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April (Web-only) 2000

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Gay Issue Second to Organizational Identification in Supreme Court Questioning
Plus: Australia's Anglican anger continues, a Washington Post columnist tells Christians to fix the Bible, and other religion articles from around the world
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Easter en Español
Images in Procession: Testimonies of Spanish Faith can awaken us to our own spiritual rituals
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Dietrich's Friend Eberhard
A fellow resister of the Nazis, editor, and biographer dies half a century after his subject and companion.
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Ohio's Motto 'With God All Things Are Possible ' Ruled Unconstitutional
Plus: Australia's Anglican head says Jesus not the only way, the future looks dim for partial-birth abortion ban, and other stories from the world's media sources.
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Keeping Their Promises
Despite layoffs and low income, the decade-old men's movement marches on.
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After Eli n Cuba's Churches Will Play Leading Role in Time of Transition
Left-leaning ecumenical groups already working together.
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National Council of Churches Welcomes End to 'Miami Circus' Over Eli n
General secretary laments use of force, but says he's relieved child is back with father.
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Wheaton College Crusaders No More
Plus: Triumphant China continues persecution, Sudan halts bombing, and other important and interesting religion news from sources around the world.
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Christian Reviewers Praise Violence in U-571
What religious film critics are saying about what's new and popular at the cinema.
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Despite Opposition American Lutherans Reaffirm Ecumenical Agreement
Does schism lie ahead for Evangelical Lutheran Church in America?
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Adult Converts to Catholicism Up 10 Percent
Plus: First Jesus, now Elián, complain Miami pastors; Christian comics not always funny; and other religion stories from newspapers around the world.
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Defending Faith and Learning
Baylor University's Polanyi Center comes under fire from the university's faculty.
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Holy Weeklies
U.S. News looks at Jesus' killers, The New York Times Magazine looks at Jesus' re-enactors, and Time goes hunting for miracles.
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Maundy Thursday
Part one of The Great Reversal, a CT Classic article
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Good Friday
Part two of The Great Reversal, a CT Classic article
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Holy Saturday
Part three of The Great Reversal, a CT Classic article
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Easter Sunday
Part four of The Great Reversal, a CT Classic article
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When Is Easter This Year?
It may be hard to tell when Easter will fall, but it was even harder for the church to create its calculations.
Subscriber Access Only Amassed Media: Talk About the Passion
The best online resources about the history, significance, and experience of Holy Week
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Bible Makes Christians Hate Jews Says Boston Globe Columnist
Plus: Catholic bishop calls for contraception, another arrest in India missionary's murder, and other religion news stories from around the world.
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Keeping the Faith Is in Vain
Is in Vain: What Christian film critics are saying about Rules of Engagement, 28 Days, and other top films
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Debt Cancellation a Question of 'Justice' Kenya's Anglican Archbishop Tells Japan
Tokyo skeptical toward Jubilee 2000 message
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Religious Right Is Good People Says Gay Writer
Plus: Falwell starts voter registration drive, Walter Martin's relatives call for Hank Hanegraaff's resignation, and other religion stories from around the world.
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Unless Jesus Says Otherwise Hell Exists Asserts Evangelical Report
British group acknowledges differences on annihilationism, but says doctrine of hell must be preached again.
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In Sri Lanka's No Man's Land Churches Provide Some Hope for Refugees
Christians mobilize to help nearly a million left homeless by Tamil conflict
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Evangelicals Abstain from Zimbabwe's Interfaith Body
Christian group opposes blending of Christianity and traditional African religion.
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My Cab Ride With Gloria
Meeting a legend, tearfully
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Priest Confesses Sins of Catholics Against Pentecostals
Also: Who attends messianic congregations, Christian organizations in Israel in danger
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Sudan Relief Operations Endangered
Rebel demands cause agencies to curtail efforts.
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Free the Potluck! Cry Minnesotans
Also: No government lawyer for abortion case, and the Easter Bunny loses in the polls
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Writing Faithfully
A dispatch from Calvin College's Festival of Faith & Writing
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Networking Against Poverty
African-American churches aim to create 'systemic wealth' in inner-city neighborhoods.
