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November 2003
Volume 47, Number 11
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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
Dave Hemstreet was a CTI number cruncher who discerned God's hand and listened for his voice
Church signs—and billboards—attract passersby
"Church organs, Hell House, and The Blair Witch Project in the news"
"Recent quotes on Scottish gospel music, church bingo, and perpetual prayer"
"Statistics on Protestant wealth, megachurches, and British Christians and Muslims"
Alabama's fiscal debate exposes a divide between Christians
Giving decreases surprise observers
How one woman fought for a just tax
"Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world."
Men involved in abortion are starting to find help
Bush levels playing field for faith-based groups
Communist leaders invite even Christians to help the poor
Potential converts must ask permission
"Shot down in 2001, missionary Jim Bowers moves on"
"Churches help with refugees, hunger, and the lasting trauma brought on by war"
"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers"
Critics of Gibson's film The Passion distort the truth
Bruce Wilkinson expands his borders to include racial reconciliation and HIV/AIDS
Bruce Wilkinson and his son teach the hungry to feed themselves
Why we should still give Scripture pride of place
Christopher Hall talks about how evangelicals should approach the church fathers
How the coolest man in the music industry became that way while singing about Jesus and the Cross
"This past summer, pundits predicted that Iraqis would resent Franklin Graham's ministry. What really happened when the workers showed up?"
"Each year, two million women and children worldwide have sex with strangers only because someone kidnaps them and threatens to kill them. You may have passed some of these victims on the street"
An interview with a sex trafficking survivor
Quotations to stir the heart and mind
The Creed defines the game of faith without exhausting its excitement
Luke Timothy Johnson talks about the importance of the creed—even for non-creedal Christians
What is the difference between the heavenly 'paradise' that Christ promised the thief on the cross and the kingdom of God?
United by Faith looks for answers to the problem of race
Islam in Context shows a religion at a crossroads
The Gospel According to Tolkien reveals a deeply Christian work
Home Is Always the Place You Just Left reminds readers that only Jesus satisfies the deepest longing
"John Eldredge calls men, and now women, to a mythical, mystical adventure of faith"
Paul Brand showed how to serve others sacrificially and emerge with joy
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Families in the field say it's complicated.