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February 2009 2009
Volume 53, Number 2
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Sci-Fi's Brave New World
How the genre draws us to its own views of redemption.
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Election Violence in Nigeria
Six pastors killed, 40 churches razed in Jos's most recent violence.
Prosperity Gospel on Skid Row
Difficulties of high-profile pastors may reorient movement—or reinforce it.
Stocks Squeeze Seminaries
Financial crisis may claim more evangelical schools in 2009.
Recent deaths and other transitions in the Christian world.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on proselytizing, Rick Warren, and whether to say 'Merry Christmas.'
Go Figure
How many evangelicals believe Judaism can lead to eternal life, and other numbers from the news.
Smuggling Debate
Ministries disagree on how best to provide Bibles to Chinese Christians.
News Briefs
Where David battled Goliath, missionaries who were found guilty, and other news in brief.
Atheists' Outreach
Debating God on public transit draws Christian response.
Photo: Gas-Powered Gospels
Christians in South Korea use helium-filled balloons to spread gospel tracts.
Q&A: Louie Giglio
The Passion Conference founder talks about his overseas tour and the new church he has started with Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin.
Editorial: Who Do You Think You Are?
The global church needs to ground youth in their true, deepest identity.
The Men Behind the Myths
Short profiles of Olaf Stapledon, Erich von Däniken, Ray Kurzweil, Freeman Dyson, and Lee M. Silver.
2009 <i>Christianity Today</i> Book Awards
Judges whittled 436 submissions down to 10 winners.
<i>Green Bible</i> Pollution
The Green Bible promises to grow our understanding of creation care. Unfortunately, its results don't satisfy.
Yechiel Eckstein: Evangelicals’ Favorite Rabbi
The ultimate kibitzer wants Jews to trust evangelicals, and evangelicals to love Israel.
Searching for Radical Faith
I traveled from Portland to Delhi, and this is what I found.
Making Movies to Change the World
2008 was the year of socially conscious documentaries.
Bush's Faith-Based Legacy
Key policies at home and overseas will help victims of poverty and disease for years to come.
Reflections: Praying 'Thy Kingdom Come ...'
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Speaking Out: Memo to Worship Bands
Five sound reasons to lower the volume.
Opinion: California's Temper Tantrum
How the gay rights movement lost more than Proposition 8.
John Calvin: Reverence for the Mystery
God does not have to answer to us for his ways.
Review: <i>Society without God</i>
In 'godless' Scandinavia, people are content. Is that enough?
Books Uncommon and Offbeat
I Heard God Talking to Me, The Final Martyrs, and Paranoia.
Review: <i>Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves</i>
Learning real-life lessons from imaginary ministers.
Loving <i>Lost</i>
Acclaimed show asks big questions.
Staples, Mavis
At 69, the soul and gospel queen is still electrifying.
CDs on The List
Short reviews of new albums by Compassionart, Downhere, Jason Gray, and Ben Shive.
Charles Colson: Political Exile
A strategy for social conservatives in a socially liberal era.