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Send Elian Home Say Cuba's Evangelicals
Church leaders who don't usually agree with Castro or the Cuban Council of Churches say family comes first.
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Hell: Yes Say British Evangelicals
Also: What happens when home-schoolers go to college, and northern Nigeria backs off shari'a
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Going Way Outside Hollywood
What Christian film critics are saying about current foreign films
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Quiet Prayer in the Capitol Okayed by Judge
Also: Gay ordinations won't stop in the Episcopal Church, Turner gets religion, and persecution in India spreads.
Subscriber Access Only Amassed Media: The Drink Debate
What Christian leaders past and present have said about social drinking—and where to find them online.
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America's Battle Against the Bottle
Evangelical support of temperance is no cause for embarrassment in our intemperate society.
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Total Abstinence and Biblical Principles
One of Christianity Today's earliest cover stories examined alcohol on the 25th anniversary of Prohibition's repeal.
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The Original 'Charitable Choice' Program
Transferring authority over Native Americans from the military to the church was a nice idea, but it failed.
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Who in Hell?
Theologian John Sanders considers the eternal fate of non-Christians
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The Perennial Debate
Christians have never agreed on the salvation for those who have never heard of Christ.
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Dobson Threatens Bush with Conservative Walkout if He Chooses Prochoice Running Mate
Plus: Robertson supports death penalty moratorium, evangelical chaplains sue the Navy, and other stories from around the world.
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Turkey Releases Jailed Christians After 30 Days
Witnesses admit gendarmarie pressured them to sign complaints
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Mongolia Gives Local Christian 13-Year Prison Sentence
Ethnic Kazakh indicted for 'wrong religious propaganda'
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Two Indian Christians Beaten to Death
Plus: Christian Right has mellowed, ELCA board approves communion with Episcopalian Church, and other stories from the world's media sources.
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Ralph Reed 'Regrets' Microsoft Lobbying
Plus: Israelis' surprising exposure to Christianity, intercessory prayer 'on rise,' and other news stories from the world's press.
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Rules of Less-Than-Engaging Films
What Christian critics are saying about Rules of Engagement, The Road to El Dorado, and other top films
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Judge OKs Creationism in Library Meeting Room
Also: Will worship ruin a Russian church and other religion news stories from around the world.
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Moscow's Patriarch Accuses West of Double Standards Over Chechnya
Critics silent on Chechen crimes, says head of the Russian Orthodox Church
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Pakistan's Christians 'Not Shocked' by Life Sentence for Former PM
Life has improved, persecution has eased under new leader, say church leaders.
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Let Africans Honor Ancestors with Blood Libations in Mass Says Bishop
'Is there a way to integrate this custom with their Christian belief as a step towards meaningful inculturation?'
Subscriber Access Only Keeping the Faith
The best scenes of Edward Norton's pseudo-religious film seem like they came long after he was committed to his stereotyping screenplay.
Subscriber Access Only 2000 Christianity Today Book Awards
CT picks the top ten books of the past year
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Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You
Christianity Today's annual book awards contain some choice history selections
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For Many Russian Christians Bar Codes Signal Coming of the Antichrist
Russian Orthodox Church trying to calm fears, but may be making it worse
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Lie Is Beautiful
Dante understood irony's use as a weapon against intellectual arrogance.
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Famous Christian Athlete at Center of Cricket Scandal
Plus: Why Robertson isn't the only conservative newcomer to death penalty opposition, British farmers stand against Eastern mysticism, and other articles from around the world.
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'Hell Took a Body and Discovered God'
One of the oldest and best Easter sermons, now 1,600 years old, is still preached today.
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World Evangelical Fellowship Calls for Religious Freedom Across Globe
'Religion has been sidelined,' group tells United Nations
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The Scars of Easter
He knows the wounds of humanity. His hands prove it.
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Letters to the Editor: 4/24/00
Readers respond to the best books of the century, Easter, and other ChristianityToday.com topics.
Realizing My Addiction Had Chosen Me Began My Road to Recovery
Realizing My Addiction Had Chosen Me Began My Road to Recovery
Framing addiction as a chronic disease gives a broader framework for understanding.