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November 2004 2004
Volume 48, Number 11
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The Emergent Mystique
The 'emerging church' movement has generated a lot of excitement but only a handful of congregations. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy?
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TBN Under the Microscope
Newspaper investigates Christian network over sex charges, spending.
Praying for Terrorists
Christians seek healing in Beslan.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Security Gaffes
Evangelical schools worry over post-9/11 visa rules.
Hurt by Success
Christian bookstores hit hard by competition from Wal-Mart.
Journalism for Jesus
Christian publications multiply amid new freedom.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on morality, Bush and God, the fertility gap, LA County cross, and missions in India.
Breaking Covenant
Latin America director of Casa Alianza had sex with a teen.
Go Figure
Recent stats on divorce, Islam and violence, and horoscopes vs. the Bible.
Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
Campus evangelism at New Orleans, Passion sales, the ark hunt fails, and the persecution watch.
Q & A: Bobby Welch
President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), on his five-week national bus tour, which ended October 7, to jump-start evangelism in the 16.3-million-member denomination. The SBC has experienced a four-year decline in baptisms.
Opportunity Denied
Florida school vouchers flunked for ties to religion.
For Whom Would Jesus Vote?
Single-issue politics is neither necessary nor wise.
Fill an Empty Cradle
Falling birthrates demand new priorities for families.
Emergent Evangelism
The place of absolute truths in a postmodern world—two views.
Why I Apologized to Planned Parenthood
My difficult unplanned pregnancy impelled me to show a little more grace.
Rubber Sharks and Real Kids
Ted Baehr tells parents to use common sense and cognitive development theory.
Can This Institution Be Saved?
A curious alliance of helping professionals is working to rebuild marriage in a culture of divorce.
Mutual Mayhem
A plea for peace and truth in the madness of Nigeria.
Back to the Basics
Christian-Muslim violence requires a 'new' missions strategy: Forgiveness and love.
Winking at Corruption No More
Christians help lead a worldwide movement opposing graft.
The Chinese Church's Delicate Dance
A conversation with the head of the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement.
The Politics of Stem Cells
Why do some scientists and politicians insist on exploiting embryos?
The Way of Salvation
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Dangerous Meditations
What harm is there in achieving a higher state of consciousness through meditation?
Bad Believers, Non-Believers
Do religious labels really mean anything?
Defending Our Neighbor
Can we start a war to protect others?
Parsing Pop Lyrics
Tangled Up in The Bible translates Dylan's use of scripture.
The Virtue of Vulnerability
It can be hard to trust, but failing to is worse.
Good News from the Doctor
A longtime TV physician's tortuous search leads to an informal apologetic.
Musings that Swirl
Searching for God Knows What: Stimulating ideas about the Christian life.
Serious Love
Love That Works: seeking a better understanding.
Hope for Abraham's Sons
What will it take for us to overcome this violent world?