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November 2003 2003
Volume 47, Number 11
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Mr. Jabez Goes to Africa
Bruce Wilkinson expands his borders to include racial reconciliation and HIV/AIDS
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A Time to Mourn
Dave Hemstreet was a CTI number cruncher who discerned God's hand and listened for his voice
Hallowed Haunts
"Church organs, Hell House, and The Blair Witch Project in the news"
Corporate Worship
Church signs—and billboards—attract passersby
Go Figure
"Statistics on Protestant wealth, megachurches, and British Christians and Muslims"
Quotation Marks
"Recent quotes on Scottish gospel music, church bingo, and perpetual prayer"
'Jesus Tax' Plan Dies
Alabama's fiscal debate exposes a divide between Christians
Baptists Face Serious Financial Shortfall
Giving decreases surprise observers
Accidental Revolutionary
How one woman fought for a just tax
News Wraps
"Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world."
"Complicit Guilt, Explicit Healing"
Men involved in abortion are starting to find help
"New Rules, More Money"
Bush levels playing field for faith-based groups
About-Face on Charities
Communist leaders invite even Christians to help the poor
Hindu Leaders Crack Down on Conversions
Potential converts must ask permission
Clipped Wings
"Shot down in 2001, missionary Jim Bowers moves on"
Bringing Order from Chaos
"Churches help with refugees, hunger, and the lasting trauma brought on by war"
Take Back Your Sabbath
"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers"
Jews Against Jesus?
Critics of Gibson's film The Passion distort the truth
Never-Ending Gardens
Bruce Wilkinson and his son teach the hungry to feed themselves
The Tradition Temptation
Why we should still give Scripture pride of place
Don't Read the Bible 'Alone'
Christopher Hall talks about how evangelicals should approach the church fathers
Johnny Cash's Song of Redemption
How the coolest man in the music industry became that way while singing about Jesus and the Cross
Iraq's Good Samaritans
"This past summer, pundits predicted that Iraqis would resent Franklin Graham's ministry. What really happened when the workers showed up?"
The Hidden Slavery
"Each year, two million women and children worldwide have sex with strangers only because someone kidnaps them and threatens to kill them. You may have passed some of these victims on the street"
Finding the 'Real God'
An interview with a sex trafficking survivor
Wisdom for Ministry
Quotations to stir the heart and mind
Ground Rules
The Creed defines the game of faith without exhausting its excitement
'We Live What We Believe'
Luke Timothy Johnson talks about the importance of the creed—even for non-creedal Christians
Christ's Kingdom and Paradise
What is the difference between the heavenly 'paradise' that Christ promised the thief on the cross and the kingdom of God?
Healing Salve
United by Faith looks for answers to the problem of race
Islam and the West
Islam in Context shows a religion at a crossroads
Faith and Fantasy
The Gospel According to Tolkien reveals a deeply Christian work
Stalking Love
Home Is Always the Place You Just Left reminds readers that only Jesus satisfies the deepest longing
Battle Cry
"John Eldredge calls men, and now women, to a mythical, mystical adventure of faith"
The Leprosy Doctor
Paul Brand showed how to serve others sacrificially and emerge with joy