December (Web-only) 1999

Pope and LWF President Praise Agreement Between Catholics and LutheransSubscriber Access Only
Work toward Eucharistic sharing next, say leaders
Sudan Releases Jailed Catholic PriestsSubscriber Access Only
President Resolves Impasse in Contrived Bombing Trial
The New Age Is OverSubscriber Access Only
Now that Neopaganism has replaced the New Age Movement, flaws in evangelicals' criticism are obvious.
Believers Charitable to Male GigoloSubscriber Access Only
What Christian critics are saying about Toy Story 2, The Green Mile, and other top films.
Millennium Warning Over Fire Danger in Jerusalem ChurchSubscriber Access Only
No agreement on Church of the Holy Sepulcher emergency exit
Abortion Advocacy Overseas Restricted for First Time Since 1993Subscriber Access Only
Only $15 million of $385 million family-planning budget to go to organizations supporting abortion
Churches Told to Tackle 'Outrage' of Trafficking in WomenSubscriber Access Only
Eastern European women now 'fashion' in trafficked women
Church Readies 1700th Anniversary Amid Assassinations New LeadershipSubscriber Access Only
New head of Armenian Apostolic Church wants to bring order
Son's Death Shakes Up Unification ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Sun Myung Moon calls death 'providential' accident, not suicide.
The Gospel According to Stephen KingSubscriber Access Only
The world's most famous 'horror writer' is also one of its most spiritually attuned novelists.
Nigeria On the Brink of Religious WarSubscriber Access Only
Northern states adopt Islamic law, increasing Christian-Muslim tensions.
Peru's Christians Oppose Presidential Vow to End PardonsSubscriber Access Only
More than 300 unjustly accused of terrorist involvement will remain in jail, say critics
Capitol Hill Embroiled in Controversy After Catholic is Rejected as ChaplainSubscriber Access Only
Priest would have been first non-Protestant in House post
Patriarchs and Presidents to Gather in Bethlehem for Orthodox ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
January 7 meeting to be first such meeting in many years
The Grahams RespondSubscriber Access Only
Ned has our 'full and complete confidence and support'
Letters to the EditorSubscriber Access Only
Readers respond to Ned Graham's woes, same-sex unions, and other ChristianityToday.com topics
Macau Missionaries Value Prayer During Handover to ChinaSubscriber Access Only
Christians hope for autonomy like Hong Kong's
Did Carey Really Deny that Copts Are Persecuted?Subscriber Access Only
Was the Archbishop of Canterbury misquoted? What did he really mean?
Frankenstein's Monster ReturnsSubscriber Access Only
A discussion of recreating consciousness reminds us not to skip the footnotes.
The Culture of the Market: A Christian VisionSubscriber Access Only
A Coptic bishop explains biblical economics to a Muslim newspaper
Nigeria's Churches Welcome Decision to Return Former Mission SchoolsSubscriber Access Only
Christian Association of Nigeria hopes schools will become 'centers of excellence'
Grand Themes of D.L. MoodySubscriber Access Only
The life and teachings of Mr. Protestant are required lessons for today's church.
2000 Years After Christ's Birth Bethlehem's Shepherds Are DwindlingSubscriber Access Only
Even modernized shepherds 'facing the threat of extinction'
Astronomer Discovers Star of BethlehemSubscriber Access Only
Rutgers University professor believes Jupiter, other bodies key to biblical mystery.
Christ Is Born Let Us Keep the Feast and Leap Before HimSubscriber Access Only
A 1,626-year-old Christmas sermon reminds us why we celebrate
C.S. Lewis on Christmas
C.S. Lewis on ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
Lewis summed up Christmas in one sentence: 'The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.'
Bethlehem on a BudgetSubscriber Access Only
Planning a church budget and the Christmas story share surprising similarities
Cosmic Combat Part 1Subscriber Access Only
(Part 1 23)On earth, a baby was born, a king got wind of it, a chase ensued. In heaven, the Great Invasion had begun: a daring raid by the ruler of the forces of good into the universe's seat of evil.
Cosmic Combat Part 2Subscriber Access Only
(Part 12 3)On earth, a baby was born, a king got wind of it, a chase ensued. In heaven, the Great Invasion had begun: a daring raid by the ruler of the forces of good into the universe's seat of evil.
