January (Web-only) 2003

You Say Choice, I Say Murder
Before prolife arguments can reach the undecided American, we have got to look at the language we use.
Double Indemnity Meets Dead Souls
A conversation with novelist Richard Dooling
A Very Unmerry Christmas in Bethlehem
Two injured in British abbey attack, and more information comes to light about the Yemen missionary killings
The Search for the Holy Grail Continues
Evangelical father accused of murdering pregnant wife and three children, Billy Graham plans two more missions, and other stories from online sources around the world
Peter Jenkins Finds Jesus While Walking America
The author of A Walk Across America talks about why angels smiled down at him at a revival in Mobile, Alabama.
Procter & Gamble's Satanism Suit Against Amway Tossed
Gospel Music Association head quits, Pat Robertson tied to Osama, and other stories from online sources around the world
In Perspective: Who Are the Raëlians?
A UFO sect that runs a space amusement park and hosts sex conferences now claims it has cloned humans. But why?
Hours and Chicago Are Despairing
The Best Films of 2002
The year saw a trend in despair, anger, and revenge at the cinema. Critics and readers weigh in on their favorite depictions of it.
Cloning Ban Bill Reintroduced in House
Muslims blame Christians for church attack, the church goes Amish, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Yemeni Missionaries' Killer Had Earlier Sought Their Help
Southern Baptists fight hometown, and other stories from online sources around the world
From Oratorios to Elvis
Pop culture has been coming to a church near you for hundreds of years
Censoring Christian Films
As Pat Robertson's Regent U. issues artistic guidelines, Nigeria's censors make arrests for religious denigration
Books Present, Books Past, and Books to Come
A new format for this column
Stone Tablet Confirms Solomon's Temple, Biblical Narrative
Ashcroft goes to bat for faith-based initiative, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Is God Exciting Enough?
The author of Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment says that increased stimulation has caused a deadness of soul. What can turn it around?
Hindu Mob Attacks Pastor, U.S. Missionary, and Others
Presbyterians may call first-ever Special Assembly, former AG suggests Jesus was a terrorist, and other stories from online sources around the world
'Not Just Another Holocaust Movie'
Religious press critics review The Pianist, Just Married, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Love Liza, Max, and other highly acclaimed recent releases. Plus: Criticizing Left Behind, and Regent U's controversial student films.
Clonaid Journalist, Mel Gibson Allege Anti-Religion Inquisitions
Abortion declines, Unitarian Universalists debate need for God, and other stories from online sources around the world
InterVarsity Tactics Vary Widely in Countering Opposition
More arrests in Hindu attack on missionary as trial of missionary murder continues, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Caveat Gyrator (Elvis Priestly, Part II)
So you've got an evangelistic pop-culture act ready for prime time. Here's a historical pause for reflection.
Comments on Islam Endanger Missionaries, Letter Says
Baptists in Muslim nations plead for restraint in public statements by American Christians
Muffled, Mumbled, and Other Public Prayers
Are invocations the newest big church-state battleground?
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Encounters of the Gods
Christianity and Native American religion in early America.
Eddie Gibbs Reconsiders Gen X Churches
The author of Church Next and Fuller's professor of church growth says his views on church leadership have grown
India Expels Pastor Who Was Attacked by Hindu Mob
Palestine's official religion, Left Behind's casting call, and other stories from online sources around the world
What Both Sides in the Abortion War Can Agree On
The post-Roe generation, and many other abortion-related links to news sources around the world
Bad Comedy Is a Threat to National Security
Critics are not laughing at the new year's batch of comedies: National Security, A Guy Thing, and Kangaroo Jack. Plus, persecuted Mel Gibson defends his Messiah movie
Hindu Militants Prepare to Attack Other Foreign Christians
Religious discrimination in the workplace, Roy Moore's 9/11 pronouncement, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Did AIDS Council Nominee Really Call Disease the 'Gay Plague'?
Greek Orthodox leadership puts kibosh on American independence, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Sex, Politics, and the Bible
Some words just don't mean what they used to …
Should Religion Majors Be Refused State Financial Aid?
Evangelical leaders on invading Iraq, and case dismissed against pastor beaten by Hindu mob
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Strange Bedfellows
Christopher Hitchens and Christopher Caldwell collaborate on a collection of political writing. Has the millennium arrived unnoticed?
Presbyterian Special Assembly On Gay Clergy Cancelled
Baptist missionaries won't be allowed to return to field until they've signed faith statement, and other stories from online sources around the world
Dan Bahat on Jerusalem Archaeology
One of Israel's leading archaeologists talks about the importance of the Temple Mount and key historical finds in the Holy Land
Must European Churches Now Hire Non-Christians?
Religion in the State of the Union, a shootout in Mexico, and other stories from online sources around the world
Two Elegant Adaptations by Director Phillip Noyce
What critics are saying about Phillip Noyce's The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Darkness Falls, Chicago, and other recent hits. Plus: Holly McClure looks at Mad Mel's risky new film about Jesus.
Indonesian Christians in Danger as Laskar Jihad Leader Freed
Evangelicals' role in Bush's anti-AIDS campaign, and other stories from online sources around the world
Judge Calls Denial of Communion 'Tremendous Violence'
Girl sues after she's kicked out of Christian school, and other stories from online sources around the world
Finding God in a Box
Have archaeological discoveries like the James ossuary served or obscured the quest to verify the Bible?
Bruce Almighty
Jim Carrey plays God with unholy flair in a movie that is Judeo-Christian to its bones.
A high-caliber film shows how messy it was when Luther helped change the course of history.
Most ("The Bridge")
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Alternative pop/rock
Modern/alternative rock
Birds of Pray
Anthemic alternative rock
Busted Stuff
Progressive acoustic jazz/rock
Diamonds on the Inside
Bluesy rock, soul, folk, funk, and reggae
Modern folk-pop
Exit Elvis
Heavy modern rock
Beautiful and haunting gothic rock
Gotta Get Thru This
Programmed Euro pop/R && B
Live at the Wetlands
Soulful, bluesy rock jams
Mary Star of the Sea
Modern/alternative rock
Melodic nü-metal
My Private Nation
Classic pop/rock
Sophisticated country/folk/pop/rock
"Country gothic"
Only With Laughter Can You Win
Quiet, contemplative folk-pop
Ethereal and eclectic folk pop
The Rising
Classic rock
Christmas Wrap-Up 2003
2003 Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards
Skillet, St. James, Smitty take top spots in survey
Glimpses of God (Vol. 1)
Glimpses of God (Vol. 2)
Melodic nÙ-metal
Glimpses of God (Vol. 3)
Glimpses of God (Vol. 4)

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