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February 2010Volume 54, Number 2
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Table of Contents
Features
More important than winning the argument against relativism is winning the relativist for Christ.
Groups fear impact of Obama administration's PEPFAR stance.
How Christians have succumbed to the sports culture—and what might be done about it.
It is important to distinguish between individuals in sports and the system of sports. Both are broken due to the Fall.
I suspect that God's design is for us to conduct our analysis in the very throes of competition.
There are a lot of Christian athletes who care about the Cross, the gospel, humility, joy, and sanctification.
John Calvin has given the Pulitzer Prize-winning author a way of seeing that imbues her novels with the grandeur of God.
And, says former Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Thurow, churches have a crucial role to play.
GoodSports reaches a culture suspicious of Christians by teaching kids how to hit an inside pitch.
News
Charting the world's worst persecutors.
Recent statistics on how pastors view Islam, pastors' work hours, poverty, and other topics.
Recent remarks Jim Dobson's new organization, Montana's assisted suicide, and other topics.
Ministries protest proposed finance reform.
Some express skepticism as violent sect receives baptism.
Southern Baptist educator Helen Driscoll dies, Gordon Donoho appointed to head Christians in Action Missions International, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Views
Your responses to the December 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Uganda's anti-gay bill is making cross-cultural relations more complex than ever.
Three authors weigh the merits of observing Lent.
What to do with the anger that saps strength.
Our love is most godly when it is against the world for the world.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Judges whittled 472 submissions down to 12 winners.
On the heels of the Twilight Saga's success, Christian novelists are tapping the riches of vampire mythology.
Death is not the enemy, says cancer-stricken Walt Wangerin, but a chance for Jesus to shine.
Picks from Andrew Parker, professor of sport and Christian outreach at the University of Gloucestershire
A book helping churches respond to an issue we'd rather not think about.
Scott Cairns on finding purpose in pain.
Between Relativism and Fundamentalism, Churchill, and The Strange Adventures of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn.
She tells CT why she remained married to Ted Haggard—even after he suggested that she divorce him.
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.
In Every Issue
But not the kind you hear on ESPN.
Eve Nunez speaks up for children who cannot speak for themselves.
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A Sobering Mercy
A Sobering Mercy
The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.