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March 2010Volume 54, Number 3
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Table of Contents
Features
From childhood, I've been learning about—and witnessing to—Muslims.
Why a heady dose of doctrine is crucial to spiritual formation.
It's a tried and true way of teaching, among other things, Christian doctrine.
How churches are teaching doctrine—and finding eager participants.
In my ministry of racial reconciliation, I had to move from a culture of effort to a culture of grace.
For over 20 years, Greg Wolfe has been weaving the braid of faith and art.
The deaf are virtually an 'unreached people group,' but an Illinois ministry is remedying that one video at a time.
News
A 28-year-old missionary was reportedly inspired by the martyrdom of Robert Jermain Thomas.
Recent statistics on prejudice and religion, giving to Haiti relief, and other topics.
Recent remarks on spanking children, daring Rick Warren to wrestle, and other topics.
Religion is now the hottest topic for American historians.
Funds expand faith-based investing.
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
Romanian Baptists dissent over accepting government funds.
Resilient evangelicals vow to restore Haiti, body and soul.
We're flocking to movies about the last days, even in the midst of a penny-pinching recession. Why?
Views
Your responses to the January 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Critiques of Avatar's spirituality should be winsome—and prophetic.
Samuel Rodriguez, James Hoffmeier, and David Skeel chart the best road to approach 'the stranger.'
Even more importantly: Why do you want to know?
New Anglican and Lutheran groups need to nurture a positive identity.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Old Testament professor Gary Anderson explains how sin came to be seen as a debt rather than a weight—and how that shaped Christianity.
Brian McLaren's 'new' Christianity is not so much revolutionary as evolutionary.
Picks from Richard Lamb, author of The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends.
In 'Wired for Intimacy,' William Struthers says there's a chemical reason why pornography is addicting.
Allegiance to Christ in an age of rivals.
'Against the Tide,' 'The History of the Medieval World,' and 'Rouault-Fujimura.'
Still, says Charles Swindoll, the best sermons are wrapped in stories.
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.
In Every Issue
Why journalism is not just a profession for us.
Graham Tomlin wants to bring theology back to church.
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