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September 2003 2003
Volume 47, Number 9
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The Unflappable Condi Rice
Why the world's most powerful woman asks God for help
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You Are What You Were
Past events are still shaping our behavior today
Quotation Marks
"Recent comments about politics, bias against Christians, and Pat Robertson's support of Charles Taylor"
Go Figure
"2002's martyrs, cohabiting couples, and defiant Alabamans"
Curbing Big Brother
Christians urge Ashcroft to respect freedom in surveillance law.
"When Burkett Speaks, Evangelicals Listen"
How this former unbelieving electrical engineer became evangelicalism's financial answer man—and a look at the advice he gives.
Overcoming Inertia on Porn
Sexual images of children are the target of Canadian Christian campaign
The Marriage Battle Begins
Profamily and gay activists agree: Texas decision sets significant precedent
Other Baghdad Battles Ahead for Christians
Enemies include extortion and uncontrolled church growth
'Dangerous' Chinese Bill Is Thwarted
Article 23 would have automatically banned Hong Kong groups now outlawed on the mainland
Do Drink the Water
"Disillusioned missionary, 'Spirit-inspired' invention transform church's ministry in the Dominican Republic."
The Next Sexual Revolution
"By practicing what it preaches on marriage, the church could transform society"
History Is Not Bunk
We've got to break free of our historical amnesia
'The Privilege of Struggle'
How Rice understands suffering and prayer
Hard Line on the Road Map
Can Rice put pressure on the nation she admires?
Why Don't They Listen?
John Stott on the most pernicious obstacles to effective world evangelism
God and the Water Slide
Christian camping is bigger than ever, but some rituals never change.
Worship at the O.K. Corral
Cowboy churches shape their ministries for the western at heart
Work and Vocation
"Quotations to stir heart and mind from Thomas Merton, Dorothy Sayers, and others"
Sports Mobs and Manners
There's a difference between cheering the home team and being boorish
Sports Mobs and Manners
There's a difference between cheering the home team and being boorish.
A Distorted Predestination
"Two pastors make a case for universalism, and end up trivializing human freedom"
Lowering the Baby Boom
A new book helps Christians make wise birth control decisions
A Jolt of Sanity
Is your church emotionally healthy?
Aching for Something Deep
"For those with ears to hear, Mark Heard left the gift of a more authentic faith"
"West, Meet East"
Who Are the Christians in the Middle East? examines millions of forgotten believers
Church on the Ropes
"Why so many are spiritual, but not Christian"
The Least Likely Soil
Where God is more certain than death