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April 2010
Volume 54, Number 4
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Cover Stories

The Jesus We'll Never Know
Why scholarly attempts to discover the 'real' Jesus have failed. And why that's a good thing.
Abandon Studying the Historical Jesus? No, We Need History
A response to 'The Jesus We'll Never Know.'
Abandon Studying the Historical Jesus? No, Jesus Studies Matter
A response to 'The Jesus We'll Never Know.'


Asking the Beautiful Question
Reading the Bible through the eyes of outsiders can awaken the church from numbness.
On the Jesus Trail
What we learned from Jews, Muslims, and Arab Christians as we traced the footsteps of Christ in Galilee.
A Resurrection That Matters
If we are completely saved from our sins through the Cross, what's the point of the empty tomb?
Miracle Boat
The surreal, sometimes comical story behind the discovery of the Jesus Boat.


Readers Write
Your responses to the February 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
210 Million Reasons to Adopt
Haiti's devastating quake reminds us that orphans matter to God.
Better Ways to Deliver God's Word
Mark Labberton, Kate Bruce, and Keith Drury discuss better ways to deliver God's Word.
Allow for Space in the Music
Acknowledging the mystery of pain.
Channeling the Populist Rage
How should we respond to the loss of confidence in the government?


Talk, Research, Marry
What Elizabeth Gilbert discovered about marriage before she ate her words in 'Committed.'
My Top 5 Books on Doubt
Picks from John Ortberg, author of 'Faith and Doubt.'
Heroic Tales from Distant Lands
Stories can help us visualize the new shape of world Christianity.
The Vertical Self
How biblical faith can help us discover who we are in an age of self obsession.
Wilson's Bookmarks
"Where Heaven and Earth Meet," "The Making of Evangelicalism," and "The Double Comfort Safari Club."
Yes, We Have a Witness
Historian Vinson Synan reflects personally on the Pentecostal movement.


Haiti by the Numbers
The death toll, donations, and damage after the earthquake.
Go Figure
Stats on Obama, how the generations pray, and more.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on drunk driving, Benny Hinn's wife, and Voodoo.
Out of Context
Debate over 'Camel method' probes limits of Muslim-focused evangelism.
Covert Operation
Video leads to abortion clinic's probation.
Confession Clash
Flagship college cited for faculty faith statement.
Recent deaths, hires, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Politics vs. Persecution
Push for Iran sanctions concerns missiologists.
Should Churches Incorporate?
Leaders weigh in on whether churches should form separate corporations to receive federal social-assistance funds.
Ministry at the Center of Violence
Russ Stendal, held hostage for months by narco-terrorists, now ministers in their midst.
The iSeminary Cometh
Online education is jolting seminaries with rapid enrollment growth.

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