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August 5 2002, 2002
Volume 46, Number 9
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The Third Coming of George Barna
He believes his ten-year campaign to reform the church has failed. What is evangelicals' most-quoted statistician going to do next?
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The Editor Who Helped Save Christianity Today
Remembering Ken Kantzer
Wanted: Church Atheist
Sydney's St. Barnabas looks for a worthy debate opponent
Quotation Marks
"Comments on suicide bombing, Islam in prisons, and preaching about hell"
European Disunion
Churches push for acknowledgment of Europe's spiritual heritage
Go Figure
Americans continue to give to religious groups following September 11
Church Challenges
"For local congregations, threats can come from town drunks or flocks of chickens"
Herod's Stadium
"Israeli archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old stadium"
The Setting of the Age of Aquarius
"Remember the New Age movement? Now, even the New Agers want out"
Skating on Church Pipes
Skateboard ministries provide youth with ramps and a sermon
'Get Our Kids Out'
Dobson says pro-gay school curriculum has gone too far.
Bible: Southern Baptist Convention rejects TNIV translation
But Bible forum says controversial translation is 'within principles
Anglicans: Maverick Vancouver diocese approves same-sex blessings
"Traditionalists walk out, issue global call for outside intervention"
Jewish Leaders Accept Apology
Graham couldn't have been more humble and apologetic over 1972 comments
Eritrea: Government shuts down churches.
All Christian houses of worship are ordered shut without official explanation
'Hate Speech' Law Could Chill Sermons
Pastors say bill would restrict preaching against homosexuality
Pakistan: Presbyterians regain control of college.
Christians aim to reclaim the school's neglected religious heritage
Vatican: Jews do not wait in vain for Messiah
But evangelicals question whether new statement undercuts evangelistic outreach
Breaking Up a Monopoly
The Supreme Court has put parents back in charge of their children's education
Mortified in Vancouver
Barna’s Beefs
His nine challenges for American Christianity
The Good News About Generations X & Y
"Watch out, promiscuity! Out of the way, relativism! A wave of young Americans just wants that old time religion. An interview with the author of The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy"
Whither Christian Unity?
The WCC and the WEA represent very different paths. One of them has real promise
The Not-So-New Ecumenism
A recent initiative is structured to exclude evangelicals in the mainline
Fenders of the Faith
Quotations to stir the heart and mind from bumper stickers
Crushed by a Soviet Relic
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Turkmenistan
Rekindling Old Fires
We can resist technology's chilling effects on how we spend time together
Farm Boy Makes Good
Robert Schuller's story is a distillation of his gospel.
A Folk-Rock Caravaggio
Jennifer Knapp sings of the Incarnation's bloody realities
Bioethics challenges are huge. But so is God