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February 2012
Volume 56, Number 2
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Table of Contents
The government is by far the best institution to raise the poor's standard of living. The church does something more important for them.
Jesus Christ embodies the meaning of life, the goal of history, and the pattern of the future.
Holocaust survivor story reveals the divine in the dark.
Leonard Cohen sings of mortality and hope.
More religious groups are spending more money on political lobbying than ever before.
Recent stats on atheism, celebrities, and denominations.
Recent remarks on brawling priests, advocacy in Egypt, and more.
Pacific Islanders relearn God’s care as rising sea levels threaten the future.
Move comes after Bible spat, debate on breast-cancer activism.
A law prohibiting convicted sex offenders from living near a public-school bus stop created complications for one ministry.
Rwanda exodus shows challenge of global Christianity.
Pro-life groups target $487 million in taxpayer funding for the nation's largest abortion provider.
Readers respond to the December issue.
What will really happen this weekend when churches gather in school buildings for the last time?
Honoring Life
The Prodigal's coming-home gala was for both sons.
With laser-like precision, Schaeffer hit on the fundamental issue of our day.
Book Reviews:
A new biography portrays both the evangelist's triumphs and his frustrations.
Celebrating Dickens' 200th Birthday
Controversies over religion in public education are as old as public education itself.
Rediscovering the allure and mystery of Christianity.
Brief reviews of 'Collected Ghost Stories,' 'Origins,' and 'The Dragon's Tooth.'
It takes a church to lead people to sexual integrity.
In Every Issue
Character and cost-effectiveness.
Johnnie Moore mentors students at Jerry Falwell's university.
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Why collapsing cities and towns need something more than a better economy or a bigger government.