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January 2003 2003
Volume 47, Number 1
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The Positive Prophet
Tony Campolo is a ferocious critic of Christians left and right. Why do people still flock to hear him?
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A Holy Nuisance
J.I. Packer has strong words for those who don't feel called to agitate for reform
Sin Sells
"'s Vice Fund invests in gambling, tobacco, and alcohol"
Quotation Marks
"Comments on Islam, denominational tensions, and motorcycle evangelism"
Go Figure
What role did abortion play in the congressional race?
Split Families in Limbo
Relief agencies push Bush to reverse sharp decline in refugee resettlement program
PCUSA group seeks special assembly
Conservatives circulate petition to discipline those defying church law on homosexual clergy
Temple Square face-off
"Baptist evangelist irks LDS, but court is on his side"
"New Congress, New Agenda"
"Abortion, judgeships, cloning ban are top priorities for conservative Christians"
"Top Ten News Stories, 2002"
"The events, people, and ideas of the past year that have or will significantly shape evangelical life, thought, or mission"
Closing the door on open theists?
ETS to examine whether Clark Pinnock and John Sanders can remain members
Uzbekistan: Catch-240
"Repressive regime requires Christians to register, but won't process their applications"
Liturgy vs. opium
Orthodox use prayer and sacraments to heal drug addicts in Russia
Zimbabwe: Food for votes
"Aid agencies fight starvation, Mugabe's brutal politics in Zimbabwe"
Cote D'Ivoire: Missionaries flee violence
Muslim rebel attacks force school closures
Open-book Ministry
"Financial transparency is a must, even when it's not legally required"
"Safe, Not Sorry"
Churches do not have to wait for safer 15-passenger vans.
Candidate Campolo
‘The idea of winning was ridiculous.’
Why Clinton Likes Campolo
The President and evangelist talked about sexual ethics long before Monica
Tony Talks Too Much
Campolo has sworn to cut back many times, but still couldn't say no to speaking engagements.
Death Watch
One of the world's earliest Christian cultures totters on the edge of extinction
Why I Walked
Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to fight
Return to Kabul
Shelter Now's Georg Taubmann talks about ministry and security in the former Taliban state
Jesusy' Anne Lamott
Chatting with a born-again paradox
Mountaintop Spirituality
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Guest Column: Decorated with Death
Is religious jewelry just a smokescreen?
All in the Family
"For evangelical insiders, Randall Balmer's one-man encyclopedia can be fun"
Self-inflicted Escape
Grieving a Suicide explores the violent emotions survivors face
Model in the Public Square
Hero for Humanity shows how faith can change government
Far from Busyness
"Teaching the Dead Bird to Sing wrestles with overwork, discouragement, and doubt"
Learning to be Loved
Max Lucado's A Love Worth Giving shows that the model for loving was set by Jesus
Little Zag from Zig
"With this salesman and Christian, what you see is what you get"
Jesus' Sword
Longing for peace in tumultuous times