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August 2009Volume 53, Number 8
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Table of Contents
Richard Nelson Bolles on discerning God's will when facing unemployment.
More congregations launch job-search programs for the unemployed.
Short reviews of new albums by mewithoutYou, Julie Lee, Christopher Ames, and Mat Kearney.
Kevin DeYoung defends the institutional church.
What I've learned as life has taken a turn for what most people think is the worst.
Your responses to the June 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Short Reviews of Jesus, The Middle Eastern Storyteller, Miss Betsey, and The Sleepy Little Alphabet.
Six principles that might bring a truce to the age-old tension between tradition and popular culture.
Gospel gems from Ashley Cleveland and Ginny Owens.
'All God's Children' recalls the travails of a West Africa boarding school.
There's something more important than our intellectual framework.
Christian outreach to North Koreans helps to keep millions from starving.
There is no single best way to run a country.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Megachurches are not the answer or the problem.
Nancy Guthrie, the author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, offers a list of new and classic titles.
Not necessarily, says Gregg A. Ten Elshof.
Christianity Today strives to be a model for respectful conversation.
Biological maturity signaling cultural adulthood has been the norm for most ages of human history.
Single adults can live fulfilling lives that reveal God's goodness.
Newlyweds will need our financial help for a while.
Online dating services argue that God can use virtual reality too.
Amid our purity pledges and attempts to make chastity hip, we forgot to teach young Christians how to tie the knot.
The archbishop of the new Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) explains an alternative to the Episcopal Church.
The 'non-Catholic' Latin American church is going full steam ahead—but are we on the right track?
Christians in Southeast Asia debate their right to refer to God as Allah.
Lessons learned between the couch and a 10k race.
Recent technological advances may hurt the pro-life movement.
Get the numbers on gays who say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, Lutherans in Germany, and changes in charitable giving.
And the real question is who gets to decide who gets attention.
Recession shuts doors of Christian schools nationwide as enrollments drop.
Head of the US Communist Party wants to reach out to religious people, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to ban burkas, and other quotes from the news.
Evangelicals look for reconciliation in aftermath of Asia's longest civil war.
Angel Food Ministries settles a lawsuit, Oral Roberts University reduces most of its debt, and other news in the Christian world.
Ruling on pollution of sacred mountain may weaken religious freedom.
John Stek dies, Richard and Philip Cunningham sentenced, Sheila Schuller Coleman appointed, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Gap exists between what large churches need and what seminaries produce.
Martyrdoms threaten to displace Christian workers from Yemen.
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Mark Labberton: This Is the Best of Times for Following Jesus
Mark Labberton: This Is the Best of Times for Following Jesus
The Fuller Seminary president sees the church’s moment of cultural exile as a moment of incredible opportunity.