November (Web-only) 2004

Is Nicolas Cage a National Treasure?
Christian film critics review National Treasure, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Machinist, and more reviews of Kinsey, Finding Neverland, Sideways, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Woman, Thou Art Loosed, After the Sunset, and Seed of Chucky.
Kinsey Repugnant; Neverland Inspiring
Kinsey covers up criminal behavior; Finding Neverland fancies fantasy; Bridget Jones is "bad," After the Sunset is "awful," and Seed of Chucky is "repellent." Plus, more reviews of The Incredibles, The Polar Express, and Sideways.
Express Route to Incredible Family Entertainment
Christian film critics celebrate The Incredibles and ride on The Polar Express, while also reviewing Alfie, Sideways, and Undertow. Plus, more reviews of Birth, Head in the Clouds, and Ray.
Ray Rocks the House, Foxx Aims for Oscar
Critics rave for Ray, but slice up Saw. Plus, Birth, Around the Bend, and more reviews of Primer and Woman, Thou Art Loosed.
Luther, Luther, Luther!
Comparing three cinematic versions of the life of the great Reformer, including the 2003 edition, which releases to video today.
A Very Long Engagement
Finding Neverland
National Treasure
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Statement of Faith
Buddy Miller has hinted at his Christian faith on previous albums, but with his latest release, Universal United House of Prayer, he figured the time was right to let it all hang out.
After the Sunset
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The Polar Express
Black History Classics
In recognition of Black History Month, several classics are being released on DVD for the first time—joined by a few newer additions to the ever-growing catalogue of African-American cinema.
The Incredibles
From Doubt to Belief
The Polar Express is the story of a doubting boy's journey to rediscovering childlike belief. It's also the story of screenwriter Bill Broyles, from the horrors of Viet Nam to the wide-eyed wonders Christmas.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
Christianity Today News Briefs
Campus evangelism at New Orleans, Passion sales, the ark hunt fails, and the persecution watch.
Rubber Sharks and Real Kids
Rubber Sharks and Real Kids
Ted Baehr tells parents to use common sense and cognitive development theory.
Religious Leaders Frustrated that Poverty Goes Unnoticed in Election
The least of these are the least discussed this campaign season.
IRS Investigating 20 Churches, 40 Other Non-Profits for Illegal Campaigning
Plus: Terri Schiavo will be fed indefinitely, Buttiglione withdraws, and many other stories from online sources around the world.
The Prayers of a Self-Governing People
A psalm for Election Day.
Separation of Church and Store
Plus: Bulldozing a church, murdering an atheist, Britain's designer babies, and apparently today is Election Day.
Response to 'Unintelligent Debate'
John Wilson responds to readers
'Moral Values' Carry Bush to Victory
Moral issues bigger priority for voters than economy, terrorism, or war in Iraq. Nearly a quarter of voters identify themselves as evangelical/born-again.
Weblog Bonus: 'Bush Gets Mandate for Theocracy'
Plus: Church of England's women bishops plan revealed, spanking ban defeated, and other stories from online sources around the world.
'Moral Values' Tops Voters' Concerns—But What Does It Mean?
Sexual morality probably trumped social justice concerns, say observers.
Evangelicals' Political Power: From Question Mark to Exclamation Mark
Activists say same-sex marriage ban, abortion limits, and judicial appointments top agenda.
Episcopal Priests Repent of Druidism
Plus: The shortest political honeymoon ever, Bush on America's religious divide, and other stories from online sources around the world.
How to Pray for Our Troops
This Veteran's Day, let's commend our men and women of the services to the God who brings good even from the most evil circumstances.
Reports of the Revival
The Confederate camp became a school of Christ.
Learning to Love Moses
The difference between meaning and truth.
Reaching the Light
A review of On Broken Legs: A Shattered Life, a Search for God, a Miracle That Met Me in a Cave in Assisi.
