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January 2005
Volume 49, Number 1
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Table of Contents
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
It may be one of the biggest untold stories on the religion beat.
Pro-lifers weigh options after Californians fund embryonic stem-cell research.
Ravi Zacharias preaches to Mormons about the uniqueness of Christ.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Recent quotes about pro-life rights, religious sensitivity, the death penalty, and witch hunts.
Danforth calls on Sudan's government, rebels to 'prove skeptics wrong.'
Christians, Muslims appeal for calm after attacks.
Christians make AIDS fight a high priority.
Luis Palau dropped from Welsh revival celebration for his 'evangelical beliefs.'
Recent stats on church politicking, 'moral values,' and church/state spending.
Iraqi churches under fire, appealing Oregon's assisted-suicide law, and Rwanda's theological school.
Senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in College Park, Maryland, and coauthor (with George Barna) of a new book, High-Impact African American Churches, on trends in black churches.
Ministries try to channel the next generation's idealism.
It is a unique political moment for Christian conservatives—or is it?
The cheating epidemic reveals a deeper issue.
The faithful are being defrauded of billions. But this Ponzi-busting ex-con knows how to stop it.
Another vice that looks like a virtue.
Christian TV may be a cultural ghetto, but living there has its advantages.
There is no healthy relationship with Jesus without a relationship to the church.
Branch offices of the church have potential without parallel.
Mongolia's fledgling church seeks to meet a desperate need.
The battle for marriage shifts from voters to lawyers and lobbyists.
The Nov. 2 election was the first step in a long fight for traditional marriage.
Let's face it: Secularism is a religion. Let's treat it as such.
Quotations to stir heart and mind
Question: Are all sins weighed equally, or is one more important than another? —Linda Linton, Celina, Ohio
Saudi Arabia tortures Christians even as it makes human-rights gestures.
A Supreme Court justice showed us how to "do business" with opponents.
Escalating health-care costs bid the church to get creative.
Unsentimental, careful essays explore God in nature.
The author of Shadowmancer tells another spiritual tale between angels and demons.
John Piper urges living for the glory of Christ.
Thanks to brave ministries, prostitutes are still entering the kingdom.
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
Yet at the height of my segregationist fervor, God showed me mercy.