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September 2007
Volume 51, Number 9
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Table of Contents
Texas Baptists want to help immigrants become citizens.
Revered river endangered by pollution, overuse.
Farm bill draws out Christian reformers worried about subsidies.
Ugandan minister arrested, Anglican pastor flees Iraq, and other news.
Comments on religious wear, cuneiform tablets, old papers, and other subjects.
These 10 cities have the highest rate of residents who volunteer in religious venues.
Northern Baptist's new strategy: to reach more students with less.
Recent statistics on peacemaking, church abuse, and Christian product sales.
New requirements complicate missionary plans.
The Hudson Institute senior fellow discusses initial findings of the forthcoming book Religious Freedom in the World 2007.
Asbury's governance woes, Calif. Episcopal church property, and charges filed against abortion doctor.
New ECFA membership option designed for churches, small ministries.
U. S. presence in Iraq is 'allowing for the inevitable to happen.'
In wake of abductions, Korean Christians take heavy criticism.
Beware giving the nation too much theological meaning and the Jews too little.
The NBA is as good a place as any for working out one's salvation.
Grace and idolatry run crossing patterns in the new American pastime.
When it deals with Christians and churches, the NFL doesn't always have a good game plan.
Tony Dungy may be the most respected coach in the NFL—but he's also got some enemies.
World Vision India head Jayakumar Christian on how the poor become movers and shakers, and movers and shakers become poor.
Love him or hate him, Mark Driscoll is helping people meet Jesus in one of America's least-churched cities.
Augustine says we must love the very best the most.
Medieval and modern join forces in the Saint John's Bible.
Crusades and personal witnessing are no longer the cutting edge of evangelism.
Mitt Romney believes American values, not Mormon doctrine, should rule a President.
698,000 inmates were released from prison in the last 12 months. Most will be behind bars again by 2009. How can we keep more from returning?
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
The Iraq war calls for some serious rethinking by Christians.
How should we deal with 12 million illegal immigrants?
Sudden death gives way to anticipated mortality. A review of Last Rights.
Short reviews of Metaphysics and the God of Israel, Hidden Iran, and Caring for Mother.
This novel with a fierce intelligence should resurrect him.
Russian filmmaker sought to harrow the soul.
Morris Robinson fuses old and new.
Our Creator has chosen a medium that is the most challenging of all.
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