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April 2003
Volume 47, Number 4
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Table of Contents 2003
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
What makes them so good? (Hint: Not money)
Christianity Today salutes four finalists in ten categories.
There is indeed much to praise and imitate in Christian companies
Recent comments about Augustine's Confessions and canonizing Ivan the Terrible
Group encourages and counsels Alaska's secluded missionaries
What percentage of Americans say they are spiritual but not religious?
"Internet gambling is hooking shut-ins, including Christians"
Christian Churches Together in the USA announces it will launch once 25 denominations join
Presbyterians gird for gay-clergy battle at assembly
Christians back abstinence-fidelity plan against deadly virus
Prison Fellowship says its Inner Change program is clearly constitutional
Panel will examine allegations of murder and corruption under former president
"No nation wants North Koreans, but Christians rally to their cause"
Only a handful of Southern Baptist missionaries leave amid revisions to BFM
Educators can no longer afford to ignore federal guidelines on religion in schools
We may see more die from HIV/AIDS because gay activists are intolerant
How one Navy chaplain helps men and women face combat.
Material poverty and spiritual riches in Brazil's parched Northeast
"Since the 1600s, the number of protestants has risen to more than 27 million"
A third theological path through the Israeli-Palestinian thicket
Randy Alcorn learned to live what he had preached while fleeing the wrath of abortionists and the judgment of the courts
Quotations to stir heart and mind at Easter
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Indonesia
God may have lessons for us in the way he answers our askings
We must learn other cultural tongues
A documentary tells us less about the medieval saint than about pop spirituality
Hearing with the Heart reflects on discerning God's direction
How Much is Enough? describes how we turn to fleeting satisfactions and away from God
Patrick recreates the life of St. Patrick into an epic saga
The Psychology of Paul explores how a zealous persecutor became Christianity's greatest evangelist
"Raising the moral status of dogs has created a breed of snarling, dangerous humans"
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Why collapsing cities and towns need something more than a better economy or a bigger government.