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September 2011
Volume 55, Number 9
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Table of Contents
The horrors of 9/11 were not unlike those of Good Friday.
Pastors, authors, & ministry leaders describe how that fateful day transformed their lives and ministries.
How a terrorist attack reshaped efforts to reach Muslims.
A suburban Chicago church ministers to Muslims at home and abroad.
The 'Vicar of Baghdad' says the key to Muslim-Christian relations is very personal.
Portland-based ministry Responder Life sees police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers as an unreached people group.
A new survey found that Christian schooling makes a difference—and that different kinds of Christian education produce different results among their graduates.
Recent stats on ministry, other religions, and life ethics.
New report: More congregational combinations driven by mission, not survival.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Youth ministry sees the return of reasons.
Mom gets 18 months probation for showing her daughter a ritual chicken death.
Evangelical NGOS say the ruling is unlikely to change their operations, but the case touches on larger principles.
Observers weigh in on how churches should respond to children disrupting a worship service.
What the Ethiopian Orthodox have learned from the expansion of evangelicals.
Readers respond to the July issue of Christianity Today.
Our movement is wide enough to include a variety of methods.
Observers weigh in on how interactions between the two religions have changed in recent years.
Where spit, blood, and sweat are to be found, so is God.
We have secularized the ancient Jewish rite—but it is still inescapably religious.
Book Reviews:
Picks from Steven Greydanus, film critic at Decent Films Guide.
Why worship may help kick the habit. A review of 'Addiction and Virtue.'
The original good news revisited.
Brief reviews of 'A Sunlit Absence,' 'The Final Hour,' and 'Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis.'
Why cohabitating couples are putting their future at risk. An interview with Glenn Stanton on 'The Ring Makes All the Difference.'
Short reviews of 'With,' 'God in a Brothel,' and 'Seven Days that Divide the World.'
In Every Issue
The meaning of 9/11, and the motivation for missions.
The studio exec says it's alive and well.
Also in this Issue:
  • 'A Plain, Ordinary Christian'
  • The Virtues of Engagement
  • 'Crazy, Bizarre, Wonderful'
  • Defending the Defenseless
  • Two Minutes with ... Jason Gray
  • More Media
  • The Song's the Thing
Female Evangelical Leaders Have a Hidden Predecessor to Thank
Female Evangelical Leaders Have a Hidden Predecessor to Thank
Kathryn Kuhlman’s story offers a case study of the indisputable achievements of strong evangelical women and the equally indisputable roadblocks they often face.