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August 2004 2004
Volume 48, Number 8
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John Eldredge thinks too many Christians are weak, and churches are often insipid-and he's not going to take it anymore
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Pledging to Fight
Atheist says battle over 'under God' has just begun.
Freedom for Sudanese Faith
With new peace accord signed, Christians prepare to meet needs.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Defying the Church
Front line of Communion war spreads to homosexuality.
Staying on Course
Southern Baptists reaffirm their conservative positions.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on Friends sexual harassment, EU Constitution, stem cells, and the psychotic self-righteous evangelicals.
Death Wishes
Circuit Court supports state's primary role in assisted suicide.
Go Figure
Recent stats on organized religion, same-sex marriage, and Israel tourism.
Sanctifying Sin
Statement affirming homosexual unions roils Anglicans.
Outreach to Despair
Christians minister to the hopeless in Gaza.
News Briefs: August 01, 2004
Partial-birth abortion ban banned, registering Turkmenistan's churches, and Baylor's Robert Sloan.
The Politics of Prayer
The Presidential Prayer Team prays for Bush, Iraq, and more voters.
Divisible After All
More important than keeping the phrase 'under God' is the reason for keeping it.
When More Is Less
We're making more money, but the payoff isn't always positive.
Too Wild at Heart?
Some evangelicals believe Eldredge is making God in his image.
A Steady Christian Influence
Has the nation finally abandoned its Judeo-Christian heritage, or is there still hope?
A Decisive Turn to Paganism
Has the nation finally abandoned its Judeo-Christian heritage, or is there still hope?
Fred Caldwell: Paying the Price for Unity
This African American pastor made headlines when he offered whites cash to attend his church.
Affectionate Patriarchs
In the popular imagination, conservative evangelical fathers are power-abusing authoritarians. A new study says otherwise.
The New Gambling Goliath
Christian activists struggle to slow the rapid growth of Indian casinos.
Wisdom for the Road
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
'Live More Musically'
The difference between Christian practice and a Starbucks purchase.
Creating Husbands and Fathers
The discussion of gender roles moves beyond 'proof-text poker.'
Raising Up Fathers
An interview with Maggie Gallagher
The Religious Reagan
Spiritual influences on the president's life were strong and varied.
Discerning Divine Speech
The God Who Speaks teaches readers to listen.
God Amid Tragedy
A review of When I Lay My Isaac Down.
Codependent No More
When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You addresses the need to be needed.
Powerful Weakness
Here Am I Lord … Send Somebody Else uses Moses to discover God's power in weakness.
7 Habits of Racially Mixed Churches
How to achieve ethnic diversity—and die (to self) trying.
Reclaiming Occupied Territory
The Great Commission and the cultural commission are not in competition.