November (Web-only) 2005

Harry Does His Magic. Is That Good or Bad?
Christian film critics have mixed views on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Walk the Line, Paradise Now, and Christmas in the Clouds. Plus, more on Pride & Prejudice.
A Soaring Romance, a Flying House, a Derailed Marriage
Christian critics praise Pride & Prejudice, play Zathura, debunk Derailed, bicker with Bee Season, and bury Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Plus, more reviews of Good Night, and Good Luck and Jarhead.
The Squid and the Whale One of Year's Best
Jeff Daniels shines in this candidly honest depiction of the consequences of divorce and infidelity. Plus: Christian film critics look at Jarhead, Chicken Little, and G, and more reviews of The Legend of Zorro, and The Weatherman.
Murder, Shopping, Weather, and Swordplay
Christian film critics weigh in on Capote, Saw II, Shopgirl, The Weather Man, The Legend of Zorro, Prime, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a new DVD release called The 3 Wise Men. Plus, more reviews of Good Night, and Good Luck, Dreamer, North Country, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
The Gospel for All People
It's not your father's missions movement.
Weblog Bonus: Group Says Roadway Crosses Are Unconstitutional
Plus: Reaction to "Christ" ban in Indiana invocations, rebutting Christmas bans, and a debunking of the infamous abortion-crime Freakonomics study.
Regulators to Investigate Abortion Pill Deaths
Plus: Vatican to ban gay seminarians, Penn Jillette on his atheism, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Bush Pushes for Religious Freedom in China
Plus: Judge Lefkow's faith helps her survive the murders of her husband, mother; Venezuela and missionaries; Newdow sues over 'In God We Trust;' and more articles from online sources around the world.
Churches Can Rent NYC School Buildings
Plus: Abortion and Alito, religious persecution in China and North Korea, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Actors Play Down Narnia's Christianity
Plus: Conservative Christians gear up for '06 elections, Jeff Tweedy plays Messiah College, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Why Should Wall Street Have All the Good Companies?
Plus: New Tribes Mission given deadline to leave Venezuela, honoring David Livingstone, the Queen on the uniqueness of Christianity, and more articles from online sources around the world.
I Was Just Pandering, Says Alito About 1985 Anti-Abortion Memo
Plus: GAO says FDA acted "unusually" on Plan B, North Korea's lack of religious freedom, Colorado Springs Catholic official resigns after anti-Haggard column, and links to other stories from online sources around the world.
Alphabet Coup
Plus: Election results, Alito on Roe, Senate takes action on Air Force religion, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The IRS Persecution Charade
Plus: Holy Land's "earliest church" found under a prison, Dennis Quaid's faith, closing arguments in the Dover ID trial, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Former DeLay Aide: 'Wacko' Christians Will Believe Anything
Plus: Baylor's new president, comparing pastors to the KKK, and other stories from online stories around the world.
9th Circuit 'Declares Parenthood Unconstitutional,' Says Focus
Plus: Alito's judge colleagues say he's conservative but not anti-Roe, the abuse-abortion connection, everybody loves Anne Rice's Jesus novel, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Indigenous Venezuelans Protest Mission Expulsion
Plus: Church and state after Katrina, Indiana battles over invocations, and some of the last Harriet Miers stories we'll link to.
Transformed by a Left Hook
For one Anglican priest, boxing is a means of grace.
Carpets, Wardrobes, and the Glory of the Real
A lesson on reality from fantasy author C.S. Lewis.
Saving the Suburbs
Riots prompt Christians to reach out more to Muslims.
Bioethics in Narnia?
C. S. Lewis was way ahead of the curve.
Competing Goals
Move by Family Christian Stores reveals tension with publishers.
Taizé in the Fall
A parable of community.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979)
WhenThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe opens on December 9, it'll be Aslan's first trip to the big screen—but not to the small one. A closer look at earlier Narnia renditions
Have Mercy on Me, O God'
A report from AAR/SBL.
Mad About Harry
Our readers seem to be absolutely mad about Harry Potter—both ways. They love him, or they hate him.
Mr. Versatile
Dennis Quaid has played all sorts of roles, including recent family films like the brand-new Yours, Mine & Ours. Here, he identifies himself as a Christian, but also a "spiritual seeker."
Inventing Ethics
A collaborator walks out on the South Korean cloning genius, citing ethical lapses.
Christmas in the Clouds
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Things get more emotional, and more intense, in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
Paradise Now
Walk the Line
Yours, Mine & Ours
Adrian Rogers, Conservative Southern Baptist Trailblazer, Dies at 74
Former SBC president, broadcaster, and pastor led charge in denomination over biblical inerrancy.
Cure for the IDOP Holiday Blues
It's not just about hearing sad stories and lamenting.
The Man in Black
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, who play Johnny and June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, join director James Mangold to discuss the legend's life—and faith.
Redeeming Harry Potter
The initial Christian outcry against the boy wizard seems to be dying down. Maybe that's because more and more of us are discovering multiple redemptive themes in the series.
Priest Idol
A Wheaton grad ends up on British reality TV. His mission: Save a dying church.
Punches, Smashes, and Bombs
Boxing gives us a window into the violence inherent in all sports.
Pride & Prejudice
Copts' Night of Terror
Rioting chills Muslim-Christian relations as new parliament is elected.
France: The Ire and the Fire
God's people in the midst of the riots.
Ticket to Paradise?
Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad's new film—fictional, but true to life—follows the journey of two young suicide bombers. What motivates them? Abu-Assad says it may be more than meets the eye.
Readers Write
Recent letters on divorce, boxing, homosexuals vs. pedophiles, and Rick Warren's Rwanda efforts.
Evangelicals in a Secular Society
Ted Haggard says Galatians bars us from using the law to create a Christian nation.
Justice for Life?
"Of course he's against abortion," says Alito's mom. But Roe is expected to stand—and some say that shouldn't be the focus anyway.
Chicken Little
Admissions: Rejected
Christian school sues University of California over requirements.
Lost in the Sunni Triangle
Leaders of Baghdad church presumed dead.
Stem Selling: Korea to Traffic in Human Remains
And they may end up in a laboratory near you.
Alito Nomination Pleases Christian Conservatives
Supporters cite judge's credentials and decisions on religious expression.
Can't We Just Have a Good Argument?
Lessons in "respectful conversation."
Christian Teens Beheaded in Indonesia
Attacks only the latest in effort to "exterminate the Christian community" in the Poso area.
Anglicans 'Severely Wounded'
At a top summit in Egypt, conservatives call for a Scripture-affirming covenant.
Narnia Comes to Life
Douglas Gresham has dreamed of seeing Aslan on the big screen since he was a little boy. Now that his dream is about to become reality, C. S. Lewis's stepson talks about the new movie, and his role in it. (Part 2)
Methodist Rulings Reinforce Traditional Church Policy on Homosexuality
Beth Stroud's conviction upheld; Judicial Council says homosexuals have no automatic right to church membership.
Pastor Electrocuted in Baptismal
Pastor of University Baptist Church in Waco dies after adjusting microphone.
A Halloween Solution
Announcing a new line of costumes.
Praise for U.K. 'Hate' Bill Changes
House of Commons still could pass law many fear would curb preaching.

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