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March 2003 2003
Volume 47, Number 3
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Bono’s American Prayer
“The world’s biggest rock star tours the heartland, talking more openly about his faith as he recruits Christians in the fight against AIDS in Africa.”
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Chinese Puzzle
Things are changing for China's church
Quotation Marks
"Recent comments about Christians as jurists, coworkers as families, and Jesus as a terrorist"
Pastor Wanted for Wedding. No Religion Required.
"In Japan, couples want a Christian-style wedding—without the religious meaning"
Go Figure
Billy Graham appears on the list of most admired men for the forty-fifth time
Saved by sonogram
Ultrasounds help crisis pregnancy centers reduce abortion
Abortion pill critic named to drug panel
David Hager appointed to committee despite criticism from prochoice camps
Christian parents flee public schools
Canadian high court orders school board to reconsider pro-gay books
Mormon scholar under fire
Anthropologist says Latter-day Saints' teaching wrong about Native Americans
Boston movement' founder quits
"Facing growth problems, controversial group changes leadership structure"
Charitable-choice battle brewing
Jewish group sues over AmeriCorps support for religious groups
Kenya: Churches celebrate new president
"They are pushing for health care, free education, and an improved economy"
India: Machete attack on American alarms local Christians
"Hindu militants threaten to expel evangelists, stop conversions"
Under suspicion
Hong Kong's Christians fear antisedition measures will curb religious liberty
Weapons of the Spirit
"Regardless of their positions on Iraq, Christians have much they can do"
Bono's Thin Ecclesiology
Any person can stand outside the church and critique its obedience to the gospel
Pop Music with Brains
"From the beginning, U2 has engaged spiritual questions"
Cry Freedom
Forget 'quiet diplomacy'—it doesn't work
Full of Sound and Fury
Polemics at home and abroad does not prevent religious persecution
Flesh and Blood in the Magic Kingdom
Frederick Buechner's most recent works shed light on the shadows of the human heart
The Threat of Biotech
Joni Eareckson Tada responds to Christopher Reeve and others
The Church's Walking Wounded
How should we respond in a psychological age?
Quotations to stir the heart and mind
Willing to Lose
By voting we place our hope in the next world
The Struggle to Love
"If the Holy Spirit is in us, why can't we love one another?"
Exegeting Bill Gothard
Three Christian apologists evaluate the conference speaker's life and teachings
A Newer Kind of Christian
Brian McLaren's sequel to A New Kind of Christian touches other tenets of faith
A Case Study in Greed
The Tao of Enron takes lessons from the second-largest bankruptcy in American history
Intelligently Designed Films
The youthful ID movement flexes its muscles in two documentaries
Rejuvenating Prayer
God Encounters' imaginative essays find new approaches to an ancient practice
Spiritual Misfits
Sutter's Cross is filled with true-to-life church characters
Perestroika of the Spirit
"In Russia, the vocabulary of faith needs interpreters"