September (Web-only) 2002

John Sloan
The author of The Barnabas Way says Christians need to kiss more frogs and reconsider their prayers for blessings
Stephen L. Carter
The Yale University law professor and author of The Emperor of Ocean Park talks about the lack of religious characters in modern fiction
PBS Examines 'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero'
Father of the men's movement Ed Cole dies, White House pushes faith-based initiatives, and other stories from online sources around the world
Is Attacking Iraq Moral?
Christian leaders disagree, too.
Archbishop Says Crash Was Assassination Attempt
The right to deny housing to an unmarried couple, a Korean church school is attacked, and other stories from online sources around the world
Critics Toast a Wedding
Critics respond to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Believer, feardotcom, Undisputed, Mostly Martha, Little Secrets, and One Hour Photo. Plus, readers make suggestions for future Jesus movies, and a new development in the DGA/Clean Flicks clash
Bill Simon Claims He Never Saw Gays' Questionnaire
The Houses of Worship Political Speech Protection Act may move this week, and other stories from online sources around the world
Did 9/11 Really Change American Religion?
Links to 178 other religion stories from online media sources around the world
Evangelicalism's Decades of Fire
New historical survey highlights twentieth-century evangelicalism's impassioned middle decades
So Far, So Near
A graduate of Murree Christian School in Pakistan, the site of a deadly assault by Islamic terrorists in August, reflects on his growing-up years, on what has changed in the interim, and on the beleaguered Christian community in Pakistan
Indonesian Christian Burned to Death in Van as Religious Violence Escalates
More Pakistan church attack suspects killed in another raid, Jewish evangelism debate continues, and other stories from online sources around the world
Ten Things We Should Have Learned Since September 11, 2001
Ten Things We Should Have Learned Since September 11, 2001
We can't turn a blind eye to Islam, evangelism, heroism, and our Christian calling
Afghanistan Before September 11
A Christian relief worker talks about the terror inside the war-ravaged country and his prayers for change
Bethelehem Bible College President Calls Dobson 'an Instrument of Hate and Division'
Pentecostal Koreans become Episcopalians, churches prepare for 9/11 services, and other stories from online sources around the world
Nancy Guthrie
Two years after sharing her story of Hope with Christianity Today, the modern Job tells of losing another child to Zellweger Syndrome
Bush, Religious Leaders Begin 9/11 Remembrance In Prayer
Senate deal on faith-based initiatives bill, and other stories from online sources around the world
Deliverance on the 81 st Floor
On 9/11, Stanley Praimnath and Sujo John called out to God from inside the World Trade Center
Beyond Broken Beams
A chaplain at Ground Zero talks about his role in a bigger story being told by a creator who deals in restoration
Sin or Swim
Critics consider the teen thriller Swimfan and the broken family dynamics of City by the Sea. Plus: Further responses to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and some comment on The Devil's Playground
Prayer Makes a Difference, Say Praying Americans
Portland, Maine's domestic partner benefits requirements, Leighton Ford on Islam, and other stories from online sources around the world
Christian Radio Show Hosted By Anti-Missionary Canceled
Gracia Burnham reflects on 9/11 and more details on her rescue, and other stories from online sources around the world
Seeing Light After the Smoky Darkness of the Trade Towers Collapse
The spiritual war against terrorism is the war against the sinful heart and its allegiances
9/11, History, and the True Story
9/11, History, and the True Story
Wartime authors J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis help put 9/11 in perspective.
Herbie Goes Bananas
The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of the VW Beetle
What's the Frequency, Don Wildmon?
Michael W. McConnell lands in the center of the Senate's federal court nomination fight
Faith-Based Initiative Is Republican Ploy, Says Washington Post
But are Democrats really interested in explaining White House plans to their constituents?
