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September 4 , 2000
Volume 44, Number 10
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Table of Contents
More public schools experiment with Bible-as-literature curriculum.
Omega Code
Crusade's Bright Names Successor
Fictional Mayberry is setting for hit Bible study.
At 50, Unshackled! still transforms broken lives.
CBS hooks viewers with new lowbrow programming.
Christians plan to take shari'a to court.
Hundreds die in Philippines dump tragedy, but churches move quickly to care for the orphaned and injured.
Amsterdam 2000 ends with a message from Billy Graham, a promise by 10,000 evangelists, and a unifying framework for worldwide evangelism.
At General Conference, denomination reports 10 percent growth in 1999
Many question whether attempted assassination of Pope fulfilled prophecy.
Winning arguments at church conventions is not enough without compassion for homosexuals.
We're not sending a strong enough signal that divorce is a sin.
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?
The founder of Weigh Down responds to her critics.
Even Christian diet experts rarely talk about it anymore. But the early monks did, and for good reason.
Grace blossoms in affliction, triumph arises out of failure, hope abounds amidst struggle—and on it goes.
Great sayings from Christianity's master of irony.
Just because Promise Keepers no longer fills stadiums doesn't mean men's ministry is dead. Far from it.
How Scientology remade Clearwater, Florida—and what local Christians learned in the process.
Craig Branch of the Apologetics Resource Center notes Clear differences.
A former Scientologist shines light on his past beliefs
Os Guinness on how to prevent the American experiment from flopping.
A U.S. congressman implores American churches to start agitating for persecuted Christians worldwide
Wesleyan-Holiness churches were led by women long before the rise of the modern women's movement.
Episcopalians' tepid stand on homosexual unions raises more questions than it answers.
The uneasy morality of rescuing spare humans created in vitro.
Meditating on Honor your father and your mother.
Be not bewildered by the cultural chatter telling you who you are.
If not, how does he tempt many people at one time?—Barry Wolfe, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The Harry Potter books, and the controversy surrounding them, bode well for the culture. A review of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.'
Artist Robin Haines Merrill paints canvases, shoots photos, and helps redeem Philippine prostitutes.
How parenting mirrors the character of God.
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