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October 25 1999, 1999
Volume 43, Number 12
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Apocalypse Now
Revelation says more about church life today than about how the world will end.
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Extending the Dream
In offering their confessional book, Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson have made an important contribution to the ongoing discussion about Christians and politics ["Is the Religious Right Finished?" Sept. 6].
New President Promises Reforms
Church Shooting Creates New Martyrs
Porn Store Reborn As Church
Baptist Foundation Faces Fraud Charges
Freeze on redemptions leaves pensioners in a pinch.
Africa: Can Christianity and Islam Coexist and Prosper?
Christian Filmmakers Flock to End-times Features
Bestseller Left Behind is slated for the big screen
Make Disciples, Not Just Converts
Evangelism without discipleship dispenses cheap grace.
Apocalyptic Palette
You've Got Mail
Letters Jesus might write to churches today.
To the Suburban Churches of North America
Do you think that this is what I had in mind when I said, "Follow me," and then headed for Golgotha in Jerusalem?
To the Pentecostal & Charismatic Churches by Todd Hunter
To the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America:
To the Church Called Mainline by William H. Willimon
To the Church Called Mainline:
To the Inner-City Pastor & Church by Gardner Taylor
To the Inner-City Pastor and Church:
To the Rural Church by Susan Wise Bauer
To the Rural Church:
To the Church Which Seeks Seekers by John Ortberg
To the Church Which Seeks Seekers:
To the Church That Endures Persecution by Steve Haas
To the Church That Endures Persecution:
Stop the Dating Game
Don't waste your time doing what Jesus said can't be done.
The Millenial Book Awards
A review of end-times books with only a wee, little bit of Y2K hype thrown in.
What Hal Lindsey Taught Me About the Second Coming
At UCLA, amid war protests and police helicopters, teachings on an imminent end made a lot of sense.
Is Revelation Prophecy or History?
Some events described in Revelation occurred contemporaneously with the prophecies themselves.
Called to Hate?
How antihomosexual crusader Fred Phelps discredits the church
Time Out
The view of time that the round clock suggests is only a polite fiction. In reality, time is running out.
A Quaker at War with Himself
The folk art of Edward Hicks.
Getting to Know Me
In most ways important to God, I had failed miserably.