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May 16 , 1986
Volume 30, Number 8
May 16
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Table of Contents
The CT Archives are a rich treasure of biblical wisdom and insight from our past. Some things we would say differently today, and some stances we've changed. But overall, we're amazed at how relevant so much of this content is. We trust that you'll find it a helpful resource. - Mark Galli, editor-in-chief
Also in this Issue:
  • Arguments over Abortion Delay Civil Rights Bill
  • Assisting Hard-Hit Farm Families
  • Boat from First Century Is Discovered at Sea of Galilee
  • Former Hostage Doesn’t Regret His Captivity
  • God, the Jilted Lover
  • How Will Budget Cuts Affect Those Who Need Housing Assistance?
  • Interfaith Group Waiting for Decision on New TV Network
  • Students Regain the Right to Hold Bible Meetings in Public High Schools
  • Tribulation within Limits: Jesus’ Model Prayer Is a Lesson in Humility
  • What Does the Future Hold for Charismatic Renewal?
  • Editor's Note: May 16, 1986
  • Letters
  • Welcome to the Inquisition
  • The Unspectacular Packers
  • Tough Is Not Enough
  • Americans Get Religion in the New Age: Anything Is Permissible If Everything Is God
  • Church Members First, Citizens Second: One Hundred Years after His Birth, Karl Barth Still Helps Christians Keep Their Priorities Straight
  • Seeing Deeply: The Key to Christian Vigor
  • Classic & Contemporary Excerpts from May 16, 1986
  • Book
  • Total Clarity: An Artist's Pilgrimage
  • The Fued Between Form and Freedom
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
A new study suggests that both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally.