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April 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 4
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How to Save the Christian Bookstore
(Hint: Stop making it so religious.)
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The Other Baptists' Alliance
New alliance may be more partisan than it lets on.
Gaza's Christian Population
A dwindling Christian population battles fear and economic hardship.
Last Month's Passages
Ted Haggard exits spiritual restoration program, remembering David F. Wright and Ruth Stafford Peale, and more news.
Digging for Sodom
Claims to new Sodom locations are salted with controversy.
Quotation Marks: Andy Pettitte, Bill Clinton, and Others
Recent comments by Andy Pettitte, Bill Clinton, and others.
Hazy Faith-Based Future
Charitable-choice funding will face challenges under the new administration.
Go Figure: Religious Affiliation
Recent statistics on religious affiliation in the U.S.
Brazil's Indigenous Indignation
Investigators accuse YWAM of squelching tribal cultures.
Q&A: Kenya's VP Musyoka
The vice president of Kenya since January, Musyoka ran for the presidency unsuccessfully in 2007.
Recent News Briefs
PCUSA bars non-celibate gay clergy, Answers in Genesis launches online journal, and a NY court rules out-of-state same-sex marriages are valid.
WCC Head to Quit
WCC head to step down amid doctorate scandal.
Editorial: No Simplistic Solutions for Kenya
Helping Kenya begins by rejecting simplistic analyses and solutions.
Editorial: Nominal Evangelicals
But they are an opportunity, not a scandal.
Closing Down the Bookstore
Customers 'feel like one of their family members has died.'
Bringing the Bookstore to Church
More and more churches get into the book business.
2008 Book Awards
This year, 49 publishers nominated 359 titles published in 2007. CT editors selected the top books in each category, and then panels of judges — one panel per category — voted. In the end, we chose 10 winners and gave 11 awards of merit to the books that best shed light on people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. Selections from judges' comments are below.
Philip Yancey's Healing Pen
Philip Yancey writes to save his past—and others' futures.
N.T. Wright: Heaven Is Not Our Home
The bodily resurrection is the good news of the gospel—and thus our social and political mandate.
Interview: The CEO Who Takes Greek Exegesis
The experience of Zondervan's new head, Maureen 'Moe' Girkins, hints at the future of Christian publishing.
Mouw: An Open-Handed Gospel
We have to decide whether we have a stingy or a generous God.
How Manly Is Jesus?
What the new masculinity movement gets right and wrong.
Hope and Nukes
While despairing of nuclear annihilation, I received an irresistible consolation.
Egypt's Identity Impasse
Former Muslims seek to change their government-issued cards as outreach gains ground.
Reflections: Children
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Kay Warren: Wiping Out HIV
It's good for the soul to fight the virus.
Hsu: A Multifaceted Gospel
Why evangelicals shouldn't be threatened by new tellings of the Good News.
Dear Disillusioned Generation
The 'failed experiment' called the church still looks better than the alternatives.
Short reviews of books on jihadism, the Lord's Supper, and Steve Martin.
Review: <i>The Great Awakening</i>
Jim Wallis's attempt to transcend party politics in The Great Awakening never takes off.
Top 5 Books on World Christianity
Ryan Lott's Musical <i>Lectio Divina</i>
Ryan Lott's meditative, mystical, and mesmerizing debut.
Colson: Keeping Pets in Their Place
Why we can't afford to treat animals like they're humans.