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August 2010
Volume 54, Number 8
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Why Women Want Moore
Homespun, savvy, and with a relentless focus on Jesus, Beth Moore has become the most popular Bible teacher in America.
First Came the Bible
Four themes that characterize Beth Moore's teaching.


To Serve Is to Suffer
If the apostle Paul knew fatigue, anger, and anxiety in his ministry, what makes us think we can avoid them in ours?
Saved by an Atheist
Christians gave Albert Camus good reasons not to believe. He gave me a reason to return to faith.
A Curious Saint
A new biography helps us sense what life was like for the "pretty weird" and highly influential Julian of Norwich.


Readers Write
Your responses to the June 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Let the Sea Resound
We can no longer act like creation care is a secondary issue.
God's Word for Each Person—Worldwide
Should Christians continue to smuggle Bibles into China?
Relationship That Leads to Life
Why God's law is good news.
The Lost Art of Commitment
Why we're afraid of it, and why we shouldn't be.


The Weapon Satan Can't Stand
Furious Love highlights spiritual warfare around the globe.
The Duct Tape Solution
In “Be Very Afraid,"' sociologist Robert Wuthnow explains how Americans typically respond to fear.
My Top 5 Biographies of Theologians
Picks from Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School.
A Grace-filled Engagement
The main problem with most marriages, says Paul Tripp, is lack of submission—to God. A Review of 'What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage.'
Wilson's Bookmarks
Reviews of 'The Natural Desire to See God,' 'Calvin's Ladder,' and 'Layover in Dubairom' from the editor of Books & Culture.
The World's Prayer Guide
The latest edition of 'Operation World' spotlights a shifting global church.
Mere Churchianity
Finding your way back to Jesus-shaped spirituality.
Books to Note
Quick reviews of recent books worth considering.


The Future(s) of Missions
This year, four world missionary conferences are celebrating the Edinburgh meeting's centennial, but with distinctly different views of its legacy and future.
Go Figure
Stats on Americans who expect Jesus to return, minutes spent in religious activities, and religious giving.
Quotation Marks
Sharing the gospel, Joni Eareckson Tada on breast cancer, and more.
Urban Urgency
Missionaries follow migration to city centers.
Recent deaths, appointments, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Jesus March in Brazil
São Paulo parade highlights more than the gospel.
Be Fruitful and Multiply?
Observers weigh in on whether Christians have a special responsibility to have children.
Testing Property and Prisoner Protections
The 2000 Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act takes shape.

More from this Issue

Tears of a Journalist
Beth Moore can reach all kinds of people. Even me.
Who's Next: A Jazz Theologian
Robert Gelinas, the Jazz Theologian, marches to the beat of a smooth drummer.