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December 2008
Volume 52, Number 12
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Table of Contents
Aid worker killed in Afghanistan, Palm Beach Atlantic University president resigns, and other transitions.
Recent remarks on birth control, why you can't sue God, and other news developments.
Get the numbers on Max Lucado, Orthodox congregants, and poverty.
Zondervan purchases, Taylor closes its branch, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) rules in favor of a minister.
Will U.S. diplomatic shift and Graham visit help Christians?
Meanwhile, Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham bombs at box office.
Let there be accountability for the financial crisis, and let it begin with me.
Christian art continues to stir people in unexpected ways.
Why we're not putting more in the offering plate. And what we can do about it.
An economic downturn isn't always bad news for giving.
A new ministry to Bethlehem does more than deliver gifts every December.
A small gospel can be a beautiful thing.
The stories of two teens who have raised more than $1,000,000 for AIDS orphans in Africa.
Jesus is the reason to stop concentrating on ourselves.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
My grandchild barely survived birth. Worldwide, too many newborns do not.
Sometimes relatives differ, and that's okay.
'God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.'
Short reviews by John Wilson.
by Christianity Today Writers.
Rob Bell and Don Golden have a bracing word for American Christians.
Doc explores his Christian era in late '70s, early '80s.
Five New CDs for Christmas
Nash, Slocum reunite for a marvelous Christmas album.
We're paying the bill for relativism.
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.