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