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