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August 2011
Volume 55, Number 8
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Table of Contents
What they really think about evangelicals, and why we worry about it.
More congregations than ever are hosting Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Now he's looking at their budgets, too.
It includes sex, diet, and sports—but so much more.
A handful of tribal Christians are fighting child sacrifice.
Our pursuit of justice in the present foreshadows the perfect justice of an age to come.
It's no longer just about raising a hand to God. It's also about reaching out a hand to the needy.
An interview with the head of one of the most effective Pentecostal social missions in America.
A church-based café in New Jersey may be the future for helping people get on their feet.
Both unanimity and diversity emerge in a recent poll of the Lausanne delegates.
Abortion, Catholicism, politics, and other recent stats.
Recent comments from Fred Luter, Darren Aronofsky, and others that have stirred the pot.
Resettlement agencies laid off staff after a new Department of Homeland Security screening disrupted refugees' flights to the U.S.
Southern Baptist delegates passed a resolution criticizing the 2011 update and asked LifeWay stores not to sell the Bible translation.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Old safeguards face coed workplace.
Observers weigh in on whether tracts, flyers, and street evangelism are effective tools.
Churches in states with tighter laws on immigration may see unintended consequences.
The feeding programs and shelters are becoming a shrinking circle of protection despite best efforts by churches and ministries.
Readers respond to the June issue of Christianity Today.
A new study reveals we're incurably religious. That's a problem.
Christian thinkers weigh in on whether the U.S. should use unmanned predator drones to target enemy forces.
Why the narrow way to faith is also expansive.
Where a people abandons virtue, government steps in.
Book Reviews:
Christian scholarship must be rooted in the person and work of Christ, says the Notre Dame historian.
Even among the skeptics of 19th-century England, the Bible loomed large. A review of 'A People of One Book.'
Picks from Robert Peterson, co-editor of 'Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven?'
He taught us not to judge others—or ourselves. A review of '10 Things Jesus Never Said.'
Brief reviews of 'The Words of Others,' 'The Golden Empire,' and 'Building the Barricade.'
Christian colleges should fluently speak the language of both the gospel and the surrounding culture.
Short reviews of 'Not a Fan,' 'Why God Won't Go Away,' and 'A Parent's Guide to the Christian College.'
In Every Issue
Yes, so let's move on.
Why the president of the philanthropic Bridgeway Foundation says money alone won't fix the problem.
Also in this Issue:
  • Online Poll
  • God Wins
  • My Top 5 Movies With Great Marriages
  • Myths and Reality TV
  • Two Minutes With ... Glenn Kaiser
  • Worth the Wait
  • More Media
World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship
World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship
In the ministry’s first major innovation in seven decades, the children now do the choosing.