June (Web-only) 2009

Public Enemies
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 Sea
Tired of Singing Sad Songs
Catching Up With ... Michael Sweet
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'
Author A. J. Jacobs talks with CT about becoming a minor celebrity in the Christian world.
CDs on The List
CDs on The List
Short reviews of new albums by Brian Blade, Seasons, Madeleine Peyroux, and Iona.
Keaggy, Phil & Randy Stonehill
Mystery Highway
Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill team up for a winner.
A Mann's World
Public Enemies director Michael Mann often blurs the line between the good guys and the bad in the moral crossfire between cops and robbers.
Supreme Court Rules Girl's Strip Search Unconstitutional
Lone female justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke up for the 13-year-old who had to undress before school officials in 2003.
How Old Is the Old-Time Religion?
Scholars challenge David Bebbington in The Advent of Evangelicalism.
Fighting Injustice through Art
Iranian writers and filmmakers use media to address life and death in Iran.
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.
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 Redux
Southern Baptists debate relationship between evangelism and identity.
My Sister's Keeper
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 Book
Zondervan is advertizing a cookbook by the Jon & Kate Plus Eight star.
What to Wear to Focus
A dress code change, an incentive not to get pregnant, and other items from the week's news. How much were you paying attention?
Stand By Your Unfaithful Politician Husband?
Christian politicians Mark Sanford and John Ensign recently confessed to having affairs, but their wives were absent from the press conferences.
Am I My Sister's Keeper?
A new movie explores tensions between preserving a life when a terminally ill patient feels ready to die.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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.
Neda: More Than Her Death
Behind the stark symbol of her videotaped death is one vibrant life snuffed out and a family in mourning.
Wash Away
A Passion for Women's Rights
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.
A (Crooked) House Divided: the Gosselins Announce Their Divorce
Ten years, eight kids, and five seasons later, Jon and Kate call it quits.
Your Eggs Cost How Much?
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.
In this clay animation feature, characters living in an apartment building interact, and deal with love, disappointment, and hope.
The Proposal
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.
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 One
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.
Top Clothing Lines Downsize Plus-Size Offerings
Which clothing lines are belt-tightening during the shrinking economy.
Chaos Theology
Finding hope in the midst of the terror of creation.
When a Pro-Life Blogger Goes Too Far
The case of 'April's Mom' is less an indictment on the pro-life movement and more the story of a deeply pained woman.
The Friendship Boost
The inextricable link between happiness and meaningful relationships (hint: they take more than Facebook updates).
Pageant Preachers
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.
Redeeming Twitter
It doesn't have to be for shallow updates.
Around the Well
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.
The Downside of Hooking Up
The message of 'female sexual liberation' comes with a cost.
Ten Theology Books for Your Beach Bag
Shake up your summer selections with these new releases.
First Dalit Woman Elected to India Parliament
Christian groups hope Meira Kumar will raise profile of India's Untouchables.
Saguaro Seminar Stays with Obama
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.'
World Vision president Richard Stearns says the greatest sin of our generation is apathy.
Imagine That
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 3
A tightly-wound, suspenseful depiction of New York City that asks important questions about life, innocence, and fate.
The Duggars: the Anti-Gosselins
When reality TV marriage actually works.
Women's Groups Lash Out at Letterman in Palin's Defense
Letterman joked that Alex Rodriguez 'knocked up' one of her daughters.
Appeals Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional
Judges say the Oklahoma monument would reflect a government endorsement of religion.
Schuller's Eldest Daughter to Lead Crystal Cathedral
Sheila Schuller Coleman to become her father's 'legs' in new role.
What Are You Reading This Summer?
We've offered some lists if you haven't decided yet.
Journalists Slammed for Covering N. Korean Women's Hell
Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for reporting on women who are 'sold like livestock' in China.
Hope Mingled with Sadness
Inspired by the likes of Ozu, the Dardennes, and Bonhoeffer, filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung finds light after the darkness in Rwanda—and in himself.
Top 10 Most Popular Posts, v. 2
What you clicked on the most during the second month of Her.meneutics.
Too Unorthodox Even for the Episcopal Church?
Church leaders appear to have vetoed a bishop-elect for the first time since the 1930s. But few opponents are celebrating.
Author Interview: Elissa Elliott
Her debut novel explores what the Book of Genesis would look like from the first woman's view.
You Want Me to Bring What to Church?
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 Go
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 Ruins
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 Lost
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.
Declining Female Happiness
A new study reveals that feminism may be the source of our discontent.
Job Search
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 Democracy
The ironic relationship between the pro-life movement and its radical fringe.
Up Takes Disney Higher
Pixar's latest hit takes Disney beyond its usual princess tales.
Music in Recession
Can the Christian music industry survive the economic storm?
Is it a Sin to Nip and Tuck?
Cosmetic surgery may be one more manifestation of Paul's warning about self-improvement.
The Gospel and the Gosselins
Evangelicals and the making of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.
Sonia Sotomayor: 'I Feel Your Pain'
Why the new judge's empathy—extended to more than just Latina women—will serve the Supreme Court well.

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