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September 2005 2005
Volume 49, Number 9
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The New Monasticism
A fresh crop of Christian communities is blossoming in blighted urban settings all over America.
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A More Demanding Faith
Christian history is full of attempts to lead a more radical faith.
Deaths, promotions, and other items from the religion world.
Christians Raise Ministry Profile
Celebration 2005' offers service as low-key witness.
Quotation Marks
Recent quotes from Eric Rudolph, J.K. Rowling, the Pope, and Tammy Faye.
Court Decision Worries Churches
Kelo puts religious property at risk.
Go Figure
Recent stats on religious expression, public displays, and marriage.
Connecticut Six' Battle Heats Up
Bishop removes priest, changes dissenting church's locks.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
Recent developments at Christian organizations.
I Now Pronounce You Husband and Husband
Homosexual marriage now legal; pressure feared.
End Extreme Poverty in 2005?
No way. But we can still do something significant.
Neighbor Love Inc.
Christians in business have an honored place in God's plan.
Neighbor Love Inc.
Christians in business have an honored place in God's plan.
Come, Lord Jesus—But Not Too Soon
Why it's hard to be heavenly minded.
The Daniel of Religious Rights
Nina Shea is not someone to tangle with. And the persecuted are mighty glad.
Subverting Dignity
Nina Shea on the greatest threat to human freedom today.
High-Tech Circuit Riders
Satellite churches are discovering a new way to grow the body of Christ.
The Holy and the Ivy
Intellectual skepticism persists in the Ivy League. Thankfully, so does a vibrant Christian faith.
Impractical Christianity
Faith really begins to make a difference when it stops 'working.'
The Politics of the People of God
The Church has a unique role to play in our politicized culture.
CT Classic: The $1 Billion Handoff
Sir John Templeton's born-again son takes control of the famous foundation—but there are strings attached.
Helping Afghanistan One Cupcake at a Time
Why a Christian couple trains Kabul's women to bake, cook, and keep house for Westerners.
Abolishing Abstinence
Telling underage kids not to have sex is surprisingly controversial.
The Court's Uncertain Trumpet
Unprincipled Commandments rulings leave a nation guessing.
Quick reviews of Life@Work, The Power of Hospitality, Sex, Lies, and the Media, and When You're Facing the Empty Nest.
God Behind Barbed Wire
How a Nazi-soldier-turned-theologian found hope.