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July 10 2000, 2000
Volume 44, Number 8
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Losing Our Promiscuity
The church has an unprecedented chance to reach a generation burned by commitment-free sex
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The Editor Who Cancelled His Subscription
Church Disputes: Culture Clash
Asserting the Bible's authority, Southern Baptists say pastors must be male.
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‘Rice With Chicken’ Writers in Demand
Latin American publishers join together to promote regional writers.
Bush and Gore Size Up Prolife Running Mates
Will abortion stances play an influential role in Vice Presidential selection?
Film: Cameras Rolling
Bestseller Left Behind's big-screen debut set for 2001.
Trade: Freer Trade, Freer Faith?
The unexpected support of house-church leaders helps turn the tide in the China trade debate, but Christians remain divided.
Greece: Identity-Card Data Divide Churches
Uganda: Innocence Stolen
A paramilitary group in Uganda is abducting younger children to fill its ranks. Those who manage to escape are plagued with haunting memories.
Evangelism: Is Amsterdam 2000 Graham's 'Swan Song'?
Is Amsterdam 2000 Graham's 'Swan Song'?
Africa: World Bank, Local Pastors Link to Fight Poverty
An unusual alliance promises more credit to Africa's poor.
Kazakhstan: Central Asia's Great Awakening
A decade-old ethnic church blooms despite government suspicion.
Trading on Faith in China
Open trade with China will open ministry opportunities. But will human rights improve?
Hit the Wall and Keep Going
Engagement with the culture has always required a steady, confident perseverance by Christians.
Sex and the Single Christian
What about the unmarried in their postcollege years?
The First Black Liberation Movement
The untold story of the freed slaves who brought Christ—and liberty—to West Africa. An interview with Lamin Sanneh.
Classic & Contemporary Excerpts from July 10, 2000
Classic and contemporary excerpts on beauty, prayer, and loving God
Praying for Hope
What a dying infant taught her mother about God's ways.
In the Word: Stony the Road We Trod
God will hold us up and keep us safe, despite the times we've tripped.
Building a Bridge
A gay journalist and evangelical pastor correct their mutual misperceptions.
Your World: Every Day is Casual Friday
Anxiety hangs over a culture when adults act like children.
The Just-Chaplain Theory
The church need not divorce the military to remain a godly counterculture.
Is Suicide Unforgivable?
Question: What is the biblical hope and comfort we can offer a suicide victim's family and friends? —name withheld
Incarnating Mystery
Michael Card argues that a proper view of Christ is a key to creativity.
Consider This: The Bobo Future
Bourgeois bohemians wield inordinate power over how we think about consumerism, morality—and faith itself.
Consider This: The God of Alan Dershowitz
If the pugilistic Harvard professor has it right, then Christian theology—even God—is irrelevant.
The Back Page | Philip Yancey: Lessons from Rock Bottom
The church can learn about grace from the recovery movement.