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November 15 1999, 1999
Volume 43, Number 13
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Hymns on MTV
Combining mainstream appeal with spiritual depth, Jars of Clay is shaking up Contemporary Christian Music.
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The Messenger: A Story of Joan of Arc
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Amassed Media: Hooray for Holywood
A continuing look at important issuances from the Christian and mainstream press.
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America Legislates for the World! ' Part 1
Muslims respond to the U.S. State Department report on religious freedom
America Legislates for the World! ' Part 2
Muslims respond to the U.S. State Department report on religious freedom.
Apologetics' Missing Links
Why Christian apologetics sites on the Web have a postmodern-sized blind spot
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to Gary Bauer's workplace rules, the Inclusive Bible, and other topics
Haunted by the Style Czarina
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New Laws Protect Homosexuals
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outhern Baptists defend new outreach effort.
Sudan Oil Exports Draw Protests
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Methodists Freeze NCC Funding
Church says questions unanswered over organization's $4 million debt.
Oregon: From Cult Site to Teen Camp
Anything that can go right will, Young Life discovers
Intelligent Design: Searching for a Blueprint
Discovery Institute reshapes the orgins debate.
Vatican Amends Indulgences Doctrine
Vatican Amends Indulgences Doctrine
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Christians Protest Proposed Mosque
Nazareth Churches shut down for two days in show of disapproval
The Wall’s Long Shadow
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Our Unoriginal Sin
Engaging pop culture means more than imitation.
An Education with a Backbeat
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Shopping for the Real Me, Part 1 of 3
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Shopping for the Real Me, Part 3 of 3
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Should there be a wall of separation between the church and football?
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The Movie Missionary
David Bruce uses film reviews to introduce Web surfers to Jesus.
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We should be careful not to isolate the tithe from broader demands of generosity and social justice.
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The many faces of Jesus go on tour—and online.
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New and Noteworthy: Theology
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