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September 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 9
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Making Something of the World
Our best response to the world is to make something of it.
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Inside CT: Crouch and Culture
With one book off to the printer, Andy Crouch contemplates beginning another.
Bible Translation Debate in Jamaica
Some Jamaicans aren't eager to see a Bible in the country's majority language.
How Churches Cope with Soaring Gas Prices
Churches get creative amid soaring gas prices.
The Parties at Prayer
Democrats and Republicans vie for the title in their upcoming elections.
Algeria Enforces Worship Restrictions
An Islamic nation decides to enforce its worship restrictions after all.
'Dead Sea Scrolls on Stone'
Prof says first-century tablet tells of messiah who will die and rise.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on politics, sex, and other issues.
Inside Todd Bentley's Florida Outpouring
The Florida Outpouring revival concerned Pentecostal leaders.
Go Figure: Religion in Election Coverage and Other Recent Stats
Religion coverage in the primary season, the difference between "churched" and "unchurched" America, and the abortion decline.
Salvation through Buddhism?
Exclusivist view of Christianity might not be so rare.
Editorial: Caesar's Sectarians
The government keeps trying to favor one kind of religion over another.
Editorial: Prayer at the Pump
The upside of $4-a-gallon gas.
Andy Crouch on the Culture Mandate
Andy Crouch says there's no reason to get paralyzed by our 'culture making' mandate.
Culture Makers: Prison Entrepreneurs
Catherine Rohr's program redirects prisoners' entrepreneurial savvy.
Culture Maker: Artist Makoto Fujimora
Artist Makoto Fujimura launched the International Arts Movement to 're-humanize the world.'
Culture Makers: Angel Investors
After leaving Capitol Hill, Mark Rodgers started helping investors find artists.
Culture Maker: Little Leaguer Bob Muzikowski
Bob Muzikowski turns vacant lots into fields of promise.
Culture Maker: Book Missionary
Meritt Sawyer and friends revive the value of family and the printed page.
My Gospel Was Too Large
Emphasizing the big gospel can make it hard to communicate any gospel.
Interview: Richard Foster's Spiritual Formation
Richard Foster's disciplined attention to spiritual formation began early on.
Richard Foster on Leadership
How do leaders — who must get subordinates to follow their lead — practice the discipline of submission?
Choosing Celibacy
How to stop thinking of singleness as a problem.
When a Professor of Aramaic Meets Hollywood
You get asked some pretty strange things when you speak the language of Jesus.
The Father of Faith-Based Diplomacy
Doug Johnston is going where few foreign policy experts have gone before.
Brian McLaren Emerging
In his last two books, Brian McLaren presents more clearly than ever his vision of the gospel.
The Ironic Faith of Emergents
McLaren shows us not only where 'post-evangelicals' are going, but also how they get there.
Muslim-background Believers Struggle to Find Christian Community
Muslim-background believers in the U.S. struggle to find Christian community.
TV Allows Iranian Christians to Come Alongside U.S. Believers
Satellites allow Iranian Christians to come alongside believers back home.
Healing Oral Roberts University
$70 million and Mart Green's business acumen are repairing a scandal-scarred school.
Hope for Troubled Times
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Trying to Organize a God Who Transcends
Trying to organize a God who transcends.
Guthrie: The Great Commission Still Applies
Why the Great Commission still applies.
Review: Eldredge's <i>Walking with God</i>
Eldredges's sense of divine guidance makes a Calvinist's heart burn with envy. Or caution.
John Wilson's short reviews of The Future of Christian Learning, To Live Upon Hope, and The Palace Council.
Putting Girls on Display
Why females younger and younger are being portrayed as sexual objects.
My Top 5 Books on Food
Music Review: The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady reminds us of "something bigger."
Yancey: On the Grand Canyon Bus
The Christian life is about the journey as well as the destination.