Cosmic Combat Part 3Subscriber Access Only
(Part 12 3)On earth, a baby was born, a king got wind of it, a chase ensued. In heaven, the Great Invasion had begun: a daring raid by the ruler of the forces of good into the universe's seat of evil.
Baptist Congressmen Call for Clinton Press Secretary ResignationSubscriber Access Only
Offense taken by official's 'religious hatred' comment
Christian Engineer Arrested in Saudi ArabiaSubscriber Access Only
Charges Against Filipino Termed Religious-Related
Two Baptist Pastors Arrested by Secret Police in TurkmenistanSubscriber Access Only
Crackdown on Unregistered Minority Communities Continues
Top Religion Stories of the DecadeSubscriber Access Only
As selected by CT editors and writers
Year by YearSubscriber Access Only
The decade's top religion stories, according to Christianity TodayBy year:
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Top stories elsewhere about Christians and Christianity
China's Three Self Churches Seminaries BurstingSubscriber Access Only
Younger Chinese drastically changing congregational demographics
Turkmenistan Deports Two Baptist PastorsSubscriber Access Only
Christians arrested last week sent to Ukraine
Christian Reviewers Reject This SundaySubscriber Access Only
What film critics in the religious media are saying about Any Given Sunday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and other top films
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Top stories elsewhere about Christians and Christianity
Clinton Press Secretary Apologizes for RemarksSubscriber Access Only
Baptist congressmen still call for resignation
Religious Freedom Act: One Year LaterSubscriber Access Only
Little progress seen so far, but advocates see hope for future
Moscow Meeting Eases Russia's Interchurch TensionsSubscriber Access Only
First major interchurch meeting since 1997 religion law called 'highly important'
The Grove Press BibleSubscriber Access Only
A former porn publisher gets in the Good Book biz
Lord's Prayer a Musical Hit in United KingdomSubscriber Access Only
Cliff Richard's rejected recording reaches number one
Jailed Sudanese Priests Reject presidential AmnestySubscriber Access Only
Clerics waiting for 'total acquittal' by courts
Ministries Intensify As East Timorese Refugee Camps GrowSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals working furiously to meet physical and spiritual needs
Two Major Philippine Churches Sign Agreement for Closer LinksSubscriber Access Only
Reformed and Catholic-influenced denominations working toward full union
Leading German Bishop Says Church Will Bow to Rome in Abortion ControversySubscriber Access Only
Church's participation in abortion counseling will end
Tashkent Christian Threatened with Two-Year Prison TermSubscriber Access Only
Nukus church registration blocked by Uzbek authorities
New Delhi Center Dedicated to Princess Di's Wish to End 'Stigma' of LeprosySubscriber Access Only
$1.43 million center aimed at education and media
Homosexual Group Institutes Award for Straight Religious LeadersSubscriber Access Only
Former United Church of Christ president receives first award for championing gay rights
Amassed Media: Evolution WarsSubscriber Access Only
What Christian and mainstream presses are saying about the origins debate and its history.
First United Nations 'Spiritual Summit' PlannedSubscriber Access Only
1,000 of world's spiritual leaders to meet in August 2000
Jerusalem's Church Leaders Usher in Millennium CelebrationsSubscriber Access Only
Protestant, Catholic, and Orthdox heads pray in Manger Square
Help Us Develop Our Souls Mandela Tells World Religious LeadersSubscriber Access Only
Former South Africa president awarded by Parliament of the World's Religions
Australian Church Agrees to Run Controversial Room for Injecting DrugsSubscriber Access Only
Uniting Church steps in after Catholics withdraw under Vatican pressure
Leading Catholic Theologian Outlines His Vision of Next PopeSubscriber Access Only
Church needs a reforming pope, especially regarding sexual ethics, says Hans Kung
Campbell Remains Optimistic As She Looks to Life After the NCCSubscriber Access Only
Retiring general secretary leaving behind an organization in financial crisis
Amassed Media: God Bless America's CandidatesSubscriber Access Only
What the religious and mainstream presses are saying about religion on the campaign trail and other issues
Plans for Meeting Between Baptist Jewish Heads Called OffSubscriber Access Only
SBC President says Jewish leaders 'simply wanted opportunity to bash Southern Baptists'
Positive About PotterSubscriber Access Only
Despite what you've heard, Christian leaders like the children's books.
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Top stories elsewhere about Christians and Christianity
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Top stories elsewhere about Christians and Christianity
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.”
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