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Volume 48, Number 6
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Why the 'Lost Gospels' Lost Out
Recent gadfly theories about church council conspiracies that manipulated the New Testament into existence are bad—really bad-history.
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InsideCT: Captured by a Smile
'That smile put me to shame'
Pastors Killed, Churches Burned
New wave of violence begins.
Another Small Step for Life
Recent federal bill recognizes the humanity of the fetus for the first time.
Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world.
Cloning Report Breeds Confusion
Does it open the door to 'therapeutic cloning'?
Fascinated with <em>The Passion</em>
Gibson film draws big Muslim crowds.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments on fetus life, abortion rights, and CCM piracy.
Splurging on Missions
Southern Baptists fund hundreds more workers for the field.
Go Figure
Recent statistics about evangelicals' perceptions.
Jailed for Christ
Government harasses churches in Eritrea
Gray Power
Christian-friendly senior organizations challenge AARP.
A Slow Exodus
Disaffected orthodox Episcopalians start new ministries.
Q & A: Rich Cizik
Rich Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) on a new initiative in Morocco.
The Politics of Communion
Church leaders who admonish politicians on moral issues are doing their jobs.
Clean Air for Ears
The FCC has rejoined the war against indecency.
2004 Christianity Today Book Awards
We honor 22 titles that bring understanding to people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission.
Let's Talk Sex
What Christian books on the topic are, and are not, communicating.
'Ragamuffin' Author Brennan Manning Dies
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.
The Secret Shelter
A sliver of hope for Christian women who suffer beatings, rape, and forced conversions to Islam.
<em>USA Today</em> for Christians
Christian Times Today attempts long shot amid soured business deals.
Quotations to stir heart and mind
<em>Da Vinci</em> Dissenters
Four books try to break, crack, or decode the deception.
The Cruel Edges of the World
There are some places that bring the distant biblical text closer to our lives.
A Christian Harry Potter?
Shadowmancer, Britain's hit fantasy novel, conjures darkness so the light will shine brighter.
Skillful Story-Telling
Bad Ground confirms W. Dale Cramer as a bright new voice in faith fiction
An Unpopular Topic
Marguerite Shuster explores what we have become as sinners.
Reversing Sloppy Thinking
Thinking Against the Grain asks what it means to think like a Christian.
Seeking Christ, Not Solutions
Water from Stone says Christians are addicted to problem solving, when they should be seeking Christ.
Societal Suicide
Legalizing gay marriage will lead to more family breakdown and crime.