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January 8 2001, 2001
Volume 45, Number 1
January 8
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Learning the Ancient Rhythms of Prayer
Why charismatics and evangelicals, among others, are flocking to communities famous for set prayers and worshiping by the clock
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Real Political Realism
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The Bush Agenda
Will the White House be user-friendly for religious organizations?
'Born Alive' Bill Fails in Senate
Religious Right Loses Power
A few victories, but more losses for conservatives
Church of God in Christ: COGIC Presiding Bishop Ousted
Alleged abuse of power leads to historic vote for Church of God in Christ
Evangelism: Downtown Evangelism Makes a Comeback
Luis Palau tweaks crusade model into evangelistic festivals.
Strapped NCC Gets $400K ’Advance’ from Methodists
Ecumenical organization to receive $400,000
Technology: Reinventing Communion Prep
How fast can you fill those little cups?
Congo: Roadblocks to Mercy
Congolese Christians won't allow a civil war to curtail outreach, church-planting.
Sweden: Locked Out
Are evangelical Lutherans a 'doomed species'?
Colombia: Death Threats Denied
Guerrilla group reassures church leaders of their safety
Kenya: Muslim-Christian Riots Rock Nairobi
Will religious fighting lead Kenya to convert to Shari'ah like some Nigerian states?
The Evil of Two Lessers
Neither candidate made courageous choices after the election
Bigotry in Canada
An evangelical's faith generated shrill criticism in a nation known for its tolerance.
The Rise and Fall of the Daily Office
Structured daily prayers can be traced back to the times of David and Daniel
A Vespers Office
Worship to be observed between 5 and 8 p.m
Hip-Hop Kingdom Come
It's more than rap; it's a subculture with no geographic boundaries. And Christian ministries are there.
What Rap Does Right
dc Talk's Toby McKeehan sees hip-hop as life music.
Five Things Clinton Taught Us
However future historians judge him, the President—inadvertently—left the church a significant legacy.
The Glory of the Ordinary
A career slump gave quarterback Trent Dilfer insight into his faith—and the faith-hype within the NFL.
Seeing the Whole Field
Young pro Danny Wuerffel faces an uncertain future—full of exciting options in Christ.
The Peace Regress
What's behind the current outbreak of hostilities in the Holy Land?
Conflict in the Holy Land: A CT Timeline
A timeline of trials for the most contested piece of real estate in the world
Field of TM Dreams
Fairfield, Iowa, of all places, is now a major world center for Transcendental Meditation, and local Christians are figuring out how to best evangelize the Maharishi's devotees.
Mere Transcendental Meditation
The basic concepts of neo-Vedanta philosophy
Sometimes It Takes a Miracle
Jim Sieber found Christ more sufficient than self-realization
Readers' Forum: First Church of Signs and Wonders
Do we want magic or God?
Community, Not Commodity
Let us acknowledge, and even mourn, what we lose when worship meets media
What If They Didn't Know?
Can we expect God to forgive unbelievers who don't know what they are doing?
Semi-Amazing Grace
Jay Bakker (yes, Jim and Tammy Faye's son) describes his continuing recovery from church-inflicted wounds.
The Culture of Co-Opted Belief?
A Yale law professor—and fellow evangelical—warns about the costs of politics.
Rock's Real Rebels
Christians (and the god-haunted) make inroads into new territory
Pander Politics
Poll-driven elections turn voters into self-seeking consumers