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October (Web-only) 2000

Subscriber Access Only Pay It Forward
'Pay It Forward' does not invoke Jesus' teaching, but the spirit of selflessness is unmistakable.
Subscriber Access Only The Eyes of Tammy Faye
"She has unintentionally become an ambassador of God's grace to a community that has received too few envoys from evangelicalism."
Subscriber Access Only Slivers of Enlightenment
Seven years after its publication, Roaring Lambs—now with a companion CD—still prods Christian artists to engage the culture.
Subscriber Access Only Singing Briner's Praises
A review of the Roaring Lambs CD.
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RU-486 Uncovers a Lie—And It's Not Just About Abortion
Think the abortion pill is indicative of postmodernity? You're wrong.
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Pat Robertson Unmotivated Warrior
Plus: The Pope on Dominus Iesus, Wheaton's new mascot, and other stories from media sources around the world.
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RU-486 Uncovers a Lie—And It's Not Just About Abortion
Think the abortion pill is indicative of postmodernity? You're wrong.
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Southern Baptist Leaders Lament Funding Cuts
Texas board's action to reduce funding called 'bad for common missions causes'
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Judge Evicts Congregation from Church Okays Use of Force
Plus: World on Gwen Shamblin, literally robbing Peter to pay Paul, and other stories from media sources around the world.
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No Appeal of U.K. Ruling to Separate Conjoined Twins
Twins' parents say they are weary of battling government for right to decide their daughters' treatment.
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U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Criticized
Indian churches reject U.S. inquiry, but Pakistani Christians welcome it.
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No Clash of the Titans With Christian Critics
What film reviewers around the Web are saying about Remember the Titans, The Exorcist rerelease, and other cinema options. Plus: Complaints from believers in Hollywood.
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Christian Bookstores and Video Games and Web sites Oh My!
Plus: Protesting a sex fair, and other stories from media sources around the Web.
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Is Halloween a Witches' Brew?
Or have Christians been spooked out of celebrating a part of their rich tradition?
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Anti-hunger Ministry Founder Resigns
Food for the Poor's Mahfood steps down; admits 'unacceptable' behavior.
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Wiccan Opens Dallas City Council Meeting in Prayer
Plus: Oberaammergau's other artistic attraction, and more Christian video games.
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Conservative Anglicans Defy Episcopal Church
Anglican bishops from abroad launch U.S. ministry for Episcopal reform.
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GOP Ticket Seems to Give Thumbs Up to Gay Unions
Plus: HolyBears admits copying Beanie Babies, Alabama church is Episcopal no more, and other stories from press around the Web.
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Ex-Gay Leader Disciplined for Gay Bar Visit
Exodus removes John Paulk as board chairman, places him on probationary status as member.
General Revelations
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General Revelations
Reconsidering Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
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Nun Admits Cruel Treatment of Children
One of Mother Teresa's order burned children who were accused of stealing.
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Catholics Apologize to Portugal's Jews
Peace Conference in Lisbon ends with an apology, and a document denouncing 'religious' wars.
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The Light Still Shines
A Harvard-sponsored conference looks at the future of religious colleges.
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Religious Conservatives Warn Bush and Cheney to 'Correct Course' on Abortion Gay Rights and Other Issues
Plus: Hell House VII, Paula Jones attacks far right without any clothes on, and other stories from around the Web.
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Study of Indian Clergy Exposes Inequalities in Church Leadership
Many low-caste and rural Indians are Christians, but few have positions of influence within the church.
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Teens Too Busy for Church Says Survey
Plus: More handwringing over Cheney's debate comments, a church laments the end of bowling, and other stories from mainstream media in the U.S. and overseas.
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New Yugoslavia Needs Prayer
Conference of European Churches head calls for support of the country's new leadership.
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17 Men Charged in Murder of India Missionary
Adolescent to serve 14 years for murder of Graham Staines and his sons.
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Honoring the Parents
What Christian film critics are saying about Meet the Parents, Digimon, Girlfight, Best of Show, and other new movies.
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The Nicest Battle Over Religion in Schools
Plus: Colson gets to vote, Dr. Laura apologizes, and other stories from other media sources.
Subscriber Access Only Laotian Christians Thrive Under Persecution
Communist drive to stamp out Christianity in Laos is having an opposite effect.
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Federal Court Says Schools Can Take Religious Words Out of Graduation Ceremony
Plus: EEOC says teachers' union violates members' religious rights, Marian window gets cleaned, and when youth outreach goes bad.
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Sudan Loses Election for U.N. Security Council Seat
Sanctions continue to plague the African nation's bid for international acceptance.
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A Chinese Model for India's Churches?
