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November 2010
Volume 54, Number 11
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Cover Story: Food
Returning the growing fields and kitchen table to God.


The Blessing of Gratitude
Why Jesus commands us to be thankful.


Readers Write
Your responses to the September 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Burned by the Qur'an Burning
Our media culture values outrage over truth. We can do better.
New Limits on Religious Freedom
Discussion: Should Christians support laws that ban Muslim women from wearing the face veil in public?
The Parent of All Virtues
Gratitude is also the one we are most likely to sabotage.


Little Town of Bethlehem
'Little Town of Bethlehem' puts a human face on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
More Than a Mountain
'Deep Down' plumbs theological divide on coal mining.
Yancey in the Middle East
How the Christian faith will be a subversive—and liberating—influence in the Middle East.
Interview: Michael Gerson
How and why Michael Gerson believes Christians should not abandon the public square.
Spirituals for White People
One reason white America sings spirituals today.
America's Four Gods
The gods of America, and the difference they make. A review of 'America's Four Gods.'
My Top 5 Books on the Historical Jesus
Picks from Darrell Bock, editor of 'Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus.'
Local Is Beautiful
Bill McKibben believes we can thrive on a planet that will never be the same. A review of 'Eaarth.'
Kierkegaard's Spiritual Writings
George Pattison offers a new translation and selection.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief Reviews of 'Doctor Zhivago,' 'The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion,' and 'The Man with the Baltic Stare.'
The Amish's Spirituality for the Long Haul
What they can, and cannot, teach evangelicals.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.


Today's Pilgrims
Like the settlers of Plymouth Colony, today's refugees and asylum seekers have fled their homelands because of persecution of several kinds—not just religious.
When Life Begins
Do laws defining personhood help the unborn?
Go Figure
Recent statistics on religious literacy, salaries for men and women in megachurches, and more.
Quotation Marks
Eddie Long talks about his bag of rocks, Calvin College mourns for irony, and other statements of note in the church around the world.
Bible Reading a Violence Fix?
Pastors split over Bible reading in schools as fix for violence.
Christianity Thrives among 'Gypsies' Despite Prejudice
Roma Revival: Missionary efforts continue to succeed.
Recent deaths, appointments, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Christian Decline Stalls
Reports of U.K. church's death may be premature.
Challenging Individualism
N.C. proposal raises age-old questions of Baptist identity.
A College for the Disabled
New faith-based school opens doors for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
The New Apostates
More than in previous generations, 20- and 30- somethings are abandoning the faith. Why?
A Man for All Evangelicals
Vernon Grounds shaped the movement with a rare combination of gifts in apologetics, social justice, and pastoral counseling.
Evangelical vs. Mainline Politics
A new study suggests that evangelical pastors have been more likely to take public stances and candidates than their mainline cohorts.

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