June (Web-only) 2003

True Believers
Incoming! The McSweeney's crowd launches a new monthly.
What Does an Anglican 'Gay Wedding' Mean for the Church?
Zambia's new veep is a televangelist, the new Christian theme parks, singing about God at graduation, and other articles from online media around the world
What Does the First Anglican 'Gay Wedding' Mean for the Church?
Zambia's new veep is a televangelist, the new Christian theme parks, singing about God at graduation, and other articles from online media around the world
Ted Haggard: 'This Is Evangelicalism's Finest Hour'
The new president of the National Association of Evangelicals talks about the current state and future goals of the association and evangelicalism.
Is Eric Rudolph a Christian Terrorist?
Presbyterians keep ban on gay ordination, Newsweek examines fetal rights, Ten Commandments display gets federal court approval, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Paul Elie on 'the Holy Ghost School'
The author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own talks about the personal journeys of Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and Walker Percy and what we learn from them today.
Danish Pastor Suspended After Denying God, Eternal Life, and Resurrection
E.U. draft constitution leaves out God, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Finding Nemo Reels in Raves
Christian film critics praise Finding Nemo, debate the merits of The Italian Job, highlight the virtues of Bruce Almighty, and argue about whether The Matrix Reloaded is philosophically polluted.
House Votes to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion
'Abortion apartheid in the Democratic Party, and other stories from online sources around the world.
What Will Heaven Be Like?
Thirty-five frequently asked questions about eternity.
ALL or Nothing
Randall Terry's $432,000 home, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The Ancient Rise and Recent Fall of Tithing
Is yet another time-honored Christian practice fading from view?
The Eternal Weight of Glory
If only we could have the positives of earthly life without the negatives
Afraid of Heaven
We do not yearn to be near God because we do not find sin utterly repugnant or goodness rapturously attractive.
Heaven: Not Just an Eternal Day Off
As if anticipating the question, Will life on the new earth be boring? the Bible points to much activity there.
Heaven Can't Wait
I have seen the electrifying results of what can happen when the reality comes alive
Illusion or Reality?
The Hope of Heaven
Have Christians forfeited their rightful anticipation of eternity?
The Glories of Heaven
While heaven will be glorious, the greater glory will consist in our transformation
The Believer's Final Bliss
The regeneration of man requires that old things must pass away and all things become new
Is Anglicanism's First Election of an Openly Gay Bishop an Exit Sign?
More on Christian terrorist Eric Rudolph, and Time Europe examines the changing spirituality of the continent
How Dan Allender Broke on Through (to the Other Side)
A former drug dealer who evangelized before he was a Christian talks about his efforts to bring healing from sexual abuse
Charitable Choice: It's Still About Ending Discrimination
A new study claims to bring bad news for Bush's faith-based initiative. Does it?
The Evangelical View of Israel?
Evangelicals are more diverse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than we are led to believe
Ontario Court Throws Out Marriage Definition
A teacher fights to evangelize kids after school, church attacked in India, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Good, Bad, and Ugly Christians in the Movies
Readers and film critics remember the best and worst portrayals of Christians on the big screen
Iowa Supreme Court Reinstates 'Spirit of Satan' Defamation Lawsuit
American pastor arrested in Laos, Billy Graham heads to Oklahoma City, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Bogus Claims of Abuse Leveled Against Martyred Missionary
Church opposes suspension of atheist pastor, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
Did Eric Rudolph Act in a Tradition of Christian Terror?
A historian considers the evidence of the Crusades and the Inquisition
Working Poor, Dropped from Tax Cut at Last Minute, May Be Helped After All
Biblical principles of justice support a graduated, progressive tax system in which those with more wealth pay a larger share
American (and Un-American) Idols
Sacrificing community at the altar of freedom
Avoiding Rights Talk
An interview with David Koyzis, author of Political Visions & Illusions
A Creative Youth Group Activity That Will Get Your Church Sued
Family alleges serious, painful and permanent injuries after persecuted church simulation.
