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September 2006
Volume 50, Number 9
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Table of Contents 2006
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
Evangelical lawyers spur civil rights movement forward.
Virginia megachurch sues county for barring theology courses.
Jews for Jesus takes to New York City streets.
Students sue when Christian school expels them for 'lesbian behavior.'
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Recent comments from President Bush, a Mississippi imam, and others.
Legacy of Guatemala's evangelical deposed dictator remains unsettled.
Recent stats on gay families and the value of volunteerism.
Uganda's civil war, female Anglican bishops, Jews for Jesus lawsuit, and stem cell veto.
The Pulitzer Prize winner says, "Evangelicals have influence in the White House that The New York Times columnists do not."
Operation Rescue transforms clinic.
Court decisions cheer opponents of same-sex marriage.
GARBC distances itself from college after Southern Baptist endorsement.
Mideast Christians writing for our website expressed their anguish—and anger.
Democratic Senator Barack Obama gets it mostly right.
It's about the rule of law, not the morals of film.
Calvinism is making a comeback—and shaking up the church.
A brief summary of Calvinism.
Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.
Dallas Willard was on a quiet quest to subvert nominal Christianity.
Why we need to really die before we can really live.
Bob Webber's fingerprints are all over a new call to live the narrative that really matters.
The full text of an appeal to live the biblical narrative.
Augustine's words after the 'barbarian' destruction of Rome have a remarkably contemporary ring.
Samuel Rodriguez wants to build a bridge between Hispanic and Anglo evangelicals.
"Holy Spirit religion" is quietly infiltrating the church, revitalizing us all.
In their zeal for social change, some evangelical activists stand on shaky biblical ground.
Fewer than 10 percent of the world's languages have the Old Testament. But that's about to change.
Two centuries after Haystack, college students remain excited about missions—but with fundamentally different assumptions.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Everybody knows when we're covering up our confusion with God-talk.
Contrary to rumor, the culture wars aren't over. Nor should they be.
There is something worse than misery and death.
Besides Jesus, what drove Jews and Christians apart from the beginning?
C.S. Lewis's Case for Christ
Robert Wuthnow examines why religion fails to change American society.
N.T. Wright argues that Christianity better comprehends our deepest human longings.
A prison minister who led the mass-murderer to Jesus tells the story.
A top-notch scholar drops academic language for a basic retelling of Jesus'
How our neighbor to the north lost its faith.
Kevin Phillips's new political screed is stranger than fiction—much stranger.
Secrets in the Dark
Where hope and despair live side by side.
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.