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February 2009
Volume 53, Number 2
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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
Did we mention that we love books?
Your responses to the December 2008 issue of Christianity Today.
Six pastors killed, 40 churches razed in Jos's most recent violence.
Difficulties of high-profile pastors may reorient movement—or reinforce it.
Financial crisis may claim more evangelical schools in 2009.
Recent deaths and other transitions in the Christian world.
Recent remarks on proselytizing, Rick Warren, and whether to say 'Merry Christmas.'
Ministries disagree on how best to provide Bibles to Chinese Christians.
How many evangelicals believe Judaism can lead to eternal life, and other numbers from the news.
Where David battled Goliath, missionaries who were found guilty, and other news in brief.
Debating God on public transit draws Christian response.
Christians in South Korea use helium-filled balloons to spread gospel tracts.
The Passion Conference founder talks about his overseas tour and the new church he has started with Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin.
The global church needs to ground youth in their true, deepest identity.
How the genre draws us to its own views of redemption.
Short profiles of Olaf Stapledon, Erich von Däniken, Ray Kurzweil, Freeman Dyson, and Lee M. Silver.
Judges whittled 436 submissions down to 10 winners.
The Green Bible promises to grow our understanding of creation care. Unfortunately, its results don't satisfy.
The ultimate kibitzer wants Jews to trust evangelicals, and evangelicals to love Israel.
I traveled from Portland to Delhi, and this is what I found.
2008 was the year of socially conscious documentaries.
Key policies at home and overseas will help victims of poverty and disease for years to come.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Five sound reasons to lower the volume.
How the gay rights movement lost more than Proposition 8.
God does not have to answer to us for his ways.
In 'godless' Scandinavia, people are content. Is that enough?
I Heard God Talking to Me, The Final Martyrs, and Paranoia.
Learning real-life lessons from imaginary ministers.
Acclaimed show asks big questions.
At 69, the soul and gospel queen is still electrifying.
Short reviews of new albums by Compassionart, Downhere, Jason Gray, and Ben Shive.
A strategy for social conservatives in a socially liberal era.
Why We Still Need Christian Colleges
Why We Still Need Christian Colleges
As the liberal arts struggle, we should rally around Christian campuses that still embrace them.