September (Web-only) 2005

Flight, Fright, or Fractions?
Foster's tense in Flightplan. Burton's brilliant with Corpse Bride. Paltrow's brainy in Proof. Wood's wide-eyed in Everything Is Illuminated. Plus: Roll Bounce, and more reviews of Lord of War and Just Like Heaven
Deadly Romantic Comedies
Corpse Bride and Just Like Heaven are charmingly spooky, but are critics swooning? Plus, reviews of Lord of War, Junebug, Cry Wolf, Venom, The Thing About My Folks, and more reviews of An Unfinished Life and Echoes of Innocence
The Mixed Reviews of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose stirs up a film critics' fracas. Plus, reviews of The Man, An Unfinished Life, Echoes of Innocence, and further responses to The Constant Gardener and Underclassman.
Craftsmanship, Conscience Distinguish Gardener
Critics praise The Constant Gardener, visit 2046, dump The Transporter 2, blast A Sound of Thunder, flunk Underclassman, and remain unpersuaded by Pretty Persuasion. Plus, more reviews of Undiscovered and The Brothers Grimm.
Brothers Are Grimm Indeed
Grim reviews for The Brothers Grimm, The Cave, Undiscovered, and The God Who Wasn't There. Plus, more reviews of Red Eye, Murderball, Sky High, Valiant, and Broken Flowers.
Dutch Expand Euthanasia Rules
Plus: Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage bill while Connecticut offers civil unions, more from the Intelligent Design trial, Christians in the academy, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Iraqi Anglican Leaders Feared Dead
Plus: Intelligent Design on trial, John Roberts and Tom DeLay, Wisconsin votes to ban human cloning, street preachers, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Abu Sayyaf Recruits Christians as Terrorists in Philippines
Plus: Little hope for Zimbabwe opposition, Vatican to ban gay seminarians, prayer at the pole, the Bible Literacy Project and more articles from online sources around the world.
How Katrina Is Changing Giving
Plus: Washington Nationals religion controversy, Switchfoot in trouble over music piracy, The 100-Minute Bible, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Day of Prayer Too Late?
Plus: Layoffs reported at Focus, Mass. Legislature overrides Plan B veto, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Religious Groups Believe Roberts Would Undo Pledge Decision
Plus: The Onion covers "home churching" as The Daily Show does evolution, and links to non-satirical stories from online sources around the world.
Prelude to Kansas' Abortion Records Battle
Plus: Judge says JN36TN plate confusing but forbidden, NY Post says prominent pastor admits affair, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Hurricane Weblog: Where Is God in the Chaos?
The theodicy questions change as human depravity rears its ugly head in New Orleans.
Hurricane Weblog: Little Relief in Sight
Food, water, supplies still making their way to hurricane victims.
Focus on the Family, Others Oppose New Air Force Guidelines
Plus: FDA official quits over Plan B, UMC's first Korean-American bishop resigns, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Hurricane Weblog: Katrina Relief Under Way
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco declares Wednesday a day of prayer.
Emergents, Meet Saints!
The wave of the future needs the wisdom of the past.
The Greatest Game Ever Played
A History of Violence
Into the Blue
Oliver Twist
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Serenity
Is God a Psychotherapist?
M. Scott Peck's People of the Lie explores the dimensions of human and satanic evil.
Rita's Punch Strains Gulf Churches
Following Katrina, relief efforts overwhelmed by second flood of evacuees.
From Mutual Aid to Global Action
How the Anabaptist emphasis on practical acts of love led a tightly knit enclave to reach out to the world.
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Dear Wendy
Flightplan
Aiding Katrina's Victims, Minding Rita's Approach
Salvation Army Maj. George Hood praises public generosity, reminds volunteers of the long road to recovery.
Leon Kass, a Bioethics Legend, Steps Down
The man who led the President's Council on Bioethics brought protests from the industry and directed groundbreaking studies.
Not a Hallmark Bible
Richard Foster and Dallas Willard on the newly  published Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible.
Everything Is Illuminated
Just Like Heaven
Proof
The Thing About My Folks
Lord Of War
My Day in Narnia
On a trip to New Zealand, the author spent a day on the movie set of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He came away impressed with everything he saw.
Giving Patterns Reveal Increasing Focus on Those 'Worthy' of Compassion
Charities must now frame issues so that donors believe they are giving to innocent victims.
Indian Pentecost
How a "Holy Ghost revival" among child widows in India became an international sensation and a local wellspring of Christian outreach.
A Church in Diaspora
A New Orleans pastor takes care of his scattered flock from Houston.
Churches Try to Find Scattered Flocks, Assess Damage From Afar
With churches damaged and congregations dispersed, measuring Katrina's impact has been nearly impossible.
Parable of the Good Church
Neither the fury of Katrina nor inefficiencies of government can stop the people of God.
Echoes of Innocence
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
An Unfinished Life
The Sunday After
What Gulf churches were doing on the first Lord's Day after Katrina.
I Was a Stranger
Ministry in the Astrodome and beyond.
Amid the Evacuees
How churches in Houston, among other cities, began picking up the pieces.
U.S. Court Calls for Deportation of Chinese Christian
Court believes Christian's story, says China has the right to maintain social order.
One Scary Performance
Jennifer Carpenter, who plays the title character in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, is so convincing in her role that colleagues on the set nervously joked that maybe she really was possessed. (She isn't.)
Music Community Responds
Christian and secular musicians from all over the country are stepping up to the plate to help Hurricane Katrina victims and their communities.
No Pat Answers
In this candid conversation, Pat Boone talks about his new album, his all-star tribute to Billy Graham—featuring his old "pal" Bono—and that, uhh, heavy metal thing.
Houston's Religious Communities Scramble to Help Evacuees
"We're in this thing for the long haul" without government money, church leaders warn.
Drop Out and Tune in to Jesus
Today's intentional communities are very different, and very similar to, those formed in the '70s.
Remonking the Church
Would a Protestant form of monasticism help liberate evangelicalism from its cultural captivity?
A Sound of Thunder
Solace—For Seasons of Suffering
Iraq's Worrisome Constitution
A future government will have to untangle the threads of a document that claims to be both Islamic and democratic.
The Stem-Cell Conspiracy
The Washington Post muddles a major breakthrough in adult stem-cell research, while the U.K. marches blindly on.

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Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself
Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself
Woman of Faith speaker celebrated life of singleness.