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February 2005Volume 49, Number 2
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Table of Contents
Churches are striving to appear 'authentic'—like the rest of consumer culture.
It was hatred of women that drove me there, and Christ in community that led me out.
An engaging theologian questions the Jesus of modern scholars.
Mini-reviews of Calvinism in The Las Vegas Airport, Street Saints, Heaven and, The Seven Last Words from the Cross.
But then, we don't want an all-powerful government any more than we want an all-powerful God.
A judgmental assessment of judgmentalism is, predictably, full of contradictions.
Forty-three families in rural Texas blend Pentecostal fervor and Anabaptist simplicity.
Jewish believers in Jesus quarrel over both style and substance.
Persecuted priest's smile planted faith in a Chinese activist.
Newly confident house churches open themselves up to the world.
Freddy Boswell describes the most audacious Bible translation project ever.
Grand Canyon University becomes the first for-profit Christian college.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
A disputation on the role of music.
PCUSA and same-sex marriage, persecution, and closing William Tyndale College
A disputation on the role of music.
Recent quotes on Christian rock in school, family films, preemies, and Bushspeak.
Hundreds of missionaries in Ivory Coast pull out after anti-French violence.
Recent stats on poverty, divorce, and perceptions of Islam.
Sometimes it takes years to negotiate their release.
Our children's sex is not something to be screened but gratefully received.
FDA strengthens warning on RU-486.
A well-known psychiatrist describes and analyzes two exorcisms.
Launch of broad church association around the corner.
Three common strategies to check sexual 'liberation' no longer work.
The new debauchery, and the colleges that let it happen.
Left Behind coauthor challenges Tyndale over Last Disciple.
Five issues will test the strength and unity of Christian conservatives in the new term.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Christians must be driven by the common good, not by any ideology.
What's really needed after a catastrophe.
Last minute disaster reporting.
Muslim-Christian hostilities. Competing for qualified labor. Handling record donations. These are just three obstacles Christian aid groups must navigate.
A pummeled church helps bury the dead and bring life to those who remain.
Let's not bash traditional Christian answers to disaster, only keep them in context.
Zhang Rongliang has a high profile in China and internationally.
Court says Methodist church may leave denomination and keep its property.
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