March (Web-only) 2002

Everybody's a Director
Everybody's a Director
CleanFlicks and Movie Mask give film fans an alternative.
CCM's Growing Pains
CCM's Growing Pains
A survey of labels finds the message—if not the creativity—is intact.
'Must Be Superstition'
Rediscovering spiritual reality.
Graham Says 1972 Oval Office Comments 'Do Not Reflect my Views, and I Sincerely Apologize'
Plus: Franklin praised for stance on AIDS, and the latest news on freeing the Burnhams.
On Befriending Presidents
Billy Graham's relationship with Richard Nixon was already a controversy in 1972.
Battle for NRB Heats Up as Dobson, Moody Square Off
Robert Neff calls Focus on the Family head's actions ungodly, Dobson says he's victim of smear campaign.
Is the Worst Yet to Come?
After 600 Indians die in last week's riots, Hindu temple plans may spur continued religious violence.
Graham Was Seduced By Power, Say Pundits
Plus: After Victoria's Secret special, ABC covers up for Bond, President Bush's faith, and other stories from around the world.
We Were Soldiers, But Who Were We?
What critics are saying about We Were Soldiers and 40 Days and 40 Nights, and readers respond about the ethics of ghost stories.
California's Dark Horse Known for his Christian Activities
Plus: Andrea Yates's religion, the actor who wouldn't swear, and other stories from around the world.
Burnhams Spotted and Videotaped As the 'Good Guys' Take Hostages of Their Own
Plus: Plus: Unchurched America, stopping Nazareth's mosque, praying against abortion, and other stories from around the world.
Broadcasters Aim to Cool NRB Controversy
Dobson, Neff make gestures to mend wounds.
Don't Touch That Dial
Could a bitter debate among religious broadcasters really cause a full-scale split in evangelicalism?
Chester Cathedral Finds Medieval Inspiration for New Bottled Beer
Ale sales planned to keep the cathedral free to visitors.
Missionaries May Be Target Of FARC Guerrillas
U.S. embassy in Colombia issues warning to missionaries and churches.
Was Billy Graham an Anti-Semite? The Commentaries Continue.
Being a good church vs. being a good neighbor, and other stories from around the world.
Catholic Welcome for Israeli Decision on Controversial Mosque in Nazareth
Allowing the mosque to be built would be seen as yielding to violence, Israeli official says
Afghanistan, Land of Opportunity
Missionaries shot over Peru aren't suing government, priest's dog kidnaped, and other stories from around the world
Bush Puts $135 Million Behind Abstinence from Sex
When our children face a choice between self-restraint and self-destruction, government should not be neutral.
Long Island Priest Shot During Mass
Eugene Rivers accused of discrimination, the growth of Asian-American churches, and other stories from around the world
Looking Back, Leaping Forward
What critics are saying about The Time Machine, Monsoon Wedding, All About the Benjamins, Moulin Rouge, recent war films, and teen sex in the movies
Broadcasts Include Dobson's NRB Speech on Focus and the F-Word on Network TV
The Ten Commandments, St. Benedict's business advice, and other stories.
Adam and Eve in America
In 1990, readers first revealed what they thought it means to be created male and female
Can We Talk?
We may never resolve all our differences about women in leadership, but we can help each other toward better understanding
The End of Christian Fundamentalism?
Maundy Tuesday, the unreal real St. Patrick, and many other articles from news sources around the world
The Politics of Patrick
In the field of Irish history, every turn of phrase hints at the author's spin
Abstinence, the Radical Choice for Sex Ed
America's Homegrown Islam—and Its Prophet
The strange story of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam and onetime mentor of Malcolm X.
The State of the Game
After one of the best World Series ever, baseball faces a crisis
Five Killed, Dozens Wounded in Pakistan Church Attack
Critics accept Billy Graham's second apology for 1972 comments
Which Version Should We Use?
What we said when the NIV was first published.
Archbishop of Cali Shot to Death
Tony Hall leaves Congress but not his campaign against hunger, and other stories from online sources around the world
How the Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal Affects Evangelical Churches
Sin and secrecy aren't limited to Roman Catholics, say pastors and scholars
Richard Land, The Un-Falwell?
Bush adviser reassures Family Research Council, lying, cheating pastors, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Back to the Ice Age, Forward to the Oscars
What critics are saying about Ice Age, Showtime, Resident Evil, Metropolis, Harrison's Flowers, Trembling before G-d, and Maryam
Peru Missionaries Get Money and 'Regret,' But No Apology
Google forced to remove anti-Scientology links, studies say faith-based organizations really are more effective, and other
Nigeria Moves Against Shari'ah
U.S. government said ABWE had to let it off the hook for Peru plane shooting or missionaries wouldn't get paid, and other stories from around the world
The Other Holy Day
The Other Holy Day
In the rush toward Good Friday and Easter, don't forget Maundy Thursday
Ghostwriting: A Borderline Deceit?
The evangelical world is being plagued by ghostwriters in the sky
Pakistan Grenade Attack Survivors Worship and Weep
On the Sunday after March 17 attack, church members regather in Islamabad
Carl McIntire, 'P.T. Barnum of Fundamentalism,' Dies at 95
Marathon messes up D.C. services, and mixed news on Shari'ah in Nigeria
Baseball 2002 Preview
Part 2: Saving the game
Palm Sunday Service Bombed, Priest and 2 Girls Killed
The GOP woos black clergy, the Easter Bunny meets Santa, and other stories from online sources around the world
On The Run from Police, Iranian Christian Survives Church Attack
Fleeing persecution with no passport, refugee witnesses last week's grenade murders in Pakistan
$3 Million Paid to Free Burnhams? Governments, New Tribes Mission Say No
Britain's right to die case, blaming the Bible for the church's ills, and other stories from online sources around the world
Who Writes Charles Colson's Columns?
The LA Times was wrong when it said Colson just signs off on staffwriting, says CT's editor
Bloody Sunday
Five killed in grenade attack inside Islamabad church
House's Faith-Based Initiatives Bill May Not Be Dead Yet
How gender-inclusive is the Southern Baptists' new Bible? And more stories from online sources around the world
Easter Eloquence
The holiday has inspired great words from some of history's greatest preachers
The Second Coming of E.T.
an alien Christ figure back to the big screen. Does the movie still work 20 years later? Plus: Critical responses to Blade 2, Taliesin Jones, Sorority Boys, 40 Days and 40 Nights, and Death to Smoochy. And what's this about a revival in Hollywood?
Christian Critics Argue with the Oscars
This year's Oscars offered glimpses of gratitude and truth, but a whole lot of hooey as well

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