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July 2011Volume 55, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
Like many evangelical organizations that were built in the past 50 years, Focus on the Family is attempting to thrive—and survive—past its founder.
Focus on the Family isn’t the only Colorado Springs organization preparing for its future after James Dobson.
With its people turning to Christ in waves, India hosts more believers now than at any time in its 4,000-year history.
The metropolitan archbishop of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the U.K. on evangelism, evangelicals, and the Orthodox Church.
How his 21st-century evangelical makeover distorts the New Testament reality.
Our most cherished democratic values are grounded in Jesus' sovereign authority.
Row by row, urban Christians learn to bear literal and spiritual fruit.
News
With more than 22 million users on mobile platforms, and millions more on its website, it has unusual success in creating a massive participatory system like Wikipedia or YouTube.
Recent stats on prayer, family life, and the country’s moral values.
Recent comments from Oprah Winfrey, Jim Wallis, and others that have stirred the pot.
Megachurches expand across state lines.
Churches discuss future paths since the votes came in for the Presbyterian Church(USA) to open the door to ordaining non-celibate homosexuals.
Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether fired teacher is a religious employee.
Deaths, elections, and appointments in the church and in the world.
Lutheran leaders want to push out young conservatives.
Observers weigh in on questions related to the 2012 election.
Church leaders say the embattled president should stay on.
Catherine Clark Kroeger championed women’s equality without budging on scriptural authority.
Views
Jesus will put an end to this earth—but that is not the end of the story.
Responses to the May issue of CT.
Christian thinkers weigh in on whether family or friends should intervene if a terminally ill Christian decides against life-extending treatment.
Searching for Beauty amid Hollywood's beautiful people.
The 'blessed hope' was the linchpin of my father's faith.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Why the final movie is only the beginning of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Brooks's portrait of human flourishing lacks the essential elements of rescue and redemption.
Picks from Paul Enns, author of 'Heaven Revealed'
How conditions on earth shape our views of the afterlife.
Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
How Andrew White's Baghdad congregation brings God's love to a war-torn land.
Short reviews of 'Heaven Revealed,' 'Rediscovering the Church Fathers,' 'Orphanology,' 'Our Triune God,' and 'Perspectives on Tithing.'
In Every Issue
What a beauty pageant story revealed about a ministry.
Jon Tyson plants neighborhood churches in New York City.
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Saying Goodbye for Good
Saying Goodbye for Good
How to bid farewell as though our bodies mattered.