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February 2005
Volume 49, Number 2
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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
Last minute disaster reporting.
Zhang Rongliang has a high profile in China and internationally.
Court says Methodist church may leave denomination and keep its property.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Sometimes it takes years to negotiate their release.
FDA strengthens warning on RU-486.
Launch of broad church association around the corner.
Recent quotes on Christian rock in school, family films, preemies, and Bushspeak.
Grand Canyon University becomes the first for-profit Christian college.
Recent stats on poverty, divorce, and perceptions of Islam.
PCUSA and same-sex marriage, persecution, and closing William Tyndale College
Hundreds of missionaries in Ivory Coast pull out after anti-French violence.
Left Behind coauthor challenges Tyndale over Last Disciple.
Let's not bash traditional Christian answers to disaster, only keep them in context.
Our children's sex is not something to be screened but gratefully received.
A pummeled church helps bury the dead and bring life to those who remain.
Muslim-Christian hostilities. Competing for qualified labor. Handling record donations. These are just three obstacles Christian aid groups must navigate.
What's really needed after a catastrophe.
A disputation on the role of music.
A disputation on the role of music.
The new debauchery, and the colleges that let it happen.
Three common strategies to check sexual 'liberation' no longer work.
But then, we don't want an all-powerful government any more than we want an all-powerful God.
Forty-three families in rural Texas blend Pentecostal fervor and Anabaptist simplicity.
It was hatred of women that drove me there, and Christ in community that led me out.
Five issues will test the strength and unity of Christian conservatives in the new term.
Newly confident house churches open themselves up to the world.
Persecuted priest's smile planted faith in a Chinese activist.
Freddy Boswell describes the most audacious Bible translation project ever.
Jewish believers in Jesus quarrel over both style and substance.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Churches are striving to appear 'authentic'—like the rest of consumer culture.
A well-known psychiatrist describes and analyzes two exorcisms.
A judgmental assessment of judgmentalism is, predictably, full of contradictions.
Mini-reviews of Calvinism in The Las Vegas Airport, Street Saints, Heaven and, The Seven Last Words from the Cross.
An engaging theologian questions the Jesus of modern scholars.
Christians must be driven by the common good, not by any ideology.
How Norine Brunson Prayed When Her Husband Was Imprisoned
How Norine Brunson Prayed When Her Husband Was Imprisoned
Brunson describes the spiritual habits that helped her face persecution in Turkey.