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October 2006 2006
Volume 50, Number 10
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Where We Are and How We Got Here
50 years ago, evangelicals were a sideshow of American culture. Since then, it's been a long, strange trip. Here's a look at the influences that shaped the movement.

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The Price of Protest
Chinese police beat hundreds during church demolition.
Disputed Dismissal
Was it flame mails or budget cuts that cost a Greenville professor his job?
Passages
Remembering Leon Morris; Random House buys Multnomah; new Faith-Based Initiatives czar; and North Park's new president.
Indonesia's Death Quota
Advocates question motive for executing Christians.
Axis Denied
Willow Creek ends "church-within-church" for 20-somethings.
Quotation Marks: Michael Schiavo and Others
Recent comments from Michael Schiavo, Katherine Harris, and others.
Braves Lose Focus
Faith Nights hit snag after major-league debut.
Cool on Climate Change
New Christian coalition says fighting global warming will hurt the poor.
A Hint of Peace
War-torn church ponders amnesty for rebel leader.
Go Figure: Israel, Global Warming, and Sermon Content
What evangelicals really believe about Israel and global warming.
'Christianity Today' News Briefs
Passing the Child Custody Protection Act, Methodists join the Joint Declaration of the Doctrine of Justification, and a PCUSA megachurch disaffiliates.
Richard Stearns on Global Fund, Free Condoms, and Other Issues
The president of World Vision U.S. on the Global Fund, free condoms, and church-based relief and development work.
One 'Major Step'
Saudi Arabia's promise to curb abuses raises cautious hope.
Asylum vs. Assistance
Offering sanctuary isn't about political protest.
CT Editorial: Evangelicals and Changing Media
Evangelicalism's mission and message outlast evolving technologies.
Editorial: Save the E-Word
Let's improve the public perception of evangelicalism.
'Truth from the Evangelical Viewpoint'
What 'Christianity Today' meant to the movement 50 years ago.
Top 50 Books
Landmark titles that changed the way we think, talk, witness, worship, and live.
What's Next: Local Church
We asked 114 leaders from 11 ministry spheres about evangelical priorities for the next 50 years. First up: Fresh basics for the local church.
The Next 50 Years of Missions
Whole gospel: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
What's Next: Youth
Church Reconnect: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities for the next 50 years in youth ministry.
The Next 50 Years of Evangelical Theology
No compromise: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Cultural Engagement
'The True, The Good': What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Evangelism
Urgent still: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Higher Education
Uniquely Christian: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Evangelical Politics
Worried optimism: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Evangelical Media
New media, old story: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of International Justice
Long Road: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
The Next 50 Years of Relief and Development
Not What, But How: What evangelical leaders say are the priorities and challenges for the next 50 years.
Tennant: To Russia with Fury
Sometimes charity means anger.
Interview: Billy Graham's Bottom Line
Billy Graham's bottom line never changes: 'Are we really being used to change people?'
John Stott on Evangelicalism's Horizons
John Stott reflects on where we've been and where we're going.
Stott's Legacy
Less known than Stott's earlier work is his ministry with Langham Partnership International.
Yancey: Grappling with God
Prayer sometimes feels like a hug and a stranglehold at the same time.
CVP: Volf Calls to Criticize Christians
We should be our own fiercest critics, doing so out of the deep beauty and goodness of our faith.
Flea Market Believers
If these biblical literalists don't go to church, can the Right count their vote?
 What Do Women Really Want?
Sociologist Brad Wilcox says one type of marriage makes most women happier.
Evangelicals and Catholics Together on Life Ethics
A new statement from Evangelicals and Catholics Together encourages discourse on the most divisive of issues.
Soaking in Blood—Again
Sri Lankan violence costs 1,000 lives. Relief efforts set back.
Calvary Reunion: Skip Heitzig Returns to N.M.
New Mexico megachurch pastor returns after leadership conflict.
'They Know We Are Christians'
Lebanese Christian compassion impresses Muslims during bloody conflict.
Reflections: CT Classics
Some of our favorite quotes from two decades of Reflections columns.
Aikman: Train Wreck Coming
Why homosexual marriage threatens free expression of religion.
Genocide Survivor Stories
Three survivor stories that foster healing.
<i>Darwin's Nemesis</i> shows why the debate isn't going away.
Darwin's Nemesis shows why the debate isn't going away.
Bookmarks: <i>Judgment Days</i>, LBJ, and JFK
The story of 'Judgment Days' is a triumph and a tragedy.
Bookmarks: Jesus Never Left China
Werner Burklin says overseas evangelicals perpetuate the gulf between state-approved churches and illegal house churches.
From Eternity to Here
Randy Alcorn says the afterlife is crucial to how we live this one.
Hope for Shalom
Lisa Graham McMinn's The Contented Soul
A Bioethicist on Genesis
Leon Kass's The Beginning of Wisdom.
The Earmark Epidemic
The disease must be cured for the common good.
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