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April 2008
Volume 52, Number 4
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Table of Contents 2008
The CT Archives are a rich treasure of biblical wisdom and insight from our past. Some things we would say differently today, and some stances we've changed. But overall, we're amazed at how relevant so much of this content is. We trust that you'll find it a helpful resource. - Mark Galli, editor-in-chief
New alliance may be more partisan than it lets on.
A dwindling Christian population battles fear and economic hardship.
Ted Haggard exits spiritual restoration program, remembering David F. Wright and Ruth Stafford Peale, and more news.
Recent comments by Andy Pettitte, Bill Clinton, and others.
Claims to new Sodom locations are salted with controversy.
Charitable-choice funding will face challenges under the new administration.
Recent statistics on religious affiliation in the U.S.
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.
Investigators accuse YWAM of squelching tribal cultures.
The vice president of Kenya since January, Musyoka ran for the presidency unsuccessfully in 2007.
WCC head to step down amid doctorate scandal.
Helping Kenya begins by rejecting simplistic analyses and solutions.
But they are an opportunity, not a scandal.
(Hint: Stop making it so religious.)
Customers 'feel like one of their family members has died.'
More and more churches get into the book business.
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 writes to save his past—and others' futures.
The bodily resurrection is the good news of the gospel—and thus our social and political mandate.
The experience of Zondervan's new head, Maureen 'Moe' Girkins, hints at the future of Christian publishing.
We have to decide whether we have a stingy or a generous God.
What the new masculinity movement gets right and wrong.
While despairing of nuclear annihilation, I received an irresistible consolation.
Former Muslims seek to change their government-issued cards as outreach gains ground.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
It's good for the soul to fight the virus.
Why evangelicals shouldn't be threatened by new tellings of the Good News.
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.
Jim Wallis's attempt to transcend party politics in The Great Awakening never takes off.
Ryan Lott's meditative, mystical, and mesmerizing debut.
Why we can't afford to treat animals like they're humans.
The Most Diverse Movement in History
The Most Diverse Movement in History
Christianity has been a multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic movement since its inception.