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August 2009
Volume 53, Number 8
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Table of Contents 2009
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
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Your responses to the June 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Martyrdoms threaten to displace Christian workers from Yemen.
Recession shuts doors of Christian schools nationwide as enrollments drop.
John Stek dies, Richard and Philip Cunningham sentenced, Sheila Schuller Coleman appointed, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Head of the US Communist Party wants to reach out to religious people, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to ban burkas, and other quotes from the news.
Christians in Southeast Asia debate their right to refer to God as Allah.
Get the numbers on gays who say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, Lutherans in Germany, and changes in charitable giving.
Recent technological advances may hurt the pro-life movement.
Ruling on pollution of sacred mountain may weaken religious freedom.
Angel Food Ministries settles a lawsuit, Oral Roberts University reduces most of its debt, and other news in the Christian world.
The archbishop of the new Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) explains an alternative to the Episcopal Church.
Evangelicals look for reconciliation in aftermath of Asia's longest civil war.
Gap exists between what large churches need and what seminaries produce.
Megachurches are not the answer or the problem.
Amid our purity pledges and attempts to make chastity hip, we forgot to teach young Christians how to tie the knot.
Online dating services argue that God can use virtual reality too.
Newlyweds will need our financial help for a while.
Single adults can live fulfilling lives that reveal God's goodness.
Biological maturity signaling cultural adulthood has been the norm for most ages of human history.
Six principles that might bring a truce to the age-old tension between tradition and popular culture.
Richard Nelson Bolles on discerning God's will when facing unemployment.
There is no single best way to run a country.
More congregations launch job-search programs for the unemployed.
The 'non-Catholic' Latin American church is going full steam ahead—but are we on the right track?
What I've learned as life has taken a turn for what most people think is the worst.
Christian outreach to North Koreans helps to keep millions from starving.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Lessons learned between the couch and a 10k race.
There's something more important than our intellectual framework.
Short Reviews of Jesus, The Middle Eastern Storyteller, Miss Betsey, and The Sleepy Little Alphabet.
Nancy Guthrie, the author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, offers a list of new and classic titles.
Not necessarily, says Gregg A. Ten Elshof.
Kevin DeYoung defends the institutional church.
Gospel gems from Ashley Cleveland and Ginny Owens.
Short reviews of new albums by mewithoutYou, Julie Lee, Christopher Ames, and Mat Kearney.
'All God's Children' recalls the travails of a West Africa boarding school.
And the real question is who gets to decide who gets attention.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”