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July 16 , 1990
Volume 34, Number 10
July 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:
  • Famine Danger Reduced in Ethiopia, Other Areas Critical
  • Lobbying for God
  • Nepal: Religious Prisoners Freed
  • No False Eyelashes
  • Reading the Reader
  • South America: Evangelical Politics, Peruvian Style
  • Letters
  • The Shoemaker’s Dream
  • Adam & Eve in America
  • Life after Eden
  • CT Institute Essay: Why Can’t We Work Together?
  • The Misunderstood Apostle
  • Scientists Discover Hell in Siberia
  • Classic & Contemporary Excerpts from July 16, 1990
  • Medical Missions: The Doctor Is Out
  • Presbyterians “Turn Back” to Theology
  • Southern Baptists: Conservatives Make It 12–0
  • World Scene: July 16, 1990
  • News from the North American Scene: July 16, 1990
  • Church/State Issues: Confusion in the Court
  • Religion’s Image Rallies under Perestroika
  • The Not-Quite Reverend Van Gogh
  • On the Road with John Wesley
  • Look Who’s in the Rose Garden
Top Story May 26, 2019
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.