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May 21 , 2001
Volume 45, Number 7
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Table of Contents
"Between heaven and earth, and victim and offender, stands Texas death-row chaplain Jim Brazzil"
Many believers wonder what's best for their children—Christian or public education. Two Dallas schools suggest an answer
Minneapolis-St. Paul business professionals are some of the inner city's most effective social entrepreneurs
"The Jubilee movement convinced the world to write down the debt of impoverished nations, but the strings attached provoke fresh debate on economic justice"
Broadening relief to include middle-income countries with private bank debt would be tricky
Macedonia's Boris Trajkovski uses both compassion and toughness to defuse a Balkan powder keg
Behind Virginia Stem Owens' interview with death-row chaplain Jim Brazzil.
A white supremacist's rampage in 1999 should not shape law in 2001
It's time to let high school seniors into our democracy
"How can we tell which miracles, signs and wonders are of God?"
The president of the NAE argues that a new day has arrived for the movement
Forget the latest PowerPoint seminars on Generations X-Z.
Christians should count the cost of the state's affirmation
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Bob Dylan encountered Jesus in 1978, and that light has not entirely faded as he turns 60.
Two books explore the differences between true nourishment and its counterfeits
Joey Fann's popular TV-based Bible study spins off an episode guide/devotional
Churches should take greater interest in their shepherds' spiritual health
"We're not on the same ground as the high church group or the Catholics, say evangelicals"
"United Methodist caucus claims delegates reach out to outside black denominations, but not to blacks inside the church"
Churches planted in area take root despite rocky soil
New Englanders push for domestic-partner benefits
"Law, which requires filters at libraries and schools receiving federal Internet funds, takes effect tomorrow"
Twin Cities suburb wants church to pay for road improvements
Maryland attorney general issues cease and desist order against company aimed at African-American Christians
Legislation is first of several bills backed by prolife groups
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom makes suggestion on Sudan's worsening abuses
Evangelical governor sparks fresh hopes for lasting peace in troubled Chiapas
Some Coptic Christians worry that foreign intervention on their behalf would spell trouble
Parents demand answers after girl is kidnapped and reportedly raped
Parents demand answers after girl is kidnapped and reportedly raped
33-year-old Pakistani Presbyterian faces death penalty if convicted.
Does God change his mind? Will God ever change his plans in response to our prayers? If God knows it all, are we truly free? What does God know—and when does he know it? Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders debate openness theology.
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