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January 2004 2004
Volume 48, Number 1
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Cover Story

The Techno Sapiens Are Coming
When God fashioned man and woman, he called his creation very good. Transhumanists say that, by manipulating our bodies with microscopic tools, we can do better. Are we ready for the great debate?

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Inside <em>CT</em>: The IV Connection
InterVarsity campus work hits home at Christianity Today
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on the Bible in A&W and the Pope on Palestinian terrorism
The Church in Absentia
Membership in the Church of Scotland has dropped 22 percent—is that enough?
The Name Game
A Roman Catholic archdiocese sues over the word catholic.
Go Figure
Stats on God's existence, home schooling, and belief in God
"Top 10 News Stories, 2003"
"The events, people, and ideas of the past year that Christianity Today's news editors believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission"
News Wrap
Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world.
Canadian Anglicans Face Off
"Bishops hold charges against dissenting clergy, but division and suspicion abound"
Corporate Thought Police
Growing pro-gay business agenda jeopardizes religious employees.
The twelfth of never
Bush administration drastically lowers goals for faith-based initiative.
Vietnam's 'Appalling' Persecution
Activists want Washington to confront Communist leaders for torturing and killing Christians
Ex-Muslims Harrassed in Egypt
Egyptian state security police arrested and tortured Christian converts
Hope Amid the Ruins
Anglican bishop in Sudan sees massive church growth.
One Nation Under God—Sort of
We've got bigger problems than the Pledge of Allegiance.
Back to the Garden
Our task is neither to shield nature from humanity nor to tame all wilderness.
Define 'Better'
One person's improvement is another person's degeneration.
A Heaven-made Activist
Joni Eareckson Tada is driven forward by hymns of praise and her sovereign God.
"One Lord, One Faith, Many Ethnicities"
How to become a diverse organization and keep your sanity
Godly Chutzpah
"Mike Yaconelli took risks, and tens of thousands of evangelicals loved him for it."
Following the Star
Quotations to stir heart and mind
The Good News of Da Vinci
How a ludicrous book can become an opportunity to engage the culture.
Crushing House Churches
Chinese intelligence and security forces attack anew.
Joseph's Sword
His faithfulness speaks louder than the few words devoted to him.
The Heresy Itch
Unlike gnosis, the gospel is not for the few, the proud, the knowledgeable.
A Theoblogical Revolution
Billy Graham's vision goes from print to online, then back again.
The Gift of Anger
A pastorally minded professor Challenges us to get angry the way God does.
Missing Jewish Ways
Lauren Winner's latest book explores how 11 aspects of Judaism can enrich Christian practice
Simply Good Writing
The Best Christian Writing 2004 is an eclectic sampling from the spectrum of Christianity.
The Gift of Years
These Christian reflections look at biblical, historical, and modern perspectives on aging.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The
The Christian virtues of humility and sacrifice filter through a tarnished triumph.
Rough-edged Retelling
Johnny Cash retells six years in the life of his hero, the apostle Paul.
The Colonizers
The best preachers have challenged earth to become more like heaven.
Top 10 News Stories, 2003
The events, people, and ideas of the past year that Christianity Today's news editors believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
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