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June 2005
Volume 49, Number 6
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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
Campaign against filibusters sparks debate among Christians.
Deny they have 'abandoned communion' in dispute with bishop.
Convert from Islam accused of evangelizing Muslims.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
New organization will focus on housing, too.
Diane Knippers was at the heart of mainline renewal movements.
Evangelicals' new status means deepened responsibility.
Recent comments from the new pope, Maureen Dowd, and Mark Noll.
New association seeks more rights in Israel.
But federal courts are expected to strike down state bans.
Recent stats on Bible reading, radio listening, and giving by evangelicals.
Christians murdered in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and Oregon's supreme court overturns same-sex marriages.
Ethiopian government donates land for hundreds of congregations.
John Paul II's legacy of orthodoxy bodes well for evangelical engagement.
Pharmacists may have to put conscience on the shelf—or quit.
A slew of new books on faith and learning may signal a renaissance for the Christian college.
From more than 300 nominations, these books represent the year's best.
Evangelicals are admired, mocked, praised, scorned—and all for good reason.
Bret Lott is a true-blue evangelical who writes literary fiction that New York takes seriously (and that Oprah loves).
A missionary veteran of Asia proposes one way to defuse Muslim anger about the Crusades.
Evangelicals can be glad that the new pope is not likely to be a mere caretaker.
Quotations to stir the heart and mind.
What is this mania to reach the end of the book?
Literacy is not the only necessity in a visual culture.
Quick reviews of new books.
Only a marriage amendment can stop the Supreme Court's momentum.
Is Your Trip Tourism or Missions?
Is Your Trip Tourism or Missions?
After years of debate, the line is blurrier than ever.