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April 2005 2005
Volume 49, Number 4
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All Churches Should Be Multiracial
The biblical case.
Harder than Anyone Can Imagine
Four working pastors—Latino, Asian, black, and white—respond to the bracing thesis of United by Faith. A CT forum with Noel Castellanos, Bill Hybels, Soong-Chan Rah, Frank Reid.
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U.N.: No Cloning
An equally strong ban, however, is stalled in Congress.
Ashcroft's Revenge
Challenge to suicide law gets new life.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments on Bush and gays, the humanity of pre-embryos, and other subjects.
Food Fights
State governments increasingly regulate church potlucks.
Healing a Sick Land'
German evangelist bolsters Nigerian reconciliation efforts.
Go Figure
Recent stats on teenage doubt, sex abuse settlement sums, and scalping Osteen tickets.
Killer Taxes
Missionaries face a choice: Pay up or get out of Kenya.
Christianity Today News Briefs
Anti-homosexuality free speech, UK cloning, and a UN cloning ban.
Death Sentence?
Immigration bill could jeopardize asylum seekers, critics say.
How Serious Are Democrats?
Making abortion rare will take more than words.
Aliens in Our Midst
Attaining asylum in the land of the free is harder than you'd think.
Harder than Anyone Can Imagine
Four working pastors—Latino, Asian, black, and white—respond to the bracing thesis of United by Faith.
Big Dream in Little Rock
What multiracial church looks like in the town formerly infamous for segregation.
The Evangelical Scandal
Ron Sider says the movement is riddled with hypocrisy, and that it's time for serious change.
Naming the Horror
We must resurrect the language of evil.
Thinking Straighter
Why the world's most famous atheist now believes in God.
Longing to Be Heard
It's dangerous and lonely to be an Iraqi Christian—at home or in exile.
The Risks of Regime Change
Middle Eastern Christians might end up more repressed under democracy than under dictators.
Members of One Another
Iraq's endangered church looks to Western fellowship for help.
Discovering God
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind.
Therapeutically Incorrect
Atheist psychiatrist argues that gays can change.
Finding Heaven
Where is heaven, and how will we experience it before the final resurrection?
Finding Heaven
Compliant but Confused
Unpacking some myths about today's teens.
A Model of Intolerance
The "religious bigot" who brought down slavery.
The Hero of Bloodless Reform
An interview with Steven M. Wise
Thou Shalt Not Be Negative
Overly positive thinking and prosperity teaching undermine Joel Osteen's bestseller.
Quick reviews of new books.
Jesus' Guide to Spiritual Formation
The Lord's modified creed was key for disciples' growth, author says.
Verdict that Demands Evidence
It is Darwinists, not Christians, who are stonewalling the facts.