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