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April 2011
Volume 55, Number 4
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Table of Contents
Why mutual respect and tolerance require us to witness for Christ.
What I've learned from dialogue with Jews.
The same holy hands that punish the wicked pull the righteous to safety.
Rediscovering my faith amid the ravages of mental illness.
A look at whether a congregation adds economic value to its community.
Numerous recent stats on martyrdom, church discipline, theology, and other topics.
Tim Keller's Manhattan, Benny Hinn's lawsuit, and Christians as 'institutionalized oppressions.'
Iraqis struggle to find refuge in Europe.
Native Christians wrestle with faith and tradition.
An immigration judge was distressed that 'Li claimed that Thanksgiving was a Christian holiday.'
Efforts bear a mixed public blessing.
The current tax code excludes the rental value of a home from pastors' taxable income.
'Give us this day our daily bread' is both a prayer and a project for Christians living in one of the world's poorest countries.
Two doctors who would rather serve where surgical equipment is dated and wards are overflowing.
What you thought of the February 2011 issue of Christianity Today.
The slaughter of the unborn needs no hidden cameras for condemnation.
Going down singing: Why we should remember that we will die.
Catholics and evangelicals used to fight over religious liberty. Not anymore.
Book Reviews:
The controversial pastor raises crucial questions, but offers answers that may sabotage his goals.
Our ability to live together in peace, argues theologian Miroslav Volf, depends on how we answer the question.
In our brave, liberated new world, more American evangelical readers are seeking freedom in the Old Order.
Picks from Brian Fikkert, co-author of 'When Helping Hurts.'
Understanding the parareligion of celebrity culture. A review of 'Gods Behaving Badly.'
Rediscovering the good news in a world of false hope.
Brief Reviews of 'The Age of Doubt,' 'Dilemmas and Connections,' and 'The Troubled Man.'
Velcroed to a high-felt need: Jerry Root says evangelism is seeing how God is already working in someone's life.
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.
In Every Issue
Interfaith meetings remind us of the Good News.
Faith stirs the spoken word poetry.
Also in this Issue:
  • Keep the Conversation Going
  • Passages
  • Online Poll
  • Inspiration Comes in Waves
  • Sowing Seeds in Israel
  • Holding Pattern
  • Two Minutes With ... Michael Card
  • More Media (DVD)
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”