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June 2004
Volume 48, Number 6
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Table of Contents
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
'That smile put me to shame'
New wave of violence begins.
Recent federal bill recognizes the humanity of the fetus for the first time.
Does it open the door to 'therapeutic cloning'?
Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world.
Gibson film draws big Muslim crowds.
Southern Baptists fund hundreds more workers for the field.
Recent comments on fetus life, abortion rights, and CCM piracy.
Government harasses churches in Eritrea
Recent statistics about evangelicals' perceptions.
Christian-friendly senior organizations challenge AARP.
Disaffected orthodox Episcopalians start new ministries.
Rich Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) on a new initiative in Morocco.
Church leaders who admonish politicians on moral issues are doing their jobs.
The FCC has rejoined the war against indecency.
Recent gadfly theories about church council conspiracies that manipulated the New Testament into existence are bad—really bad-history.
We honor 22 titles that bring understanding to people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission.
What Christian books on the topic are, and are not, communicating.
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.
A sliver of hope for Christian women who suffer beatings, rape, and forced conversions to Islam.
Christian Times Today attempts long shot amid soured business deals.
Quotations to stir heart and mind
Four books try to break, crack, or decode the deception.
There are some places that bring the distant biblical text closer to our lives.
Shadowmancer, Britain's hit fantasy novel, conjures darkness so the light will shine brighter.
Marguerite Shuster explores what we have become as sinners.
Bad Ground confirms W. Dale Cramer as a bright new voice in faith fiction
Thinking Against the Grain asks what it means to think like a Christian.
Water from Stone says Christians are addicted to problem solving, when they should be seeking Christ.
Legalizing gay marriage will lead to more family breakdown and crime.
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
A new study suggests that both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally.