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January 2010Volume 54, Number 1
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Table of Contents
Features
Valdir Steuernagel says we need to learn how to serve in a fellowship of rich and poor, Africans and Asians, subsistence farmers and tech professionals.
Why the best parenting techniques don't produce Christian children.
What if children have their own experiences of God—and a genuine free will to respond?
Christianity Today's first editor grasped what I as a young theologian failed to understand about church involvement in social justice.
The statistics we most love to repeat may be leading us to make bad choices about the church.
Why I no longer believe in a spiritual Jesus.
Lesslie Newbigin, born 100 years ago today, launched a new career at age 66 by calling Western churches to act like they were in the mission field.
How a story in Mark's gospel sheds light on the problem of obstetric fistula.
A human rights lawyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and two world-class surgeons are rallying evangelicals to defeat fistula.
News
The events, people, and debates of the past year that have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission. Also: Top 10 news stories of the decade.
Recent statistics on converts' zeal, faith-based funding, preaching social issues, and other topics.
Recent remarks on the Manhattan Declaration, Christians in Turkey, and invoking Jesus.
Adoption steps to the front lines of the culture wars.
President of Feed the Children fired, James Dobson leaves Focus on the Family, and other transitions in the Christian world.
A surprise House ban on abortion funding reveals pro-life gains.
Technological advances are delivering Scripture across the globe.
Identifying one's faith on online social networks proves challenging for some.
A handful of parishes win the right to keep their property, but legal experts don't know if their cases are setting a precedent.
Views
Your responses to the November 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Churches that embrace people with disabilities do more than they imagine.
What's the best way to encourage people to save sex for the covenant of marriage?
A church family from the same generation isn't much of a family.
The church fathers show us how to read Scripture imaginatively.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
How to get along with the extroverts who populate the Western church.
How the positive thinking movement has shaped the church.
The Return of Religion, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and No Small Matter.
Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters
Lynn Cohick argues that early Christian women were more active in public life than we might think.
In Every Issue
Parenting, our newest columnist, and the legacy of Carl Henry.
To White House Fellow Adam Taylor, the math is simple.
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