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July 2009
Volume 53, Number 7
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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
Christianity Today puts a spotlight on a hidden story.
A word from Christianity Today International's president.
Your responses to the May 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Facing lawsuits and an FBI probe, Angel Food's story bears warnings about family-run mega-ministries.
Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists.
Investigation links Malatya murders to cabal of generals, politicians.
Youth Specialties refocuses training events after pushback.
James Hudson Taylor III dies, Abilene Christian University and Wheaton College presidents retire, and other news in brief.
Recent remarks on Sonia Sotomayor, whether waterboarding is torture, and other news developments.
Get the numbers on the Republican Party, what Americans consider to be morally wrong, and new church attendees.
Pro-life advocates wonder whether doctor's murder will reshape debate.
Habitat for Humanity receives a $100 million donation, Asbury Theological Seminary lays off 16 employees, and other recent news.
African churches seek a better response to polygamy than in years past as western churches address new same-sex marriages.
The son of a famous evangelist tells CT why he left The Hour of Power.
Nationwide job shortage pushes limits of resettlement system.
We can be 'speciesists' and show compassion for animals.
The Communist island's improbable revival is 15 years old and growing stronger.
Cuba still ranks low on religious liberty.
What the battle for traditional marriage means for Americans—and evangelicals.
George Whitefield's tomb is attracting a brisk flow of visitors. Just don't make a big deal about it.
Historian Mark Noll talks about how U.S. missionaries have—and have not—shaped the faith in other nations.
Rethinking the image of God helped me to decide.
One Baptist college's social (and evangelistic) experiment in having Muslim students on campus.
Many vets are ambushed by post-traumatic stress disorder. But some churches are coming to their defense.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Or, how not to be a deadbeat son or daughter.
A recent survey reveals what Muslims detest most about the West.
Short reviews of Jericho's Fall, Religion in the National Agenda, and Naming Infinity.
Robert Wright thinks God is okay, as long as he behaves like a secular humanist.
When the 'true love waits' pledge card has worn off.
Why the conservative movement is a model of democratic values.
Aaron Strumpel returns human struggle to the Psalms.
Short reviews of new albums by Jars of Clay, Phillip LaRue, and Billy Ray Cyrus.
The Stoning Of Soraya M. exposes a dark side of Islam.
Opening our blinds to the prevailing wonder of creation.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”