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May 24 1999, 1999
Volume 43, Number 6
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Gambling Away the Golden Years
Casinos are seducing an alarming number of seniors. Where is the church?
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Firebombs Bolster Prayers Among Messianic Believers
Church Discipline on Trial
The verdict against pastor Gregory Dell was not "denominational cleansing," but a necessary attempt at disciple making.
Exit Strategy
Amidst church conflicts and a devastating hurricane, missionaries John and Shirley Wind answered the call to leave Honduras.
Surprised by Death
A young pastor discovers what grace looks like while battling cancer.
How Abortion Became a Necessary Evil
Why Americans oppose abortion but want to keep it legal.
Re-Imagining Women
Jan Crouse is calling Bible-believing, intellectually minded mainline women to unite.
Is Lying Always Wrong?
We live the truth not for its own sake, but for God's sake and for the neighbor's sake.
Men Need Church, Too
The church's nuptial bond was now imagined as me-and-Jesus alone, and as swooning and passionate.
Classic & Contemporary Excerpts from May 24, 1999
Just 50 days after Easter, the Holy Spirit empowered the Early Church. Here are timely thoughts about the Third Person of the Trinity and our response to him.
Where No Ministry Has Gone Before
To be more effective ministers, Five Iron Frenzy resists the packaging of Christian rock bands.
The Art of Being Christian
Twenty years of growth and struggle for Christians in the Visual Arts.
Celebration of Traditions
Richard Foster wants Christians to be renewed by encountering the church's "living streams."
Born-again Stories
Does Kosovo Pass the Just-War Test?
The military intervention introduces moral questions that the church ought to raise now, not waiting until the body bags start coming home.