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April 2005
Volume 49, Number 4
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Table of Contents 2005
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
An equally strong ban, however, is stalled in Congress.
Challenge to suicide law gets new life.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
State governments increasingly regulate church potlucks.
German evangelist bolsters Nigerian reconciliation efforts.
Recent comments on Bush and gays, the humanity of pre-embryos, and other subjects.
Recent stats on teenage doubt, sex abuse settlement sums, and scalping Osteen tickets.
Missionaries face a choice: Pay up or get out of Kenya.
Anti-homosexuality free speech, UK cloning, and a UN cloning ban.
Immigration bill could jeopardize asylum seekers, critics say.
Making abortion rare will take more than words.
Attaining asylum in the land of the free is harder than you'd think.
The biblical case.
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.
Four working pastors—Latino, Asian, black, and white—respond to the bracing thesis of United by Faith.
What multiracial church looks like in the town formerly infamous for segregation.
Ron Sider says the movement is riddled with hypocrisy, and that it's time for serious change.
We must resurrect the language of evil.
Why the world's most famous atheist now believes in God.
It's dangerous and lonely to be an Iraqi Christian—at home or in exile.
Middle Eastern Christians might end up more repressed under democracy than under dictators.
Iraq's endangered church looks to Western fellowship for help.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind.
Atheist psychiatrist argues that gays can change.
Where is heaven, and how will we experience it before the final resurrection?
Unpacking some myths about today's teens.
The "religious bigot" who brought down slavery.
An interview with Steven M. Wise
Overly positive thinking and prosperity teaching undermine Joel Osteen's bestseller.
Quick reviews of new books.
The Lord's modified creed was key for disciples' growth, author says.
It is Darwinists, not Christians, who are stonewalling the facts.
Baptists and Catholics Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
How Baptists and Catholics Together Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
A faith-based marriage campaign in Jacksonville appears to have driven divorce rates down. Can the model be replicated?