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October 2005 2005
Volume 49, Number 10
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Purpose Driven in Rwanda
Rick Warren's sweeping plan to defeat poverty.
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Hunting the Big Gazelle
Why Rick Warren may succeed where others failed.
A Question of Repentance
Northern Ireland evangelicals: Laying down arms not enough.
Leader's Death Unsettles Nation
Can peace process work without the strong-arm Garang?
Compromise' Settles Nothing
ELCA assembly opens door to same-sex blessings.
Judge to Diocese: Hands Off
Breakaway California congregation wins church property.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes on Pat Robertson, salesman pastors, school prayer extremists, and Intelligent Design.
Flood of Mercy
Christians at the forefront of aid after the deluge in Mumbai.
Raiders of the Lost Pool
New finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel.
Go Figure
Recent stats on corporate non-giving to faith groups, donations to the Baptist World Alliance, and a drop in church programs.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
Recent developments in Christian education, American Orthodox, and ministry in Iraq and Zimbabwe.
Q+A: Ben Kwashi
An estimated 53,000 Christians and Muslims in Nigeria's central Plateau state have died since the current round of violence began in Jos on September 7, 2001. Benjamin Kwashi is the Anglican bishop of Jos.
Jesus Film Ire
Two Christians murdered apparently for showing the movie.
Tithes That Bind
Foursquare Foundation gives grants outside its denomination.
Deadening the Heart
Killer video games are no 'safety valve'—quite the opposite.
Can We Defeat Poverty?
Unless Africa tames corruption, new aid efforts will fail.
The Making of the Christian
Richard J. Foster and Dallas Willard on the difference between discipleship and spiritual formation.
The $65,000 Question
And the answer my autistic grandson gives.
Can I Really Expect God to Protect Me?
Divine promises in the midst of suffering.
Bridging the Ephesians 5 Divide
A fresh look at what this controversial marriage passage says--and doesn't say.
Stemming the Embryonic Tide
Pro-lifers face a scientific and public relations juggernaut.
Ethics Interrupted
What does it mean when even embryonic stem-cell researchers have some qualms about their work?
Live Patients & Dead Mice
The little-known story of the stem cells that actually work.
Under Reconstruction
How Eastern Europe's evangelicals are restoring the church's vitality.
The Beginning of Education
The new Bible Literacy Project curriculum is impressive—as far as it is able to go.
The Sunday After
What Gulf churches were doing on the first Lord's Day after Katrina.
Grace That Surprises
Quotations to stir the heart and mind.
Facing an Unwelcome Truth
We can do better when it comes to bearing the burdens of battered women.
Salvation sans Jesus
If you can't be saved without Jesus, what about the Old Testament faithful?
Of Wardrobes and Potters
A story about faith and fairy tales.
Emerging Solutions--and Problems
D. A. Carson's theological analysis of Brian McLaren, et al.
Quick reviews of new books.
Squeezing the Reader's Heart
Ted Dekker sees himself as a reverse missionary.
Machiavellian Morality
One reason teenagers, among others, are jammed in our prisons.