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August 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 8
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The Inside Story of NASCAR Ministry
How God-fearing drivers and a national ministry bring faith to NASCAR.
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Southern Baptists Resolved to Discipline
Southern Baptists repent of inflated membership numbers.
Pastors Lack Health Insurance
Many pastors lack access to adequate health benefits.
Moody Bible Institute and American Bible Society lose presidents, Gordon-Conwell appoints one, and other news.
The Other Election
Faith-friendly Democrats may take more congressional seats from Republicans this fall.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on church architecture and the food crisis, Obama quotes Reagan, and other soundbites.
Economic downturn sparks worries over giving.
Dual Allegiance: Christianity and Occult in Nigeria
Pastor jailed for using human head in occult ceremony.
Go Figure
Atheists who believe in God, and other recent findings.
Cornerstone Falters
Real estate investments bankrupt Presbyterian-affiliated group.
News Briefs
Jordan court annuls convert's marriage, U.S. Christians become Israel's biggest tourist group, and Obama fields questions from evangelical leaders.
Q+A: Decathlete Bryan Clay
Clay, a decathlete, won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. The Azusa Pacific graduate is now aiming for gold at the Beijing Games.
Editorial: Faith Is Not a Freak Show
Let's make sure we learn the right lessons from the primary season.
Editorial: The Athletes' Virtue
Olympians have something to teach us about this cardinal virtue.
Why Revivalists Need Wise Friends
Why evangelicals need wise guides alongside our revivalists.
The Spirituality of Speed
NASCAR reminds us of how much we have to lose.
The 30-Day Leviticus Challenge
One church's experiment in living the most arcane book of the Bible.
The New Christian Lawyer
In a cynical society suspicious of lawyers, Christian law schools are decidedly not.
A Christian Lawyer's Unquestionable Tactics
In the trenches of day-to-day law.
Debunking Debauchery
Donna Freitas says that when it comes to sexual ethics, nonreligious schools are failing their students.
Review: <i>Sex and the Soul</i>
'Sex and the Soul' argues that universities—Christian and otherwise—desperately need this.
How to Read <i>The Shack</i>
The Shack is a tale of tragedy redeemed, not a theological treatise.
Reflections: Praise
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Kay Warren: Joining the Resistance
It took seeing seven-year-old prostitutes to jolt me out of my apathy.
Is Eckhart Tolle a Christian?
Popular spiritual author and Oprah favorite Eckhart Tolle quotes Jesus a lot. Is he a Christian?
Guthrie: Ancient Parable, Urgent Time
We face a challenge of both global and spiritual proportions.
Kingdom Sightings: Olympic Snapshot
Imagine swords turned into plowshares, and soldiers into soccer players.
John Wilson's short reviews of A Step from Death, Christ and Culture Revisited, and Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat.
Kathleen Norris on Curing Lethargy ... or Whatever
Putting to death the noonday demon. A review of Kathleen Norris's Acedia & Me.
My Top 5 Books on Leadership
Review: Crusade's <i>Magdalena</i>
Crusade's Magdalena targets women shamelessly.
Review: <i>Kingdom of Comfort</i>
Overseas trips help Delirious reinvigorate its blend.
Colson: Solzhenitsyn at Harvard
Three decades after Solzhenitsyn's speech, where do we find ourselves?