December (Web-only) 2006

Charlotte, Rocky, Happyness Shine; Eragon Fizzles
Charlotte's Web is a good family film, Rocky Balboa makes a successful return, The Pursuit of Happyness is an admirable father/son tale, and Eragon ...well, let's just say that this dragon has no fire.
Apocalypto, Blood Diamond "Relentlessly Violent"
Will Mel Gibson's Apocalypto disappoint his Christian fans? Religious critics disagree about the movie. Plus, Blood Diamond, The Holiday, and Unaccompanied Minors.
Nativity Story Delights Some, Disappoints Others
Christian film critics have mixed feelings about Catherine Hardwicke's The Nativity Story. Plus, For Your Consideration, Volver, Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, and Turistas.
Pan's Labyrinth
Gerald Ford: Prayer and a Quiet Faith
Christianity Today's take on a then-new president.
Gerald R. Ford: Lessons From The Presidency
Gerald R. Ford's May 28, 1977, commencement address to his son and 180 other Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary graduates.
Children of Men
Dreamgirls
Three Purposes of Christmas
Saddleback's Warren to address global audience over holiday weekend.
King Jesus the Disguised
There's a reason it's not easy to spot him.
The Good German
The Good Shepherd
Night at the Museum
We Are Marshall
What Is This Word?
The incomprehensible, intimate Christmas story.
Christmas Shame
Christmas Shame
The year we had no tree, Mother planted within me a seed of discontent with all cultural displays of religion.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Rocky Balboa
Christmas Wars Prove Lucrative Fundraising Opportunity for Advocacy Groups
AFA says buttons and magnets are selling so well, it plans to expand its campaign to Easter.
Yes to Shame and Glory
Yes to Shame and Glory
Mary is a model of openness to the power of God.
Yo! Rocky's Back!
Dissatisfied with the way the Rocky franchise ended 16 years ago, Sylvester Stallone has written a new final chapter—one that brings his faith into the picture more than ever. He gives us the scoop.
My Dad Was on That Plane
We Are Marshall portrays Marshall University's football program, devastated by a 1970 plane crash that killed the entire team, 75 people in all. My father was one of them.
Graham Family Takes Disagreement Over Burial Site Public
Plus: The Left Behind video game, Jay Bakker's documentary, the other Christmas tree war, and more stories from online sources around the world.
Charlotte's Web
Eragon
The Pursuit of Happyness
Hollywood Stars Dramatize the Bible
Familiar Word
Famous black voices eagerly join audio Bible project.
Whither the Nativity Crowd?
We recently asked that question in a recent newsletter, regarding the slow start at the box office for The Nativity Story
Patricia Heaton on Entertaining Truth
Entertaining Truth
Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) on being in Hollywood but not of it.
Jim Bakker Made Me Do It
The Road to Restoration
How should the church treat its fallen leaders?
The Private Lives of Public Leaders
The Private Lives of Public Leaders
Believers once stood watch with each other. Now they have learned to wink at questionable ethical choices.
Are All Sins Created Equal?
Curses! The Readers React
We've recently reviewed some CDs by Christian artists who happened to include profanity in their lyrics. We asked readers what they think ... and here's what they said.
Cloning Okayed, Bible Urinated Upon in Australia
Plus: CPT hostages speak, Malaysia corpse battle ends, Md. pastor shot to death, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Apocalypto
Blood Diamond
The Holiday
Democrats Hand Weekly Radio Address to Jim Wallis
Plus: Faith-based initiative to Supreme Court, the Qur'an oath controversy, what Obama said, Mark Driscoll's apology, and other stories from online sources around the world.
"Shall the Fundamentalists Win?"
An excerpt from Philip Jenkins' new book, The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South.
It's a Wonderful Filmography
From Mr. Deeds and Mr. Smith through George Bailey and his Wonderful Life, the films of director Frank Capra show goodness triumphant in a brutally fallen world—with faith as the key.
Warren, Obama, the Christian Coalition, and 'the Evangelical Agenda'
Plus: A lonely Christmas war, the correction of the year, the Pope's Turkey trip, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
The Nativity Story
The Nativity Story
The Best of Passion [So Far]
Draw Me Back

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The Black Church Is Atlanta’s Original Community Organizer
The Black Church Is Atlanta’s Original Community Organizer
Long before Raphael Warnock’s Senate run, the biblical call for freedom for the oppressed stirred Atlanta Christians to social action.