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March 11 2002, 2002
Volume 46, Number 3
March 11
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'New' China: Same Old Tricks
"Top communists, despite their denials, endorse arrest and torture of Chinese Christians by the thousands."
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Criswell's 15 Minutes
Behind Timothy George's remembrance of W.A. Criswell.
Dracula is still causing a scene in Romania.
Go Figure
Can an atheist lead a protest from the grave?
Quotation marks
"Comments on Christian conversion, praying, and Britney Spears."
The Organ's Revenge
"If it's too loud, then you're located next to a music shop."
Holy Smoke
"Skywriter Jerry Stevens wanted to share his faith, not scare a town."
Hungry for Something More
Unitarian Universalism and Wicca don't mix well in Houston.
Hannah's Sisters
"At a Washington Assembly of God, prayers for fertility are answered."
Super Bibles
Gender-accurate language? Text notes? How about Bibles with supermodels and superheroes?
Everybody's a Director
CleanFlicks and Movie Mask give film fans an alternative.
Out of Uniform: Flier Shuns Abaya
Air Force officer fights rule requiring her to wear Muslim covering.
Church vs. State: Churches Seek Help in Abuse Suits
Mediation may help in determining financial liability in Canadian abuse cases.
Just War: Christian Ethicists: Afghan War Is Just
Society of Christian Ethics gives cautious support to military effort.
Faith-Based Setback: Court Strips Faith Works of State Funds
Wisconsin vows to appeal setback of Bush-supported initiative.
Workplace Bias: Religious Bias Case Back on Track
Federal appeals court reinstates Victoria Leyva's religious discrimination suit.
Hostage Vigil: Families of Hostage Couple Wait
Men's prayer group for Burnhams perseveres six days a week.
Afghanistan: Moonscape with Tents
Christian relief groups step up to help destitute Afghans in remote camps.
Pakistan: Christians Hail Electoral Reform
Pakistan scraps system in which religious minorities could only vote for candidates of their own faith.
Central Asia: Christians Fear Decade of Freedom Is Over
"Central Asian countries experienced freedom, growth, repression, and now uncertainty."
Philippines: Agency Disputes Rumors about Burnhams
All indications say the hostages are still being held captive in the jungles of Basilan Island.
Government Rethinks Nazareth Mosque
A special committee debates whether the new structure would overwhelm the adjacent church site.
The Interfaith Public Square
"Stand up, stand up for Jesus at civic events."
Shortchanging Charities
Americans will surrender their constitutional values if nobody acts to expand Charitable Choice.
What China's Secret Documents Reveal
The New York archive of religious persecution in China contains numerous government documents that show how the government controls religion.
China Persecution Dossier: Zhang Wu-Ji
Tortured to the point of death
China Persecution Dossier: Shi Yun-Chao
Beaten for Hosting Bible Studies.
China Persecution Dossier: Gu Xiangmei
Surviving on tiger's diarrhea.
The Unlikely Activist
How a bitter atheist helped besieged Christians—and became a believer.
The Battle of Lexington and Wilmore
"A look at the history of two Kentucky seminaries—one liberal, one evangelical—shows how evangelicals won the Protestant mainstream."
No Easy Victory
"A plea from a Christian husband and father who, day by day, resists his homosexual desires."
The 'Baptist Pope'
W.A. Criswell showed remarkable openness and flexibility when these traits were rare among evangelicals.
Nuptial Agreements
Two models of marriage claim biblical warrant and vie for evangelicals' allegiance. Advocates of both claim good results. But do we have to choose?
Adam and Eve in the 21st Century
"When it comes to gender roles, CT readers oscillate between complementarian and egalitarian ideas."
The Forgotten Founder
The man who altered the course of black Baptist history finally has his say.
Quotations to stir the heart and mind at Easter.
Hiding from Religion Police
What you can do to help persecuted Christians in Iran.
Thou Shalt Be Cool
This enduring American slang leaves plenty out in the cold.
CCM's Growing Pains
A survey of labels finds the message—if not the creativity—is intact.
God's Peculiar People
Historian Grant Wacker explains why Pentecostals survived and even flourished.
Post-Truth Society
The recent trend of lying is no accident.