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December 2010
Volume 54, Number 12
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Cover Story

Cover Story: Jesus vs. Paul
Many biblical scholars have noted that Jesus preached almost exclusively about the kingdom of heaven, while Paul highlighted justification by faith—and not vice versa. What gives?

Features

Lausanne’s Teeming Diversity
The Third Lausanne Congress demonstrated that global evangelicalism has been transformed.
Love Language
The new Lausanne Covenant prods us to take personal inventory.
God of the Multiverse
A physicist and a philosopher envision God's design in the beautiful equations of string theory.
Welcoming Limits
When the 'beginner years' have passed, what does spiritual maturity look like?

Views

Readers Write
Your responses to the October 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
God's Quiet Signature
Why the rescue of the Chilean miners was a "great miracle," and what it tells us about Hanukkah.
The Spiritual Disease of Our Time
Addiction is the spiritual disease of our time.
Colson on Christmas
Recalling the earth-shaking, kingdom-sized message of Christmas.

Reviews

Christmas Music Wrap-Up 2010
The season's gladdest tidings in new holiday albums.
The Narnia Policeman
Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson and co-producer of the Narnia movies, is the keeper of his stepfather's flame.
My Top 5 Books on C.S. Lewis
Picks from Michael Ward, author of 'Planet Narnia.'
Where Religions Collide
Journalist and poet Eliza Grizwold says we can learn a lot about Christianity by surveying the region where they have clashed for 200 years.
Yuletide Yarns
Christian authors discuss the best Christmas story not in the Bible.
Happiness Now!
We can grab hold of joy in this life, not just in heaven, says theologian Ellen Charry. A review of 'God and the Art of Happiness.'
Christ Is Enough
Why this simple reminder is necessary right now. A review of Phillip Cary's 'Good News for Anxious Christians.'
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief Reviews of 'God of Liberty,' 'Manifest Destinies,' and 'Anterooms.'
Why Jesus?
That most people meet Jesus on the road is no coincidence.
Tim Keller's Generous Justice
The pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church says seeking justice is not optional for the person saved by grace.

News

Behind the Scenes
Allan C. Emery exemplified a life of quiet service.
Quotation Marks
Machine-gun preachers, dueling atheists, the Christian yoga firestorm, and other recent remarks in the church around the world.
Improving Food Pantries
Food pantries feed more, waste less with client choice.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on what pastors think of Obama, the most Christian cities, and political engagement.
Passages
Recent deaths, retirements, and other transitions in the Christian world.
School Choice 2.0
Supreme Court weighs Arizona tax credits.
Away With 'Away in the Manger'?
Should churches ban carols with questionable theology?
Challenging Chappies
Australia's atheist prime minister wants chaplains in schools.
No Child Left to Die
Half of all babies born with HIV die by age 2. Could we stop that by 2015?
Standing in the (AIDS) Gap
Only half of HIV-positive children in Uganda receive treatment.
YWAM's First 50 Years
In its first 50 years, YWAM has deployed four million workers in 240 countries. Now it sets its sights on 152 remaining unreached people groups.

More from this Issue

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Alissa Wilkinson: Every Square Inch
The writer and editor seeks the redemption of all creation.
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