June (Web-only) 2006
Superman Returns, but Is That a Good Thing?
The return of the Man of Steel earns mixed reviews, and Click should be turned off. Plus, reviews of The King, The Proposition, Waist Deep, Wordplay, and another review of Cars.
Nacho Not So Dynamite
Christian film critics fight each other in the ring over Nacho Libre, demolish The Lake House, tow away The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and impound Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. Plus, more reviews of A Prairie Home Companion and The Omen.
The Year's Best Car-Toon?
Christian critics agree: Cars is great, but disagree as to how great. Plus, mixed reviews for A Prairie Home Companion, and more reviews of The Omen, The Break-Up, and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Omen, Thou Art Loosed!
Christian critics let loose on The Omen, aren't feeling the love for The Break-Up, and are warming up to Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth. A DVD release of Duma sets Christian reviewers raving, plus more reviews of Over the Hedge and The Lost City
X-Men Critics Stand Divided
Christian reviewers offer different perspectives on X-Men: The Last Stand. Plus, more on The Da Vinci Code.
Where Atrocity Is Normal
Understanding Christian soldiers who have seen the horrors of war.
How churches can help soldiers and their families readjust after combat.
Barack Obama on Religion in the Public Square
Plus: Billy Graham to preach in Baltimore, Rick Warren one of Newsweek
Madam Reverend Secretary
With the publication of The Mighty and the Almighty
Q&A: Madeleine Albright
The former secretary of state for the Clinton administration recently published The Mighty & the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
What's to Love About Women's Sports
There's no denying the pure joy and determination of female athletes
Anglicans Get Busy
Plus: California Christian school allowed to sue UC, parents of gay students allowed to sue another California Christian school, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Marketing to Christians a Violation of Human Rights
Plus: Nicholas Kristof on Chinese house churches, another Episcopal church bolts, and more articles from online sources around the world.
A Kinder, Gentler Conservatism
New Southern Baptist leader promises broader involvement.
In Essentials, Uncertainty
Presbyterian Church (USA) erodes ban on gay clergy.
How shall we then eat?
What's So Super About This Guy?
Born in the Great Depression, Superman still holds our rapt attention 70 years later, even as he headlines a new movie opening this week.
The 'Savior' Returns
Bryan Singer, director of the highly anticipated Superman Returns, says it makes sense to compare his protagonist to Jesus because, after all, "Superman is a savior."
Insuring a Virgin Birth
Plus: 1,000 skeletons found in catacombs, paying for church attendees, and more articles from online sources around the world.
How We Worship
An ambitious new book takes us into the diverse world of Christian worship practices from the early church to today.
Equal Opportunity Divestment
Plus: Trying to make sense of these church conventions, Daystar tries to buy KOCE once again, and more articles from online sources around the world.
The NBA? Or the UN?
It's called the National Basketball Association, but it's looking quite international—thanks in great part to a Christian GM for the Dallas Mavs.
Episcopalian General Convention Adopts Vague Resolution
Call for 'restraint' in consecration of practicing gays falls short of recommendations of Anglican leaders.
In the Name of the Mother, Child, and Womb
Plus: More updates from this week's church conventions and more articles from online sources around the world.
30 and Single? It's Your Own Fault
There are more unmarried people in our congregations than ever, and some say that's just sinful.
General Convention Brushes Against Its Deadline
Conservatives, liberals can't agree on response to the Windsor Report.
Michael Dirda on reading and life.
Conservatives Stunned by Bishop's Election
The new church leader supports same-sex marriages, vows to bend over backwards for those she disagrees with.
Whither Frodo and Jesus?
How could the American Film Institute have missed The Return of the King when picking its list of the 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time? And not a single movie about Jesus? What's up with THAT?
Episcopalians Elect Female Nevada Bishop as Top Leader
Conservatives see election as confirmation of church's 'revisionist theology,' while one diocese appeals for alternative oversight.
Gerson to Leave White House
Plus: Passion II, ECUSA deliberates, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Gays in the Church Debated
Conservatives press Episcopal convention to repent of gay bishop's consecration.
The Softer Side of Evangelicals
Plus: Tony Dungy's faith, the director of Napoleon Dynamite
The Kingdom of Rock Is at Hand
A tour of the confused but worshipful world of Christian rock.
Of Czechs, Sex, and Wrecks
Random musings on the U.S. soccer team, World Cup prostitution, and Big Ben's bad bike crash.
Dark Horse Wins SBC Presidency
Plus: Ohio considers abortion ban, more from the ECUSA convention, and other articles from online sources around the world.
Pro-life Dad Turns in Attempted Abortion Bomber Son
Plus: Same-sex marriage and religious freedom, the most controversial film ever, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Guys and Dads
Elephants in puberty are like men without fathers, says Donald Miller.
Finding a Family
A man needs a dad. I found mine when I moved in with a friend.
The Not-So-Evil Empire
A report on The Historical Society's conference earlier this month.
Evidence that Demands a Controversy
Plus: Newdow denied again, China persecution, religious leaders make statement, and other articles from online sources around the world.
The Role of a Lifetime
Golden Globe winner Olivia Hussey always wanted to play Mother Teresa, and finally got her chance in 2003. Now, as the film hits DVD, Hussey discusses one of her favorite roles.
Churches, bars, and everywhere in between, brother-sister folk duo Judd & Maggie will sing their songs wherever they can, no matter the audience—Christian or mainstream.
China Detains 28 in House Church Raid
Plus: Abortion clinic bomber stopped, 666 vandal arrested, why Roy Moore lost, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Sam Brownback's Humble Ambition
Weblog: Sam Brownback's Humble Ambition
Evangelistic Movie Earns PG rating
Plus: China pulls The Da Vinci Code, Alabama passes same-sex marriage ban, and more articles from online sources around the world.
O Little Town
We went to Italy to visit the set of The Nativity Story, a New Line Cinema film coming to theaters this Christmas. Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the movie.
American Christians Embrace Islam
Plus: Same-sex marriage amendment has little hope of passing, Pat Robertson's protein shakes removed from GNC, Louisiana to ban abortions, China's top cardinal criticizes government over Tiananmen Square massacre, the date of the beast, and more articles
Stand Up, Stand Up for Wicca
A war widow rightly wonders: Whose freedom are we fighting for?
From the Radio to the Big Screen
Garrison Keillor has been telling stories on the radio for years via A Prairie Home Companion. Now he brings his yarn-spinning to a new movie by the same name.
Through It All
Now in his fifth decade of making music, Andrae Crouch reminisces on a career that started in the days of Jesus Music through his brand-new album, Mighty Wind.
A Bigger Problem for Fighting AIDS
Plus: The latest abortion ban, reports of Religious Right infighting, getting men to church, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Rift Opens Among Evangelicals on AIDS Funding
Dobson targets Global Fund, which helps Salvation Army, Youth for Christ, and World Vision.
'Let's Go Home'
The latest on the Taylor University crash mix-up. Plus: The other abortion ban in South Dakota, new developments on pharmacist conscience clauses, new Da Vinci Code
When Christian bands bite the hands that praised them.
Contrary to precedent, few plan to boycott The Da Vinci Code.
Onward Christian Shortstops
The Colorado Rockies make a noble—if problematic—plan for winning.
Finally, Some Overdue Good News in the Battle Against AIDS
"Global slowing" is about as good as it gets when you're talking about this disease.