August (Web-only) 2004

Good Dog, Bad DogSubscriber Access Only
After seeing Benji: Off the Leash!, some Christian critics want to adopt him, others to impound him. Plus: Hero, Exorcist: The Beginning, Without a Paddle, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Riding Giants, and more reviews of Open Water, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and Alien vs. Predator.
Princesses and Predators Disappoint AudiencesSubscriber Access Only
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a royal disappointment, and Alien vs. Predator takes two franchises to a new low, while Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie baits youngsters to waste money. Plus, more reviews of Napoleon Dynamite, Collateral, Little Black Book, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, A Home at the End of the World, and Intimate Strangers.
Time on Christians at the Movies; Collateral CruisesSubscriber Access Only
Time magazine on the church's changing attitudes about film. Plus: Religious press critics review Collateral, Open Water, Garden State, Little Black Book, A Home at the End of the World, Code 46, Maria Full of Grace, The Village, The Manchurian Candidate, and Thunderbirds.
Time on Christians at the Movies; Collateral CruisesSubscriber Access Only
The church's changing attitudes toward movies. Plus: Religious press critics review Collateral, Open Water, Little Black Book, Garden State, Code 46, Riding Giants, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Maria Full of Grace, The Village, The Manchurian Candidate, and Thunderbirds.
Monsters and Nightmares Haunt Villagers and War VeteransSubscriber Access Only
Shyamalan's Village people are stalked by phantoms, while a presidential candidate is targeted by a brainwashed assassin in The Manchurian Candidate. Plus, critics praise Intimate Strangers, shoot down Thunderbirds and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and continue reviewing I, Robot, A Cinderella Story, The Bourne Supremacy, Maria Full of Grace, and Catwoman.
The Passion of the MusiciansSubscriber Access Only
For composer John Debney and vocalist/lyricist Lisbeth Scott, the creative talent behind the soundtrack to The Passion of The Christ, scoring the epic film was the experience of a lifetime.
Top Ten Movies from AsiaSubscriber Access Only
From hilarious comedies to poignant—even heartbreaking—stories about culture and society, here's one critic's list of Asian movies worth watching.
Suspect ZeroSubscriber Access Only
Bright LeavesSubscriber Access Only
Top Ten Movies from EuropeSubscriber Access Only
From stories of grace and beauty to those depicting the horrors and heartbreak of war and death, here's one critic's list of European movies worth watching.
Benji: Off the Leash!Subscriber Access Only
Exorcist: The BeginningSubscriber Access Only
HeroSubscriber Access Only
RosenstrasseSubscriber Access Only
Without a PaddleSubscriber Access Only
Benji's Back!Subscriber Access Only
Joe Camp, creator of the Benji films, brings the beloved pup back to the big screen after 17 years. He tells us all about it—and how his faith played a part in the process.
Alien vs. PredatorSubscriber Access Only
Intimate StrangersSubscriber Access Only
Yu-Gi-Oh!Subscriber Access Only
Princess Diaries 2Subscriber Access Only
Does Hollywood Have a Prayer?Subscriber Access Only
Christians often get riled up about the movie industry's questionable entertainment offerings. So why not turn that passion into something productive?
Stapp: I Am a ChristianSubscriber Access Only
Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp tells us about his faith journey—falling away from God as a rebellious rock star, and, just recently, coming back to embrace Christianity.
Code 46Subscriber Access Only
CollateralSubscriber Access Only
Open WaterSubscriber Access Only
Violence, Profanity and Nudity: A Dialogue (Part 4)Subscriber Access Only
What is a Christian's responsibility when it comes to portraying The Big Three vices in film? There are no easy answers to the question.
Iraq Churches AttackedSubscriber Access Only
At least 11 dead, 52 injured in Baghdad and Mosul bombings. A roundup of the on-site reporting and response.
Evangelical Leaders Call for Darfur ActionSubscriber Access Only
Plus: A tainted quest for Noah's flood, another Methodist lesbian trial, and the group that may or may not be behind the Iraq church bombings.
Rediscovering 'Husbandry'Subscriber Access Only
What Colonial farmers have to teach us about living with the land.
Presbyterian Church (USA): No Actively Gay PastorsSubscriber Access Only
Close vote at July General Assembly maintains sexuality standards.
The Resolution That Put the 'PC' in PCUSASubscriber Access Only
In its anti-Israel resolution, the Presbyterian General Assembly isn't speaking on behalf of members. A rabbi's opinion.
Silencing Democrats' Religious SpeakersSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Washington Post vs. freedom, censoring Romans 1, and many, many other stories from online sources around the world.
Another U.K. Religious Speech 'Crime'Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Too loud churches, banning home worship, Salon on religious persecution abroad, Dobson backs Bush, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Iraq's Church Bombers vs. MuhammadSubscriber Access Only
Attacks defy the Prophet's wish for the area's millennia-old Christian community, which is now on the edge of oblivion.
Is Speaking Truth a Hate Crime?Subscriber Access Only
Hate laws making their way through U.S. and British governments highlight the need for peaceful yet critical Christian witness. A 12th-century abbot leads the way.
