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March 2005
Volume 49, Number 3
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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
"The governing ethical criteria are that it's inappropriate to intend someone's death."
Eugene Peterson lives what he teaches.
Christians tried for anti-gay preaching.
Christians who provide aid held in deep suspicion.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Pacifist court-martialed for refusing to pick up his weapon.
Study: TV preachers don't talk about money all that much.
Recent stats on helping the needy, the tsunami, and religious government officials.
Christian school in Colorado alleges discrimination in voucher program.
History, resentment, and ethnic tension imperil long-term peace in Sudan.
Author stands by critical book.
The latest on evolution in school, persecution, and other stories.
Ossuary owner charged with forgery.
The greatest threat to liberty in Iraq is not international terrorism.
Religious prejudice undermines tsunami aid work.
Europe's most secular country rediscovers its Christian roots.
Why this once exciting and 'liberating' philosophy failed to capture the world's imagination.
Eugene Peterson talks about lies and illusions that destroy the church.
World Vision has become an international force—and a partner with the poor.
World Vision's founder led a tragic and inspiring life.
What Pentecostals and mainliners can learn from each other.
Even as Jesus loves all human beings, he will judge all human works.
Why all Christians have a stake in the recent resignation of Baylor's president.
The real issue at Baylor is the relationship between faith and learning.
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Can I forgive those who have betrayed me if they are not repentant?
When a judge violated the church-state peace treaty.
Author says Muslims are troubled by our morals more than our politics.
Mini-reviews of Gilead: A Novel, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, You're Not Alone: Healing Through God's Grace After Abortion, and Beyond Jabez: Expanding Your Borders.
The trick of faith is to believe in advance what will only make sense in reverse.
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.