August (Web-only) 2009

An Open Letter to Tim Tebow's FansSubscriber Access Only
The high-profile quarterback, a devout Christian, practically walks on water. But give him a break. Please.
Juanita Bynum Returns to Conference StageSubscriber Access Only
Self-declared prophetess emerges after domestic abuse court case and TV circuit.
Sermon StartersSubscriber Access Only
What topic might you hear about from the pulpit this Sunday? Where did Ted Kennedy give a speech on religion and public life? Test your knowledge of this week's news.
Shuttle Mission to Include Missionary HistorySubscriber Access Only
Astronaut plans to take a piece of a plane used by Nate Saint, who was slain in Ecuador in 1956.
The CoveSubscriber Access Only
A compelling, if admittedly one-sided, account of an annual dolphin slaughter in Japan and the activists who try to expose it to the world.
Still WalkingSubscriber Access Only
The latest from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a nearly flawless film that delicately and beautifully deals with memory, family, death, and life.
Taking WoodstockSubscriber Access Only
A spirited, lighthearted but ultimately underwhelming chronicle of behind-the-scenes Woodstock.
Quest for a Father's LoveSubscriber Access Only
Author Margot Starbuck talks about the universal need to be 'seen, heard, known, and loved.'
A Pretty Good ReligionSubscriber Access Only
Be wary of anyone who starts praising Christianity.
Half the Sky: A Must-Read BookSubscriber Access Only
The fight for women's dignity worldwide, the 'cause of our time,' needs Christians now more than ever.
The Health Care Debate, Early Church Style
The Health Care Debate, Early Church Style
Early Christians focused on of the sacredness of individuals, not demons, says historian Gary Ferngren.
MotherlandSubscriber Access Only
In this documentary, six women who have experienced the death of a child travel together to South Africa to help impoverished children.
Who Is the Fellowship?
Who Is the Fellowship?Subscriber Access Only
It's no theocratic cabal, say two participants in the Congressional Prayer Groups.
The Master of DarknessSubscriber Access Only
Fritz Lang's divided faith—and mixed cinematic messages—kept audiences guessing till the very end.
The Lutherans and Twister TheologySubscriber Access Only
Julia's first-person account of the strange events at last week's ELCA convention.
The Case for ChristendomSubscriber Access Only
A renewed sense of Christian culture could be the key to younger evangelicals' angst.
Breast-feeding Dolls: Cute or Creepy?Subscriber Access Only
I'm pretty ambivalent about Bebe Gloton, the world's first electronically nursing doll.
Five Minutes of HeavenSubscriber Access Only
The real-life story of a killing in Northern Ireland ignites a challenging "what-if" scenario for reconciliation.
Never on SundaySubscriber Access Only
What did Fiji ban in observance of Sunday, what reality TV star is preparing for the ministry, and other questions from this week's news.
It Might Get LoudSubscriber Access Only
An epic guitar doc that isn't as epic as it might have been, but still pretty cool
Post GradSubscriber Access Only
This timely comedy pairs a familiar plot (new graduate seeks employment) with familiar themes (be loyal to loved ones) in a fairly entertaining package.
ShortsSubscriber Access Only
The latest kids' flick from Robert Rodriguez is silly, chaotic and illogical, but in a way that makes it seem all the more childlike.
Inglourious BasterdsSubscriber Access Only
Quentin Tarantino delivers Jews scalping Nazis in a go-for-broke WWII epic that shocks, electrifies, and horrifies, all in the name of entertainment.
Running in the Shadow of 9/11Subscriber Access Only
Much of my life has been lived in the kinetic shadow of New York City. Last weekend, I owned that city's streets for three hours.
New Music: Two for the Soul
New Music: Two for the SoulSubscriber Access Only
Gospel gems from Ashley Cleveland and Ginny Owens.
Dispatch from LollapaloozaSubscriber Access Only
Market segmentation isn't what it used to be.
Teaching an Old Dogfighter New TricksSubscriber Access Only
Michael Vick appears truly repentant. Can we forgive him?
StoryboardsSubscriber Access Only
Stupid LoveSubscriber Access Only
BlueSubscriber Access Only
All God's Children
All God's ChildrenSubscriber Access Only
'All God's Children' recalls the travails of a West Africa boarding school.
An Open Letter to Josh HamiltonSubscriber Access Only
Your recent indiscretions are certainly a concern, but you've handled the fallout with grace, humility, and repentance.
The Time Traveler's WifeSubscriber Access Only
All the elements are present for a lovely love story—great actors, sumptuous scenery, an intriguing story line. Unfortunately these elements are a bit too jumbled in time.
PonyoSubscriber Access Only
The world's greatest animator returns with his own spin on The Little Mermaid—and it's magical in more ways than one.
