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December 2010
Volume 54, Number 12
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Table of Contents
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?
The Third Lausanne Congress demonstrated that global evangelicalism has been transformed.
The new Lausanne Covenant prods us to take personal inventory.
A physicist and a philosopher envision God's design in the beautiful equations of string theory.
When the 'beginner years' have passed, what does spiritual maturity look like?
Allan C. Emery exemplified a life of quiet service.
Machine-gun preachers, dueling atheists, the Christian yoga firestorm, and other recent remarks in the church around the world.
Food pantries feed more, waste less with client choice.
Recent statistics on what pastors think of Obama, the most Christian cities, and political engagement.
Recent deaths, retirements, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Supreme Court weighs Arizona tax credits.
Should churches ban carols with questionable theology?
Australia's atheist prime minister wants chaplains in schools.
Half of all babies born with HIV die by age 2. Could we stop that by 2015?
Only half of HIV-positive children in Uganda receive treatment.
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.
Your responses to the October 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Why the rescue of the Chilean miners was a "great miracle," and what it tells us about Hanukkah.
Addiction is the spiritual disease of our time.
Recalling the earth-shaking, kingdom-sized message of Christmas.
Book Reviews:
Picks from Michael Ward, author of 'Planet Narnia.'
Journalist and poet Eliza Grizwold says we can learn a lot about Christianity by surveying the region where they have clashed for 200 years.
Christian authors discuss the best Christmas story not in the Bible.
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.'
Why this simple reminder is necessary right now. A review of Phillip Cary's 'Good News for Anxious Christians.'
Brief Reviews of 'God of Liberty,' 'Manifest Destinies,' and 'Anterooms.'
That most people meet Jesus on the road is no coincidence.
The pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church says seeking justice is not optional for the person saved by grace.
Music Reviews:
The season's gladdest tidings in new holiday albums.
In Every Issue
Allan C. Emery exemplified a life of quiet service.
The writer and editor seeks the redemption of all creation.
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