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May 2009Volume 53, Number 5
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Table of Contents
Short reviews of The Divine Commodity, Something's Rising, and The Reason For Crows.
A new survey suggests that seekers are not looking for user-friendly, mall-like buildings.
Six Protestant churches that strive to match form with faith.
M. Ward's songs of love, loss, death—and redemption.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Understanding the Atonement is about more than grasping a theory.
What are we to make of the variety of spiritual experiences?
Philip Mangano, the federal 'homeless czar,' says, 'Yes we can.'
Biblical allusions run throughout the series.
When a landmark study suggests that intercessory prayer may actually hurt patients instead of help them, you have to wonder.
President Obama's tax plan will hurt the very people he's trying to help.
The challenges facing Joshua DuBois and the faith-based initiative.
At 26, Joshua DuBois has already been a pastor and a congressional fellow, and is now the President's faith-based point man.
Two evangelicals argue for more generous immigration policies.
How the great theologian might weigh in on the Darwin debate.
Get the numbers on cancer patients, American Idol, and lay leaders.
Shane Hipps urges Christians to discern the technology spirits.
Your responses to the March 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Why Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of the Most Admired Man in America, thinks Christians need to become unfashionable.
Despite being laid off, one woman is committed to supporting three children.
How does an Anabaptist charity get donors to give $1,200 a year?
Even in tough times, your favorite charities are doing better than anyone expected.
Websites to help you rediscover the beauty of planet Earth this spring.
Without them, the planet couldn't support creatures like us.
Mark Young becomes president of Denver Seminary, Mary Hulst becomes chaplain of Calvin College, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Access to federal money may be mixed blessing for embryonic research.
Todd Bentley marries former intern, Oral Roberts University and Joyce Meyer Ministries become accredited, and other recent news.
Comments on generic evangelicals, Habitat's demolition crews, and other topics from recent news.
Evangelicals discount portrayal as leftist voting bloc.
The president and CEO of Open Doors USA updated CT on North Korea, which the group ranks as the world's worst persecutor of Christians.
Drug violence halts church trips to short-term missions mecca.
Christians in Swat Valley brace for Taliban rule.
Studies suggest that pastors' health declines are a church problem.
Tax exemption means layoffs hit congregations' employees harder.
When science is made 'apolitical' and 'unencumbered by religion,' it's usually to hyper-politicize and hyper-sacralize it.
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