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March 2011
Volume 55, Number 3
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Table of Contents
Economy impacts churches' battles to build.
Observers discuss whether churches should lend worship space to other religions.
Deaths, elections, and appointments in the church and in the world.
Lil Wayne on reading the Bible, fitness guru on Billy Graham, and Richard Land on 'a bridge too far.'
Does giving your child a biblical name enhance the child's spiritual development?
Will Christian history books ever sell?
Missionaries may be encouraging witchcraft accusations.
They were protesting a church attack when the Tahrir Square demonstrations began. Political change likely won't undo deep tensions with Muslims.
What you thought of the January 2011 issue of Christianity Today.
An upsurge of democracy should bring religious freedom to the Muslim world.
Discernment and discipline have enabled him to touch lives worldwide.
Doubt is to be endured, not celebrated.
Observers discuss a stewardship dilemma.
Book Reviews:
Picks by Camerin Courtney, the author of "Table for One" and co-author of "The UnGuide to Dating."
Louisiana's governor talks about his conversion and policy priorities.
Religion professor T. David Gordon says Muzak has shaped singing in church.
Short Reviews of 'Confessing History,' 'The Word Exchange,' and 'Anger, Mercy, Revenge.'
The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
The memoirist reads the text of his life, and addresses the parlous state of the pastoral calling.
The much maligned emperor receives a much needed makeover. A review of 'Defending Constantine.'
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.
Music Reviews:
The 27 worship songs that have made the hymnal cut time and again.
Why John Newton's famous hymn failed to win, place, or show.
Racial reconciliation happens when we not only sing each other's songs but learn the stories embedded in those songs.
What's really happening when we praise God in song?
But we're still learning from one another.
In Every Issue
But we're still learning from one another.
David Cunningham's faith informs his filmmaking.
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.