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September 2006
Volume 50, Number 9
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Table of Contents
Dallas Willard was on a quiet quest to subvert nominal Christianity.
Calvinism is making a comeback—and shaking up the church.
A brief summary of Calvinism.
C.S. Lewis's Case for Christ
"Holy Spirit religion" is quietly infiltrating the church, revitalizing us all.
Evangelical lawyers spur civil rights movement forward.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Why we need to really die before we can really live.
How our neighbor to the north lost its faith.
Virginia megachurch sues county for barring theology courses.
There is something worse than misery and death.
Samuel Rodriguez wants to build a bridge between Hispanic and Anglo evangelicals.
Kevin Phillips's new political screed is stranger than fiction—much stranger.
Fewer than 10 percent of the world's languages have the Old Testament. But that's about to change.
A prison minister who led the mass-murderer to Jesus tells the story.
Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.
A top-notch scholar drops academic language for a basic retelling of Jesus'
Where hope and despair live side by side.
Democratic Senator Barack Obama gets it mostly right.
Legacy of Guatemala's evangelical deposed dictator remains unsettled.
Students sue when Christian school expels them for 'lesbian behavior.'
Augustine's words after the 'barbarian' destruction of Rome have a remarkably contemporary ring.
It's about the rule of law, not the morals of film.
Recent comments from President Bush, a Mississippi imam, and others.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Bob Webber's fingerprints are all over a new call to live the narrative that really matters.
The full text of an appeal to live the biblical narrative.
Jews for Jesus takes to New York City streets.
Mideast Christians writing for our website expressed their anguish—and anger.
Operation Rescue transforms clinic.
Recent stats on gay families and the value of volunteerism.
GARBC distances itself from college after Southern Baptist endorsement.
The Pulitzer Prize winner says, "Evangelicals have influence in the White House that The New York Times columnists do not."
Uganda's civil war, female Anglican bishops, Jews for Jesus lawsuit, and stem cell veto.
Two centuries after Haystack, college students remain excited about missions—but with fundamentally different assumptions.
Court decisions cheer opponents of same-sex marriage.
N.T. Wright argues that Christianity better comprehends our deepest human longings.
Everybody knows when we're covering up our confusion with God-talk.
Secrets in the Dark
Besides Jesus, what drove Jews and Christians apart from the beginning?
In their zeal for social change, some evangelical activists stand on shaky biblical ground.
Contrary to rumor, the culture wars aren't over. Nor should they be.
Robert Wuthnow examines why religion fails to change American society.
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.