June (Web-only) 2009

Public EnemiesSubscriber Access Only
Cops and robbers collide in this thrilling Depression-era drama from the modern master of the crime epic, Michael Mann. PLUS: Overstreet on "A Mann's World."
Spooning Out to SeaSubscriber Access Only
Tired of Singing Sad SongsSubscriber Access Only
Catching Up With ... Michael SweetSubscriber Access Only
The famed Stryper frontman reflects on losing his wife to cancer, the group's 25th anniversary, plus an update on his role in legendary rock band Boston.
Recovering from 'The Year of Living Biblically'Subscriber Access Only
Author A. J. Jacobs talks with CT about becoming a minor celebrity in the Christian world.
CDs on The List
CDs on The ListSubscriber Access Only
Short reviews of new albums by Brian Blade, Seasons, Madeleine Peyroux, and Iona.
Keaggy, Phil & Randy Stonehill
Mystery HighwaySubscriber Access Only
Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill team up for a winner.
A Mann's WorldSubscriber Access Only
Public Enemies director Michael Mann often blurs the line between the good guys and the bad in the moral crossfire between cops and robbers.
How Old Is the Old-Time Religion?Subscriber Access Only
Scholars challenge David Bebbington in The Advent of Evangelicalism.
ChériSubscriber Access Only
Michelle Pfeiffer stars as the most gorgeous prostitute in all of human history, but this feast for the eyes offers little for the heart.
The Stoning of Soraya M.Subscriber Access Only
This graphic—perhaps too much so—depiction of a real event raises awareness about the injustice that women still face in many parts of the world.
Revolution ReduxSubscriber Access Only
Southern Baptists debate relationship between evangelism and identity.
My Sister's KeeperSubscriber Access Only
You'll need good supplies of both patience and tissues to get through this heart-wrenching story about a cancer-stricken teenager and the younger sister who was genetically engineered to save her.
Christian Publisher Still Plans Kate Gosselin BookSubscriber Access Only
Zondervan is advertizing a cookbook by the Jon & Kate Plus Eight star.
What to Wear to FocusSubscriber Access Only
A dress code change, an incentive not to get pregnant, and other items from the week's news. How much were you paying attention?
Transformers: Revenge of the FallenSubscriber Access Only
Of course it's weak on plot and heavy on cool effects, but its shameful and unnecessary elements take it far from harmless brainless entertainment.
Wash AwaySubscriber Access Only
A Passion for Women's RightsSubscriber Access Only
Jim Caviezel and Steve McEveety, who played critical roles in The Passion, expose human rights violations in Iran through their new film, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Your Eggs Cost How Much?Subscriber Access Only
Which state's government wants to purchase women's eggs for research? Is Wittenburg, Germany, a Christian hub? And other questions from this week's news.
$9.99Subscriber Access Only
In this clay animation feature, characters living in an apartment building interact, and deal with love, disappointment, and hope.
The ProposalSubscriber Access Only
An outlandish premise kicks off a most satisfyingly funny and romantic love story, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds at the top of their games.
MoonSubscriber Access Only
Smart, old-school sci-fi in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey featuring a terrific turn by Sam Rockwell and solid direction from rookie Duncan Jones. (And yes, he's David Bowie's son.)
Year OneSubscriber Access Only
Lots of gross-out humor and a consistently lowbrow take on the Book of Genesis make this raunchy comedy one of the most disappointing Bible-themed movies in decades.
Chaos TheologySubscriber Access Only
Finding hope in the midst of the terror of creation.
Pageant PreachersSubscriber Access Only
Carrie Prejean isn't the only Christian contestant using the contest as a platform for her beliefs—or who has faced questions about compromising them.
Around the WellSubscriber Access Only
He says he's renounced the faith he grew up with, but Sam Beam's music—including his latest—is infused with religious imagery and spiritual longings.
Ten Theology Books for Your Beach BagSubscriber Access Only
Shake up your summer selections with these new releases.
Saguaro Seminar Stays with ObamaSubscriber Access Only
Obama continually builds relationships, ideas and skills found from a Harvard seminar on social capital.
'We Are Not Commanded To Be a Docent in the Art Museum. We Are Commanded To Love the Poor.'Subscriber Access Only
World Vision president Richard Stearns says the greatest sin of our generation is apathy.
Imagine ThatSubscriber Access Only
Eddie Murphy learns to connect with his young daughter in this comedy that doesn't always connect with its audience.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3Subscriber Access Only
A tightly-wound, suspenseful depiction of New York City that asks important questions about life, innocence, and fate.
Appeals Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument UnconstitutionalSubscriber Access Only
Judges say the Oklahoma monument would reflect a government endorsement of religion.
Hope Mingled with SadnessSubscriber Access Only
Inspired by the likes of Ozu, the Dardennes, and Bonhoeffer, filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung finds light after the darkness in Rwanda—and in himself.
Too Unorthodox Even for the Episcopal Church?Subscriber Access Only
Church leaders appear to have vetoed a bishop-elect for the first time since the 1930s. But few opponents are celebrating.
You Want Me to Bring What to Church?Subscriber Access Only
A pastor wants his congregation to show and tell, Harvard graduates sign a new pledge, and other questions from this week's news.
Away We GoSubscriber Access Only
A couple on the cusp of parenthood sets out in search of community in this uneven-yet-compelling portrait of nomadic hipsters trying to put down roots.
My Life in RuinsSubscriber Access Only
Even the star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding can't save this mess of a comedy. More like a Greek tragedy, it seems.
Land of the LostSubscriber Access Only
Hard to believe that the original producers of the campy Saturday morning adventure from the '70s are also responsible for this extremely crude, juvenile, and unfunny remake.
Job SearchSubscriber Access Only
Two foreign films poignantly illustrate that our quests for the perfect job—more money, more stuff—might miss the point of what really matters in life.
Abortion Violence and American DemocracySubscriber Access Only
The ironic relationship between the pro-life movement and its radical fringe.
Music in RecessionSubscriber Access Only
Can the Christian music industry survive the economic storm?
The Gospel and the GosselinsSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals and the making of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

Top Story March 29, 2020

In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer
In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer
Psalms of lament felt hyperbolic before COVID-19. But amid 10,000 deaths, my locked-down church in Rome resonates with David more than ever.