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December 4 2000, 2000
Volume 44, Number 14
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Anonymous Are the Peacemakers
For the past century, the Nobel Peace Prize has spotlighted those who work for fraternity among the nations. But strife and warfare are often thwarted by Christians working quietly and prayerfully.
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Real Political Realism
Southern Baptists: Cracks in the Convention
Texas South Baptists slash $5 million from Southern Baptist Convention.
Sexual Politics: InterVarsity Group on Probation
Tufts University says group violated school's nondiscrimination policy by excluding lesbian student from leadership.
Intelligent Design: Design Interference
William Dembski fired from Baylor's Intelligent Design center.
Outreach: More than 12 Steps
New Freedom Fellowship, a church for recovering substance abusers, helps people walk with Christ.
Jubilee 2000: Grassroots Activism Delivers Debt Relief
The Jubilee 2000 success is evidence that everyday people can make a difference.
Chile: Leveling the Playing Field
A new law puts Protestants on equal footing with Roman Catholics.
Philippines: Hostage Drama Exposes Christians' Vulnerability
Abductions only part of harassment in Philippines.
Uganda: Ebola Strikes Again
India: Christians Scorn 'China Model'
Christians Scorn 'China Model' Fundamentalist Hindu leader's proposal would oust missionaries.
Messianic Ethiopians Face Discrimination
Sisters appealing decision to revoke Israeli citizenship.
The Artist as Prophet
What is Christian art, and what does it look like?
Bitter Pills
What does RU-486 change about abortion?
100 Years of Beatitude
Nobel Peace Prize winners explicitly influenced by Christian principles.
Fellowship Without Borders
In Northern Ireland, a Catholic monk and a Presbyterian pastor learn to work together for peace.
Reclaiming Santa
Ed Butchart's year-round mission to recover the true spirit of St. Nicholas.
The Evolution of St. Nick
Tracing the roots of Santa Claus to the early church.
The Kinkade Crusade
America's most collected artist is a Christian who seeks to sabotage Modernism by painting beauty, sentiment, and the memory of Eden.
The Making of an Original
Coloring in the lines other Christians drew for me was much easier than the hard, divine work of becoming the person God wants me to be.
Not Just Another Megachurch
Church-growth critics and partisans would do well to visit Louisville's Southeast Christian Church.
Between the Temple Mount and a Hard Place
Palestinian Christians want both peace in their villages and justice for their Muslim brothers.
Ariel Sharon: Mideast Peace Process Is Dead
Land of Israel promised by God only to the Jews, opposition leader tells Christian group.
Brazil's Surging Spirituality
Churches of all stripes have been growing for decades, as have the controversies and challenges facing evangelicals.
Kingdom Prodigy
How an 8-year-old girl from Georgia began a community program that has fed thousands.
The Business of Resurrection
A fast-growing Kansas City church builds on success by using an innovative plan for real-estate development.
Using Wesley's Old Playbook
Methodism is perfectly situated to reach Gen-Xers, says pastor.
Quotations to Contemplate
Quotations to contemplate on the Incarnation.
Guest Columnist: Andy Crouch Crunching the Numbers
A modest proposal for measuring what really matters in church life.
The New/Old CCM
Classical Christian music, especially the sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, finds a young, and large, audience.
What Is Truth (About Pilate)?
Three books dig for insights into the shadowy ruler and his wife.
Left Behind
Believers dream again of a breakthrough film. Left Behind is not it.
The Back Page: Humility's Many Faces
Everyone I've looked up to has shared one trait.