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December 2004
Volume 48, Number 12
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Table of Contents
Christians struggle with island's latest disaster.
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.
Eschewing church discipline has come back to haunt Anglicans.
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.
Snapshots of the grim and 'happy' ministry of today's military chaplains.
What a big difference a small spider made.
The difference between welcome and inclusion
The School of Dying Graces says costly lessons lead to priceless wisdom.
How the church battles deadly prophets in its midst.
The Vanishing Word laments the loss of the logos.
Why is the church against euthanasia in instances where people are in terrible pain?
Jewish group seeks return to Israel.
America is not so generous, free, and innocent as it imagines itself.
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.
A good beginning to the long battle for human rights in North Korea.
The next four years will not be a cake-walk for the pro-life, pro-family cause.
An interview with Caroline Westerhoff, author of Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality.
An earthier version of a veteran musician brings heaven closer.
New evidence reopens debate about the controversial relic.
All the Music of the Bible surveys melodies from Creation on.
Christmas may be the best argument against genetic enhancement.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Evangelical young people need training in the truth about truth.
New Presbyterian policy on Israel raises hackles.
Lambeth Commission report leaves church in disarray.
U.S. evangelicals win key legislation for freedom.
Recent stats on salvation, black Protestants and gay rights, and evangelicals' political leanings.
California Catholic Charities ordered to pay for contraceptives.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world
Syndicated columnist has criticized George W. Bush and Tony Blair for advocating a foreign policy of democratic globalism in the war on terror. Senior news writer Tony Carnes asked Krauthammer to explain his position.
Recent quotes on Amish voters, Christian politics in Germany, book burning, and the UK's abortion scandal.
Following God On Broken Legs
Christians complain of assaults in Old City.
The church has often left me bemused, bored, or mystified, but I can no more abandon it than I can myself.
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