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December 2007
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Table of Contents
Conversions, deaths, and appointments from the evangelical world.
Recent comments on education, wildfires, organ donation, and other subjects.
Troubles mount for Oxford's evangelical outpost.
Fourth Protestant in a year killed by government forces.
Lawsuit charges ORU president and his wife with fiscal, moral improprieties.
Recent statistics on young evangelical's politics and 'Christian fundamentalist religions.'
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.
Nigeria mob kills 10, pharmacists don't have to fill Plan B prescriptions, and Prison Fellowship bars UCC congregation from Angel Tree.
Orthodox Anglicans take first step in creating their own U.S. church body.
New poll suggests that the Iraq war may trump abortion and gay marriage.
There's more than one "happy holiday" for Christians this season.
Advances in stem-cell technology cheer and alarm ethics watchers.
Planned Parenthood is caught using a new low-visibility tactic.
U.N. Millennium Development Goals are good—as far as they go.
It doesn't hurt to listen to what non-Christians think of us.
The kingdom of God springs forth from the empty womb.
How short-term mission is becoming a two-way street.
It takes a special kind of birth to grab the world's attention.
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.
How to respond to the next blockbuster book/documentary/movie that questions traditional Christianity.
At the first Christmas, the angels proclaimed, 'Peace on earth.' Just-war and pacifist Christians together can make it happen.
On-campus Christians are seeking holiness in unexpected numbers.
Mercy Ships surgeons perform medical miracles daily in remote ports of call.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
"How can I know I'm a Christian if I can't remember when I first responded to the gospel?"
Will the last Mideast church leader be sure to turn off the lights?
Jan Karon's latest contains all her traditional charms but misses an opportunity.
Short reviews of books on American reform, shyness, and the clash of Rome and Jerusalem.
Bush speechwriter takes a principled, though not always popular, stand.
New album gently rattles the seasonal genre.
The so-called Christmas wars are much larger than we imagine.
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Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
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