So, How Are Those Summer Reading Lists Coming?Subscriber Access Only
How to read the Bible in an age of anxiety; plus three book reviews from Christine A. Scheller.
Jenny Sanford Offers Forgiveness After Husband's AffairSubscriber Access Only
In her first post-affair interview, Mark Sanford's wife tells 'Vogue' about learning of her husband's infidelity—and offering forgiveness.
What Not to WearSubscriber Access Only
A French woman was barred from wearing what? Which country went on the "watch list"? Test your knowledge of this week's news.
District 9Subscriber Access Only
A fresh and original sci-fi vision of aliens living among us is scarred by identity crises.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009Subscriber Access Only
Remembering the devout Catholic's tireless work for people whose lives were often seen as worthless.
Danger: GodSubscriber Access Only
What should we think about a deity who gives us sticks of dynamite to play with?
The Persecuted Rifqa Bary?Subscriber Access Only
Christians rally support for a 17-year-old believer who says her Muslim parents have threatened to kill her. Should they believe her?
Shaping a GenerationSubscriber Access Only
Looking for love, friendship, and community: How the movies of John Hughes shaped Gen X's ecclesiology.
Deciphering the Pennsylvania Gym ShootingSubscriber Access Only
What George Sodini's journal reveals about women and violence.
The Electric RevSubscriber Access Only
High AnxietySubscriber Access Only
New artists are brimming with hope, but also have lots of fears—from concerns about staying spiritually fit to worries about finding money for their next meal.
An Open Letter to Terrell OwensSubscriber Access Only
Your VH1 reality show is intriguing, but dude, your ego is outta control.
Beauty Pageant for Landmine Victims ScrappedSubscriber Access Only
Cambodia's government says the contest makes fun of the disabled. The founder says he's only trying to humanize them.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraSubscriber Access Only
This bombastic and juvenile screen adaptation of the popular toy line wasn't screened for critics—proof again that even the movie studio knows it's bad.
'The Word Does the Work'Subscriber Access Only
David Platt discusses how he raises the bar for biblical understanding and practice.
Top 10 Most Popular Posts, JulySubscriber Access Only
A round-up of the most popular posts of the last 30 days.
Thank God I'm a Business MajorSubscriber Access Only
How does your college major impact religiosity? How many European countries allow same-sex marriage? Test your knowledge of this week's news.
Were Pakistan's Deadly Gojra Riots Enough to Provoke Change?Subscriber Access Only
Widespread outrage might lead to reconsideration of country's blasphemy law or other reforms.
Cold SoulsSubscriber Access Only
A dark, occasionally comedic film about the dangers of trying to ignore the soul.
Paper HeartSubscriber Access Only
This partly fictionalized documentary is refreshingly pro-relationship and offers a quirky and endearing look at love in a postmodern age.
Julie & JuliaSubscriber Access Only
A delicious feast of great acting, winning characters, loving marriages, and sumptuous food.
Women Pastors Remain ScarceSubscriber Access Only
The Assemblies of God elected a woman to one of the highest leadership positions in the denomination, but women pastors remain few and far between.
Remembering Hiroshima Rightly
Remembering Hiroshima RightlySubscriber Access Only
Hiroshima is no reason to reject a nuclear weapons-free world.
Pants-Wearing Woman Challenges Sudan's Decency LawSubscriber Access Only
Lubna Hussein says she'll take 40,000 whippings if it will change her government's human rights policies.
Every Older Singles' BattleSubscriber Access Only
With Singled Out, Christine Colón imagines what celibacy might look like for today's evangelicals.
The Horrors of 'Orphan'Subscriber Access Only
Christian ministry fears the film will stigmatize older adopted children.
Back in the BoxSubscriber Access Only
What's 'Love' Mean, Anyway?Subscriber Access Only
That's the question that Charlyne Yi and company took into the docudrama Paper Heart, which opens Friday.
Feasting on FilmSubscriber Access Only
With Julie and Julia opening this week, it's a good time to savor a few great movies that are centered around food and its delights.
The Charismatic Alberto CutieSubscriber Access Only
Time will tell if the celebrity priest lives up to Church of the Resurrection's lively tradition.
AdamSubscriber Access Only
One of the summer's unexpected delights, this rom-com depicts a young man with Asperger's syndrome who falls in love with the girl next door.
Aliens in the AtticSubscriber Access Only
Mindless but fun fodder exclusively for the videogame-conditioned Generation Z
'A Metaphor for Relationships'Subscriber Access Only
Adam, a new romantic comedy about a man with Asperger's syndrome, is one of the year's best-kept secrets. We talked to the director and the lead actors.
Young Pups in LoveSubscriber Access Only
My family's own story bears out the wisdom of 'The Case for Early Marriage.'
Florida's Other Marriage AmendmentSubscriber Access Only
Christian groups propose 0 fee for Florida couples who do not get premarital counseling.

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