June (Web-only) 2004

Underdog Dodgeball Defeats Spielberg's Terminal
The Terminal—;artful flop; Dodgeball—;ludicrous hit; Around the World in 80 Days—;ludicrous flop.
A Famous Feline, a Feminist Farce, and a Futuristic Flop
What Christian critics are saying about Garfield, The Stepford Wives, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Plus more on Harry Potter, Saved!, and To End All Wars.
Harry Potter's Best Yet? Or His Worst?
Christian film critics debate the pros and cons of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Plus, more reviews of Saved! and Super Size Me.
Evangelical Teens Are the Villains in Saved!
Christian critics respond to the unflattering satire Saved! Plus: Reviews of The Day After Tomorrow, Raising Helen, Soul Plane, and continuing reviews of Shrek 2 and Super Size Me, and Troy, plus a critical look at the way the press handled The Passion of The Christ.
Spider-Man 2
Why We Love Comic Book Movies
Why We Love Comic Book Movies
Sure, the special effects are great, but there's something more drawing us to these fantastic stories.
Fahrenheit 9/11
The Notebook
Two Brothers
Celebrating Life
That was filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg's goal for America's Heart and Soul, a marvelous new Disney movie opening July 2.
Moving Pictures
These movies will keep your video player—and your conversations—going for a long time: the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
The Story of the Weeping Camel
The Terminal
Nicholas Sparks
The author of A Walk to Remember has another novel coming to the big screen: The Notebook, a beautiful love story opening next week.
Around the World in 80 Days
Miracle Man
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were Motown's hottest act in the '60s. These days, Robinson's gig takes him to churches and prisons, where he shares his Christian faith.
The Chronicles of Riddick
Napoleon Dynamite
The Stepford Wives
Responding to Our Readers
Jeffrey Overstreet addresses reader reactions about profanity in movies—and about his take on the topic.
Winners from the Gipper
Looking back at the best films of Ronald Reagan.
Take Me Out to the Movies!
As the classic Field of Dreams releases today on DVD, we release our own all-star lineup of great baseball flicks.
Saved! Is Right on the Money
Many Christians are condemning this movie without even seeing it. But I think it was quite true to real life.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
'The Prisoner of Azkaban' is perhaps the most emotionally complex of the Harry Potter stories to date
Why This Is a Good Idea
There are a ton of good movies I'd love to show my kids—with just a little bit of editing.
Fascinated with <em>The Passion</em>
Fascinated with The Passion
Gibson film draws big Muslim crowds.
Remembering Ronald Reagan
What Billy Graham, Jim Dobson, Pope John Paul II, and others are saying about the death of the former president—and what he said about evangelicals.
CT Classic: President Reagan and the Bible
He speaks out strongly for the importance of Scripture.
The Art of Political War
A veteran columnist urges his fellow liberals to take a lesson from those nasty conservatives.
Controversial Pastor Mediates End to Three-day Prison Riot in Brazil
Minister hopes fame will allow him greater access to Brazil's prisons.
Language Wars on Liturgy, Abortion, Anglicanism, and Elsewhere
Plus: California's two battles over displaying the cross, Danforth nominated as U.N. ambassador, and other stories from online source around the world.
Tom Wright Comments for Everyone
The author of the Christian Origins and the Question of God series is also writing a commentary series for the masses.
Ronald Reagan's Faith, Not Just Policies, Undermined Communism
The author of God and Ronald Reagan discusses the spiritual life of America's 40th president
Roy Moore Makes His Case to the U.S. Senate
Plus: Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center catches fire, archbishops bet on NBA finals, Ala. school board retracts conservative Christian mandate, U.S. considers more debt relief, and other stories from online news sources around the world.
Roy Moore Makes His Case to the U.S. Senate
Breaking the Speech Limits
How activists are trying to deny democracy, and why a bill designed to extend free speech won't pass.
World Journalism Institute Changes Its Focus
Biblical objectivity replaced with mainstream objectivity in training of future Christian journalists.
For All the Saints
A new book reminds us to get our heads and hearts together, in the company of the cloud of witnesses.
Los Angeles Takes Out the Cross
The Thomas More Law Center says that by removing a cross from the Los Angeles County seal, the government is conveying a message that is anti-Christian and violating the Constitution.
The Pagan-Buster
How a brilliant monk laid the groundwork for Christian Europe
