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September 2010
Volume 54, Number 9
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Cover Story

Hipster Faith
To remain relevant, many evangelical pastors are following the lead of hipster trendsetters. So what happens when 'cool' meets Christ?

Features

A 21st Century Reformation: Recover the Supernatural
Leaders from Malaysia, Argentina, Nigeria, and the United States share their dreams for major changes in the global church.
A 21st Century Reformation: Return to First Principles
Leaders from Malaysia, Argentina, Nigeria, and the United States share their dreams for major changes in the global church.
A 21st Century Reformation: Expand Our Embrace
Leaders from Malaysia, Argentina, Nigeria, and the United States share their dreams for major changes in the global church.
A 21st Century Reformation: Be Agents of Reconciliation
Leaders from Malaysia, Argentina, Nigeria, and the United States share their dreams for major changes in the global church.
Stuff Christian Hipsters Like
A sidebar to CT's cover story on 'Hipster Faith.'
Sex Offenders in the Pew
How churches are ministering to society's most despised.
Steve Saint's Flying Car
Steve Saint's flying car will take the gospel beyond 'The Gates of Splendor.'
In the Shadow of Mount Hood
Meeting God in the mystery of grief.
The Refugee Pastor That Could
As a teen growing up in Tennessee, Chansamone Saiyasak vowed to return to Thailand. And he did—with remarkable results.
The Most Diverse Gathering Ever
Lausanne III is pulling a cross-section of 4,000 world leaders to keep the gospel front and center.

Views

Readers Write
Your responses to the July 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
An Equal-Opportunity Destroyer
How porn damages women—and what churches can do about it.
The Ethics of Promoting Democracy
Should the U.S. stay militarily involved in Afghanistan?
Faith Unbound
Why spirituality is sexy but religion is not.
Dwelling in Heaven's Suburbs
Creating a culture of resurrection is key to full-orbed ministry.

Reviews

No Ordinary Family
'No Ordinary Family' has an extraordinary premise: love.
Ayn Rand: Goddess of the Great Recession
Why Christians should be wary of the late pop philosopher and her disciples.
The Apostle of the Golden Age
Classics scholar Sarah Ruden says extraordinary things happen when you read Paul alongside other ancient literature.
Review: Eagleton on Evil
Terry Eagleton argues that evil is not as mysterious or as explainable as we think.
My Top 5 Books on The Problem of Evil
Picks from John Stackhouse, author of 'Can God Be Trusted?'
A Gifting Child
Emily Colson says 'no one remains neutral' about her autistic son.
Under the Influence
California's intoxicating spiritual and cultural impact on America.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'Joshua,' 'Making Toast,' and 'The Mind's Eye'
Stop Browbeating
The stats on evangelicalism are much better than you've been led to believe.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.

News

Before We Were Hipsters
How Christians of the past 50 years have garnered countercultural street cred.
Quotation Marks
Ted Haggard on repentance, Richard Land on immigration, Chris Seiple on book burning, and more.
Scholars and 'Snake-Handlers'
Society of Biblical Literature accused of evangelical pandering—and secular bias.
Dispute in Dearborn
Small ministry creates big waves at Arab festival.
Passages
Recent deaths, appointments, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Delegates Denied
U.S. immigration officials hamper Christian gatherings.
In Jesus' Name
Must Christians pray in public forums using Jesus' name?
Culling the Flock
Multi-faith seminary in; evangelical schools out.
A Ministry Grows in Brooklyn
Messianic leaders explore new strategies for reaching the Jewish community in the U.S. and Israel.
Go Figure
Stats on divorce, adoption, youth ministers, and church volunteers.

More from this Issue

The Tricky H-Word
Or, how to be a truly ironic hipster.
Who's Next: L. L. Barkat
L. L. Barkat creates in the context of online community.
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