Don't Let Your Kids Watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer
But you can tape it and watch after they go to bed
Southern Baptist Convention Won't Accept Missionaries with Female Pastors
Are Mormons really America's fastest growing church? And more stories from online sources around the world
Haircut Chats and Harvard Brats
What Christian critics are saying about Barbershop, Stealing Harvard, One Hour Photo, Swimfan, and City by the Sea. Plus news on future films about Christians: Hell House and Saved
African Churches Under Attack
Christian students rally around the flagpole again, outgoing leader of Anglicans worldwide condemns churches' sexual activism, and other stories from online sources from around the world
The Next Big Battle Over School Vouchers for Religious Schools
Dobson responds to Bishara Awad, religious mutual funds are (or at least were) up, and other stories from online sources from around the world.
Dobson, Awad Debate Palestinian's Invitation
The full text of what the presidents of Focus on the Family and Bethlehem Bible College said about Hanan Ashrawi
Standing Alone for Unity
The attempt to bring European Christians together forced one reformer, Caspar Schwenckfeld, straight to the fringe
Ugly Evangelicals
Is this us?
Can Megachurches Do Anything They Want?
Anglican bishops reportedly all shook up over priest who imitates Elvis.
Chris Seay
The author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano talks about men who want to be in the Christian mafia.
Irish TV Refuses Campus Crusade Campaign
California okays embryonic stem-cell research while Ashcroft challenges assisted suicide, and other stories on life ethics
Christian Leaders Respond to Bush's National Security Strategy
The White House outlines foreign policy in a changing world
Seven Pakistani Christians Killed in Attack on Charity
Troops arrive to protect missionary children trapped in Ivory Coast school
The R-Rated Film That We're Not Supposed to Call Christian
What Christian and mainstream critics are saying about To End All Wars, Spirited Away, The Banger Sisters, The Four Feathers, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Barbershop, Secretary and One Hour Photo. Meanwhile, the MovieMask story continues
Will the Faith-Based Initiative 'Explicitly Prohibit Hiring Discrimination'?
Pakistan's president blames India for attack on Christian workers, and more stories from online sources around the world
School Board Allows Evolution Alternatives
A conscience clause for hospitals, the new spanking argument, and more stories from online sources around the world
Bully Culprit
Can a pre-emptive strike against the tyrant of Baghdad be justified?
Acting Like Those Evangelicals
Guilty as charged?
Bill Allowing Church Speech on Political Candidates Likely to Fail Tomorrow
Because it hasn't left committee, the Houses of Worship Political Speech Protection Act will need a two-thirds majority — and then there's the Senate
Frederica Mathewes-Green
The author of Facing East and The Illumined Heart talks about her spiritual journey and transformation
Religious Leaders Get Heard on Iraq
But whether they're united against a pre-emptive strike is a matter of debate itself. Plus articles on extending health care benefits to the unborn, and other subjects from sources around the wor
'Pastor John' Sees Himself As a Survivor on the Mount
The show's first clergyman discusses reality TV, playing the game with faith, and why he was the first voted out
Satanism, Sans Satan
None injured in new Pakistan church bombing, and other stories from online sources from around the world
Sweet Home Stereotypes
What religious and mainstream critics are saying about The Magdalene Sisters, Sweet Home Alabama, The Tuxedo, Igby Goes Down, Trapped, 8 Women, and The Four Feathers
Letter Calling Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore a 'Lone Religious Nut' Becomes Focus of Trial
Rep. Jones promises to bring back Houses of Worship Political Speech Protection Act next year, and other stories from online sources around the world
Big Trouble at Big Idea
Former workers worry that Jonah could sink the company
(The Voice of) Larry the Cucumber Speaks
Nobody thinks growing up that they're going to be a cucumber.
The Serious Business of Silly Songs
The director of music for the VeggieTales talks about bringing musical depth to the score
Do Non-Charismatics 'Do' Holy Spirit Baptism?
Ask D. L. Moody, Charles G. Finney, Jonathan Edwards, or Cotton Mather
Guess Who Called Muhammad a Terrorist?
Attacks on Pakistani Christians continue, and other stories from online sources around the world

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