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April 2005
Volume 49, Number 4
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Table of Contents
The Lord's modified creed was key for disciples' growth, author says.
Overly positive thinking and prosperity teaching undermine Joel Osteen's bestseller.
Ron Sider says the movement is riddled with hypocrisy, and that it's time for serious change.
Unpacking some myths about today's teens.
Quick reviews of new books.
An equally strong ban, however, is stalled in Congress.
Why the world's most famous atheist now believes in God.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind.
Where is heaven, and how will we experience it before the final resurrection?
What multiracial church looks like in the town formerly infamous for segregation.
Four working pastors—Latino, Asian, black, and white—respond to the bracing thesis of United by Faith. A CT forum with Noel Castellanos, Bill Hybels, Soong-Chan Rah, Frank Reid.
The biblical case.
We must resurrect the language of evil.
Atheist psychiatrist argues that gays can change.
It is Darwinists, not Christians, who are stonewalling the facts.
An interview with Steven M. Wise
The "religious bigot" who brought down slavery.
Iraq's endangered church looks to Western fellowship for help.
Attaining asylum in the land of the free is harder than you'd think.
It's dangerous and lonely to be an Iraqi Christian—at home or in exile.
Middle Eastern Christians might end up more repressed under democracy than under dictators.
Four working pastors—Latino, Asian, black, and white—respond to the bracing thesis of United by Faith.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Making abortion rare will take more than words.
Recent comments on Bush and gays, the humanity of pre-embryos, and other subjects.
Challenge to suicide law gets new life.
State governments increasingly regulate church potlucks.
Recent stats on teenage doubt, sex abuse settlement sums, and scalping Osteen tickets.
German evangelist bolsters Nigerian reconciliation efforts.
Immigration bill could jeopardize asylum seekers, critics say.
Missionaries face a choice: Pay up or get out of Kenya.
Anti-homosexuality free speech, UK cloning, and a UN cloning ban.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.