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October 2009
Volume 53, Number 10
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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
We must believe, live, and communicate all that makes the Christian message staggeringly comprehensive good news.
CT is easier to use and more thoughtful than ever.
The surge in church shootings is real.
Recent statements on health care reform, evangelism, politics, and other topics.
More evangelical therapists move from changing orientation to embracing faith identity for gays.
Denial of Hutterite request offers defense for other faith groups.
SBC leader resigns, adoption agency co-founder dies, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Mainline churches in East Germany rediscover a sense of mission.
Canceled Jesus comedy reveals balancing act of Dutch TV evangelism.
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
The Assemblies of God asks whether its distinctive teaching is being lost in outreach efforts.
Evangelicals desperately need spiritual and moral renewal—on that everyone agrees. But what do we do about it?
One way to open ourselves afresh to the word of grace.
With his latest research on emerging adults, sociologist Christian Smith helps the church reach out to a rootless generation.
Top Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng vanishes as government stifles dissent.
Francis Chan keeps pushing and pushing to make more and more disciples.
In a season of heightened violence and reduced financial support, Tijuana Christian Mission keeps up the good fight.
Your responses to the August 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
What a Christian marriage ceremony is all about.
Political change is giving the abortion lobby an upper hand. What's the best action for pro-life Christians to take next?
The pro-life movement needs people who are willing to speak out in the public square.
The confounding attraction of the Christian worldview.
Oh, wait. He's already here.
Donald Miller reflects on what it's like to have your life become a movie script.
A seasoned journalist looks at the movement and sighs. A review of A Lover's Quarrel.
My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey
Short reviews from the editor of Books & Culture.
Hunter Baker argues that Christians should not abandon God talk.
The sibling filmmakers are asking the Big Questions.
Recent numbers on mainline and the megachurch, secular Jews, church background checks, and pastors who don't see themselves as such.
The blues of Dave Perkins is raw, real, and full of hope.
Books, films, music of note in October.
Margaret Feinberg wants Christians to be more gentle.
A Sixth-Generation Mormon Meets a Born-Again Christian
A Sixth-Generation Mormon Meets a Born-Again Christian
He asked me how I knew my faith was true. I couldn’t give a compelling answer.