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December 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 12
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Cover story: Scrooge Lives!
Why we're not putting more in the offering plate. And what we can do about it.
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Transitions in the Evangelical World
Aid worker killed in Afghanistan, Palm Beach Atlantic University president resigns, and other transitions.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on birth control, why you can't sue God, and other news developments.
Go Figure
Get the numbers on Max Lucado, Orthodox congregants, and poverty.
News Briefs
Zondervan purchases, Taylor closes its branch, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) rules in favor of a minister.
Will North Korea Change?
Will U.S. diplomatic shift and Graham visit help Christians?
'Fireproof' Is Hot
Meanwhile, Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham bombs at box office.
Editorial: Looking for Moral Capitalism
Let there be accountability for the financial crisis, and let it begin with me.
Editorial: That Controversial <i>Messiah</i>
Christian art continues to stir people in unexpected ways.
Some Boats Stay Afloat
An economic downturn isn't always bad news for giving.
 Bethlehem's Surprise Gifts
A new ministry to Bethlehem does more than deliver gifts every December.
David Neff Explains Why God Likes Small
A small gospel can be a beautiful thing.
Youth with a Vision
The stories of two teens who have raised more than $1,000,000 for AIDS orphans in Africa.
Tim Keller Exalts the Shy Virtue
Jesus is the reason to stop concentrating on ourselves.
Reflections: Benedictine Wisdom
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Kay Warren: More 'Miracles' Needed
My grandchild barely survived birth. Worldwide, too many newborns do not.
Al Hsu: Relative Differences
Sometimes relatives differ, and that's okay.
Review: <i>The Faith of Scientists</i>
'God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.'
John Wilson's Short Reviews
Short reviews by John Wilson.
5 New Books by CT Writers
by Christianity Today Writers.
Review: <i>Jesus Wants to Save Christians</i>
Rob Bell and Don Golden have a bracing word for American Christians.
Review: Dylan's Jesus Years
Doc explores his Christian era in late '70s, early '80s.
New CDs for Christmas
Five New CDs for Christmas
Sixpence None the Richer
Nash, Slocum reunite for a marvelous Christmas album.
Charles Colson: A Serious Decay
We're paying the bill for relativism.