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Volume 52, Number 5
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Table of Contents
Why I sometimes wish I was an alcoholic.
Why is a former Chinese official talking to Luis Palau?
Short reviews of Lincoln and Douglas, The Emmaus Readers, and Apocalypse.
Bringing the Ravi Shankar sound to Christian worship.
Abortion is not simply one item on our social agenda.
Why having more clubs in our theological golf bags helps us to better finish the course.
Some extraordinary moments in ordinary settings.
In Pentecostal worship, my Reformed theology finds its groove.
Elusive billionaire Philip Anschutz used to bemoan the lack of family-friendly movies. Not anymore.
Is there any story about God that isn't a love story?
A Chinese pastor on how he was 'called out of Egypt' to a thriving urban ministry.
China is changing and so is its church. How new urban believers are shaping society in untold ways.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Why 'Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier' is somewhere between heresy and idolatry.
Why some amateurs are stirring up dust and little else.
Why many evangelicals are attracted to that strange thing called liturgy.
The desert fathers and mothers would know instantly why our gospel is too small.
Recent tell-all biographies of parents are only symptoms of deeper concern.
No public funds for Baptist pharmacy school, a Christian UK couple barred from being foster parents, and the SBC goes greener.
The longtime activist on abortion, gay marriage, Iraq — and biblical orthodoxy.
Recent statistics on black evangelicals and America's non-Christian populations.
Joel Edwards resigns, Chaldean Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rabho murdered, and other news.
Remarks on a gunman's spiritual angst, unceasing Katrina care, and other subjects.
While some Christian colleges look to cut costs, a few are cutting tuition.
All three candidates have voted to fund embryonic stem-cell research.
Country hailed for tolerance deports at least 27 Christians.
InnerChange ministry shuts down in Iowa after funding battle.
An ally of Zimbabwe's corrupt president fails in bid to launch a replacement Anglican province.
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.