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September 2006 2006
Volume 50, Number 9
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Young, Restless, Reformed
Calvinism is making a comeback—and shaking up the church.
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Class Warfare
Virginia megachurch sues county for barring theology courses.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
'Volcanic' Response
Jews for Jesus takes to New York City streets.
Wrongful Love
Students sue when Christian school expels them for 'lesbian behavior.'
The Truth Is Somewhere
Legacy of Guatemala's evangelical deposed dictator remains unsettled.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments from President Bush, a Mississippi imam, and others.
Go Figure
Recent stats on gay families and the value of volunteerism.
Bygone Protests
Operation Rescue transforms clinic.
Nicholas Kristof on Evangelicals, China, and Human Rights
The Pulitzer Prize winner says, "Evangelicals have influence in the White House that The New York Times columnists do not."
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
Uganda's civil war, female Anglican bishops, Jews for Jesus lawsuit, and stem cell veto.
Thinking Straight
Court decisions cheer opponents of same-sex marriage.
Two Degrees of Separation
GARBC distances itself from college after Southern Baptist endorsement.
We're Not Spectators
Mideast Christians writing for our website expressed their anguish—and anger.
God's Will in the Public Square
Democratic Senator Barack Obama gets it mostly right.
Scrubbing CleanFlicks
It's about the rule of law, not the morals of film.
It's All About God
A brief summary of Calvinism.
For Shame?
Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.
'Divine Conspirator' Dallas Willard Dies at 77
Dallas Willard was on a quiet quest to subvert nominal Christianity.
Dr. Willard's Diagnosis
Why we need to really die before we can really live.
Together in the Jesus Story
Bob Webber's fingerprints are all over a new call to live the narrative that really matters.
A Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future
The full text of an appeal to live the biblical narrative.
Theology for an Age of Terror
Augustine's words after the 'barbarian' destruction of Rome have a remarkably contemporary ring.
The Call of Samuel
Samuel Rodriguez wants to build a bridge between Hispanic and Anglo evangelicals.
Embrace Your Inner Pentecostal
"Holy Spirit religion" is quietly infiltrating the church, revitalizing us all.
The Problem with Prophets
In their zeal for social change, some evangelical activists stand on shaky biblical ground.
The Whole Word for the Whole World
Fewer than 10 percent of the world's languages have the Old Testament. But that's about to change.
The New Missions Generation
Two centuries after Haystack, college students remain excited about missions—but with fundamentally different assumptions.
China's New Legal Eagles
Evangelical lawyers spur civil rights movement forward.
Spiritual Classics
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
How to Create Cynics
Everybody knows when we're covering up our confusion with God-talk.
Sit Down, Sit Down for Jesus?
Contrary to rumor, the culture wars aren't over. Nor should they be.
Despair Not
There is something worse than misery and death.
Estranged Bedfellows
Besides Jesus, what drove Jews and Christians apart from the beginning?
Echoes and Voices from Beyond
N.T. Wright argues that Christianity better comprehends our deepest human longings.
Pluralist Impotence
Robert Wuthnow examines why religion fails to change American society.
Inside C.S. Lewis's Toolbox
C.S. Lewis's Case for Christ
Jeffrey Dahmer's Story of Faith
A prison minister who led the mass-murderer to Jesus tells the story.
What Happened to Religion in Canada?
How our neighbor to the north lost its faith.
Logic Left Behind
Kevin Phillips's new political screed is stranger than fiction—much stranger.
Christ's Story
A top-notch scholar drops academic language for a basic retelling of Jesus'
Sermons of Frederick Buechner
Secrets in the Dark
Postcard from Africa
Where hope and despair live side by side.