Murdering PriestSubscriber Access Only
Religious protests to Iraq war grow as Bush reportedly turns deaf ear, and other stories from online sources from online sources around the world.
Charlie Kaufman Gets Trapped in His Own MovieSubscriber Access Only
What Christian critics are saying about Adaptation, Analyze That, Empire, Far from Heaven, and Solaris.
Stymied by Congress, Bush Expands Faith-Based Initiative By Executive OrderSubscriber Access Only
Jesus is all grown up this Christmas, Mormons agree to stop baptizing dead Jews, and other stories from online sources from around the world.
'Taking Christ Out of Christmas' Leads to LawsuitSubscriber Access Only
Boston's Cardinal Law resigns, and 90 other religion stories from online sources around the world
'Tell Billy Graham the Jesus People Love Him.'Subscriber Access Only
How evangelism's senior statesman helped the hippies tune in, turn on to God.
Entertain UsSubscriber Access Only
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the rapture of distress
Calvin Miller on a Southern Baptist's View of AdventSubscriber Access Only
The author of The Christ of Christmas celebrates the season around the one great miracle
Muslim-Christian Violence in Uganda and MalawiSubscriber Access Only
Priest shooter acquitted, and other stories from online sources around the world
Why The Lord of the Rings Is DangerousSubscriber Access Only
The authors of Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues and J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth talk about the Christian life in Faerie
The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersSubscriber Access Only
The second Lord of the Rings film raises the spiritual stakes.
Focus on the Family, Others Oppose Disney World Decision to Cut Back Religious ServicesSubscriber Access Only
Shorter College and Georgia Baptist Convention sue each other, the debate over Christmas's history, and other stories from online sources around the world
A Season of SaviorsSubscriber Access Only
Christian media reviewers take on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gangs of New York, Antwone Fisher, Star Trek: Nemesis, Maid in Manhattan, The Hot Chick, and the Swedish arthouse film Songs from the Second Floor
Does The Lord of the Rings Teach Salvation By Works?Subscriber Access Only
The authors of Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues and J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth talk about whether Tolkien was too ignorant of evil and other subjects.
Four Killed in Congo Christian Concert CrushSubscriber Access Only
Harvard's Christian groups charged with discrimination, and many other stories from online sources around the world
Lewis Smedes Dead at 81Subscriber Access Only
Theologian and ethicist noted for his writings on forgiveness.
No HumbugSubscriber Access Only
A Christmas Carol remains the quintessential holiday story, but why?
Hobbits Aren't Fence-SittersSubscriber Access Only
The authors of Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues and J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth discuss why Tolkien hated modernity and thinking about evil—and whether he was right to do so.
Hurt, Hate, and HealingSubscriber Access Only
A 1985 interview with Lewis Smedes
Forgiveness—The Power to Change the PastSubscriber Access Only
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you
Controlling the Unpredictable—The Power of PromisingSubscriber Access Only
When you make a promise you have created a small sanctuary of trust within the jungle of unpredictability
Arguments in Favor of Abortion Are Strong...Subscriber Access Only
… if you accept one all-important assumption
U.S. News Examines the History of Evangelicalism Through Billy GrahamSubscriber Access Only
No room for photos at the Nativity play.
The Serene Contradiction of the Mother of JesusSubscriber Access Only
Why I reclaimed the virgin mother as a significant figure in my faith
There's Something About MarySubscriber Access Only
Beliefs about Jesus' virgin mother vary between Christians of the early church, Roman Catholics, and modern-day Protestants, but this model of total trustful devotion has lessons to teach all Christians.
I'm Dreaming of a Victorian ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
An ageless story reminds us of the values the Victorians can still teach us
John Walvoord Dead at 92Subscriber Access Only
Theologian noted for writings on Bible prophecy
A Very Scary ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
Violence and tension marks Christmas around the world
Thank You, Dr. WalvoordSubscriber Access Only
A former student remembers how the late leader of Dallas Seminary preached-and lived-grace
Christmas in VietnamSubscriber Access Only
A missionary writes about this year's bleak holiday in the Dak Lak Province
Cult Announces Birth of First Human CloneSubscriber Access Only
A University of Colorado quarterback leaves over prayer, Dateline investigates Benny Hinn, a lottery winner gives $17 million to pastors, and more online stories from around the world.
Top Ten News Stories, 2002Subscriber Access Only
The events, people, and ideas of the past year that have or will significantly shape evangelical life, thought, or mission.
Books of the YearSubscriber Access Only
The top ten. (OK-make that twelve.)
Three American Missionaries Killed in YemenSubscriber Access Only
Missionary released by Ivory Coast rebels
R.C. Sproul’s Testimony
R.C. Sproul’s TestimonySubscriber Access Only
The theologian talks about how he met Jesus and why playing the violin is like reading the Bible
Rutgers, UNC-Chapel Hill Join Attack Against InterVarsitySubscriber Access Only
More information about the medical missionaries killed in Yemen, and other stories from online sources around the world
The Most-Read Articles of 2002Subscriber Access Only
Christianity Today's online readers wanted to know about Islam, pop culture, and forgiveness.
'I Just Wanted You to Kill the Pain'Subscriber Access Only
A physician talks about how to help dying people best live their final months
Truth and Hope Are PartnersSubscriber Access Only
An interview with David Kuhl, author of What Dying People Want
Antwone Fisher Faces Fears, Schmidt DespairsSubscriber Access Only
Critics respond to Antwone Fisher, About Schmidt, Catch Me If You Can, The Wild Thornberries, Two Weeks Notice, The 25th Hour, Evelyn, Nicholas Nickleby, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Star Trek: Nemesis
Salvation Army Rejects $100,000 From Lottery WinnerSubscriber Access Only
UNC says InterVarsity chapter can stay Christian, Yemen missionaries' murder tied to Al Qaeda, and other stories from online sources around the world
Two Dead in Rioting Between Ethiopian Evangelicals and Orthodox ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
Racism allegations at a Christian college, and other stories from online sources around the world
The Christian DNA of Modern GeneticsSubscriber Access Only
Though open to frightening ethical abuse, genetics has been a Christian vocation since Gregor Mendel did his famous pea-plant experiments in the mid-nineteenth century

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