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November 2009
Volume 53, Number 11
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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
Why Christian musicians are embarking on a different kind of world tour.
The gospel preached in Africa's New Pentecostal Churches ends up leaving the poor more impoverished than ever.
J. Lee Grady doesn't want your gold. The journalist wants a 'Holy Ghost housecleaning' of the charismatic movement.
Michael Horton says we need to once again let our lives and churches be driven by the gospel.
How Floresta integrates development discipleship, and creation care overseas.
CT looks at the major religious liberty groups' emphases and work.
Recent statements on a sex offender becoming pastor, presenting the gospel on Twitter, and other topics.
Recent numbers on female senior pastors, abortion, and the megachurch.
Police raid on service shows that churches are no longer neutral observers.
Spirituality fuels Nollywood's booming film industry.
Trustee ban on "advocacy of homosexual practice and same-sex marriage" stirs up Calvin faculty.
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
Religious differences are making custody disputes even messier.
Protestant debate on justification is reigniting questions about Rome.
Mormon Tabernacle revival service is latest sign of openness to evangelicals.
Why Christian musicians are embarking on a different kind of world tour.
Jars of Clay is well on the way to bringing fresh water to 1,000 African communities.
Sara Groves changes her strategy to spotlight Rwanda's people.
Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman are making overseas adoption more affordable.
Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken embrace the streets of inner-city Nashville.
Your responses to the September 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Religious freedom needs less talk and more action in Washington.
Which new technologies hold the most promise—and the most peril—for use in church ministries?
What the snark-infested news media just don't seem to understand.
We need not abandon our name—just live up to it.
Book Reviews:
Recovering the lost spiritual discipline of reading biographies.
How to find a good biography.
Journalist Jeffery Sheler provides a probing biography of the two Rick Warrens.
How to reintroduce Christ to the funeral service.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
For John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, tithing is not only a matter of obeying God.
Tim Keller explains why money, sex, and power so easily capture our affections.
Books, films, music of note in November.
Music Reviews:
There's a third side in the worship wars.
Books, films, music of note in November.
In Every Issue
Look for Christianity Today's new and improved presence online.
Jonathan Merritt seeks a renewed approach to American society.
How Norine Brunson Prayed When Her Husband Was Imprisoned
How Norine Brunson Prayed When Her Husband Was Imprisoned
Brunson describes the spiritual habits that helped her face persecution in Turkey.