Ultra Mega Weblog: Five Churches Attacked in Netherlands
Plus: Links to more than 422 (really!) other news articles and opinion pieces, including some not about how stupid evangelicals are.
Do the Wages of Sin Apply After Conversion?
Plus: Religious conservatives love Gonzalez as AG, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Arafat Seen As Hero and Terrorist
Yasser Arafat's death leaves many Christians with hope for future peace negotiations, but others fear chaos.
Harder Numbers on 'Values Voters'
Plus: More Christians react to Arafat's death, abortion debates in Australia and Kenya, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Now That You've Got Political Power, What Are You Going to Do with It?
History offers warning and hope for our modern-day Christian populism.
Ravi Zacharias, Rich Mouw Speak in Mormon Tabernacle
Plus: Couple attempts to sacrifice children at church altar, the new head of the Catholic bishops' conference, a focus on Dobson, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Autumn Books
Some that stand out in this season's plenty.
Catholic Bishops Embrace Ecumenical Group, Reject Bible Measure
Plus: The most inaccurate Christmas song ever, protecting kids from their evil, murderous parents, and other stories from online sources around the world.
What Makes 'Christian Ministries' Christian?
Plus: Politicians' wafer watch continues without Kerry, Netherlands considers a blasphemy law, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Billy's Back in L.A.
Plus: Specter gets okayed, Peace accord for Sudan, Senate looks at porn addiction, U.N. won't ban cloning, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Eat, Drink, and Relax
Think the Pilgrims would frown on today's football-tossing, turkey-gobbling Thanksgiving festivities? Maybe not.
Budget Bill Includes Protection for Prolifers
Plus: Religion hate crime statistics, and other stories from online sources from around the world.
Racially Diverse Faith Coalitions Oppose Gay Marriage, Tackle Other Issues
Invigorated by the election, African-American and Hispanic leaders are reaching out on a range of political fronts.
Single (Issue) Minded
World's Joel Belz criticizes Christianity Today for an editorial we never published—and never would.
A Third Way with Stem Cells
Plus: Creation vs. evolution, William Tyndale College closes, 10 questions with Billy Graham, World Vision pulls out of Iraq, Christians protest Kinsey film, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Were the Darwinists Wrong?
National Geographic stacks the deck.
Pop Love for a War-Torn World
Atomic Bomb is classic U2, with a prescription for healing the world.
Scalia Says State Should Not Be Neutral to Religion
Plus: Flying Anglican bishops, Kristof at it again, clergy in Canada turn to the union, the Air Force and Christianity, Thanksgiving ministry, and more articles from online sources around the world.
A Modest Step Toward Unity
Richard John Neuhaus on the Catholic bishops' decision to join Christian Churches Together.
Shaken Up by the Peace-Lovers
A trip through Pennsylvania's Lancaster County.
Communicating Communication
A roundup from the National Communication Association's annual convention.
'If Evangelicals Elected a Pope … '
Plus: Another Dutch evil, banning the Declaration of Independence, gay Methodist trial, Rowan Williams's warnings, and more than 370 other stories from online sources around the world.
The Story Behind the TV Networks' UCC Ad 'Ban'
Plus: Ethical embryonic stem-cell research? And other stories from online sources around the world.
Lesbian Methodist Minister Defrocked
Plus: Denver keeps Christmas, pro-life Democrats push for comeback, Adventist leaders die in plane crash, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Pharaoh's Firstborn, Proof of the Plagues?
The Discovery Channel's Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? seeks to determine if God really killed Pharaoh's oldest son.
Advent: Close Encounters of a Liturgical Kind
Advent: Close Encounters of a Liturgical Kind
'Tis the season when even the free-ranging revivalist pulls up a chair to the table of historic liturgy.
On Location at the God Almighty Restaurant
Michael W. Smith and Steve Taylor are making a feature-length movie about cross-cultural ministry, right in one's own backyard. We visited them on the set recently in Nashville to get the scoop.

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