February (Web-only) 2006

Second Chance, First Movie for Smith, Taylor
Two famous Christian musicians have collaborated on The Second Chance. What do Christian film critics think? Plus, reviews of Freedomland, Eight Below, and Date Movie, with more reviews of Curious George, Firewall, and The Pink Panther.
Bankers, Monkeys, & Panthers ...Oh Why?
Firewall collapses on the audience, Curious George intrigues young kids, The Pink Panther falls short of its inspiration, Final Destination 3 isn't final enough, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada wins a rave.
When a Stranger Tops the Box Office
When a Stranger Calls not so scary, A Good Woman not so good, Something New not so new. Plus, more reviews of The New World and Nanny McPhee.
Emma Thompson and Martin Lawrence ...Super Nannies?
Christian film critics dismiss Nanny McPhee, tear down Big Momma's House 2, punch out Annapolis, and offer more reviews of The New World and End of the Spear.
Divine Comedy at the Cineplex
We all love movies that make us laugh, even in the worst of times—and from Annie Hall to Blazing Saddles to The Big Lebowski, there's good theology behind that.
Epochal Event: What God Did in Korea
Billy Graham's 1973 Seoul Crusade drew the largest Christian gathering at the time.
Three More Nigerian Cities Burn in Muslim-Christian Violence
Plus: Silver Ring Thing loses federal funding, IRS issues report on tax-exempt politicking, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Revival Fire
Christian colleges are among the few places left where traditional revival occurs, and Asbury is the most recent example.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion
100+ Dead After Anti-Muslim Riots
Plus: South Dakota's expansive anti-abortion bill, mandatory abortions proposed in Netherlands, WCC head attacks megachurches, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Heavy Medal
At the Olympics, if you don't medal, you certainly must be a loser.
Tea Sympathy
A small sect's Supreme Court victory thrills religious liberty groups, who see a bright future in the Roberts court.
Nigeria's Christians Retaliate
Plus: Partial-birth abortion and religious freedom at Supreme Court, Episcopal Church considers a second gay bishop, Thomas Nelson goes private, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The Pursuit of Enhancement
The latest from Brave New Britain.
Muslim Riots Move from Anti-Europe to Anti-Christian
Plus: The post-Katrina church, the ultimate church gym, N.C. GOP wants church directories, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Clueless No More
Amateur filmmakers Heather Whinna and Vickie Hunter were fairly clueless about Christian rock music, but that didn't keep them from making a stirring documentary about the scene.
Britain's Chief Rabbi Warns of Broken 'Jewish-Christian Relations'
Plus: The good news from Alabama's church arsons, happy Christians, Dobson gets defensive, and other stories from online sources around the world.
For Sentimental Reasons
How the emotional stories of Christian preachers and writers shaped a movement.
Poaching Eggs
The latest sad story from the Korean soap opera—and a lack of Talent in Missouri.
Eight Below
Night Watch
The Second Chance
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
The Church of Katrina
Plus: A reprieve for Burleson, a church's controversial deer hunt, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Ohio Strikes a Blow Against 'Investigation and Analysis'
Plus: Wal-Mart's Plan B for Plan B, a dispute over faith-based funding numbers, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Opening Ceremony Blues
The Olympics is symbolic, but not of world peace.
One Way, Many Views
What we believe about the Bible says a lot about how we interact with other faiths.
Why Evangelical Leaders Aren't Joining Muslim Protests
Plus: "Evolution Sunday," crumbling black churches, India's anti-missionary rally, Indiana's "life begins at conception" bill, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Passionately Ambivalent
Christians in the art world.
A St. Valentine Martyr Complex
Plus: Arrest in Ala. church arson (but not those arsons), Muslim protesters attack Christian school in Pakistan, and other stories from online sources around the world.
A Black & White Movie
What happens when a rich, white megachurch meets a poor, African-American, inner-city congregation? The Second Chance, opening in theaters this week, takes a look.
Readers Pick Narnia
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is far and away the No. 1 choice in our second annual Readers' Choice Awards.
Budget Battle
Christian leaders debate government's responsibility for the poor.
Going Live with Liv
Livingston Taylor doesn't mind living in the shadow of big brother James; he embraces it. Here, the folk singer talks about James, Carly Simon, songwriting, and things of faith.
Evangelical Groups Praise New Air Force Rules
Plus: Turkey's anti-Catholic violence, John Piper on the riots, Jesus existence case tossed, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Blessing the Church with its History
Douglas Sweeney argues for an evangelical movement that welcomes diversity and repents of its blind spots.
Curious George
The Pink Panther
What Makes the Gospel Good News?
Personal salvation is nice, but delighting in God is better.
Evangelical Statement Gets Globally Warm Reception
Plus: Air Force issues new guidelines as NAE wants in on lawsuit, Church of England debates divestment, Wisconsin may ban Intelligent Design, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Mark Noll Leaving Wheaton for Notre Dame
Prominent evangelical historian and public intellectual to replace retiring George Marsden.
Air Force Issues Revised Guidelines on Religion
Interpretation varies on what one-page "interim" document means.
The Wrong End of the Spear
Is Christian passion for purity blinding us to our missionary impulse?
'I Feel Betrayed'
A son-in-law of one of the murdered missionaries says the casting was a mistake.
The New Climate Coalition
Evangelical leaders bolster the fight against global warming.
The 2005 Critics' Choice Awards
Our second annual Critics' Choice Awards pick the Top 10 Films of 2005—a list that somewhat resembles others in the mainstream, with a few surprises thrown in.
Vatican Says Cartoons and Deadly Riots 'Equally Deplorable'
Plus: Eminent domain decision barred, church parking woes, Australia's RU486 fight, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Brainwashed in the Blood?
As a Pentecostal, I'm not too thrilled with the way kids from my denomination are depicted in Jesus Camp. Matter of fact, this new documentary ticks me off—for a number of reasons.
Palestine's Troubling Democracy
Local Christians fret over Hamas's victory.
Spiritual Formation for Dummies
Many people want more than knowledge about God—they want transformation, says Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. But they don't know where to start.
Christians Fear Amid Worldwide Muslim Demonstrations
Plus: Six Christians killed in Philippines, Alabama churches torched, New Orleans pastors speak, and other stories from online sources around the world.
A Good Woman
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Alito's First Decision Is a Life-or-Death Matter
Plus: Attacking Scottish clergy, NAE's non-statement on global warming, and other stories from online sources around the world.
The State of the Human
President Bush sets out a vital agenda for ethics.
A Tale of Two Kitties
A Tale of Two Kitties
Lovers of Aslan should heed the warnings from the creator of Hobbes.
Two Courts Strike Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Plus: Blair blamed for U.K. hate law defeat, Billy Graham may preach in New Orleans, Naomi Wolf sees Jesus, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Church's Ties to Ministry Mean Broken Ties to Denomination
Baptist pastor says church disapproves of homosexual behavior, but Texas convention says connections to "affirming" ministry is unbiblical.
Coretta Scott King, a Woman of Faith and Devotion, Dies at 78
One of the country's most famous pastor's wives was a civil rights leader in her own right.
Readers Affirm Decision to Hire Gay Actor
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