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February 2004 2004
Volume 48, Number 2
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James Meeks is pastor of one of Chicago's largest churches and state representative of the city's five poorest districts. And that's just part of his ministry.
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Democrats seek to show that they also have faith-based values.
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Prison officials may not place substantial burden on religious exercise
Activist Presbyterian May Lose Credentials
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The <em>Christianity Today</em> News Wrap
Recent deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world.
Winning them softly
Evangelicals try to reach Mormons with respect - and hard science.
VeggieTales Born Again
Big Idea primes itself for recovery with a new owner.
House-Church Christian Dies in Custody
Family saw prisoner injured and bound with heavy chains.
Forgotten casualties of an uncivil war
Three million Colombians are displaced, with few prospects.
Peace in the Trash Can
Protestants disillusioned with Good Friday Agreement.
Turkmenistan Tightens Religion Law
Violators of new law to be punished by fines or corrective labor.
As complicated as ABC
Condoms and abstinence can both play a role in AIDS prevention.
Let No Law Put Asunder
A constitutional amendment defending marriage is worth the effort.
Muslims at Home in America
Christians have a part to play in helping Islam adapt to democracy.
At the Crossroads
Evangelicals have become major players in American culture, and that may be their biggest problem.
My Enemy, Myself
What brings evangelicals together is also what pulls us apart.
While I Was Sleeping
Why my husband finally refused to end my life during my two-month coma.
New Life in a Culture of Death
Hope for Colombia dwells inside its most lethal killing field - Bellavista Prison.
A Laughing Child in Exchange for Sin
What exactly does courage look like in an age of abortion?
River Deep Mercy Wide
A medical journey on the Rio Negro in Brazil's Amazon Basin
The Gradual Grief of Alzheimer's
Robertson McQuilkin reflects on his wife's long battle with Alzheimer's.
Making Disciples by Sacred Story
Biblical storytelling conveys the realities of our faith better than almost any other form of communication.
Gospel Gem
How a dying jewelry tycoon shares the pearl of great price with Panama's elite
Lenten Inventory
Quotations to stir heart and mind
Operation Evil Power
If Christ has truly defeated the powers of Satan on the Cross (Col. 2:15), why do the powers of evil effectively operate in this world?
Glittering Images
A profound Christian rethinking of power is overdue.
Our Last and Only Hope
A lesson in trust from a grounded crow.
Saddleback's Social Capital
The author of Bowling Alone discovers Evangelicals can be trusted at the civic table.
It's Not About Us
After a car accident killed his wife, mother, and daughter, Jerry Sittser was left asking, Why?
Magnificence in Wreckage
This series of essays finds hope among New York City lives.
God-honoring Retirement
Two well-known gurus of biblical finance team up for a one-two punch on building a God-honoring financial portfolio.
Hip-Hop Opera
A rock musical for a new generation tells the gospel in MTV language—for better or for worse.
Looking Back to Go Forward
Robert Webber urges churches to catch the spirit of the ancient model.
Confronting Moral Horror
It's a witness even the most jaded find impressive.