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November 2011
Volume 55, Number 11
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Table of Contents
Christians no longer want their communities fixed. They want them flourishing.
Leading the liberal city's efforts to halt child trafficking is a network of dedicated Christians. Just don't go advertising it.
We set ourselves up for confusion about God if we forget that the best is yet to come.
Americans should focus less on 'Western guilt' and more on sharing the gospel.
Eilat Mazar is unafraid to claim archaeological finds of biblical proportions.
New studies are examining the relationship between religious attitudes and economic inequality.
Recent stats on politics, evolution, and ministry.
Recent remarks on Japan, women in ministry, and more.
Apologist’s questioning of Matthew 27 creates theological war of words.
But researchers say Turkish government is shutting them out.
The new challenges of missions donations.
Suburban poor change the direction of ministry.
Observers weigh in on why they do or don't follow the church year.
Forty-one states introduce or pass new programs.
Readers respond to the September issue.
Some 2,000 Somalis die of starvation daily. Drought isn't the reason.
Observers consider what Christians should prioritize in the upcoming election.
'We are all alike!' doesn't fly in a fly-infested hut in El Salvador.
How we can remember our big family history.
Book Reviews:
Communications expert Christine Gardner reveals what makes abstinence campaigns work.
Particular places shape the biblical story, and each Christian life.
Particular places shape the biblical story, and each Christian life.
Why the 'compassion industry' is not helping the poor. A review of 'Toxic Charity'
Many who assume they understand the gospel fail to actually apply its riches to their lives.
Brief reviews of 'Faith No More,' 'Inquiring About God,' and 'Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns.'
The congressman pleads for a passionate American commitment to international religious freedom.
Short reviews of 'Gospel Wakefulness,' 'Union with Christ,' and 'The Gospel of Matthew.'
In Every Issue
The woman behind Her.meneutics, the Christianity Today blog for women.
How a pastor from is helping plug the church into the digital future.
Also in this Issue:
  • Passages
  • A City of Activists
  • Online Poll
  • Inspiring Story, Clichéd Script
  • The Gospel According to Muppets
  • More Epiphanies
  • Two Minutes With ... Bob Bennett
  • 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.