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January 2008
Volume 52, Number 1
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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
The events, people, and debates of the past year that Christianity Today's editors believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
Jarrell McCracken, Ingrid Trobisch, and Henry Hyde die; Richard Roberts resigns.
Program allows fugitives to surrender at churches instead of police stations.
The dollar's fall has squeezed missionary budgets—with no reprieve in sight.
Comments on political choices and salvation, using Scientologist rehab programs, and more.
Figures on creationists and candidates, hate crimes, and sports superstitions.
Trustee suspended from mission board for airing closed-door activities.
Pittsburgh diocese to leave Episcopal Church, a stem cell breakthrough, Methodist Church transgendered man may remain pastor, and New Man and Spirit-Led Woman to be online-only.
Calvin College's denominational requirements make diversity a challenge.
The government should not ask whether churches break God's laws.
Despite the rumors, evangelicals will not be on the sidelines this election.
After 550 years of decline, a bloodied church is being reborn.
Christian leaders avoid targeting Kurds, but reach them anyway.
A murdered pastor's family rebuilds its life.
Security worries stall recognition of Armenian genocide.
The Good News is so much bigger than we make it out to be.
Joel Kilpatrick of satirizes only the ones he loves.
My husband's death forced me to change in ways I never wanted to.
Suggestions for encouraging widows.
Why church shopping may not be all bad.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Why evangelicals might be shy about sharing their faith.
An apocalyptic Brian McLaren strives to reframe Jesus and discipleship.
Short reviews of Disciples of All Nations, The Beauty of God, and Kennedy's Brain.
How the simplest art can become a form of prayer.
The Gettys set traditional lyrics against pop backdrop.
Would Christmas have come even if we had not sinned?
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