No thank you, say Indian Christians to Hindu proposal for government church regulation.
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Mike Trout Quits Focus on the Family
James Dobson's co-host of 15 years cites personal reasons for abrupt departure.
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Shamblin Faces Religious Discrimination Suit
Former employee files charges against Weigh Down founder.
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American Family Association Changes Sides on Religion in Schools
Plus: Jars of Clay's hymns no longer on MTV, the Clinton marriage, and other stories from the mainstream media.
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The Politicians' Patron
Is Thomas More a saintly model?
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Crying About Wolfe
Is there a scandal of The Opening of the Evangelical Mind?
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They Won't Let Us Have MTV But We've Got Pornography on the Directory
Plus: The worldwide battle for the Anglican soul.
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Fighting Engulfs a Christian Hospital in Jerusalem
Lutherans call conflict on their hospital grounds an affront to humanitarian purposes.
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All Jesus All Dubious
Cloning Christ, doubting his diet, and stealing his supposed cross. What's next?
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Whether Profaith or Anti This Week's Movies Aren't Worth Seeing
What Christian critics are saying about Lost Souls, The Ladies Man, The Contender, and other cinematic options.
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Mike Trout Says Emotional Affair Forced His Resignation from Focus on the Family
Plus: Charles Swindoll has heart attack and other news stories from around the world.
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Congress Will Approve Jubilee 2000 Debt Plan
Plus: Anti-Christian violence in India, more mascot changes, and other news from around the world.
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Legal Costs Shut Down Canadian Diocese
Abuse claims cause the Anglican Diocese of Cariboo to disband.
Subscriber Access Only Pyramid Scheme of Benevolence
Pay It Forwardpreaches an inspirational idea—but does it really work?
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Plug Pulled on IBelieve.com
Plus: Jimmy Carter leaves Southern Baptist Convention, and Intellectual McCarthyism at Baylor University.
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Ebola Outbreak Leads to Suspension of Church Services
Panic and terror spread like virus as infections and deaths increase.
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Gorbachev and God
In visit to the Crystal Cathedral, former Soviet leader won't say he doesn't believe.
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Gorbachev and God
In visit to the Crystal Cathedral, former Soviet leader won't say he doesn't believe.
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Case of the Missing Relic
A piece of Jesus' cross is stolen from a Toronto cathedral—or is it?
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Unintelligent Designs
Baylor's dismissal of Polyani Center director Dembski was not a smart move.
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Tufts University in Uproar Over Probation Decision for Christian Group
Plus: Anti-porn moves might lead to more porn, and other religion stories from mainstream media sources.
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Mega Corps Make Mega Bucks with Porn
Plus: U.S. News rightly divines revivals, and various and sundry decisions from the Supreme Court.
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Princess of Darkness
Christian film critics are both boosted and bedeviled by Bedazzled, Bamboozled, and other movies.
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A Challenge to Faith-based Plans
Plus: Baptists form a new group, Church of the Christian Rock Video, and the Christian Coalition rises again?
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Debate Continues on Incorporating Animal Sacrifices in Worship
Some Christians warn that African rituals to honor ancestors could subvert the Gospel message.
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Republicans Willing to Okay Overseas Abortions
Cedric Pulford
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Christians Arrested After Tajik Church Bombing Freed
Three Islamic students have been detained over bombing of church in Dushanbe.
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Attending Church by Personal PC
Plus: Teens think they know it all, 'cheap' religion, and Wall Street takes stock of a Christian company.
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On the Record: Gary Ezzo
The controversial creator of Babywise speaks to Christianity Today.
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Soul Crisis at the Conference on Faith and History
Academics gather asking questions like, What does 'Christian history' actually mean?
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Three Books and a Wedding
Remembering the Good News.
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Howling Over Halloween
Plus: She's not ordained so it wasn't preaching, Chinese concubines increase, and Ebola claims more victims.
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'Focused Determined Deliberate' Destruction
Ecumenical leader calls on Nigeria to deal with religious violence between Muslims and Christians.
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Texas Baptists Redirect $5 Million from the SBC
Plus: Homosexual organizations disapprove of Case's donations, and Tom Mahon on a digital Sabbath.
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Serbia to Return Confiscated Lands to Orthodox Church
Interim religion minister says she'll promote freedoms for Muslims and evangelicals too.
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A Silent Celebration of Prayer
Judge upholds a minute of silence in school, Bill Bright's lung condition, and video sales to ensure the movie won't get Left Behind at the box office.
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Tom Cruise Can't Hold a Candle to Cary Grant
Reviewer Sarah Barnett loves classic films, and has learned to appreciate modern cinema, too.
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.