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August 2008
Volume 52, Number 8
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Table of Contents
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
John Wilson's short reviews of A Step from Death, Christ and Culture Revisited, and Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat.
'Sex and the Soul' argues that universities—Christian and otherwise—desperately need this.
Donna Freitas says that when it comes to sexual ethics, nonreligious schools are failing their students.
Putting to death the noonday demon. A review of Kathleen Norris's Acedia & Me.
Why evangelicals need wise guides alongside our revivalists.
We face a challenge of both global and spiritual proportions.
Overseas trips help Delirious reinvigorate its blend.
In the trenches of day-to-day law.
In a cynical society suspicious of lawyers, Christian law schools are decidedly not.
Clay, a decathlete, won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. The Azusa Pacific graduate is now aiming for gold at the Beijing Games.
It took seeing seven-year-old prostitutes to jolt me out of my apathy.
Olympians have something to teach us about this cardinal virtue.
Imagine swords turned into plowshares, and soldiers into soccer players.
Crusade's Magdalena targets women shamelessly.
Three decades after Solzhenitsyn's speech, where do we find ourselves?
NASCAR reminds us of how much we have to lose.
How God-fearing drivers and a national ministry bring faith to NASCAR.
Let's make sure we learn the right lessons from the primary season.
One church's experiment in living the most arcane book of the Bible.
Popular spiritual author and Oprah favorite Eckhart Tolle quotes Jesus a lot. Is he a Christian?
Atheists who believe in God, and other recent findings.
Jordan court annuls convert's marriage, U.S. Christians become Israel's biggest tourist group, and Obama fields questions from evangelical leaders.
Moody Bible Institute and American Bible Society lose presidents, Gordon-Conwell appoints one, and other news.
Pastor jailed for using human head in occult ceremony.
Economic downturn sparks worries over giving.
Real estate investments bankrupt Presbyterian-affiliated group.
The Shack is a tale of tragedy redeemed, not a theological treatise.
Southern Baptists repent of inflated membership numbers.
Recent remarks on church architecture and the food crisis, Obama quotes Reagan, and other soundbites.
Faith-friendly Democrats may take more congressional seats from Republicans this fall.
Many pastors lack access to adequate health benefits.
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.