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April 2009 2009
Volume 53, Number 4
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Cover Package: He Talked to Us on the Road
The surprising rewards of Christian travel.
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Readers Write
Your responses to the February 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Calvinists Get Layoff Jitters at Southwestern Seminary
Layoff allegations reveal Calvinism tensions at Baptist seminary.
Islamic Laws Spread into Half of Indonesia
Islamic laws creep into half of Indonesia's provinces.
Climate Threat Stirs Mixed Response in the Global South
While some take action, most evangelicals in the global South remain lukewarm on climate change.
Recent Transitions in the Christian World
Recent appointments, deaths and other transitions in the Christian world.
Worship Behind the Razor Wire
A growing number of prison churches offer community for convicts.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks by President Obama, John Piper and other news developments.
New Patriarch Raises Evangelicals' Hopes
Evangelicals hope new Orthodox patriarch will improve ecumenical relations.
Go Figure
Get the numbers on "Prison Muslims," interfaith marriages, and money makers.
News Briefs
Ministry raided, Christian college penalized, seminary sues former officer, and other news in brief.
Q & A: Tony Dungy
The retired NFL coach speaks to CT about the family, faith, and virtue.
Death Tax Resurrected
Churches and nonprofits poised to benefit from estate gifts.
Christian College Professors Divide on Darwin
Christian college professors split on Texas science standards.
Editorial: Self-Examination Time
Lent reminds us that the main problem with us is not them.
Cover Package: Pilgrimage Today
Modern sites that evoke the sacred.
Cover Package: Pilgrim's Regress
Classic places where Christians have gone for centuries.
Cover Package: While You're There
How to make a business trip a spiritual experience.
Excerpt: Serving a Two-Handed God
How we love our neighbor depends on what we think divine power looks like.
Rob Bell: The Giant Story
Rob Bell on why he talks about the Good News the way he does.
In the Valley of the Shadow of Suicide
A mother catches glimmers of hope after losing a son.
Preventing Suicide
Fast facts about risk factors, warning signs, and tips for saving lives.
Doug Wilson: The Controversialist
Between his prolific writing, prominence in classical Christian education, and recent foray into public apologetics, Doug Wilson is becoming a mainstream evangelical. Maybe.
Hunger Has a Profile
Working at my local food pantry helped me personalize the statistics.
Praying 'Forgive Us Our Sins'
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Civil Religion's Sharper Teeth
All believers welcome, so long as they aren't religious.
John Calvin: The Real Prosperity Gospel
God's ways may be hidden, but his purpose for us is not.
The Beauty of Fasting
It's a tangible, bodily thing.
Books Uncommon and Offbeat
Short reviews of Believing Again, Giants, and A Community called Taizé.
Review: 'The Bible, Rocks and Time'
But is Genesis 1 the only text at issue?
My Top Five Books on Marriage
Blogging the Bible
A Harvard-educated reformed Jew grapples with the Old Testament.
Miller, Buddy & Julie
On their first album in 8 years, Buddy and Julie are brilliant.
CDs on The List
Short reviews of new albums by Sarah Brendel, Heather Headley, and Judd & Maggie.
Charles Colson: Doctrine Bears Repeating
Evangelicals need to brush up on basic Christian teachings.