Do They Believe? Do We Care?
By John Bloom

Eighteen intellectuals talk about God--wait, let me correct that--seventeen intellectuals and Jane Fonda talk about God in Do You Believe?: Conversations on God and Religion (Vintage, $12.95) READ MORE...

06.11.2008 | Comments(49)


What If Jesus Told You to Have More Sex?

By Becky Garrison

After becoming ridiculously popular on the indie film festival circuit, Forgiving the Franklins comes to DVD today READ MORE...

05.19.2008 | Comments(82)


Holy Blood, Holy Vodka Bottle

By Heidi Martinuzzi

Ever since Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code turned the New Testament into a source of endless tabloid headlines, we're used to this sort of thing, so you probably won't be surprised when I give you the what-ifs from the Bruce Burgess documentary Bloodline, opening Friday: READ MORE...

05.08.2008 | Comments(55)


How to Make Your Passover Meal Last Three Hours Longer

By Jennifer Morrow

Why is this night different from all other nights?
On all other nights we eat either leavened bread or matzah; on this night, why only matzah?
On all other nights we eat all kinds of herbs; on this night, why only bitter herbs? READ MORE...

04.22.2008 | Comments(38)


Stein Nukes Dawkins, Then Freaks Out

By Heidi Martinuzzi

Richard Dawkins is going to be very sorry today. There's a moment in Ben Stein's new movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed that the revered biologist is not going to like at all. READ MORE...

04.18.2008 | Comments(138)


Jesus and Larry and Me

By Bob Gersztyn

Larry Norman, the godfather of Jesus Rock, always said he was just putting Jesus back into the music that Elvis Presley had taken out of the black churches. "Why should the devil have all the good music?" Larry would shout while pounding his piano, Jerry-Lee-Lewis style, searing guitars screaming behind him. READ MORE...

02.29.2008 | Comments(33)


Loud Whispers from the Ends of the Earth

By John Bloom

Iona is a chilly, barren, salty, wind-whipped little island off the coast of western Scotland that seems almost entirely inhabited by the ghosts of madmen READ MORE...

02.26.2008 | Comments(16)


Praying at Burger King

By Dave Werther

Praying at  Burger King is Richard Mouw's eagerly anticipated follow-up to Calvinism at the Las Vegas Airport (a.k.a Blackjack and the Belgic Confession). I'm going to set aside the question of corporate sponsorship (the recent gift of 10,000 Whoppers to Fuller Theological Seminary) to focus on the book itself, because even the gospel needs brand marketing, amen? READ MORE...

02.21.2008 | Comments(12)


Skippy at the Kimbell: Where's the Cross?

By Skippy R

The first Christian "art" must have been the fish symbol that believers could trace in the sand to covertly identify themselves and then immediately erase. READ MORE...

02.21.2008 | Comments(22)


Don't Mess With Christmas
By Joe Bob Briggs

What could be better for the Christmas spirit than one of those books that tells us Jesus may or may not have been born in Bethlehem, Mary may or may not have been a virgin, the wise men from Babylon following a star is a real stretch, the dates are all wrong READ MORE...

12.20.2007 | Comments(15)