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March 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 3
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Addicted to Sex
More and more, Christian men are admitting they've been caught in a vicious cycle.
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Hindu Extremists Attack Christians
Hindu extremists exploit economic fears to launch attacks on Christians.
Questioning the Death Penalty
Supreme Court mulls lethal injections as Christian support for the death penalty drops.
Tony Blair's conversion, the new president of John Stott Ministries, and more.
Muslim-Christian Conciliatory Letters
Muslim and Christian leaders seek common ground in conciliatory letters.
Pakistan after Bhutto
Post-assassination political fight puts the church at greater risk.
Quotation Marks
Comments on teaching evolution, comparing Episcopal dissidents to child abusers, and more.
Mars Hill Graduate School Sued
Mars Hill Graduate School sued for sexual discrimination.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on abortions and births in the U.S., what voters mean by "moral values," embezzlement, and more.
Q&A: John Dilulio
A professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Dilulio is the author of Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America's Faith-Based Future.
News Briefs: Using "Allah" in Malaysia, CCM's Last Issue, and TEC Censures Bishops
Malaysia bans non-Muslim publications from using "Allah," Episcopal church takes disciplinary action against two conservative bishops, and April issue to be CCM magazine's last.
Tribal Rivalries and the Kenyan Church
Tribal rivalries — including Christian-on-Christian violence — hamper healing.
A Kinder, Gentler Shari'ah?
Muslim states continue pressuring Christians.
Editorial: Hating Hillary
Getting to the bottom of a cultural trend that has seeped into the church.
Editorial: What Willow's <i>Reveal</i> Reveals
Criticisms of Willow's latest self-study do not undermine its value.
The Samson Society
And the Samson Society is sort of proud of it.
Scot McKnight: A More Robust Gospel
Reviving forgotten chapters in the story of redemption.
The Silence of God
A Turkish theologian finds the image of Christ in the persecuted church.
Walter Russell Mead on Evangelicals' Geopolitical Moment
Walter Russell Mead argues that evangelicals have a crucial role to play in American foreign affairs.
Mead: The Benefits of Division
Walter Russell Mead on the benefits of division.
Testimony: The Grace Escape
Working as a barista has tested me in ways that speeches, campaigns, and protests never did.
What Makes a Church Missional?
Freedom from cultural captivity does not mean freedom from tradition.
Postmodern L'Abri
The Swiss retreat now tends less to philosophical skeptics than to disaffected evangelicals.
J.I. Packer: Counting Life's Surprises
The high spots of my life have been anything but expected.
Planting Businesses
How one West Coast ministry reaps kingdom profits by planting businesses.
IRS Rules for Churches with Businesses
ECFA and IRS recommendations for churches that run businesses.
Reflections: Death and Resurrection
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Laughter Is Serious Business
Laughter is serious business.
Guthrie: Evangelism to Jews
God's chosen people need Jesus as much as we do.
Tony Snow Reviews D'Souza's Newest
In What's So Great About Christianity, Dinesh D'Souza is skeptical of skepticism and enthusiastic about the faith.
Short reviews of Soldier's Heart, Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ, and Encounters of the Spirit.
Starter Books on Ancient-Future Faith
Review: <i>The Abstinence Teacher</i>
The Abstinence Teacher nearly turns fundies into real people.
Pushing Daises
A pie maker's gift brings energy to quirky dramedy 'Pushing Daises.'
Sacred Harp Resurgence
A documentary traces the history of shape-note singing.
Review: Joe Henry's <i>Civilians</i>
Joe Henry's Civilians portrays a country needing grace.
Yancey: Church in State
In post-Communist Germany, Christian political involvement is surging.