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October 2007 2007
Volume 51, Number 10
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Divorce: When to Separate What God Has Joined
What does the Bible really teach about divorce?
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Inside CT: When the Lights Go Out
Assuming that things go wrong, even in the church.
Amnesty International Chooses a Side
New Amnesty International policy says abortion shouldn't be illegal.
Lutherans Resolve to Not Discipline Gay Pastors
Mainline Lutheran assembly urges bishops not to discipline gay ministers.
Conservative Anglicans Split
Episcopal renewal group's new strategy divides conservatives.
New Life Church, IFES, and Assemblies of God find new leaders, and other news.
Christian Embassy Tests First Amendment Boundary
Officers' endorsement tests First Amendment boundary.
Capitalism U?
Colorado Christian firing raises questions about university's politics.
Quotation Marks
Comments on evangelical baggage, imprecatory prayer, and other subjects.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on checking email in church, Falwell's life insurance, and pastors' salaries.
Biola Sues Bank of America
Biola University sues nation's second-largest bank for overcharges.
News Briefs
U.S. resolution on Dalits, WEA to open Iraq branch, and Rev. Price sues 20/20.
Q&A: Peter Wehner
Wehner, the former director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives and deputy assistant to the President, joined the Ethics and Public Policy Center in August as a senior fellow.
Milking Martyrdom in Turkey
Turkish Mission accused of sending false report.
The Death of Blogs
Well, some of them, anyway.
Church as Comedy Central
Why the church must practice a different kind of comedy.
The Fatherless Child
It is a unique cultural moment for the church to act like a family.
Redeeming the Remarried
There's a lot at stake if we neglect ministering to stepfamilies.
Resources on Remarriage
And other resources that give insight into remarriage.
Hillsong's World Revival
Australia's largest and most influential church extends its reach to London, Paris, and Kiev.
Stinginess and Mission
When it comes to missions giving, donor dependency may not be the greatest problem.
Ex-Gay Reality Check
The 30-year-old ministry now offers realistic hope for homosexuals.
Therapy for Homosexuality: The Best Research Yet
Two psychologists show that homosexuals should not be discouraged from seeking change.
Interview with a Pharisee
How two believers of two faiths talk to one another with conviction and civility.
Christian Agrarians
A small but vigorous movement believes that in farming is the preservation of the world.
The Gospel Coalition: Tethered to the Center
The Gospel Coalition is committed to core evangelical beliefs and wide-ranging cultural engagement.
Piper: Sexual Sin
Don't let shame over sexual sin destroy you.
Why Muslims Convert
The results of a recent survey of converts from Islam.
Microfinance in Rwanda
Three Arkansas entrepreneurs are helping build Rwanda's largest bank for the poorest of the poor.
Reflections: Blessed Are the Merciful
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Good Question: Will We Recognize Each Other in Heaven?
'Does the Bible teach that we will recognize our loved ones in heaven?'
Guthrie: Why I Am Not a Red-Letter Christian
Why I am not a Red-Letter Christian.
Tennant: A Fishy Facebook Friend
Shouldn't the Golden Rule apply in virtual reality?
Books: Amazing John Newton
Aitken biography examines a giant on his own terms.
Bookmarks: <i>Americanism</i> and <i>3:16</i>
Short reviews of Americanism and 3:16.
My Top 5 Books on the Civil War
By Allen C. Guelzo, author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Review: <i>Jesus and Archaeology</i>
Jesus and Archaeology digs deep for biblical insights.
Over the Rhine: Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Over the Rhine is sensual, spiritual, and political.
Puncturing Atheism
Fourfold God Squad brilliantly takes on Dawkins, Hitchens, & Co.
Colson: Community of Memory
We're on the verge of destroying a key pillar of civilization.