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October 23, 2000Volume 44, Number 12
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Table of Contents
What is hell—eternal torment or annihilation? A look at the Evangelical Alliance's The Nature of Hell.
Key advocates and writings.
Five key phrases in the hell debate.
How predestination descended like a dove on two unsuspecting seminarians, and why they are so grateful.
Each biblical passage is a pixel in a greater picture—a truth preachers forget at the peril of their listeners' souls.
From the first nanosecond to the final cry of victory, and every divine moment between—all is charged with meaning.
How are we going to live eternally with those we can't stand now?
The Democratic nominee for president combines a modernist Christian faith with a drive to master his world. By Tony Carnes
Police chaplain Steve Lee lays down the law, and lifts up grace, for an unreached people group—cops.
An HIV-positive woman and a wealthy businessman are reminded of God's expansive love at a unique camp.
Every Halloween, thousands of Wiccans descend on Salem, Massachusetts—and local churches reach out.
The Vatican's recent statement on the nature of the church is a step forward, not backward, for Christian unity.
The courts protect rights. The media-savvy win hearts and minds.
Christians should reject nuclear proliferation, especially when it's proposed of just war.
Literary device or not, witchcraft is real—and dangerous.
He visits every living thing, but those with understanding need not be afraid
Righteous anger is often a mask for mere self-righteousness.
Quotations to contemplate on dying and eternity.
I see more of our Christian brothers investing in the market. Is this a healthy trend?—Edward Tsui, Toronto
A pastor describes how the great existentialist atheist asked him late in life, Do you perform baptisms?
The church offers something that transcends the reality of television.
'Pay It Forward' does not invoke Jesus' teaching, but the spirit of selflessness is unmistakable.
The most fully alive persons are those who give their lives away.
Thomas Nelson cancels book contract with Weigh Down author over her controversial comments rejecting the Trinity.
Texas Baptists resolved reduce monies for SBC seminaries and programs.
NCC Seeks End to Cuba Embargo
Recent surveys show much opposition to voucher initiatives in California and Michigan.
Latest stem-cell research shows no urgent need to destroy human embryos for the cause of science.
Charismatic renewal in the Arctic has converted half of some villages. It's also ignited criticism from established churches.
Vatican official proclaims Protestant churches not sister churches to the Roman Catholic faith.
53 Christian professors, students, and church-planters detained.
Ransom arrangement a tough decision for churches and missions.
Gombe, a north Nigerian state, creates a council of faiths to deal with fears over Islamic law.
North Korea reportedly executed Christians as young as 15 in April.
For the first time, Pentecostal leaders are invited to a key Latino Protestant Congress.
Teens and parents fast and pray together for massive youth revolution.
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Eugene Cho wonders whether we're willing to go beyond paying lip service to social change.