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February 2005 2005
Volume 49, Number 2
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Bent but Not Broken
A pummeled church helps bury the dead and bring life to those who remain.
First Waves of Relief
Muslim-Christian hostilities. Competing for qualified labor. Handling record donations. These are just three obstacles Christian aid groups must navigate.
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Tsunami Response Team
Last minute disaster reporting.
House-Church Leader Arrested
Zhang Rongliang has a high profile in China and internationally.
A Question of Trusts
Court says Methodist church may leave denomination and keep its property.
Sex Slaves' Slow Freedom
Sometimes it takes years to negotiate their release.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on Christian rock in school, family films, preemies, and Bushspeak.
Bitter Pill
FDA strengthens warning on RU-486.
Catholics Join NCC Alternative
Launch of broad church association around the corner.
Christian Ed That Pays Off
Grand Canyon University becomes the first for-profit Christian college.
Go Figure
Recent stats on poverty, divorce, and perceptions of Islam.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
PCUSA and same-sex marriage, persecution, and closing William Tyndale College
A Church Largely on Its Own
Hundreds of missionaries in Ivory Coast pull out after anti-French violence.
LaHaye's Tribulation
Left Behind coauthor challenges Tyndale over Last Disciple.
Disaster and Birth Pangs
Let's not bash traditional Christian answers to disaster, only keep them in context.
Gender Is No Disease
Our children's sex is not something to be screened but gratefully received.
Seven Myths of Disaster Relief
What's really needed after a catastrophe.
9.5 Theses on Worship
A disputation on the role of music.
9.5 Theses on Worship
A disputation on the role of music.
Dorm Brothel
The new debauchery, and the colleges that let it happen.
What to Say at a Naked Party
Three common strategies to check sexual 'liberation' no longer work.
Your Government Failed You
But then, we don't want an all-powerful government any more than we want an all-powerful God.
Where Community Is No Cliché
Forty-three families in rural Texas blend Pentecostal fervor and Anabaptist simplicity.
My Path to Lesbianism
It was hatred of women that drove me there, and Christ in community that led me out.
Opportunity of a Generation
Five issues will test the strength and unity of Christian conservatives in the new term.
Behind China's Closed Doors
Newly confident house churches open themselves up to the world.
A Look Of Love
Persecuted priest's smile planted faith in a Chinese activist.
Wycliffe in Overdrive
Freddy Boswell describes the most audacious Bible translation project ever.
Jacob vs. Jacob
Jewish believers in Jesus quarrel over both style and substance.
The Church and Mission
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind
Stonewashed Worship
Churches are striving to appear 'authentic'—like the rest of consumer culture.
Scott Peck vs. Satan
A well-known psychiatrist describes and analyzes two exorcisms.
All You Need Is Unconditional Love
A judgmental assessment of judgmentalism is, predictably, full of contradictions.
Mini-reviews of Calvinism in The Las Vegas Airport, Street Saints, Heaven and, The Seven Last Words from the Cross.
Not a Tame Lion
An engaging theologian questions the Jesus of modern scholars.
The New Civil War
Christians must be driven by the common good, not by any ideology.