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December 2007 2007
Volume 51, Number 12
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Cover Story

Blessed Are the Barren
The kingdom of God springs forth from the empty womb.

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Passages
Conversions, deaths, and appointments from the evangelical world.
Oxford's Christian Halls Criticized
Troubles mount for Oxford's evangelical outpost.
Eritrea's Government Kills a 4th Protestant
Fourth Protestant in a year killed by government forces.
Quotation Marks: Education, Organ Donation, Etc.
Recent comments on education, wildfires, organ donation, and other subjects.
Professors Sue Oral Roberts President
Lawsuit charges ORU president and his wife with fiscal, moral improprieties.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on young evangelical's politics and 'Christian fundamentalist religions.'
Anglican 'Federation' Charts New Frontier
Orthodox Anglicans take first step in creating their own U.S. church body.
News Briefs
Nigeria mob kills 10, pharmacists don't have to fill Plan B prescriptions, and Prison Fellowship bars UCC congregation from Angel Tree.
Q&A: Karekin II
The leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Karekin II visited the U.S. in October to support a resolution condemning Turkey's 1915-1917 Armenian genocide.
Will Iraq Be Top Issue in 2008 Elections?
New poll suggests that the Iraq war may trump abortion and gay marriage.
Stem-Cell Chimera
Advances in stem-cell technology cheer and alarm ethics watchers.
The Other 'Happy Holiday'
There's more than one "happy holiday" for Christians this season.
Planned Parenthood's Low-Visibility Tactic
Planned Parenthood is caught using a new low-visibility tactic.
Editorial: Fighting Poverty
U.N. Millennium Development Goals are good—as far as they go.
Editorial: UnChristian
It doesn't hurt to listen to what non-Christians think of us.
CVP: Unexpected Global Lessons
How short-term mission is becoming a two-way street.
Eugene Peterson: It's a Wonder-Full Life
It takes a special kind of birth to grab the world's attention.
The Chronicles of Atheism
When The Golden Compass hits theaters this month, many will be introduced to the works of Philip Pullman, a writer who detests C.S. Lewis's fantasy world.
Debunking Jesus Hype
How to respond to the next blockbuster book/documentary/movie that questions traditional Christianity.
Making Peace on Earth
At the first Christmas, the angels proclaimed, 'Peace on earth.' Just-war and pacifist Christians together can make it happen.
Students Seeking Revival
On-campus Christians are seeking holiness in unexpected numbers.
Mercy Ships: Saving Faces
Mercy Ships surgeons perform medical miracles daily in remote ports of call.
Reflections: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Good Question: The Moment of Salvation
"How can I know I'm a Christian if I can't remember when I first responded to the gospel?"
Aikman: Suffocating the Faithful
Will the last Mideast church leader be sure to turn off the lights?
Winner Reviews <i>Home to Holly Springs</i>
Jan Karon's latest contains all her traditional charms but misses an opportunity.
Bookmarks
Short reviews of books on American reform, shyness, and the clash of Rome and Jerusalem.
Top 5 Books on Church History
Review: Gerson's <i>Heroic Conservatism</i>
Bush speechwriter takes a principled, though not always popular, stand.
Jars of Clay on <i>Christmas Songs</i>
New album gently rattles the seasonal genre.
Colson: The Invasion of God
The so-called Christmas wars are much larger than we imagine.
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