July (Web-only) 2006

Shyamalan's Fairy Tale is All Wet
Christian critics join the chorus of bad reviews for Lady in the Water, question Monster House, dump My Super Ex-Girlfriend, condemn Clerks 2, and weary of The Groomsmen. Plus, more reviews of The Devil Wears Prada and A Scanner Darkly.
Darkly's Dark, Dupree's Depraved
Christian film critics consider A Scanner Darkly, and lament two crass new comedies: You, Me and Dupree and Little Man. Plus, more reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Brick.
Yo-Ho-Hollywood! Pirates Tops Box Office!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is high-spirited hilarity and record-breaking fun. Plus, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, and more reviews of Wordplay and An Inconvenient Truth.
Official Presbyterian Publisher Issues 9/11 Conspiracy Book
Process theologian David Ray Griffin is among the most prominent proponents of theory that Bush administration, not Al Qaeda, was behind attacks.
Classic Faith for Modern Times: Thomas à Kempis
"What Good Is Knowledge Without Fear of God?"
War's Cheerleader
The Wall Street Journal
Lebanese Christians Outraged at Hezbollah
Plus: A Christian radio goes to "porn" format, the return of Alvin Jackson, Congo militias agree to disarm for amnesty, Democrats stall parental involvement bill after passage, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The Ant Bully
Miami Vice
Scoop
Are You Ready for Some Fantasy?
With football training camps convening, fantasy football is almost upon us. Finally.
Not a Burning Issue
The Air Force drops a flag-folding ceremony over religious references, and no one cares.
Steps to Recovery
Victim of mistaken ID in Taylor van crash walking again.
U.S. Court Says Coach Can Pray With PlayersPlus: Baptist Foundation of Arizona leaders convicted (a bit), 1000-year-old Psalter found in an Irish bog, Ralph Reed's future, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Plus: Baptist Foundation of Arizona leaders convicted (a bit), 1000-year-old Psalter found in an Irish bog, Ralph Reed's future, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Little Miss Sunshine
'Who Is My Neighbor' in the Lebanon-Israel Conflict?
Further reflections from the academic dean of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon.
A Cranky Catholic
Born to a Catholic family and later attending a Jesuit school, Alfred Hitchcock often incorporated religious imagery into his films—even though he had a love-hate relationship with faith.
The Silent Human Conscience
What should I tell my daughter when bombs fall and the great nations say nothing?
Science and Law Haven't Changed on Stem Cells. Has Politics?
Plus: Prolifers rally and ... burn the Qur'an?! On having Ralph Reed to kick around, banning baths, and a bunch of links to a bunch of other stories.
Prince of Peace's Hometown Bombarded
Missiles' booms sound the alarm to our forsaken responsibility of peace making.
We Risk Not Just Suffering, But Annihilation
An open letter to Dr. Martin Accad.
Lady in the Water
Monster House
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Another Point of View: Evangelical Blindness on Lebanon
The academic dean of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary is angry at evangelical Christians, Israel, Hezbollah, the U.S., and the international community.
Secrets of the Lebanon-Israel War
Plus: Are conservative Christian schools really worst of all? A church bombing in Malawi, the IRS's new church politics program, and links to more than 280 articles from online sources around the world.
Welcoming Resurrection
A volume of new poems from Luci Shaw.
Editing Smut: Yea or Nay?
When a judge ruled that it was illegal for companies to "sanitize" videos by removing objectionable content, we agreed with the decision in principle. And now the readers have their say.
Church Youth Nights an 'Illegal Nightclub,' Albany Says
Plus: Valedictorian sues over cut speech, Vatican statement on Mideast violence, Lauren Winner on pastors' wives, Provincetown's intolerance, and other stories from online sources around the world.
When the Bombs Fell on Beirut
This week's fighting between Israel and Lebanon seems too familiar.
Ted W. Engstrom Dies at 90
Former head of World Vision and Youth for Christ led nearly every kind of parachurch ministry.
Ready to Exhale
Life's pace rarely gives us pause to look deep inside ourselves. Forget finding the answers … for now. I'm just giving myself permission to stop and ask the questions.
Into the Fray
Six months ago, The Fray was just a local band in Denver, driving a van from show to show. Now they're riding high on the charts—and learning to deal with the trappings of sudden fame.
Imprisoned Ministry
The future of Prison Fellowship's rehabilitation program, and other faith-based social services, are in the hands of an appeals court.
The Middle East's Death Wish—and Ours
We say "everyone wants peace," but we also want to see our enemies destroyed.
Warren's North Korea Trip Delayed
Stadium event still planned for next year.
China's Abortion Battle
Plus: T.D. Jakes and others quit Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, Episcopal Church tackles "anti-Jewish" Scripture, and other stories from online sources around the world.
A Spiritual Health Hazard: White Picket Fences and Two Car Garages
The author of Death by Suburb
Equal Pay for Women?
The stubborn Brits who run Wimbledon refuse to pay the female tennis players as much as the men. Good for them.
Homeland Security Says 'Way Too Much Fraud' in Religious Visa Program
Plus: A victory for Christian Legal Society chapter, Egypt attack thwarted, manufactured spirituality, and other stories from online sources around the world.
North Korea, Land of Opportunity?
Missile tests and a planned trip by Rick Warren have put the spotlight on the country's beleaguered Christians.
Will Random House Expand its Territory By Buying Multnomah Publishers?
Plus: Senator says nonprofits "must earn status," Hillsong's #1 charity, Ohio's motto rule, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Truth, Justice, and ...
Some critics of Superman Returns
No More Smut Editors?
A federal judge has ruled that it's illegal for companies to "sanitize" videos by editing objectionable content. And in principle, I tend to agree.
Why Catholicism Is Dying in Ireland
Plus: Billy Graham in Baltimore, the Church of England approves female bishops, NYT on Rob Bell, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Treasurer Embezzled $100,000, Says PC(USA)
Plus: Another InnerChange ministry busted out of prison, McLean Bible Church's Bible study fight, Gordon-Conwell wants conservative Anglicans, Mark Noll on the KJV, and other stories from online sources around the world.
A Scanner Darkly
Top Courts in N.Y., Ga. Uphold Gay Marriage Bans
Plus: Needing permission to convert, the Africa Bible Commentary, Jibla Hospital three years later, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Supreme Court Stays Mt. Soledad Cross Removal
Plus: Syncretism in America, a priest's college suit, AIDS fakery, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Men Are from Mars Hill
Mark Driscoll praises Jesus, blasts mega-churches, and extols Reformed theology.
Third Priest Attacked in Turkey
Plus: "Overstated" excommunication risk for Catholic stem-cell researchers? N.Y. human rights body backs off roller rink, witch doctors embrace Scripture, Keith Richards's Christian album, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Life Short Call Now
A Tree by the Water

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