'Roe' Files Motion to Have 1973 Decision Annulled
Stephen Van Kuiken ousted as Presbyterian minister, John Wesley's 300th birthday, and many other stories from online sources around the world
Prominent Indonesian Pastor Receives Three-Year Sentence
Judges declare Rinaldy Damanik guilty of illegal weapons possession despite evidence of witness intimidation and legal abuse
Israeli Officials Say James Ossuary, Joash Tablet are Fakes
Canadian government will legalize gay marriage nationwide, AMA supports human cloning, Sgt.'s Kuwait grenade attack was religiously motivated, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Hulk Joins a Banner Year for Comic Book Movies; Other Flicks Just Dumberer
The Hulk exceeds expectations, while Dumb and Dumberer, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hollywood Homicide, and Rugrats Go Wild insult moviegoer intelligence. Elsewhere, Winged Migration is a natural high. Plus, more thoughts on Finding Nemo, Neo versus Jon Anderton, T
Most Evangelicals Like Harry Potter. Really.
Tonight's Nightline examines evangelical teens' preaching, China arrests Christians, and other stories from online sources around the world
Study Lauds Prisoner Program
Prison Fellowship releases InnerChange research at a White House roundtable.
Ossuary Questions Remain
Israel Antiquities Authority says brother of Jesus inscription is a forgery, but supporters say its report may be flawed
Rebel Campaign Against Church Begins in Uganda
Church of Nigeria could split with Church of England over gay bishops, good PBS programs on religion this weekend, and other stories from online sources around the world.
How John Wesley Changed America
His 300th birthday should be a red-letter day on this side of the ocean. After all, we're all Wesleyans now
Time's Cover Story on Missions to Muslims Arrives
And despite some worries from conservative news outlets and mission agencies, the article is excellent.
Is Mel Gibson Plotting the Death of Jews?
Judge throws out effort to reopen Roe v. Wade, oodles of links about the apparently impending Anglican Church breakup, and many other stories from online sources around the world
J. Budziszewski Knows That You Know What You Know
Even though you may not know it yourself.
Administration Defends Religious Employment Criteria, Bible Club Ads
Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God? Christian graffiti, Britain's anti-spanking law, and other stories from online sources around the world
Whale Rider Has Audiences Cheering and Blubbering
Whale Rider is the surprise discovery of the summer, but critics are not so pleased with Hulk, Alex and Emma, and From Justin to Kelly. Plus: A documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer opens in Manhattan, Time reviews Jesus, Christian filmmakers ask Congress
Messianic Jews in Canada Lose Appeal to Use Menorah Logo
Regent gets the genius behind Screech, and other stories from online sources around the world.
President of Montreat College Resigns, Investigated for Soliciting Child Sex
Federal appeals court approves Ten Commandments courthouse display, what Franklin Graham is doing in Iraq, and other stories from online sources around the world
The African Lion Roars in the Western Church
Anglican liberals are fretting, conservatives rejoicing, and all are scrambling to their history books: whence this new evangelical force on the world scene?
Does Lawrence v. Texas Signal the End of the American Family?
"Evangelicals may not agree on antisodomy laws, but they're all concerned about what the Supreme Court's decision of them means"
Malawi Muslims Riot Against Christians
"Seven churches, Save the Children offices attacked after deportation of suspected members of al Qaeda."
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Divinely Decreed?
Re-fighting the Battle of Gettysburg
Israel Demolishes Foundation of Nazareth Mosque
"Mel Gibson visits Focus on the Family, Falwell gets eponymous website, and other stories from online sources around the world"
The Supreme Court Rejects Natural Law
It's now up to the churches to guard what is graven on the heart of man
Are Darwinists Immoral
"Benjamin Wiker says Darwinism isn't science per se: it's just a reiteration of a 2,300-year-old philosophy"
'Ten Commandments Judge' Loses Appeal
"Bush promotes school vouchers, judge blocks Virginia's partial-birth abortion ban, aborted embryos may become mothers, and other articles from online sources around the world"
Alleged Mastermind Behind Attacks on Pakistani Christians Nabbed
"Bush says maybe to marriage amendment, and maybe says something about God and Iraq. Also many other links to religion news from online sources around the world"
"While Critics Worry About Continued FCC Deregulation, Christian Broadcasters Have Little to Fear"
"The few mom-and-pop religious stations remaining won't feel a significant change, say observers"
From Beer to Bibles to VBS
How America got its favorite summer tradition

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