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October 7 2002, 2002
Volume 46, Number 11
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The TNIV Debate
Is this new translation faithful in its treatment of gender?
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Making Columns
A behind-the-scenes look at Charles Colson's writing
Did Apostles Go to China?
Evidence suggests Christianity reached China in the first century
Danger Vans
"With more than 10 riders, 15-passenger vans have a 35.4 percent chance of roll over in a crash"
Quotation Marks
"Comments in the press about mascots, missions, and fake marriages"
Go Figure
How much more time do evangelical fathers give their children?
Wedding Bell Blues
Three pastors are accused of making big mistakes during weddings.
A Sober Witness
Missionary drivers give drinkers free rides at Last Call
Not So Fast
Some New Hampshire Christians don't buy candidate's excuse for losing
Is Christianity a Religion of Peace?
Saudi Arabia claims Wahhabist Islam isn't the most dangerous religion
Election Day Jitters
Low voter turnout may hinder profamily agenda
Breakaway Church Can Keep Property
Court ruling could initiate examination of denomination and church bylaws
Sex Ed: Federal judge says Louisiana is promoting religion through abstinence-only program.
Judge says Louisiana groups promoted religion in sex education program
Public Schools: California parents protest Muslim simulations.
Parents allege kids 'forced' to simulate Islam
Evangelistic Circus in a Box
Festival con Dios links with Palau organization to expand work of proclamation
Zoning Wars: Judge says city cannot give church land to Costco.
Judge rules that government can't take church land and give it to a business
No Cost-Sharing Allowed: Kentucky says Medi-Share's insurance alternative is unauthorized.
Kentucky says Medi-Share's insurance alternative is unauthorized
North Korea: Christians on the frontlines help refugees escape a nightmare.
Christians among the thousands making their way to China
'Cult' Report Legally Worthless
Courts cannot use the 1996 document in decisions.
'A Blast of Hell'
"500,000 people uprooted, thousands dead in violence"
Putting Troubled Lives on Hold
Christians find out the hard way that government funding may be unreliable
A Crack in the Wall
Two recent books help explain Thomas Jefferson's intent for separation of church and state.
Is The TNIV Faithful in Its Treatment of Gender? No
Political correctness puts pressure on translators to change details of meaning
Is The TNIV Faithful in Its Treatment of Gender? Yes
The TNIV does not eliminate gender distinctions but rather clarifies them
A Response to Vern Poythress
The TNIV Preserves the Original Meaning
A Response to Mark Strauss
The TNIV Undermines Plenary Inspiration
Interview: Eugene Nida on Meaning-full Translations
From 2002: The world's most influential Bible translator, Eugene Nida, is weary of 'word worship.'
Dance of the God-Struck
There's something about worship that can drive even a king to strip down and leap up
Working With the Communists
Some evangelicals minister happily within China's state-supervised Three Self church
Music at the Theological Roundtable
What it teaches us about God and the universe
Matters of the Mind
Quotations to stir the heart about thinking
VeggieTales' Top Tomato
Phil Vischer's tenacious campaign to dominate family entertainment
Freedom's Wedge
What you can do to help persecuted Christians
CT Classic: J.I. Packer on Text Criticism and Inerrancy
How can I reconcile my belief in the inerrancy of Scripture with comments in Bible translations that state that a particular verse is not 'in better manuscripts'?
The Future Is P.O.D.
Multicultural voices have an edge in reaching a rapidly changing America
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‘I Didn't Want to Be Cute’
Author Eugene Peterson describes what drove his writing of The Message.
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
Big Idea's Jonah is both wholesome and hip
A Clan of One's Own
Hacking through the jungle of identity politics