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September 4 2000, 2000
Volume 44, Number 10
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The Weigh and the Truth
Christian dieting programs—like Gwen Shamblin's Weigh Down Diet—help believers pray off the pounds. But what deeper messages are they sending about faith and fitness?
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Perennial Diet Wars
Public Education: Back to the Bible
More public schools experiment with Bible-as-literature curriculum.
Film: Suit Filed Over Omega Code
Omega Code
Crusade's Bright Names Successor
Sunday School: What Would Andy Do?
Fictional Mayberry is setting for hit Bible study.
Radio: The Never-Ending Story
At 50, Unshackled! still transforms broken lives.
Is Reality Television Beyond Redemption?
CBS hooks viewers with new lowbrow programming.
Nigeria: Churches Challenge Islamic Law
Christians plan to take shari'a to court.
Philippines: Lost in the 'Promised Land'
Hundreds die in Philippines dump tragedy, but churches move quickly to care for the orphaned and injured.
Netherlands: Keeping the Covenant
Amsterdam 2000 ends with a message from Billy Graham, a promise by 10,000 evangelists, and a unifying framework for worldwide evangelism.
Adventists Multiply in Asia
At General Conference, denomination reports 10 percent growth in 1999
Roman Catholics: Scholars Dispute Interpretation of Fatima Prophecy
Many question whether attempted assassination of Pope fulfilled prophecy.
Walking in the Truth
Winning arguments at church conventions is not enough without compassion for homosexuals.
The Christian Divorce Culture
We're not sending a strong enough signal that divorce is a sin.
'Judge Us by Our Fruits'
The founder of Weigh Down responds to her critics.
Rx for Gluttony
Even Christian diet experts rarely talk about it anymore. But the early monks did, and for good reason.
Living with Furious Opposites
Grace blossoms in affliction, triumph arises out of failure, hope abounds amidst struggle—and on it goes.
Paradoxical Ortrhodoxy
Great sayings from Christianity's master of irony.
The Next Christian Men's Movement
Just because Promise Keepers no longer fills stadiums doesn't mean men's ministry is dead. Far from it.
Building Scientopolis
How Scientology remade Clearwater, Florida—and what local Christians learned in the process.
Why Christians Object to Scientology
Craig Branch of the Apologetics Resource Center notes Clear differences.
From Clear to Christ
A former Scientologist shines light on his past beliefs
The Case for Converting Kings
Os Guinness on how to prevent the American experiment from flopping.
Inexcusable Silence
A U.S. congressman implores American churches to start agitating for persecuted Christians worldwide
What Has Gender Got to Do with It?
Wesleyan-Holiness churches were led by women long before the rise of the modern women's movement.
Dumbing Down Marriage
Episcopalians' tepid stand on homosexual unions raises more questions than it answers.
A Deceptive Good
The uneasy morality of rescuing spare humans created in vitro.
In the Word: 'I've Been Through Things'
Meditating on Honor your father and your mother.
Your World: A Clear and Present Identity
Be not bewildered by the cultural chatter telling you who you are.
Is Satan Omnipresent?
If not, how does he tempt many people at one time?
Virtue on a Broomstick
The Harry Potter books, and the controversy surrounding them, bode well for the culture. A review of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
The Art of Dodging Bullets
Artist Robin Haines Merrill paints canvases, shoots photos, and helps redeem Philippine prostitutes.
’To Rise, It Stoops’
How parenting mirrors the character of God.