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January 7 2002, 2002
Volume 46, Number 1
January 7
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Islam a religion of peace?
The controversy reveals a struggle for the soul of Islam
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Pat Down
Can Robertson take any more PR hits?
The Bible's Psychotherapist
University professor diagnoses Samson and Ezekiel
Quotation Marks
"Comments on Islam, post-9/11 spirituality, and having visions"
"Curses, Foiled Again"
Can exorcising a soccer stadium end a losing streak?
Go Figure
More Americans who read the Bible are at peace than those who don't
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A Very Moving Church Service
The containerized chapel has everything troops need to worship
Trafficking in Religion
"If caught for speeding, you can pray instead of pay"
The Longest Sunday
"A church in Norway first held an 88-hour service, and now it wants to sing through the hymnal"
Flush Fundraisers: Too Much 9/11 Giving
Charities overwhelmed by task of distributing $1.5 billion windfall
Budget Blues: Presbyterians Will Likely Cut Mission Spending
Executive director says belt-tightening was inevitable before church and economic uncertainty
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September 11 terrorist attacks top Christianity Today's list of the year's most influential news stories.
Interfaith Flap: Missouri Synod Panel Voids Charges
Criticisms of unionism and syncretism against Kieschnick pushed aside in ruling
Biotech Backlash: New Coalition Rallies Against Human Cloning
"After Advanced Cell Technology announcement, sharp criticism comes from all sides"
About Face: Salvation Army Reverses Domestic Partners Policy
Western region action would have allowed health insurance for a legally domiciled adult living with an employee
Ecumenical Downsizing: Deficit Forces NCC to Trim Staff Again
Largest contributing churches are reassessing their contributions
Canadian Network Expands Religion Reporting
CTV appoints Mark Schneider as anchor for spirituality segment
Diocese Deep-Sixed: Legal Bills Sink Canadian Diocese
"Church, government still wrestling over ending lawsuits"
Closed to Openness: Scholars Vote: God Knows Future
But supporters of open theism say they'll stay in the Evangelical Theological Society despite resolution
Afghanistan: Afghans May Starve
Relief agencies mount efforts as Christian radio begins Dari broadcasts
"Nigeria: Chronic Violence Claims 2,000 Lives"
The adoption of Islamic law in northern Nigeria has ignited conflict between Christians and Muslims
"India: 50,000 Dalits Renounce Hinduism"
"Local Christians support decision to exit the caste system, but missions hype spoils the event"
Christians to Help Investigate Crimes
Religious leaders join the Peruvian government in investigating unsolved crimes
Northern Ireland: Protests Cease; Alienation Continues
Evangelicals warn that peace process is in trouble
A Secularist Jihad
Fundamentalist has become a rhetorical weapon of mass destruction
Free China’s Church
"The Communist country may ease some religious restrictions, but they still want an apolitical church."
A Many Splintered Thing
"Though Muslims shared allegiance to Muhammad and to the Qur'an, Islam faced division as soon as the prophet died"
Wisdom in a Time of War
What Oswald Chambers and C.S. Lewis teach us about living through the long battle with terrorism
Empty Legal Rights
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Vietnam
Ex-Gay Sheds the Mocking Quote Marks
The retiring head of Exodus says gay transformation ministries are more respected and effective than ever
"The True, the Good, and the Beautiful Christian"
Beauty is making a comeback in science and theology. Will it find its place in the lives of believers?
On Enemies
Quotations to stir the heart and mind on hatred and forgiveness
Borrowing Against Time
We live in a fallen world. We will die. We need to face that
Gospel View from China
He Qi first saw Jesus' face in an old magazine. Now he paints his own images of the biblical story
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
It's well nigh impossible to hate the warm-hearted Harry Potter. A review of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'
Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
"Big screen and small screen features focus on C.S. Lewis, WWII pacifists, and young love"
The Upscaling of an Evangelical
Randall Balmer returns to his father's faith—with qualifications and hesitations
Drawing the Battle Lines
We need to be informed and discerning about the Islamic worldview