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December 2009 2009
Volume 53, Number 12
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Still the Way, the Truth, and the Life
More people than ever doubt that anyone has a corner on truth. So why do Christians keep insisting on the incomparable uniqueness of Christ?
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Muslim Followers of Jesus?
Believers from Muslim backgrounds are trying to forge new identities in Islamic cultures. The debate over their options has grown furious.
Inside CT: A Sabbath for Theology
Sometimes we need a break from the practical.
The Cross and the Court
Unraveling the Supreme Court's tangled view of public crosses.
Go Figure
American views of the Bible, God as King and Friend, and other recent statistics.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on faith healing, immigration, runaway Rifqa Bary, and the flu.
Sex Offenders as Modern-Day Lepers
Churches try to balance grace and accountability toward sex offenders.
Web Takes Campus News Beyond Campus
Colleges debate student newspaper rules as Internet spreads stories far beyond campus.
Kiva Inspires Christian Microfinance Innovation
Internet-based lender inspires innovation in Christian microfinance.
Passages in the Christian World
President of Youth Specialties fired, Shane Hipps hired by Mars Hill, and other transitions in the Christian world.
A More Social Gospel
Campus ministries swap pizza for compassion.
Single Mothers, Second Chances
Robust support makes all the difference during an unplanned pregnancy.
Christmas in Afghanistan
Why, Lord, do you allow this time, of all times, to become for some a memorial of searing pain?
String Theory and Heaven
Author Dinesh D'Souza says new scientific thinking bolsters the case for life after death.
Journey To The Center
Joanna Quintrell brings the Christ alternative to alternative spirituality seekers.
Darker Side of 'A Christmas Carol', The
The Dickens classic is not just charming. It's also brutally realistic about the world, then and now.
Letters to the Editor
Your responses to the October 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Editorial: The Joy-Driven Life
Death to deadly earnest discipleship!
Help That Makes a Difference
What's the biggest change needed in how charities and federal agencies deliver aid to developing nations?
Why Jesus' Genealogies Don't Match Up
What the two genealogies of Christ, found in Matthew and Luke, are really trying to say.
O Come, Emmanuel
We can't see God clearly without Jesus. O come, Emmanuel.
Chuck Colson: The Problem of Goodness
It's not just the problem of evil that baffles the secularist.
Pondering Our Next Move
Do even Christians operate from 'brazen self-interest' in interacting with others and with God?
Paul-Gordon Chandler's Top 5 Books on Advent
<i>Deep Church</i> Takes On Emerging vs. Traditional
In Deep Church, Jim Belcher says it doesn't have to be either-or.
Excerpt: The Spirit of Advent
The Spirit of Advent
Wilson's Bookmarks
Thomas Merton's letters, the law and theology of illegitimacy, and Victorian photocollage.
Indelible Marker
John Wigger explains how Francis Asbury left his fingerprints all over American Christianity.
Star of Bethlehem, The
This documentary suggests it may have been Jupiter.
The Tunes They Are a-Changin'
Dylan's holiday album a bust, but others catch the Christmas spirit.
Quick Media Takes
Books, films, and music of note in December.
Who's Next: Matthew Lee Anderson
Matthew Lee Anderson's online ruminations go deep.