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November 18 , 2002
Volume 46, Number 12
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Table of Contents
"Over 100,000 residents of Australia and New Zealand claim their religion is Jedi"
The church may be best equipped to deal HIV/AIDS a crippling blow
Let's not kid ourselves that salvation depends on the ability to discuss Austin Powers movies
What is the difference between the brain and the soul?
"This Thanksgiving, let us remember our perverseness"
The Supreme Court's recent decision can help prevent more corporate scandals
Stephen Carter mixes wry social observations and a densely plotted thriller
"A review of Lisa Beamer's Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage"
The author of The Enigma of Anger cannot commit to a messiah who doesn't knock over tables.
The Emperor's Club transcends Dead Poets Society
Tribulation Force will satisfy those who feel the movies are meant to explicitly preach the gospel
"Based on the story by Jerry Jenkins, film asks whether football is the best measure of worth"
Little Secrets avoids theological lectures but delivers an engaging story
"In his fifth book, Franklin Graham examines why the name of Jesus is controversial"
The Good of Affluence aims to give leadership to wealthy Christians moved and troubled by their fortune
The early warning signs
"As of September 2002, weddings, counseling, and courage in demand"
Vancouver Christians rescue women lost on streets
Vital but dwindling Christians face many pressures
New law makes it harder than ever to be non-Orthodox
Texans to form 'flexible' alternative to the Southern Baptist Convention's IMB
"Only about 400,000 Arab Christians and 20,000 Jews speak the language"
Quotations to stir the heart and mind
The Houses of Worship Political Speech Protection Act fails 239-178
Hudson Institute's Fruitful Collaborations underscores the need for hiring freedom
Rick Warren's genius is in helping pastors see the obvious
How Christians should practice 'right politics.'
Maryland Baptists train to rescue their neighbors if terrorists strike again
"Franklin Graham remains unashamed of the Name, despite public criticism. No generic prayers for him"
Baylor strives to go where no Christian university has gone before—in ten years
"White House moves ahead on regulatory, funding fronts"
But Big Idea lays off 30 in 'heartbreaking' cuts
Shari'ah law divides leaders
"Mandated abortions happen in the U.S., too"
A Florida court allows a Christian church to build in a Spiritualist town
"Recent sayings about Islam, faith-based funds, and clergy dress codes"
What do Americans pray for?
None of Frank Bear's photo-mosaics have attracted as much attention as one of President Bush-composed of pictures of Jesus.
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