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March (Web-only) 2003

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Is Terror Scaring Off Missionaries?
"The Dutch woman who is marrying herself, and other stories from online sources around the world"
Subscriber Access Only "Books & Culture 's Book of the Week: Oh, Brother"
"Most everyone agrees that the James ossuary is a significant find. Ask what it means, however …"
Subscriber Access Only Whose Reality TV?
"Tune in this week to Frederick Wiseman's PBS documentary, Domestic Violence, to see some real survivors."
Subscriber Access Only Jim Van Yperen on Church Conflicts
The author of Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict says the early church was also full of problems.
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Clergy Respond to Bush's Ultimatum to Saddam
"Banning hot cross buns, Slate says Rick Warren does a subtle violence to the rigors of belief, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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James Kopp Guilty of Killing Abortion Doctor
"PCUSA top court tries its top officials, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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Unjustifiable Homicide
We must think through the reasons for rejecting deadly violence in the abortion struggle
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Coverage of About Schmidt Casts Shadow on Child Sponsorship
Oscar-nominated film is causing positive and negative ripples in the press and in relief agencies
Subscriber Access Only "Film Forum: Big Week for Oscar, Bad Week for Mothers"
Willard and Spider suffer for the sake of their moms. Plus: A dangerous fugitive becomes The Hunted ; a girl plays sports (gasp!) in Bend It Like Beckham ; and Agent Cody Banks gets too sexy.
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"Weblog: Will War Breed Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Christians, or Both?"
"PCUSA court criticizes leader but dismisses charges, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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A Nation at War—and on Its Knees
"Court says kids can give out candy with religious messages, and other stories from online sources around the world."
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Weeping over Baghdad
"Desert Storm cost Iraq thousands of lives. At its conclusion, a Christianity Today editorial called for the church to deal with the living souls that remained"
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War Could Reduce Holy Land's Christian Presence
Palestinian bishop fears current hostilities could continue a trend that sees Christians forced out of the area altogether.
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Where Do We Go From Here?
"Now that the bombs are falling, we'll need to repair Iraq—and our nation's moral standing"
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Peacemakers Seek to Show War from Point of View of Iraqi Civilians
Six Christian Peacemaker Team members remain in Iraq as bombs drop
Subscriber Access Only Bono's American Prayer
"The world's biggest rock star tours the heartland, talking more openly about his faith as he recruits Christians in the fight against AIDS in Africa."
Subscriber Access Only Pop Music with Brains
"From the beginning, U2 has engaged spiritual questions"
Subscriber Access Only Bono's Thin Ecclesiology
Any person can stand outside the church and critique its obedience to the gospel
Subscriber Access Only Intelligently Designed Films
The youthful ID movement flexes its muscles in two documentaries
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Muslims Convicted After 2000 Fatal Attack on Copts
But fearful Christians in Upper Egypt say many killers are still at large
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Scrutiny of Bush's Faith Continues with Newsweek Cover Story
Full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds 'under God' decision ; ban goes into effect next Monday
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Best Christian Places to Work: Co-CEO Synergy
Sharing leadership works at Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Subscriber Access Only Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Diagnosing The Doctor
"A new assessment of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, preacher"
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"Weblog: Suddenly, Media Wrings Its Hands Over Religion in the Newsroom"
"Yesterday's day of prayer, Bush and the Vatican, cowboy churches, and other stories from online sources around he world."
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Best Christian Places to Work: Rigorous Hiring
Group Publishing places importance on the quality of the product and its staff
Subscriber Access Only National Book Award Finalist Ron Hansen on Christian Fiction
"It's important to instruct while entertaining, but method can be as important as message, says the author of Isn't It Romantic? and Atticus"
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Baptist Missionary Killed by Abu Sayyaf Airport Bombing
"Where those ashes come from, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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Best Christian Places to Work: People of the Hugs
Howard Publishing's pajama day, adoption support, and National Hugging Day celebrations create a family-like ambiance.
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Gothard Staffers Ask Hard Questions
"After public controversy in the early-80s, employees pushed for reforms at the Institute"
Subscriber Access Only Critics Would Send Cradle 2 an Unmarked Grave
"Religious press reviewers write off Cradle 2 the Grave, but rave about He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Plus: Peter Chattaway's best of 2002 ; reviews of To End All Wars, Gods and Generals, The Quiet American, Dark Blue ; and readers consider the Roman Polansk"
Subscriber Access Only "Weblog: Israel Inspects James Ossuary, But Joash Tablet Has Disappeared"
"Christian radio giant's stock plummets after bad news, and other stories from around the world"
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Best Christian Places to Work: Freedom and Grace
"Covenant Christian High School teachers and staff are encouraged to be creative, lead classes in innovative ways, and take initiative"
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Frederick Buechner's Sacred Journey
How one writer and minister has made a career of telling others about moments of holy insight
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"Weblog: Censoring Christian Films, Continued"
"The pope and the president, flags in church, demonic possession, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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Best Christian Places to Work: Lives in Balance
"At Evangelical Christian Credit Union, professional development is not just a nice bonus but also a spiritual responsibility"
Subscriber Access Only Iraqi Christians' Path of Persecution
"Not heresy hunters, nor Islamic purges, nor even Mongol hordes could wipe Christianity from Iraq"
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Sydney Anglican Leader Attacked for Exclusivity Claims
Religious leaders issue constructive alternative to war with Iraq
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Best Christian Places to Work: What Burnout?
