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