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Volume 53, Number 5
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Inside CT: Learning from Widows
Despite being laid off, one woman is committed to supporting three children.
Readers Write
Your responses to the March 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
A Problematic Peace Accord in Pakistan
Christians in Swat Valley brace for Taliban rule.
Embryonic Researchers to Compete for Federal Funds
Access to federal money may be mixed blessing for embryonic research.
Drug Violence Halts Church Trips to Mexico
Drug violence halts church trips to short-term missions mecca.
Transitions in the Christian World
Mark Young becomes president of Denver Seminary, Mary Hulst becomes chaplain of Calvin College, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Church Pink Slips
Tax exemption means layoffs hit congregations' employees harder.
Quotes: Generic Evangelicals, Habitat's Demolitions, Etc.
Comments on generic evangelicals, Habitat's demolition crews, and other topics from recent news.
Caring for the Caregivers
Studies suggest that pastors' health declines are a church problem.
Go Figure
Get the numbers on cancer patients, American Idol, and lay leaders.
Q & A: Carl Moeller
The president and CEO of Open Doors USA updated CT on North Korea, which the group ranks as the world's worst persecutor of Christians.
News Briefs
Todd Bentley marries former intern, Oral Roberts University and Joyce Meyer Ministries become accredited, and other recent news.
Evangelicals in El Salvador Discount Leftist Portrayal
Evangelicals discount portrayal as leftist voting bloc.
Editorial: More Giving, Less Taxing
President Obama's tax plan will hurt the very people he's trying to help.
A Simple, Old-Fashioned Fundraiser
How does an Anabaptist charity get donors to give $1,200 a year?
Tullian Tchividjian: Out of Step and Fine with It
Why Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of the Most Admired Man in America, thinks Christians need to become unfashionable.
Theology in Wood and Concrete
Six Protestant churches that strive to match form with faith.
Keeping Holy Ground Holy
A new survey suggests that seekers are not looking for user-friendly, mall-like buildings.
Augustine's Origin of Species
How the great theologian might weigh in on the Darwin debate.
What Do Prayer Studies Prove?
When a landmark study suggests that intercessory prayer may actually hurt patients instead of help them, you have to wonder.
The President's Faith-Based Point Man
At 26, Joshua DuBois has already been a pastor and a congressional fellow, and is now the President's faith-based point man.
Joshua DuBois Faces Pressure to Prove Himself
The challenges facing Joshua DuBois and the faith-based initiative.
No Homelessness in Ten Years?
Philip Mangano, the federal 'homeless czar,' says, 'Yes we can.'
Reflections: Praying 'Deliver Us from Evil'
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Throwing Inkwells: In Over His Pay Grade
When science is made 'apolitical' and 'unencumbered by religion,' it's usually to hyper-politicize and hyper-sacralize it.
Why We Need Earthquakes
Without them, the planet couldn't support creatures like us.
Science and the Mystic
What are we to make of the variety of spiritual experiences?
Books Uncommon and Offbeat
Short reviews of The Divine Commodity, Something's Rising, and The Reason For Crows.
What to Do with the Stranger?
Two evangelicals argue for more generous immigration policies.
Shane Hipps: How Tech Changes Us
Shane Hipps urges Christians to discern the technology spirits.
The List: CreationWatch
Websites to help you rediscover the beauty of planet Earth this spring.
Ward, M.
M. Ward's songs of love, loss, death—and redemption.
Jesus and the Terminator
Biblical allusions run throughout the series.
Philip Yancey: Surveying the Wondrous Cross
Understanding the Atonement is about more than grasping a theory.