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February 2006 2006
Volume 50, Number 2
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5 Reasons Torture Is Always Wrong
And why there should be no exceptions.
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Serious About Ethics
David Gushee's mission at Union University and in CT.
Indecency Proposal
Á la carte cable pits wholesomeness against evangelism.
Tongues Tied
Southern Baptists bar new missions candidates from glossolalia.
Promotions, deaths, and other items from the religion world.
Palau Pulls Back
Evangelist had told Chinese house churches to register with government.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments on living with C. S. Lewis, a nude Bible, wrongful birth, and I.D.
Major Case on Minors
Parental notification laws, under consideration by Supreme Court, are expanding.
Nondescript Landmark
Modernizing Persian Gulf leader allows first Protestant building.
Go Figure
Recent stats on Christian colleges, belief in God, and the number actually offended by 'Merry Christmas'.
<em>Christianity Today</em> News Briefs
IVP's new imprints, Walgreens suspends "morning-after pill" objectors, American Baptist non-breakup, and more news from around the world.
Two Cheers for the Vatican
Evangelicals generally support Roman Catholic decision on gay seminarians.
Just As He Was
Dubbed Graham sermons reap unprecedented global response.
Close Encounters with HIV
Local churches should network in the war against the virus. A Christianity Today editorial.
We Are What We Behold
How to resist the demons that accompany influence and savvy.
Front Line Dilemma
Christians in intelligence services are conflicted over the use of torture.
Schedule, Interrupted
Discovering God's time-management.
Habits of Highly Effective Justice Workers
Should we protest the system or invest in a life? Yes.
Some Habits of Highly Effective Justice Workers
Protesting injustice is necessary, but not enough.
The Soul Hunters of Central Asia
The most Baptist state in the world—Nagaland—is vying to become a powerhouse for cross-cultural missions.
Making Do with More
In an age of abundance, how do we survive with our souls intact?
Islam's Uncertain Future
Freedom House's Paul Marshall says Shari'ah is both less and more dangerous than you think.
A Tale of Two Kitties
Lovers of Aslan should heed the warnings from the creator of Hobbes.
Small Is Huge
Why Jesus favors mustard seed-sized ministry.
<em>Jabez</em> Author Quits Africa
Disappointments prompt early retirement.
Disappointed but Holding
While overall support for George W. Bush has plummeted, evangelicals remain surprisingly loyal.
Bridge to a Place Called Home
How one ministry partners with churches to put the homeless back on their feet.
Morning Prayers
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Politically Driven Injustice
Fixing global poverty requires more than Rick Warren's PEACE plan.
What Would Jesus Buy?
Saving the world one cashmere sweater at a time.
Learning from Fools
The safe thing to do with power and possessions.
It's a Rap
A new hip-hop Biblezine tries to give God street cred.
Apathetic Agnostic
David Horowitz on life without God.
Balancing Civility and Religion
The nation's public sociologist looks at America's religious diversity.
Mao and Twentieth Century Totalitarianism
A new book chronicles in detail the life of the dictator.
Warriors in Battle
Rethinking unfashionable notions of bravery, heroism, and sacrifice.
Concluding Mitford
Jan Karon gives readers what they're hoping for in the series' final volume.
Ask Not What Your God Can Do for You
Rather, love God for who he is, says John Piper.
Unreality TV
How the ubiquitous genre actually misrepresents life.
How Not to Influence People
Rick Santorum's It Takes a Family is an example of how not to fight the culture wars.
A More Excellent Way
Changing the law isn't enough.