Fuller Prof Ordered to Leave U.S.Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Iraqi Christians return to church, Boston churches demonstrate against violence, and Bush is told to renounce his possessions.
No Free Speech in PreachingSubscriber Access Only
Swedish pastor sentenced to jail for blasting homosexuality.
Will the American Bar Association Bar Judges as Scout Leaders?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Senate leader vs. EU vs. Arab League on Darfur genocide, Mrs. Bush vs. Kerry/Edwards on stem cells, and Luis Palau in the Twin Cities.
Books & Culture's Books of the Week: 'Be Happy!'Subscriber Access Only
How the ancient Olympics differed from the modern spectacle.
We've Got BooksSubscriber Access Only
The first installment of our new midyear book report.
Using Tabasco God's Way?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Falwell gets another critical site, Christian radio station raided in DRC, the faith behind the world's fastest runners, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Britain Starts CloningSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Who's going to New York, the next big movie controversy, the fundamentalist press, and other stories from online sources around the world.
When My Son Was Arrested for MurderSubscriber Access Only
Finding faith under unthinkable circumstances.
San Francisco's Gay Marriages Ruled InvalidSubscriber Access Only
Plus: N.J. gov's religious resignation, wheat-free-free Communion, blaming the victim in Iraq, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Life with DignitySubscriber Access Only
Let's not be too eager to pull the plug on our fellow image-bearers.
Judge Dismisses Suit Over Greek Orthodox ConstitutionSubscriber Access Only
Courts don't have authority to adjudicate ecclesiastical matters, says New York State Supreme Court Justice.
The 'Assumed' Fate of Jesus' MotherSubscriber Access Only
Roman Catholics celebrate the Feast of the Assumption on Sunday. What's up with that?
The Antiabortion, Antiwar, Pro-Jesus PartySubscriber Access Only
Plus: Rwandan troops arrive in Darfur, and the Pope preaches at Lourdes.
Christian Athletes to Watch in the OlympicsSubscriber Access Only
Sports Spectrum magazine has its eye on the believers competing in Athens.
Bring Me the Stead of John the Baptist?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Florida vouchers nixed, assisted suicide wins again in Oregon, Methodism and the presidential campaign, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The Proposition 71 Stem Cell ScamSubscriber Access Only
The biotech lobby is attempting to buy a law in California, Wesley J. Smith says.
Real FantasySubscriber Access Only
The first installment in a new Tolkien-inspired series shows genuine promise.
(Not Just) Summer ReadingSubscriber Access Only
Part 2 of our midyear report on outstanding books.
Hell House Goes HollywoodSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Ethicists vs. the Bush campaign, Falwell's law school, DNA testing the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Distress, Harassment Continue for Vietnam's MontagnardsSubscriber Access Only
U.N. relief workers airlift 198 refugees to Cambodian capital.
Gen. Boykin Broke Rules, Says Pentagon ReportSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Crisis editor Deal Hudson withdraws from Bush campaign as exposé approaches, and other stories from online sources around the world.
This World Really Is Our HomeSubscriber Access Only
We're not just passing through, says theologian Michael Wittmer, author of Heaven Is a Place on Earth.
Why Paul Loved His BodySubscriber Access Only
2 Corinthians doesn't teach that flesh and spirit are opposites, Michael Wittmer says.
Is The National Catholic Reporter's Hudson Exposé a Big Deal?Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Democratic candidate leaves Catholic Charities post, school chief quits over Ten Commandments, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Evangelicals on Opposite Sides in Venezuelan ReferendumSubscriber Access Only
President Hugo Chavez will need the support of churches to restore progress to the country.
Revisiting the Pagan Olympic GamesSubscriber Access Only
New scholarship on the ancient Olympics reminds Christians why Emperor Theodosius outlawed the event so many centuries ago.
Anti-conversion ReprieveSubscriber Access Only
Sri Lanka Christians cheer high court ruling on controversial bill.
Newsweek Raises Up StonesSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Deal Hudson gets contrite as Bill Donohue turns nasty.
Book 'Em!Subscriber Access Only
The concluding installment of our three-part midyear book roundup.
Can a Constitution Be Unconstitutional?Subscriber Access Only
The battle for state marriage amendments leads to a power grab in Michigan.
Free the Boykin Transcripts!Subscriber Access Only
Plus: Joe Stowell resigns from Moody, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
A God's-Eye View of GutenbergSubscriber Access Only
The rise, fall, and redemption of the Father of the Information Age.
Democrat Says He Was Fired From Catholic Charities Over AbortionSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Another blow to the partial-birth abortion ban, church attacks in India and Cyprus, and other stories from online sources around the world.
They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Ad Hominem AttacksSubscriber Access Only
Plus: Bill Clinton on bearing false witness, and the Olympics that began with Greek paganism ends with a former priest's apocalypticism.
Be Careful What You Pray forSubscriber Access Only
The strange tale of the controversial Bishop Pike and his fatal quest for relevance.
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