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