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July 2004
Volume 48, Number 7
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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
Why is our culture so hostile to children-inside and outside the womb?
There are 13 million refugees and asylum seekers worldwide. We show you the lives of four of them.
Still, they're heartened by voters' chastening of nationalist Hindus.
Report warns about religious liberty trends around the world.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
African Methodists provide hope to a troubled church.
Are Nigeria's deadly religious riots really about religion?
Recent quotes on unborn children's pain, literary Jenkins, and Dan Brown's scruples.
Citing new satellite images, team seeks to 'solidify the faith of many Christians.'
Recent stats on teen prayer, Bible reading, and music piracy.
Why is our culture so hostile to children-inside and outside the womb?
The chairman of Focus on the Family speaks about the need for the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment.
The morning-after pill, persecution in Vietnam, and the Jesus Video Project.
Christians lured into buying 'rare' coins.
Maoist threats shut down development work.
Prisoner torture in Iraq exposes the ordinary face of human depravity.
It may be time for mainline churches to consider an amicable divorce.
And what difference does it make?
Why is our culture so hostile to children-inside and outside the womb?
What to do with those extra embryos.
The journey of one Somali Bantu family in the largest group resettlement of African refugees in U.S. history.
Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author precisely because she doesn't have a picture-perfect life
What happens when church and culture conspire to ignore the meaning of words.
Some United Methodists think their differences are irreconcilable.
Church leaders react to talk about division.
New push on child evangelism targets the crucial early years.
al Thomas hates the liberalism, but tries to love the liberal.
Quotations to stir heart and mind
Why Judge Roy Moore was right—a response to Ted Haggard.
Official scourgings and vigilante enforcers in Iran terrorize Christians.
Does God need our help, love, and praise?
Christians are uniquely positioned to further racial equality.
The first detailed history of President Bush's initiative to help the poor.
David Gushee examines marriage and divorce in historical and contemporary contexts.
'Room of Marvels' is a vision of what heaven might look like.
The untold story of Christian efforts to end the violence in Guatemala.
Letters for Lizzie wrestles with death and discovers God is not safe.
Encountering New Religious Movements with the Gospel.
Why, with no apparent resources, Chinese churches thrive.
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.