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January 2009
Volume 53, Number 1
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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
What direction Christianity Today plans to take.
Groups reconsider their presence after another killing in Afghanistan.
Abortion opponents head into Obama presidency after big losses.
African American churches leave the inner city for the suburbs.
Leaders hope decentralizing power will revitalize the movement.
CIA lied, Bob Jones apologizes, eHarmony surrenders, and other quotes from the news.
Get the numbers on suicide, world affairs, and the Amish.
Wycliffe receives $50 million, Without Walls faces foreclosure, and other news in brief.
Hit by the credit crunch, lenders anticipate fewer loans to the poor.
Focus on the Family eliminates jobs, American Bible Society president chosen, and other transitions.
A pastor explains why his church likes to be host for football's biggest event.
Movie theaters are the new churches. Some congregations plan to stay.
It happens to be something that evangelicals are specially gifted to meet.
Hospice care spirituality would benefit from greater Christian engagement.
Why it is dangerous to make evangelism another form of marketing.
Three priorities for the next 30 years.
Gary Haugen says rescuing the oppressed is within our reach.
Publicly arguing for traditional marriage is worth it even if I don't change many minds.
For over 40 years, JoeAnn Ballard has grown a ministry that has transformed thousands of lives.
Foreclosure disaster drives California churches to launch home rescue efforts.
A new breed of bands sees instruments as more than accompaniment for praise lyrics.
Amid ongoing violence, southern Sudan's Christians model a different kind of hope.
How advocacy by American Christians trims violence in Sudan.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Orphanages are not always the best answer.
Do I have to love my neighbor if he breaks the law?
The scientist's problem with God did not spring from his theory.
Facing difficult passages may help us better understand the Bible as a whole.
Evangelical Disenchantment, Jesus and Philosophy, and Rapture for the Geeks.
Jesus' language shows the mundane is where faith is fleshed out.
My top 5 books on personal finance.
Battlestar Galactica: New life impossible without death.
Josh Garrels finds God in the shadows.
Christianity Today's design director lists his favorite photography sites.
How to pray in the midst of financial catastrophe.
The Most Diverse Movement in History
The Most Diverse Movement in History
Christianity has been a multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic movement since its inception.