May (Web-only) 2003

The New York Times Breaks the News That Christians Evangelize Muslims
Today's front page says, Seeing Islam as 'evil' faith, evangelicals seek converts.
Why We Are Drawn to The Matrix
Chris Seay, coauthor of The Gospel Reloaded, says the first movie was about finding belief and the second looks at walking that path
Don't Take Your Bible to Jury Duty
Phoning God, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Fish Tale Fin-tastic, but How Mighty Is Bruce ?
Religious film critics look at Finding Nemo, Bruce Almighty, The In-Laws, The Matrix Reloaded, Daddy Day Care, and The Dancer Upstairs
Bruce Almighty
Jim Carrey plays God with unholy flair in a movie that is Judeo-Christian to its bones
What Does New Condom Study Really Say About Teen Sexual Activity?
Texas becomes 37th state to enact a Defense of Marriage Act, and other stories from online sources around the world
When World Leaders Pray, Part II
Tony Blair's spin-doctors worried when he recently outed himself as a Christian. But what impact has Christianity really had on our leaders?
Do Prolife and Profamily Groups Care About AIDS in Africa?
Several groups that made a lot of noise before Thursday's vote are now silent. Another is still disparaging the bill even though it got all it asked for.
Buffy and the Meaning of Life
Buffy the Vampire Slayer finally gets some respect. Too bad the life is slowly ebbing out of the show
Religious Pundits Weigh in on Bill Bennett's Gambling
Groups are silent no more on AIDS bill's passage, and the church arsenic poisoning story gets sadder and scarier.
Winning People, Not Arguments
John Stackhouse discusses the evangelistic need for humble apologetics
Christian Satirical Website a Blessing to Some, 'Sick Joke' to Others
Founder of Lark News says satire is important in any community or subculture
Convert Killed in Attack on Missionary's Lebanon Home
Dobson and other conservatives reportedly thinking about leaving Republican Party, YWAM missionaries hospitalized with SARS, and other stories from online sources around the world
Pastor and Six Family Members Burned to Death in Nigeria
Christian leaders suspect Muslim fanatics of fatal arson attack.
A Sequel with Metal Claws and a Moral Backbone
Christian critics consider X2: X-Men United, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, The Dancer Upstairs, Bend It Like Beckham, and The Real Cancun.
Was Evangelical Summit About Islam—Or About Franklin Graham?
Christian books cause stir in Israel and Pakistan, U.S. House set to debate faith-based hiring freedoms, and many other stories from online sources around the world
House Bill Gives Hiring Protections to Federally Funded Religious Groups
Dobson says he's still a Republican, the battle over Oregon's suicide law, and links to many other religion stories from online sources around the world
Christianity Today Places First in Four Award Categories
Sister publications, especially Books & Culture, also place well in annual Evangelical Press Association honors
Gracia Burnham's Book Throws Philippine Government into Turmoil
President orders investigation into claims that military and rebels colluded. But former missionary hostage says, I am not pointing an accusing finger at anyone.
Desert of the Real?
The world of The Matrix is wrong: Creation really is beautiful
Southern Baptists Fire 13 Missionaries, 30 Others Quit or Retire
: Missionaries' killer gets death sentence, and Billy wraps up his San Diego mission
Are Movies Fundamentally Inferior to Books?
Two responses to Ralph Wood's claim that biblical tradition elevates word over picture.
John Ortberg's Freak Show
Churchgoers' attempts to be average are killing them, says the Willow Creek pastor.
Many Schools Not Complying With Federal Prayer Guidelines
Plus: Christian college president resigns after student's r?m?xpos?LCMS pastor David Benke is reinstated, and other stories.
Christian Survivor s Playing a Non-Christian Game
A former winner of the CBS reality show talks about the faith that led her to the game and how Christian ethics intersects with outwitting, outlasting, and outplaying the competition
State Department Must Criticize Saudi Arabia's Religious Repression, Commission Says
Yemen court bombed, Indian Christians attacked, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Should There Be a Christian Movie Industry?
Plus links to early reviews of The Matrix Reloaded
Apostle Paul's Shipwreck Makes Headlines
High-ranking Wesleyan Church charged with pedophilia crime, the truth about faith and beards, and other stories from online source around the world
Looking for God in The Matrix
Neo's return reminds us that a fallen world full of people is a world worth saving
Anglican Missionaries Taken Hostage in Solomon Islands
: Saudi Arabia's Ichthus, and other stories from online sources around the world
When World Leaders Pray
Some observers are upset with Tony Blair's recent public avowal of faith. But what impact has Christianity really had on our leaders?
Survival Through Community
An interview with Charles Colson, author of Being the Body
Australian Missionary Beheaded in Solomon Islands
Prolife groups react to Global AIDS bill's passage
Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Facing the Past
Günter Grass and the debate over Germans as victims in World War II.
Supreme Court Will Take on 'Blaine Amendments'
Court lets stand ban on sectarian city council prayers, and other stories from online sources around the world
Remembering Francis of Assisi, the Crazy Genius
CT managing editor Mark Galli finds someone who lived the Sermon on the Mount
Benke Case Closed, but Tensions Remain
LCMS appeals panel rejects arguments of critics in 9/11 prayer debate
Reading the Bible as Hate Literature
The new humans, a church poisoning conspiracy, and other stories from online sources around the world
Matrix Sequel Flaunts Flashy Effects, Tedious Talk
Christian film critics find little enthusiasm for The Matrix Reloaded, Down with Love, or Daddy Day Care, but they are impressed with Man on the Train
The Gathering Presbyterian Storm
Arrest made in missionary's beheading, Texas approves abortion waiting period, and other stories from online sources around the world
Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
The Day the Ransoming Began
A gripping new book details the first American missionary hostage crisis, over 100 years ago
Schools Can't Bar All Religious Literature, Says Appeals Court
Town settles voting-in-church lawsuit, states pass abortion bills, and other stories from sources around the world

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