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Volume 47, Number 5
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Table of Contents
The Bible doesn't tell us when to go to war but how to live in a war-ridden world
Tulsa Pentecostal pastor defends his universalism before bishops
James Kopp faces 15 years to life for crime
Widow seeks to stem growing tide of hate crimes
Anglicans cut a deal regarding residential schools abuse suits
"Agencies prepare to help up to 900,000 people in Iraq War"
Southern Baptist Convention trims funds to Baptist World Alliance
North Americans endure bombing to chronicle the war's effects on civilians
Only 2 of 95 defendants convicted in Muslim mob killings of Copts
Religious freedom champion Keston Institute shifts focus
E-Mail newsletters are helping hundreds of thousands to pray about the war
Selections from Christian leaders during the Iraq War
By mid-March 41 percent of churchgoers said their pastor had not mentioned the war
God-talk in the public square is healthy
"Quotations to stir heart and mind from John Stott, Henri Nouwen, and others"
The moral vision that launched the Iraq war has been quietly growing in the President's inner circle
God seems to sanction raw violence in the Old Testament. Does his character change in the New Testament?
Sexual swagger and slang do not mask a generation's loneliness
Religious thinkers debate how America should use its unrivaled influence
History and myth converge in American Dreams' take on the 1960s
Living Next Door to the Death House is a valuable contribution to the capital punishment debate
John Ortberg's Everybody's Normal Till You Get To Know Them explores pursuing the dream of community with imperfect people
Athol Dickson's The Gospel According to Moses encourages exploration of Jewish roots
.R.R. Tolkien's grandson shows in Final Witness that strong fiction runs in the family
"In broken sinners, Jesus saw not their past but their future"
How two groups address the real issues behind church splits
A famine worse than that of 1984 threatens Ethiopia
"Why your church might end up before a judge and jury, and what you can do to prevent it."
Why psychologist Larry Crabb believes spiritual direction should replace therapy
Massachusetts case on gay marriage could set off chain reaction.
President Bush promises to sign May 13 Senate bill
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