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