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August 2003 2003
Volume 47, Number 8
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Turning the Mainline Around
New sociological studies show that evangelicals may well succeed at renewing wayward Protestantism
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Nearly Perfect
"Longtime Christianity Today editor Carol Thiessen was firm but not fierce, steadfast but not stodgy"
Go Figure
A survey indicates that teenagers attend religious services more than adults
Quotation Marks
Recent comments about Roe v. Wade, church and state, and Christian beer.
Prolife Groups Ready to Defend Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Court challenge to new law expected.
Christian Research Institute Accused of 'Naïve' Bookkeeping
Report by whistleblowers to Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability prompts CRI employees to reimburse funds
Anglican Communion Frays
Bishops worldwide chastise Canadian bishop who approved gay unions
Canada Backs Gay Marriages
Conservatives say decision could put pressure on dissenting churches
Trouble in the Garden
Historic Chicago homeless shelter is under siege by City Hall
Watch that Invocation
Prayer in Jesus' name forbidden in California legislative meetings
Daring to Dream Again
Chaldean Christians connect with other believers
Pakistan Court Acquits Christian of Blasphemy
Arrested in 1998, Aslam Masih is released from prison because of a lack of evidence
Courting Trouble
Christians oppose embedding Islamic tribunals in Kenya's new constitution
Baptists Cut Staff, Missionaries
The International Missions Board Lays off 37 and leaves 24 positions open
Roadblocks and Voting Blocs
Today's evangelicals are committed to peace—not just security—for Israel
Coming Attractions
Gay activism is not just found in liberal churches
Finding God in Small Groups
Tom Albin's doctoral research reveals why the Wesley's system worked so well
One Friendship at a Time
Kids Hope USA shows the power of mentoring children
Virgil Gulker: Calling a Child by Name
God roams America's public schools looking for us
Tangling with Wolves
Why we still need heresy trials
Bumper Sticker Theology
Quotations to stir the heart and mind on the open road
Experiencing God's Presents
The church is not a bus where one person does the driving. It's like an anthill, where everyone works.
Wrinkles in Time
Botox injections as a spiritual discipline
Creature Discomforts
A conservative Christian makes the case for animal mercy in Dominion
No Pie in the Sky
Arthur Roberts offers his compelling vision of the afterlife in Exploring Heaven
Doubt and Meaning
Joni Eareckson Tada's poignant memoir probes God's use of suffering
Getting Ahead
"With In, But Not Of, Hugh Hewitt offers advice to Christians of influence"
Fun, Friendly Advice
The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church leads church hunters through the liturgy, the lingo, and the lunacy
I Lost It
Noted missiologist Ruth Tucker shines a light on the netherworld of apostasy in Walking Away from Faith
Being Here
Why we should sink our roots in the places we call home