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October 2005
Volume 49, Number 10
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Table of Contents
A fresh look at what this controversial marriage passage says--and doesn't say.
New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel.
D. A. Carson's theological analysis of Brian McLaren, et al.
Quick reviews of new books.
Ted Dekker sees himself as a reverse missionary.
How Eastern Europe's evangelicals are restoring the church's vitality.
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration" states that sincere worshipers of other religions will not be saved—does that also refer to Moses and other Old Testament faithful? —Ty Conley, Salem, Oregon
Divine promises in the midst of suffering.
The new Bible Literacy Project curriculum is impressive—as far as it is able to go.
Quotations to stir the heart and mind.
What Gulf churches were doing on the first Lord's Day after Katrina.
And the answer my autistic grandson gives.
The little-known story of the stem cells that actually work.
What does it mean when even embryonic stem-cell researchers have some qualms about their work?
Pro-lifers face a scientific and public relations juggernaut.
We can do better when it comes to bearing the burdens of battered women.
An estimated 53,000 Christians and Muslims in Nigeria's central Plateau state have died since the current round of violence began in Jos on September 7, 2001. Benjamin Kwashi is the Anglican bishop of Jos.
Unless Africa tames corruption, new aid efforts will fail.
Why Rick Warren may succeed where others failed.
Rick Warren's sweeping plan to defeat poverty.
One reason teenagers, among others, are jammed in our prisons.
Recent quotes on Pat Robertson, salesman pastors, school prayer extremists, and Intelligent Design.
Killer video games are no 'safety valve'—quite the opposite.
A story about faith and fairy tales.
Recent stats on corporate non-giving to faith groups, donations to the Baptist World Alliance, and a drop in church programs.
Foursquare Foundation gives grants outside its denomination.
Recent developments in Christian education, American Orthodox, and ministry in Iraq and Zimbabwe.
Richard J. Foster and Dallas Willard on the difference between discipleship and spiritual formation.
Christians at the forefront of aid after the deluge in Mumbai.
Two Christians murdered apparently for showing the movie.
ELCA assembly opens door to same-sex blessings.
Breakaway California congregation wins church property.
Northern Ireland evangelicals: Laying down arms not enough.
Can peace process work without the strong-arm Garang?
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy, Says Theology Survey
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy, Says 34-Question Theology Survey
Third study of the state of American theology released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.