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December 9, 2002Volume 46, Number 13
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Table of Contents
Teaching English may well be the 21st century's most promising way to take the Good News to the world
The Apocrypha tells us about the brutal and seductive world Jesus was born into
"When seeking to be shaped by Christ, It is all too easy to veer from a fully Christian approach"
Luci Shaw's poetry helps us pay attention to God's world
"Remnant Fellowship grows, but critics see 'graceless legalism.'"
The Christian Medical Association says critics fear David Hager's well-grounded opposition
But sanctions are at President's discretion
Feds crack down on Financial Warfare Club
Toronto church's stance sharply at odds with denomination
'Untouchables' find new dignity in Christian faith
Jonathan Miles battles red tape to connect Israeli doctors and Palestinian children
Hollywood directors file suit against CleanFlicks
Recent comments about the belief in hell and naming yourself God
Is cheating more rampant at religious high schools?
Verbal attacks on Islam sabotage evangelism.
"The church suffers from the illusion that the sermon is the creative, prophetic effort of the lonely individual"
"To see God high and lifted up, just open your eyes"
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Egypt
"In a postmodern world in which people see many 'truths' as equally valid, how can you convince someone of the truth of salvation through Christ"
An honest reflection on the death of an infant daughter
A Texas pastor's congregation moves in for the kill in the engaging debut novel Leaving Ruin
John Doan's 20-string harp-guitar and stories bring greater depth to the genre
"Starting as Sunday morning sermons, Leaving North Haven's essays charm and amuse"
"Leif Enger's debut novel, Peace Like a River, tells of family, faith, and miracles"
Science-fiction adventure novel Arena thrives with spiritual symbolism
Simmering under the story of A Place Called Wiregrass are commentaries on racism and church neglect of the poor
Sometimes going to war is the charitable thing to do
New twist on an old scam tempts Christians to accept millions from a Muslim convert
Church growth and credibility in danger because of scam
New interest in public policy fuels election wins
Quotations to stir heart and mind about the Incarnation
"Some conservatives, however, give up on reforming their denominations"
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The Softer Face of Calvinism
The Softer Face of Calvinism
Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp.