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October 2012Volume 56, Number 9
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Table of Contents
Features
We asked key leaders which Christian women are most profoundly shaping the evangelical church and North American society. This is who they picked.
There is paradox in the Christian understanding of what it means to be free.
Offered his dream job in the United States, Fernando opted to stay in war-torn Sri Lanka, a decision that has made all the difference for the cause of Christ
What are we to make of people who experience inner healing and then revert to their old ways?
The embattled sociologist talks to CT about the controversy over his study of homosexuality and parenting.
When roughnecks descend on an oil boomtown, Christians find the gift of hospitality strains their vision of ministry.
I found light in my lit.
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News
Why are women better Christians than men?
Important developments in the church and the world.
Compiled by Ted Olsen
Secrecy gives way to relationships with birth mothers.
Evangelical churches are multiplying but lack space to grow.
But schools worry about their effect on discipleship (and revenues).
Unions hang in the balance as govt. restricts which churches can marry.
Scholars, including the coauthor of the recent study alleging that it creates a "high," weigh in.
After her husband's death, a typical East African widow may face property theft or eviction. But faith-based advocates are turning the tables.
Views
Readers respond to the July/August issue.
Caustic rhetoric undermines Family Research Council's post-shooting response.
Three views on what it means to give faithfully.
Why we strive to preserve places rich with memory.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Brief reviews of 'The Church and Literature,' The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln,' and 'Arlo Needs Glasses'
It's a profound mistake to neglect our gay brothers and sisters in the body of Christ.
A faith-focused list on the long battle with Communism.
Mass migration to the West is destroying old missions distinctions.
An excerpt from 'Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free.'
Ben Witherington III calls for serious theological reflection on activities that occupy most of our waking hours.
A brief look
A brief look.
Music Reviews:
New memoir addresses abusive childhood, a wild ride with Creed, a near suicide attempt, and, finally, getting right with God.
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The 50—make that 51—reasons I love this magazine.
The founder of These Numbers Have Faces focuses on outreach by degrees.
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