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December 2003
Volume 47, Number 12
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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
"Even God incarnate in Jesus Christ, born of Mary, has a birth story of sorts"
Lower-court decisions the Supreme Court let stand
Tired of reading about gay Anglican clergy? Get ready for the next controversy: Anglican Freemasons
"Recent quotes on repentance, modern life, and the Anglican Communion"
How the Amish solve the legal problems of civil liberties
Stats on the true path to God and charitable giving
Activists say the Federal Marriage Amendment will be the defining issue in the next election
"Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world"
But Christian activists say the fight to protect the disabled is far from over
Conservatives and liberals fide hope in statement
"Millions have been converted after seeing films about Jesus, and Hindu radicals are responding with violence"
Christians continue to suffer in Sri Lanka
Bush administration drastically lowers goals for faith-based initiative
Exaggerating our problems demeans the sacrifice of overseas believers
The Episcopal Church's rejection of orthodoxy is sobering for evangelicals
Why we shouldn't ignore her any longer
How a document conceived 30 years ago has prompted us to care more about 'the least of these.
"A homeless man, an angel, and a reminder about our final home"
How Christian scholars are using their heads to change people's hearts at universities worldwide-including the one Osama bin Laden used to roam
How the Playboy magnate won the culture war, lost his soul, and left us with a mess to clean up.
"Quotations to stir the heart and mind from Augustine, Madeleine L'Engle, and Walter Wangerin, Jr"
What does Genesis mean by man being made in the image of God?
All of us have a sexual orientation that bends toward the self
A Season in Bethlehem shows how the city lost its historic harmony
Joshua Hammer talks about the implications of Christians' Holy Land exodus
"A lot of spiritual stuff went into The Matrix films, but not as much as some authors think"
Lewis Agonistes organizes the Oxford don's thoughts on everything
Slow Way Home offers rich prose and vivid characters
The Long Good Night chronicles one woman's father's journey in Alzheimer's
Hope Rising is a sweet collection of real-life stories about the power of love and horses to heal the hurts of disadvantaged children
A no-nonsense book of female sex addiction is finally here.
"From soccer moms to college campuses, signs of the end"
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.”