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February 4 , 2002
Volume 46, Number 2
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Table of Contents 2002
The CT Archives are a rich treasure of biblical wisdom and insight from our past. Some things we would say differently today, and some stances we've changed. But overall, we're amazed at how relevant so much of this content is. We trust that you'll find it a helpful resource. - Mark Galli, editor-in-chief
Behind Ted Olsen's report on Zambia.
Do Christian readers want more fiction or more Bible studies?
"Recent comments on religion and politics, self-defense for clergy, and atheists in Sunday School"
Several pastors caught using the words of others without attribution.
An Ethiopian tabot lost for 130 years is found in a cathedral cupboard
"A mayoral ban in Inglis, Florida designates the town free of Satan"
Advertising for a Church of England diocese equates Jesus' crucifixion to body piercing
A college president asks his students to start praying for better survey results
"Now that Napster is all but dead, Christian music companies are the first to try its model for profit"
"GOP, Democrats count on religious vote for congressional campaigns."
A New York mission offers aid to those who need it without all the red tape
"Freedom Gold has not yet mined much in Liberia, but it is already producing critical media attention for its founder."
"The youth-orientated Passage draws 14,000 to Ohio rally"
Translators alter 7 percent of the text to update style and gender issues.
"The District of Columbia Baptist Convention may lose $475,000 in annual support because of differences with the North American Mission Board"
Shelter Now leader believes workers were pawns in Taliban scheme
North Africans are showing a growing interest in Christian programs
The apparently poor condition of the Burnhams has given the case a new urgency
China's case against Gong Shengliang now on hold
Tensions between landowners and tenants spark violence in Nairobi slum
The Muslim challenge is growing faster than our Christian outreach
"In churches where missions is a program, it is the first thing cut in hard times"
The answer to this question reveals the heart of our faith.
We must remember that God does not deal with theologies; he deals with persons.
Zambia is missionary David Livingstone's greatest legacy. But this Christian nation isn't always heaven on earth
"Terrorism, drug wars, and international politics are just a few of the challenges confronting today's mission pilots"
Christian relief agencies no longer work in war zones—they are the war zones
"As aid workers in Afghanistan went from defendants under draconian law to hostages in a war, their loved ones at home also underwent a trial"
We've come to think our faith is about comfort. It's not
"As we grow in knowledge of ourselves, God's grace allows us to resist habitual sin and grow in self-control"
Some crimes can only be prevented with chalk and ruler
"Despite an embarrassing scandal and widespread irritation with his methods, Jesse Jackson continues to be an influential voice in the church. Should evangelicals listen?"
Many discussions about openness theology assume that human freedom and divine freedom are pretty much the same thing. They're not
The church has a long history of discomfort with Christ
Quotations to stir the heart and mind on being Christian
Early believers were not as troubled as we are by the use of force
Why a moment of silence is better than school prayer
Do horror films help us conquer our fears, or merely exploit them?
"Cloud Ten moves beyond end-times fare, and The Count of Monte Cristo brings swashbuckling into a new millennium"
Two Christian thrillers rediscover the 'giants' of Genesis 6 (and Enoch).
The CCM culture awakens to the praise within Third Day’s songs
Twenty questions that nag me after September 11
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”