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December 2007
Volume 51, Number 12
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Table of Contents
On-campus Christians are seeking holiness in unexpected numbers.
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.
"How can I know I'm a Christian if I can't remember when I first responded to the gospel?"
It takes a special kind of birth to grab the world's attention.
At the first Christmas, the angels proclaimed, 'Peace on earth.' Just-war and pacifist Christians together can make it happen.
Will the last Mideast church leader be sure to turn off the lights?
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Mercy Ships surgeons perform medical miracles daily in remote ports of call.
It doesn't hurt to listen to what non-Christians think of us.
How to respond to the next blockbuster book/documentary/movie that questions traditional Christianity.
The kingdom of God springs forth from the empty womb.
Bush speechwriter takes a principled, though not always popular, stand.
The so-called Christmas wars are much larger than we imagine.
U.N. Millennium Development Goals are good—as far as they go.
New album gently rattles the seasonal genre.
How short-term mission is becoming a two-way street.
There's more than one "happy holiday" for Christians this season.
Recent statistics on young evangelical's politics and 'Christian fundamentalist religions.'
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.
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.
Recent comments on education, wildfires, organ donation, and other subjects.
Nigeria mob kills 10, pharmacists don't have to fill Plan B prescriptions, and Prison Fellowship bars UCC congregation from Angel Tree.
Conversions, deaths, and appointments from the evangelical world.
Advances in stem-cell technology cheer and alarm ethics watchers.
Planned Parenthood is caught using a new low-visibility tactic.
Lawsuit charges ORU president and his wife with fiscal, moral improprieties.
New poll suggests that the Iraq war may trump abortion and gay marriage.
Orthodox Anglicans take first step in creating their own U.S. church body.
Fourth Protestant in a year killed by government forces.
Troubles mount for Oxford's evangelical outpost.
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
When I wanted to take Communion in prison, I had to “steal” it.