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February 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 2
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Lost Secrets of the Ancient Church
Why evangelicals are connecting with the early church as they move into the 21st century.
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Young Life Staff Out After Evangelism Mandate
Entire area Young Life staff out after evangelism mandate.
Papal Document: Works Not Enough
Latest papal document urges Roman Catholics to win souls.
Zondervan's new president; Evel Knievel and Forsyth Torrance die; missing pastor Don LaRose found.
Hispanic Evangelicals Swing Away from Republicans
Hispanic evangelicals move toward the Democrats — and away from white evangelicals.
Tenure Denied for ID Supporter
Faculty member at Iowa State University denied tenure for supporting intelligent design.
Quotation Marks
Comments on the un-greenness of motherhood, National Geographic's Gospel of Judas translation, and more.
Nehemiah's Wall Uncovered?
Some archaeologists wonder how lucky a colleague can be.
Churches Arm in the Afermath of Colo. Shootings
Shooting spree at two churches prompts pastors to rethink security plans.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on church social service budgets, campaign donations from clergy, and regional belief in the Bible.
Affirmative Action for India's Christian Dalits Endangered
Commission's decision imperils benefits for Christian Dalits.
TULIP Blooming in Southern Baptist Seminaries
Southern Baptist seminaries re-introduce Calvinism to a wary denomination.
Editorial: Health Care Crunch
Let's make sure any reform plan we pursue avoids the single-value syndrome.
Editorial: What New Life Church Did Right
What New Life Church did right when a gunman showed up in its parking lot.
Monastic Evangelicals
The attraction of ancient spiritual disciplines.
Mark Buchanan: The Big-Enough Gospel
To be saved means more than we might think.
Pro-Life Cinema
2007 could be remembered as the Year of Pro-Life Cinema.
Fu Yang's Picture-Perfect Adoption
A photojournalist discovers God's surprises through one special-needs child.
Stafford: This Samaritan Life
How to live in a culture that is vaguely suspicious of the church.
The Church after Rape
It was the body of Christ that picked up the pieces after a rape left me in shambles.
Singable Doctrine
Keith and Kristyn Getty have a passion for writing modern hymns.
The Transgender Moment
Evangelicals hope to respond with both moral authority and biblical compassion to gender identity disorder.
Pastors and Transgender Issues
Pastors wrestle with transgender issues.
Missions Boot Camp for Teens
As these teens prepare for short-term trips, they learn more about how to talk about Jesus.
Jordanian Prince Hassan on Arab Christians
One Jordanian leader shares his deep desire to preserve the Arab Christian world.
Megachurch Primaries
How the leading Democratic candidates are trying to win evangelical votes.
Reflections: Miracles
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Hoping for a Better Conversation about Israel
A rabbi hopes for a better conversation.
Kingdom Sightings: A Clearer Vision
Clarity came just as things got blurry.
Roger Olson's <i>Reformed and Always Reforming</i>
Roger Olson's Reformed and Always Reforming and a new theological tug of war we'd do best to avoid.
Short reviews of Planet Narnia, Beyond Left and Right, and Global Pentecostalism.
Top 5 Books on Civil Rights
Review: Beckwith's <i>Defending Life</i>
In Defending Life, philosopher Francis Beckwith argues with the sword tied behind his back.
Review: Sara Groves' <i>Tell Me What You Know</i>
Sara Groves uses tragedy to explore God's love.
Colson: The Evangelical Agenda
Recent reports of our demise betray the media's ignorance about who we are.