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October 2004 2004
Volume 48, Number 10
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Cover Stories

John Kerry's Open Mind
The candidate has roots in liberal Catholicism, establishment Protestantism, and secular idealism.
Wooing the Faithful
President Bush needs evangelicals more than ever, but it's unclear how badly they want him for another four years.

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Good Shooters
Christian photojournalists are teaching the church to communicate through pictures.
Fighting Flight
Christians call for commitment in wake of church bombings.
LDS and DNA
Book challenges Native American link to ancient Israel.
Passages
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Charley's No Angel
Some Christian organizations see total loss after August hurricane.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on John the Baptist's cave, a sex-friendly Bible, ECUSA split, and cowardly men.
'Termites to National Security'
Nationwide campaign launched against house churches.
Go Figure
Recent stats on fewer Protestants, female administrators, and religious book sales.
Land of Warlords
Unconfirmed report on martyrdom deepens gloom for Christians.
Church Militant
'Mayday for Marriage' rally organizer says stakes are high.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
World Relief to fight human trafficking, homeschooling declared illegal in Germany, and Sri Lanka's anti-conversion bill blocked.
A Stopped Pulse
Financial woes kill once-influential missions newsletter.
Heat Stroke
The climate for addressing global warming is improving.
It's Not About Stem Cells
Why we must clarify the debate over harvesting embryos.
Not Far from the Brahmin Tree
Kerry's morals have been shaped by an old Protestant establishment.
California's Prop. 71 Stem-Cell 'Scam'
Supporters of cloning embryos for research have $11 million to convince state voters.
Senate's Top Democrat in the Cross Hairs
Conservative social issues may alienate voters from Tom Daschle's Washington record.
The Nightmare of North Korea
One man's story of brutality, courage, love, and freedom.
A Heartless Homeland
Why more North Koreans than ever are fleeing their country.
Joanna Pinneo: Intimate Storyteller
Part 1 of 5 in our series on Christian photojournalists.
Jon Warren: Eyewitness to Suffering
Part 2 of 5 in our series on Christian photojournalists.
Mei-Chun Jau: Community Journalism
Part 3 of 5 in our series on Christian photojournalists.
John H. White: Mercy Over Justice
Part 5 of 5 in our series on Christian photojournalists.
Greg Schneider: God's Personal PR Firm
Part 4 of 5 in our series on Christian photojournalists.
The Ecstatic Heresy
Seeking a superficial unity, some denominational leaders opt for feelings over facts.
Pick Your Shibboleths Wisely
Do we really want to be known as the generation who gave marriage over to the government?
Wind of Terror, Wind of Glory
We cannot know God's majesty without his terrible holiness.
Wind of Terror, Wind of Glory
We cannot know God's majesty without his terrible holiness.
Smuggling Cats for a Gay Celebrity
Love took an unusual expression for this man dying of AIDS.
From Sex Pistols to <em>Shadowmancer</em>
Vicar turned fantasy author took a bumpy road to the top.
Sin and Evil
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Ordinary Terrorists
Muslim extremists in Pakistan do not always belong to dangerous groups.
Ordinary Terrorists
Muslim extremists in Pakistan do not always belong to dangerous groups.
Vegetarians in Paradise
Based on Isaiah 11:6-7 and 65:25, will we be vegetarians in the new heaven and earth as Adam and Eve were before the Fall?
Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.
Building Alliances to Save Lives
Why evangelicals' partnership with others to fight persecution worked—and where the coalition is heading.
Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.
Second-Best Kid Lit Ever
John Granger considers the Potter series the best thing since The Chronicles of Narnia.
Living with Fundamentalists
Spirit and Flesh documents life in a Baptist church.
Poetry, Parables, and Prose
The Unfinished Soul is an eclectic bag of goodies.
Blogging for Jesus
RealLivePreacher.com: A virtual goes to print.
Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.
Why Commitment Matters
Stop Dating the Church says Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye.
The Moral Home Front
America's increasing decadence is giving aid and comfort to Muslim terrorists.