July (Web-only) 2002
Light Sabers and Self-Sacrifice
Two recent films—a blockbuster and an unknown—show two ways of confronting evil
Why Evangelicals Can't Opt Out of Political Engagement
Remembering Jeremiah Evarts and Samuel Worcester
Greeks Gag Pro-Terrorism Priest
Canadian court rules heterosexual-only definition of marriage is unconstitutional, and other stories from online sources from around the world
The author of The Virgin of Bennington talks about being found by God in the midst of sex, drugs, and poetry
Spirit in the Sky?
Mother of the child in Pledge of Allegiance case speaks out
Comparing Religious Bigotry
IBelieve.com returns and other stories from online sources from around the world
Road to Perdition has viewers discussing Greek tragedies and mob movies. Plus: What critics are saying about Reign of Fire and The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Investigation of Sect Parents Ends with Determination of Stillbirth
AFA hopes for ten million signatures to protect the pledge and other stories from online sources from around the world
Rival 9/11 Remembrances in Houston Suburb
News expected in Anglican dispute, another Christian sentenced in Pakistan, and other stories from online sources from around the world
Big Church Revival
Christian gyms and shopping malls may be new, but full-service megachurches are positively medieval
Books & Culture: The Great Inflatable Shark Hunt
A report from the Christian Booksellers Association convention in Anaheim
Peace For Sudan?
The Rev. Rowan Williams to join a druidic order, Richard W. De Haan dies, and other stories from online sources from around the world
The author of Jesus Loves Me: Celebrating the Profound Truths of a Simple Hymn talks about childlike faith
Rowan Williams Accepts Position of Archbishop of Canterbury and Stirs Controversy in the Same Day
Other stories from online sources from around the world
Abortion Decisions Haunt Appeals Court Nominee
Washington law on religious studies found discriminatory, and other stories from online sources from around the world
Soviet Good Guys
What critics are saying about K-19:The Widowmaker, Stuart Little 2 and Eight Legged Freaks. Also: More comment on Men in Black 2, Road to Perdition, Reign of Fire, and Halloween: Resurrection.
Dobson Writes off Big Brothers/Big Sisters over Gay Volunteer Policy
Stories on new Catholic Senator Brownback and young Catholics gathering in Toronto and other articles from online sources around the world
House Passes Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. Again.
Judge rules against Louisiana abstinence program, and other stories from online sources around the world
Judaism Under the Secular Umbrella
The best challenges force you to identify yourself
Legacy of an Ancient Pact
Why do Christians still chafe under restrictions in some Muslim nations? It all started with Umar
Focus on the Family Focuses On Its Future
The Pope speaks on the abuse scandal's sadness at World Youth Day
The Weekly Standard senior editor talks about the spiritual life of Bobos
Three World Vision Workers Kidnapped, One Killed in Sudan
Crosswalk.com gets off Web and into oil and land business and other stories from online sources around the world
Benke Suspended for 'Syncretism' after 9/11 Event
Interfaith prayer exposes divisions in LCMS
Milwaukee's Faith Works Program Wins Round Two of Court Battle
Yes, Bush likes Hindus too, and other stories from online sources around the world
What critics are saying about Austin Powers, Country Bears, Signs, Lovely and Amazing, Tadpole, The Kid Stays in the Picture, and more reviews of K-19: The Widowmaker and Sunshine State
Jesse Ventura's Accidental Christian Heritage Proclamation
Integrating religious teaching and workplace ethics, and other stories from online sources around the world
Shrek Director Picked for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
John the Baptist’s corpse discovered? And other stories from online sources around the world
Divvying up the Most Sacred Place
Emotions have historically run high as Christians have staked their claims to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Speak What We Feel
Frederick Buechner's latest book is one of his best
Rwanda's Emmanuel Kolini Again Protects Orthodox Anglicans
Was Joseph a pedophile? And other stories from online sources around the world
Reading Danny Pearl
How would the murdered journalist want to be remembered?
Whether we're seeking or have already been found, we're all on a journey
For First Time as President, Bush Explicitly Backs Vouchers
Praying against terror, and the Web's most comprehensive links to articles and opinions on the voucher and Pledge decisions.
Israel Deports American Christian Who Helped Sick Palestinian Children
Government says Jonathan Miles was in country illegally, but Light to the Nations founder denies accusation.
Idolizing Christian musicians, and other stories from online sources around the world
Big Screen America
Critics' and readers' favorite movies for Independence Day, plus a review roundup for Mr. Deeds, Hey Arnold! and Men in Black 2.
Condoms Fail. So Does Condom-Based Sex Ed.
Yet abstinence-only advocates say their programs do work.
Habits of the Hearth
Community, family, religion, and country according to sociologist Robert Bellah
Girl in Pledge Case Is Christian Who Attends Calvary Chapel
George Bush and Jesse Ventura both attract attention for mixing religion and July 4, and other stories from online sources around the world.
2002 Is Not 1789
Before trying to figure out what the framers of the Constitution really thought, remember that they were from a wildly different country-the past
Vietnam Church Leader Felled By Heart Attack
Pham Xuan Thieu faced high expectations from colleagues and heavy pressure from authorities
The Pledge Controversy
Asking the wrong questions?
First, Fetuses Weren't Babies. Now, They're Not Embryos.
Norway may ban therapeutic cloning, and other life ethics articles.
Pakistan Sentences Another Christian to Death
Now two on death row, five appealing life sentences
To really live a secular life and enjoy it is part of being a religious person, says the author of Care of the Soul and The Soul's Religion
Dobson Again Calls For Parents To Pull Kids Out of Public Schools
Israel limits immigration of Christians, and other stories from online sources around the world
Christian Leaders Call for National Unity After Riots in Peru
National Council of Evangelicals emphatically condemns violence, calls for reassessment of nation's economic policies
Federal Funds Approved to Study Fetal Stem Cells
Life ethics advocates troubled by the discrepancy that allows days-old embryos more protection than more mature fetuses.
Would Islam Be So Popular If It Were a Religion of War?
Pastors charged with severely beating 11-year-old Bible camper, and other stories from online sources around the world
MIIB—Sequel or Rerun?
What critics are saying about Men in Black 2, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Like Mike, Sunshine State, Road to Perdition, Reign of Fire, and the year's best films (so far).
Congress Holds Hearings on NPR's Anthrax Smear
Ridding oneself of pride and wig, and other stories from online sources around the world.
President's Bioethics Council Calls for Cloning Moratorium, Christian Activists Want Ban
Covering the Church of England's synod, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Juan Diego could soon join a long line of pious, exemplary, and quite possibly imaginary Catholic heroes