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September 2009
Volume 53, Number 9
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Table of Contents
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 we love Christian history.
Your responses to the July 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Hispanic evangelical leaders debate participation in 2010 U.S. Census.
Megachurch pastors offer ministry training based in the local church.
Robert Short dies, Paula White returns to Without Walls, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Recent remarks on the Anglicans' teaching on sexuality, ancient catacombs advertisements, Tim Tebow's virginity, and other news developments.
Recession reduces appointment of missionaries but not applications.
Get the numbers on scientists who believe in God, volunteers, and Americans who say they are born again.
Christian camping is revamping but not out of the woods yet.
The president of HCJB Global discusses how the evangelistic organization known for shortwave broadcasting is changing in light of new media realities.
Former pastor arrested in a $120 million Ponzi scheme, International Aid shuts down, and other news in the Christian world.
D.C. adultery scandals shed light on Christian support in the capital.
Why development work and gospel work cannot be put asunder.
Why the 500-year-old Reformer retains an enthusiastic following today.
Calvin would have preferred the library carrel to the pulpit.
Why he assented to the execution of Michael Servetus.
When it comes to careful exegesis and consistent theological systems, Calvin set the bar high.
Calvin was no charismatic, but he was closer to it than some Reformed people readily admit.
Much of 'Calvinism' is simply Christianity
In a bleak economy, Christian colleges reinvent themselves.
For-profit Christian education is becoming more attractive.
How Jerry Falwell's ambitious sons have led the Lynchburg university to financial success and a burgeoning student body.
Sometimes in order to see God, we have to learn to not know him.
Joel Hunter is known by many as part of President Obama's inner circle of pastors. Fewer know him as one of America's most innovative church planters.
Why the care of language is more important than ever.
What this Lutheran learned when he visited the Amish.
Accused of witchcraft by parents and churches, children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being rescued by Christian activists.
On his journey from Calvary Chapel through the Vineyard, the emerging church, the Alpha Course, and now the Anglican Mission in America, Todd Hunter has remained tightly focused on evangelism.
A business plan with a divine edge has an angle on fighting poverty.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
The theology that many parents are missing.
It's time to get to the bottom of the great national tragedy.
How we got into the atheism culture war in the first place. A review of David Bentley Hart's Atheist Delusions.
Short reviews of Funeral for a Stranger, Quantum Leaps, and Catcher.
Theology in color, motion, and sensory detail. A review of N.D. Wilson's Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl
Exploring the seven deadly sins doesn’t have to be depressing. An interview with Glittering Vices author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung.
Joe Henry is adventurous in words and music. A review of Blood From Stars.
Short reviews of Glory Revealed II and new albums from Orphan Project, Christy Nickels, and Tracy Lawrence.
Three films take a closer look at faith and homosexuality.
Thoughts while sitting beside my brother as his brain and body failed.
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