January (Web-only) 2007

A Memorable Trip to the Emergency Room
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu wins year-end raves, but who saw it? Plus, reviews of God Grew Tired of Us, The Hitcher, and additional reviews of Pan's Labyrinth, Miss Potter, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good German, Thr3e, and Primeval.
Miss Potter charms Christian critics
Christian film reviewers recommend Miss Potter and, to a lesser degree, Stomp the Yard. They also weigh in on Alpha Dog, Notes on a Scandal, Primeval, and Arthur and Invisibles. Plus, more views on Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Freedom Writers, The Queen, Children of Men, Venus, The Painted Veil, and Code Name: The Cleaner, and a comparison of Stranger than Fiction and Facing the Giants.
Thr3e Thumbs Down for 'Christian Thriller'
Christian film critics are frustrated by Thr3e, but inspired by Freedom Writers. Plus, reviews of Venus, Happily N'Ever After, The Painted Veil, and Code Name: The Cleaner.
Dreamgirls, Children, Iwo Jima and more
Christian critics consider Dreamgirls, Children of Men, Letters from Iwo Jima, Pan's Labyrinth, We Are Marshall, The Good Shepherd, and Night at the Museum. Plus, new reviews of Rocky Balboa, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Charlotte's Web.
What Makes the Korean Church Grow?
The simple secrets of its remarkable expansion.
A Century After North Korean Revival, Dreams of an Encore
At New Jersey gathering, memories and prayers.
The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2006
What do a shy-but-brilliant speller, a dead Mexican guy, a street thug from Soweto, a compassionate spider, an anti-Nazi young woman, and the baby Jesus have in common? They're all in movies that we've just voted the ten most redeeming films of 2006.
The 'Definitive' Passion
Mel Gibson's controversial blockbuster comes to DVD again—this time in a two-disc "definitive edition" including hours of commentaries, bonus features, and more.
What's Up with Radio?
In this, the fourth of a four-part series on the state of Christian radio, we take a glimpse into radio's future—and how alternative technologies might affect the business.
Catch and Release
Seraphim Falls
Obama's Grade School Not a Madrassa After All
Also: Super Bowl coaches brothers in Christ, churches oppose U.K. gay adoption law, the Burmese military aims to wipe out Christians, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Pastor/Blogger Says Hebrew Prof's Gender Cost Her Tenure at Seminary
Southwestern Baptist's board chair calls hiring a "momentary lax of the parameters."
What's Up with Radio?
In this, the third of a four-part series on the state of Christian radio, we learn how "Becky" and others influence the decisions about what songs are played on the air.
What's Up with Radio?
In this, the second of a four-part series on the state of Christian radio, we meet "Becky," the target demographic—and how she affects a myriad of decisions in the business.
What to Do with a Former Communist Informant
Should collaboration with persecutors be a bar to ministry? Poland's Catholics aren't the first to wonder.
Miss Potter
What's Up with Radio?
In this, the first of a four-part series on the state of Christian radio, we take a brief look at its history and its recent growth. So, is it working, or does it need fixing?
Freedom Writers
Happily N'Ever After
The Painted Veil
Thr3e
Venus
Finding and Missing Jesus at Ford's Funeral
Plus: Richard Land, Leith Anderson, and others on Hussein's execution; Elizabeth Fox-Genovese dies; mysterious charges against an evangelical Episcopalian leader; and other stories from online sources around the world.
Lennon's 'Last Temptation'
The symbol of the sixties is desecrated, and a generation falls headlong into its midlife crisis.
John Lennon's Born-Again Phase
"Can He love me?" the former Beatle asked Oral Roberts. "I want out of hell."
God Grew Tired of Us
Primeval
Christianity Today Movies did not review this film, but here's what other critics are saying ...
The Ten Commandments
Long Island Shores
Alt folk/country
Magic
Pop/rock
Neon Bible
Indie alternative pop/rock
Pearl Jam
Alternative rock
The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
Alt-folk
Snakes and Arrows
Progressive pop/rock
Sola Scriptura
Progressive pop/rock
Theology
Folk-Pop
ToHeavenURide
Gospel/R&B/Folk
The Walk
Pop/rock
What's Mine Is Yours
Folk-pop
Zeitgeist
Alternative rock
The Best Christian Children's Albums of 2006
2006 Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards
Skillet, Apologetix fans lift their faves to the top; Camp, St. James repeat; Leeland jumps into the mix.
Favorite Worship Albums of 2006
Our annual list of twelve finds a welcome return from several of the most influential and important songwriters in the history of contemporary worship music.
Christmas Music Wrap-Up 2007
2007 Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards
Skillet, Jeremy, Skillet, Rebecca, and more Skillet … plus your picks for Best Album and Best New Artist
Best Artists of 2006
Best New Artists of 2006
New talent quickly comes and goes in the music business, but here are twelve new Christian artists that we hope to see continue for years to come.
Best New Artists of 2007
Twelve newcomers whose debut albums left a lasting impression on us, and who we'll look forward to hearing for years to come.
2006 Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards
Skillet, Apologetix fans lift their faves to the top; Camp, St. James repeat; Leeland jumps into the mix.
Favorite Worship Albums of 2007
Our annual list of picks from the last twelve months is heavily devoted to the growth and creativity among alternative worship styles in drawing believers to praise and reflection.

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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.