The Coalition for Christian Outreach takes seriously its responsibility to care for employees
Subscriber Access Only Books & Culture' s Book of the Week: Vanity Fair
A chronicler of religion plays the straight man
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Senate Likely to Pass Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Thursday
"Mel Gibson's faith, rapper DMX retires to read his Bible, religion and peace, and other stories from online sources around the world"
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"Best Christian Places to Work: No Prayer, No Results"
Medical Ambassadors International's emphasis on praying creates a strong sense of commitment
Subscriber Access Only Texas Pastor James Robison on the Life-Changing Faith of George W. Bush
"The president of Life Outreach International talks about his friend's faith, the moral need of America, and his own conversion"
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Standing for Peace on the Eve of War
Christian group seeks nonviolent solution in Iraq.
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United Methodist Bishop Says Muslims Will Be Saved
"Max Lucado, John MacArthur, and others discuss Iraq and Christ's exclusivity. Plus other stories from around the world"
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Best Christian Places to Work: President in Sweats
Leadership's informal style reflects an atmosphere of openness on the Whitworth College campus
Subscriber Access Only Bringing Down the Bad Reviews
"Mel Gibson stirs up controversy with his Christ film. A mainstream critic criticizes parents who take kids to rated-R movies. And critics mull over Bringing Down the House, Tears of the Sun, The Safety of Objects, Gerry, All the Real Girls, and The Son"
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Best Christian Places to Work: Practicing What They Teach
Dallas Theological Seminary and Multnomah Bible College and Seminary share a philosophy on managing employees
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Senate Bans Partial-Birth Abortion
"After a 64-33 vote, the measure moves to the House."
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Good to Great 's Leadership Model Looks Familiar to Christians
The author of the bestselling business book says his findings on successful leaders led him to the New Testament
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Was Smart's Kidnapper Motivated by Religion?
"Theologians and filmmakers question Mel Gibson's Passion, Russell Crowe builds his own church, and more stories from around the world"
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Best Christian Places to Work: Shepherding Hearts
Phoenix Seminary focuses on mentoring the balance of head knowledge with character development.
Subscriber Access Only Saint J. R. R. the Evangelist
Tolkien wanted his Lord of the Rings to echo the Lord of Lords—but do we have ears to hear?
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Gujarat Religious Survey Troubles Indian Christians
Government of Indian state says it has been gathering statistics on the minority at the behest of federal officials
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Good News in Wartime
Demand for Bible soars as hostilities rise
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War Isn't Being Waged From the Pulpit
Most clergy avoid blanket statements on war.
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War Cry
"As 1991's Gulf War began, a Christianity Today editorial said the church's best weapon was tearful prayer"
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What George Bush's Favorite Devotional Writer Says About War
"War is the most damnably bad thing, wrote Oswald Chambers"
Subscriber Access Only Lessons in Nation-Building From a Fledgling Democracy
Shays's Rebellion describes a time when revolution was no longer cool
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Newspapers Miss the Real End-Times Story
"Not all pastors preached about Iraq on Sunday, and other stories from online sources from around the world"
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Are Most Arab Americans Christian?
The Detroit News reports that 75 percent of Arabs in the U.S. are Christian. Why is that?
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The Ethics of Desert Storm
What Christianity Today said during the U.S.'s first war with Iraq
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"Weblog: Gujarat, India, Bans Conversions"
"A Detroit church built by Saddam is praying for his demise, and other stories from online sources from around the world"
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A Proposal to Tilt the Balance of Terror
For all Christians there are values that should be more precious than life itself
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Relief Agencies Prepare to Help Iraqi Refugees
Meanwhile Christians in Baghdad fear the worst
Subscriber Access Only Oscars Honor the Best ; Theatres Feature the Worst
"The Academy Awards award Chicago and The Pianist. Meanwhile, critics suffer through Dreamcatcher, View from the Top, and Boat Trip"
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"Weblog: Tim LaHaye Loses Left Behind Lawsuit, Worldwide Church of God Settles"
"Supreme Court considers sodomy law, and other sources from online sources around the world"
Subscriber Access Only The Iraq War Has Little Effect on the Rapture Index
The founder of an online end times speedometer says that other current events are more connected to biblical prophecy.
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The End Is Not Yet
"The president of Dallas Theological Seminary says there will be an increase in wars and rumors of wars before the end times, but date setting should not be a priority for evangelicals."
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Evangelicals Plan to Minister to Iraqis' Needs—Physical and Spiritual
"Evangelism efforts will join relief work, say Southern Baptist Convention and Samaritan's Purse"
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Are Prayers in a Time of War Really About Comfort?
"In part. But their main purpose is about much, much more than that"
Bless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Bless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Christians’ misguided fight for football devotions isn’t working.