"Top Ten News Stories, 2002"

"The events, people, and ideas of the past year that have or will significantly shape evangelical life, thought, or mission"
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  1. Martyrs' Brigade: Militant Muslims murder Christians in Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sudan, and Nigeria.
  2. Might for the Right: Conservative Christians rally as Republicans gain control of Congress.
  3. Pronoun Politics: Bible scholars dispute gender translation in Today's New International Version.
  4. Faith Clash: Missouri Synod Lutherans, Baptists, and other conservatives struggle over participating in interfaith services.
  5. Theology-rattling: With an eye on Iraq, Christians debate just-war doctrine, merits of pre-emptive attack.
  6. Staying the Course: 'Confessing' movement of classic Christians expands inside mainline denominations.
  7. Persecution Archive: New documents from China chronicle 22,000 cases of religious persecution.
  8. Public School Pullout: More Christian parents, objecting to pro-gay curriculum, remove kids from public education.
  9. Untying the Gay Knot: Conservatives gather support for Federal Marriage Amendment. Canadian Anglicans split over same-sex unions.
  10. Dalit Turnabout: Asia's 'Untouchables' reject Hinduism; more turn to Christianity than ever before.
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