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December 6 , 1999
Volume 43, Number 14
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Table of Contents 1999
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
First major interchurch meeting since 1997 religion law called 'highly important'
A former porn publisher gets in the Good Book biz
Despite what you've heard, Christian leaders like the children's books.
Cliff Richard's rejected recording reaches number one
Clerics waiting for 'total acquittal' by courts
Reformed and Catholic-influenced denominations working toward full union
Church's participation in abortion counseling will end
Nukus church registration blocked by Uzbek authorities
$1.43 million center aimed at education and media
Former United Church of Christ president receives first award for championing gay rights
What Christian and mainstream presses are saying about the origins debate and its history.
1,000 of world's spiritual leaders to meet in August 2000
Protestant, Catholic, and Orthdox heads pray in Manger Square
Former South Africa president awarded by Parliament of the World's Religions
Uniting Church steps in after Catholics withdraw under Vatican pressure
Church needs a reforming pope, especially regarding sexual ethics, says Hans Kung
Retiring general secretary leaving behind an organization in financial crisis
What the religious and mainstream presses are saying about religion on the campaign trail and other issues
Resignations follow allegations, divorce
State convention counters SBC marriage statement.
Scholars fault Western approaches to evangelism, advocate a new vision for spreading the gospel.
After defeating an Alabama lottery-for-schools plan, Christians ponder how to improve public education.
More Christians attracted to Dalai Lama's teachings.
Beyond the church's pushing together and pulling apart lies hope.
The ambition and avarice of Henry Lyons could save the National Baptists
Classic and contemporary excerpts
Where would civilization be today without Christian notions of compassion and solidarity?
Science, as we think of it today, came about because Reformers believed that God revealed himself in nature.
In many parts of the world, the birth of literacy coincides with the arrival of Christian missionaries.
Christianity has made a difference by surrounding the use of power with humility
The act of translating and enculturating the gospel has been Christianity's greatest contribution to human civilization.
Couples with high-risk pregnancies face the 'selective reduction' dilemma.
The man who invented modern evangelicalism.
What we can learn from the real history of basketball.
The irony is that in our rush toward Christmas, we truncate the celebration.
"They can throw this all around, but I was there. Reporters or investigators can't tell me how it went."—Craig Scott
Rescuing children with blood on their hands.
Long before Constantine, Christians found ways to redeem local cultures and salvage those elements that naturally pointed to Christ.
Pro-lifers overestimated the average American's allegiance to logic.
"These are the ultimate Jesus Freaks—the people who are willing to die for their faith."—Toby McKeehen of dc Talk
Two routes to divine encounters.
Recent and important releases that will shape evangelical thought
Why should I care if my doctor is unhappy? I'm not his psychiatrist.
JESUS has gone high tech.
Church says questions unanswered over organization's $4 million debt.
Evangelicals working furiously to meet physical and spiritual needs
SBC President says Jewish leaders 'simply wanted opportunity to bash Southern Baptists'
Moral Majority founder promises to tone down anti-gay speech at meeting with homosexuals.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”