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