February (Web-only) 2003

Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Getting Beyond Victimology
A provocative collection of essays for the black silent majority.
Did Martin Luther Get Galileo in Trouble?
David Lindberg talks about the early relationship between science and faith and his own journey on the subject
As Senate Considers Faith-Based Initiative, Bush Pushes D.C. Vouchers
Scrutinizing religious speech after the Columbia disaster, and other stories from online sources around the world
InterVarsity Okayed, But UNC's Discrimination Debate Continues
Youth outreach can be expensive, Madalyn Murray O'Hair's murderer dies, and other stories from online sources around the world.
God's Own Dictionary
You won't believe the words that didn't exist until the first English translations of the Bible
Better than Hollywood's Best? A Feast of Foreign Films
Critics review City of God, Morvern Callar, Talk to Her, El Bola, Amen, The Recruit, Biker Boyz, and Final Destination 2. Also: the Vatican talks Harry Potter, RazorMouth speaks Greek, and Christian critics continue to list the best of 2002
Focus on the Family Lays Off 34, Cuts $5 Million
Bush's National Prayer Breakfast speech, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Jerry Thacker: Politics Muddies Fight Against AIDS
The politics of homosexuality has made it easier to battle the disease in foreign countries than domestically, says a former nominee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS
Leaked Chinese Document Orders 'Terminating Illegal Christian Activities'
EU draft constitution doesn't mention God despite members' lobbying, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Despite Protestant Growth, Hispanic Catholicism Holds Steady in U.S.
Younger generations leaving for Protestant churches, but immigrants make up difference
Iraq's Christians Caught in the Middle, Again
If the looming war breaks out, 350,000 Iraqi Christians will be caught in a West-East conflict eerily similar to 4th-century events
No Prayer in School? Then No Money from Feds
Bush will push voucher programs for eight or nine cities
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Divine Numbers
Can you say Christian and mathematics in the same sentence?
Bush's Agenda at Religious Broadcasters' Meeting Isn't Just Political
Study says low pay for clergy is hurting the church, an Orthodox monk dies in Mt. Athos standoff, and other stories from online sources around the world
Why Don Richardson Says There's No 'Peace Child' for Islam
The author and missionary says he has tried to find bridge-building opportunities with Islam, but failed.
Raising Taxes God's Way
Why Africa's evangelicals are good news for investors, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Chicago's Razzle-Dazzle Runs Rings Around Other Oscar Nominees
Woe to the Academy, a preview of Daredevil, Fuller Seminary promotes Gods and Generals, and critics respond to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Shanghai Knights, Deliver Us from Eva, and Russian Ark.
Christian Prison Program Sued
Clinton smears Jerry Thacker to unsmear himself, and other stories from online sources around the world
Bible Is Getting Even Friendlier to Programmers
The English Standard Version will become the first Bible to allow web programmers to innovate new applications with its text
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Introduced in U.S. House
Pat Robertson to Undergo Cancer Surgery and other articles from media around the world
Hispanic Swing Vote Potentially Volatile
But overwhelming support for School prayer, vouchers, and charitable choice didn't translate into support for Bush over Gore.
Play Me That Hot Puritan Love Song
A little-read book of the Bible reminds us of the astonishing intimacy we enjoy with Christ
Paradox Lost
Blessed Are the Cynical shows what happened to sin.
Getting Cynical About Ourselves
An interview with Mark Ellingsen, the author of Blessed Are the Cynical
Some May Be Offended by Biola Exhibit on Reaching Culture
AIDS vs. abortion?
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Another Third Way?
The mixed record of Catholic social thought
A Disabled Lawyer Makes the Case for Her Life
200 scientists named Steve push for evolution education, and other stories from online sources around the world
Would a Christian Bachelorette Be Different?
A panel of Christian singles discusses the proliferation of reality dating shows and the turn from seeking one-night stands to seeking spouses
Wheaton College Allows Dancing for All, Drinking and Tobacco for Non-Undergraduates
Illinois law drives complete overhaul of school's conduct code.
Daredevil Is Not Your Friendly Neighborhood Superhero
Daredevil may care, but do critics? Plus: Religious media reviewers examine The Jungle Book 2, The Man Without a Past, The Quiet American, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Shanghai Knights
Religion Matters, Says David Brooks
Martyrdom of irony, Methodists acquit bishop charged with heresy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Weblog Bonus: Biola Professor Says Exhibit Isn't Derisive
A response to Monday's Weblog
Kansas House Defeats Religious Freedom Bill
Focus on the Family calls for Big Brothers-Big Sisters boycott, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
Hajj, Feasts, and Pilgrimage
Why Muslims, Jews, and Christians still yearn for their holy places.
The New Partial-Birth Abortion Bill and Old Myths
Unconstitutional? Rare? Dangerous? Don't believe the disinformation campaign
Taken Prisoner
Stories from the far-flung frontiers of the British Empire, 1600-1850, challenge our preconceptions
Are Gospel Music Grammys Religious Bigotry?
The hot new Christian T-shirt that Hollywood celebs are wearing.
Moody Closes Magazine, Restructures Aviation Program
Moody Bible Institute announces strategic changes to ensure financial stability for core education program
Supreme Court Okays Indiana's Abortion Counseling Law
Costco church battle ends happily, and other stories from online sources around the world
Gods and Generals' Director Links the Civil War with Today
Ron Maxwell talks about the role his faith plays in his career and what attracts him to the generation of the 1860s.
The Rev. E.V. Hill, 69, Dies
Gujarat to ban religious conversion and other stories from online sources around the world
The Supreme Court Rules That Abortion Protesters Are Not Racketeers
Mister Rogers dies of cancer and other stories from online sources around the world
Critics Plod Through Gods, Fail to Hail David Gale
God gets mentioned a lot in Gods and Generals. But is it a good movie? Plus, reviews of The Life of David Gale, Dark Blue, The Pianist, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, City of God, and Daredevil
House Passes Comprehensive Cloning Ban (Again)
Cambodia bans evangelism, a new head for the worldwide Anglican church, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Heresy, Salvation, and Jack the Ripper
Why heresy trials will have to do, until something better comes along
Hispanic Churches Primed to Be More Socially Active
Among study's findings: 74 percent of Latinos want their churches to aid undocumented immigrants, even when it would be illegal
Elms Make Like a Tree
Elms Make Like a Tree
The Christian band declines a role in Saved. But what is this movie about?

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