How Christian Times Traded Its Good Name—Twice
Kingdom Ventures deal is the second attempt to take Christian Times national.
Supreme Shocker—'Under God' Stays Because of a Technicality
Supreme Court says Michael Newdow doesn't have authority to speak for his daughter. Plus: Reactions from conservative Christian advocacy organizations.
Inside CT: Our New Wait Loss Plan
Announcing an important schedule change for our website.
Do Americans Want a Religious Government, or Just a Spiritual One?
The link between the Pledge decision and Time's cover package on religion and the presidential campaign.
Telling Lies, Telling Stories
Lars Saabye Christensen's The Half Brother reveals imagination as escape.
Southern Baptists No Longer In, Nor Of, World Alliance
Plus: Pulpit preaching proposal purged, the Inquisition's Comfy Chair, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Speaking in Code
A roundup of the many anti-Da Vinci Code books from Christian publishers.
The Da Vinci Rejects
What other publishers could have done to respond to Dan Brown's bestseller.
Why Moscow's Ban on Jehovah's Witnesses Is Bad News for All Christians
Plus: Southern Baptists vote down public school exodus resolution, Senate sets vote for Federal Marriage Amendment, and other stories from online sources around the world.
G.P. Taylor, Dracula's Former Vicar
The author of Shadowmancer talks about his early interest in the occult, and his later transformation into a clergyman.
Debates on Debates on Church Discipline
Catholic bishops will issue statement on Communion as a Matthew 18 lawsuit is reinstated against a Texas Bible church. Plus: Samuel Huntington on why atheists are outsiders, religious leaders apologize for Abu Ghraib, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
For All the Saints
A new book reminds us to get our heads and hearts together, in the company of the cloud of witnesses.
Grave Images
The photos from Abu Ghraib have reopened debate on the power of pictures.
Couple Helps Churches Retrofit 15-Passenger Vans
Van Angels ministry launched with funds from settlement over daughter's van-related death.
A Denomination's Odd Logic
Presbyterians face court's permitting 'impermissible' homosexual marriage.
Korean Hostage Was Reportedly Evangelizing in Iraq
Plus: What the leaked NAE statement on politics really says, what the Catholic bishops said about Communion, and other stories from online sources around the world.
How Ronald Reagan Wowed Evangelicals
He rarely delivered on their issues, but the Great Communicator changed the movement.
Pastoring a Wounded President
Until an assassination attempt, Ronald Reagan regularly attended National Presbyterian Church. After the attempt, Louis Evans was among the few people invited to minister to the family.
Insect Theodicy
Who sent the locusts? And who exterminated them?
Kerry Told to Speak Up, Shut Up About Religion
Plus: British government debates spanking, Pope laments EU Constitution, and other sources from online sources around the world.
Korean and Iraqi Christians Killed in Iraq
Plus: Utah court throws out ethnicity-religion limit, the sexed up new Bible translation, D.C. hearings on same-sex marriage, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and Plain Old Murder
What Tony Campolo and the State Department mean in recent comments about Palestine and Sudan.
Judge's Bible Ban Backfires
Plus: James Dobson isn't cashing in on murderer, Bush expands AIDS initiative, Presbyterians may drop support of Messianic congregation, and other stories from online sources around the world.
God and Man at Baylor
Even if Robert Sloan fails, what he has set in motion is irreversible.
Bishops Should Excommunicate Supporters of Iraq War, Says Sojourners
Plus: NAE releases draft statement on civic engagement, and other stories from online sources around the world.
To Spank or Not to Spank?
A 6th-century abbot and a group of 17th-century Calvinist divines weigh in on the issue
C.S. Lewis, the Sneaky Pagan
The author of A Field Guide to Narnia says Lewis wove pre-Christian ideas into a story for a post-Christian culture.
Wasn't That a Mighty Fall
Martha Stewart, VeggieTales, and Narnia revisted.
Supreme Court Rejects Internet Porn Law, Promotes Filters
Plus: Judge ordered to put God back in courtroom, Britain's shocking abortion statistics, Presbyterians consider gay clergy, and many other stories from online sources around the world.

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After Roe’s Reversal, Most Churches Still Aren’t Involved with a Local Pregnancy Center
After Roe’s Reversal, Most Churches Still Aren’t Involved with a Local Pregnancy Center
Over two years of new state-level restrictions, younger Christians, Hispanics, and megachurch attendees are more likely to say their congregation supports their community’s alternative to abortion clinics.

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