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