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November 2009 2009
Volume 53, Number 11
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Songs of Justice, Missions of Mercy
Why Christian musicians are embarking on a different kind of world tour.

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Did Jesus Wear Designer Robes?
The gospel preached in Africa's New Pentecostal Churches ends up leaving the poor more impoverished than ever.
The Next Redesign
Look for Christianity Today's new and improved presence online.
Matrix: International Religious Liberty Advocates
CT looks at the major religious liberty groups' emphases and work.
Quotation Marks
Recent statements on a sex offender becoming pastor, presenting the gospel on Twitter, and other topics.
Go Figure
Recent numbers on female senior pastors, abortion, and the megachurch.
Mass Arrest: Christianity and the Deadly Mexico Drug War
Police raid on service shows that churches are no longer neutral observers.
Nigeria: Christian Movie Capital of the World
Spirituality fuels Nollywood's booming film industry.
The Litmus Test
Trustee ban on "advocacy of homosexual practice and same-sex marriage" stirs up Calvin faculty.
Should Christians Fast During Ramadan?
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
Splitting Babies
Religious differences are making custody disputes even messier.
Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together
Protestant debate on justification is reigniting questions about Rome.
Most Improbable Dialogue
Mormon Tabernacle revival service is latest sign of openness to evangelicals.
Clean Water, Clean Blood
Jars of Clay is well on the way to bringing fresh water to 1,000 African communities.
Less Charity, More Justice
Sara Groves changes her strategy to spotlight Rwanda's people.
Beauty Will Rise
Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman are making overseas adoption more affordable.
A Different Kind of Neighbor
Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken embrace the streets of inner-city Nashville.
'A Voice for Sanity'
J. Lee Grady doesn't want your gold. The journalist wants a 'Holy Ghost housecleaning' of the charismatic movement.
Christ at the Center
Michael Horton says we need to once again let our lives and churches be driven by the gospel.
Let us Tell You a Story
Recovering the lost spiritual discipline of reading biographies.
The Mushroom Hunt
How to find a good biography.
Trees Of Life
How Floresta integrates development discipleship, and creation care overseas.
Readers Write
Your responses to the September 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Looking for Clear Signals
Religious freedom needs less talk and more action in Washington.
The Best and Worst New Tech
Which new technologies hold the most promise—and the most peril—for use in church ministries?
Sin: The Rest of the Story
What the snark-infested news media just don't seem to understand.
'O, Evangelicos!'
We need not abandon our name—just live up to it.
Mystic with a Spreadsheet
Journalist Jeffery Sheler provides a probing biography of the two Rick Warrens.
My Top 5 Books on Life Ethics
Mourning as Gospel Drama
How to reintroduce Christ to the funeral service.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
'Tithing' by Douglas LeBlanc
For John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, tithing is not only a matter of obeying God.
American Idols
Tim Keller explains why money, sex, and power so easily capture our affections.
The Cleaner
A&E's 'The Cleaner' is about tough love and redemption.
My Top 5 Movies on Thankfulness
Destiny or Free Will?
That is the question, according to ABC's FlashForward.
A Middle Way
There's a third side in the worship wars.
Quick Media Takes
Books, films, music of note in November.
The Green Baptist
Jonathan Merritt seeks a renewed approach to American society.
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