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October 1 2001, 2001
Volume 45, Number 12
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A Matter of Life and Death
Why shouldn't we use our embryos and genes to make our lives better? The world awaits a Christian answer
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Marriage: Defining Marriage
Conservatives advocate amendment to preserve traditional matrimony
Fundraising: Airport Fundraising Ban Ruled Illegal
International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Human Rights in Iran win appeal of Los Angeles statute.
Church and Zoning Board: Feds Intervene in Zoning Case
Elsinore Christian Center seeks to relocate into commercial zone
Armed Services: Air Force Chaplains Allege Bias
Independent survey finds perceptions of racial, gender, and religious discrimination
Thomas Nelson Struggles
Publishing firm faces falling revenues, lawsuits from Gaylord.
Smithton Revival: Revival's Relocation Pits Pastor Against Alienated Followers
Pastor Steve Grey and two-thirds of the congregation move from Smithton to Kansas City
Fraud: Greater Ministries Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Terms
After taking in 18,000 Christians with gifting program, five leaders convicted.
Foreign Policy: White House Takes Halting Steps on Religious Liberty
President Bush ramps up religious freedom efforts
India: 'Malicious' Sikh Book Banned
The Punjab government forbids publication, sale, and possession
Afghanistan: Aid Workers Held Captive
Taliban alleges housing group's staff engaged in evangelism
Cuba: After Castro
Church leaders worry that aid chaos will follow dictator's death
West Bank: Palestine's Christians Persist Despite Pressures
With escalating violence in Israel, ministries face a sad and scary situation
Wanna Buy a Bioethicist?
Some corporations have discovered that bioethics makes good public relations
Survey Silliness
A poll of Christians says Jesus would skip church. Who are these people
The Genome Doctor
The director of the National Human Genome Research Institute answers questions about the morality of his work
Times Fifty
Can a clone be an individual? A short story
Manipulating the Linguistic Code
Religious language falling into the hands of scientists can be a fearful thing
Scientists may be mapping the genome, but it will be up to us to determine where the map will lead
Bright Unto the End
In the face of retirement and death, the founder of Campus Crusade says his spirit still soars
The Minister of 'Good Success'
Meet Kirbyjon Caldwell—megachurch pastor, real-estate whiz, community developer, and the President's spiritual confidant
Why evangelicals should love language that is slippery
'Deceitful Propaganda'
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Laos
Quotations to stir heart and mind
Who Are We to Judge?
Did Jesus forbid us from judging others?
Furthermore: Teach Your Children Well
Hearing 'When I was in school' helps our children no more than it helped us.
The Children of Light
Good writing and acting cover a multitude of biases on The West Wing.
An Ark for the Arts
How a modest English church offers troubled and creative souls space to grow
Characters on Strings
David Simpich's marionettes learn that their lives are controlled by a force from above
The New Tyranny
Biotechnology threatens to turn humanity into raw material