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April 1 , 2002
Volume 46, Number 4
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Table of Contents
With a congregation of 22 million viewers, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential spiritual leaders in America.
"Four popular New Age voices featured on Winfrey's television show and in her magazine, O."
Living and dying—and living again—after September 11.
Evangelicals of all stripes are reviving the neglected art of expository preaching.
Haddon Robinson on the precarious future of evangelical preaching.
Compromise bill for religious nonprofits gains grudging support.
National Prayer Breakfast drops Muslim from program.
Bible-belt churches gear up for lottery battles in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Flap over political identity forces NRB president to resign.
But evangelical backers of new translation say gender changes are 'accurate.'
Christians in India fight female feticide and illegal prenatal testing.
Only a handful of Turkey's evangelical churches meet in state-recognized church buildings.
Visits to Israel fall 45 percent as violence escalates.
Mission workers testify that Christ helps control sexual urges.
Property rights will be extended to unmarried partners who have lived together for three years.
"Is there any doubt that the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses is indeed the God of the Muslim, the Jew, and the Christian?"
Cal Thomas allegedly quotes John Ashcroft on Islam and more comments from around the world.
A Vatican bishop links sin with sickness.
The media questions conservative speaker Clark Bowers on his claims of detainment in Afghanistan.
The widow of Todd Beamer is concerned that the wrong people are embracing America's new creed.
A new study finds that married people live longer and are less depressed.
Schools wrestle with religious freedom in the classroom.
University of Washington physician finally has his diagnosis.
Tim LaHaye signs Bantam Dell book deal for $45 million.
"No translation is perfect, and each must be read with a careful exegetical eye."
Wayne Pederson's point was on target: evangelicalism risks identification more as a political movement than a theological one.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Where exactly do Oneness Pentecostals stand in relation to orthodoxy? Are they in or out?
The old kind of Christian is the best hope for church renewal.
Ron Howard's Oscar-winning film packs an unintentional biblical message.
Church-bashers have another collection of horror stories to give them goose bumps.
How to turn the Baywatch syndrome into the Jesus syndrome.
Orlando's Holy Land Experience surpasses first year expectations and Christian music soars in 2001.
A multi-genre film explores life after death—with maddening results.
"American 'roots' music (a la the Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou?) is making a comeback for reasons Christians can readily understand."
Conservatives gain last needed vote to defeat Amendment A.
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy, Says Theology Survey
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy, Says 34-Question Theology Survey
Third study of the state of American theology released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.