October (Web-only) 2005

LB OK, Dreamer Delightful, Doom Dumb
Christian critics OK with Left Behind: World at War, cheer for Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story and North Country, fire on Doom, puzzle over Stay, and turn in more reviews of Elizabethtown, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
George Clooney Has a Good Night
Good Night, and Good Luck is good moviegoing, but Elizabethtown needs to be rebuilt, and Domino's disgusting. Plus, Nine Lives, The Fog, and more reviews of Wallace & Gromit, Everything Is Illuminated, and In Her Shoes.
The Gospel, Gromit, Girls, Gambling, Guns
The Gospel pleases Christian film critics, but anyone else? Plus, Christian film critics review Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, In Her Shoes, Two for the Money, Waiting...;, and Dear Wendy, and offer more opinions on Serenity, A History of Violence, and Oliver Twist.
Serenity Soars, Violence Shocks, Game Plays Well
Christian film critics review Serenity, A History of Violence, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Oliver Twist, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, and Into the Blue. Plus, more reviews of Flightplan.
What Dobson 'Probably Shouldn't Know'
Focus on the Family broadcaster says it's all public now, dares judiciary committee to subpoena him.
The Man Behind the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe—a feature film coming to theaters soon—was "the best Christian I've ever known," says Douglas Gresham, stepson to the famous writer. (Part 1)
Is It Wrong-Headed to Translate the Gospel for Culture?
Christian History Corner takes on the Christ and culture debate.
New Air Force Religion Guidelines May Restrict Evangelism
Policy allowing chaplains "to instruct and/or evangelize" withdrawn, lawsuit seeks explicit ban on all members.
Should We Ban Boxing?
The usual arguments against the "sweet science" cut many ways.
The Legend of Zorro
The Weather Man
Choose Life' License Plates Hit Red Lights, Green Lights
Courts differ on whether messages are state or individual speech.
Miers Withdrawal Shows Split Among Religious Conservatives
High-profile cases underscore stakes for next nominee.
Why Is Venezuela's Chavez Singling Out New Tribes Mission?
Charges sound eerily familiar to Latin American missionaries.
The Great Stem Sell and Other Mistakes
What Americans really think about science: astonishing new polling data.
Dissecting Divorce
A new book by Elizabeth Marquardt offers a child's-eye-view of divorce.
Saving James Bond
Will Sony Pictures, and new 007 Daniel Craig, bring the franchise back to its glory days—and re-introduce us to the real James Bond, as Ian Fleming created him?
Left Behind: World at War
North Country
The Katrina Quandary
America questions the role of Christian charity.
Venezuela Debates New Tribes Mission Expulsion Order
Government officials, others call Chavez decision unconstitutional and harmful.
Churches Get Left Behind
The third film in the popular end-times stories will roll out this weekend not to theaters, but to churches—and more than 3,000 screens. We got the scoop from Peter Lalonde, who has produced all three movies.
Photographing Narnia
A first-hand account from a photographer and author who spent four months on the set of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, documenting the filmmaking process for a new book,Cameras in Narnia
Silence on Suffering
Where are the voices from the Christian community on cruel and degrading treatment of detainees?
Giving Peace a Chance
David Wilcox and Nance Pettit have put poetry from a variety of faiths to music on a new album—and are calling attention to the need for peace through conflict resolution.
Venezuela to Expel New Tribes Mission
After additional Robertson comments, President Chavez accuses "imperialist" mission agency of working for CIA.
J.S. Bach: For the Glory of God
Such humility is exceedingly rare among those who have gained worldwide fame.
Good Night, and Good Luck
Nine Lives
Dr. Frist's Dilemma
The Majority Leader's contradictions mirror the opinions of the public at large.
Weeks After Hurricane, Pastors Become Counselors, Healers, Social Workers
As soon as they can find their flocks, that is.
In Her Shoes
The Gospel
Two for the Money
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
A 'Coward' Who Stayed to Help
Why Brennan Manning isn't interested in asking why he survived Katrina and others did not. (Please read Editor's Note, added 10/10/2005)
Cloning Still Haunts California
Remember Prop. 71? Stem-cell research supporters hope voters don't remember the promises they made.
American Baptist Churches Communication Department to Close
Reorganization comes as regions threaten to leave over how the denomination has handled homosexuality.
Narnia: 'The Pressure Is Insane'
So says Walden Media President Micheal Flaherty, who's feeling the heat to get The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe exactly right. But Flaherty promises audiences a "fantastic, faithful adaptation."
This Mon Be Jammin'
Christafari frontman Mark Mohr wants to use reggae to reach the world for Jesus—especially in the Caribbean, where the island music was born.
The Message: Psalms
A Musical Tribute to C.S. Lewis

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