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February 2010
Volume 54, Number 2
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Sports Fanatics
How Christians have succumbed to the sports culture—and what might be done about it.
Amen, and a Foul
It is important to distinguish between individuals in sports and the system of sports. Both are broken due to the Fall.
Stay in the Struggle
I suspect that God's design is for us to conduct our analysis in the very throes of competition.
The Joy of Sports
There are a lot of Christian athletes who care about the Cross, the gospel, humility, joy, and sanctification.


Sowing Subversion in the Field of Relativism
More important than winning the argument against relativism is winning the relativist for Christ.
Less Aid for AIDS?
Groups fear impact of Obama administration's PEPFAR stance.
Marilynne Robinson, Narrative Calvinist
John Calvin has given the Pulitzer Prize-winning author a way of seeing that imbues her novels with the grandeur of God.
'Hunger Can Be Conquered'
And, says former Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Thurow, churches have a crucial role to play.
Jesus Ball in Slovakia
GoodSports reaches a culture suspicious of Christians by teaching kids how to hit an inside pitch.


Readers Write
Your responses to the December 2009 issue of Christianity Today.
Listen, Then Speak
Uganda's anti-gay bill is making cross-cultural relations more complex than ever.
Lent—Why Bother?
Three authors weigh the merits of observing Lent.
Strength in Meekness
What to do with the anger that saps strength.
Charles Colson: Valentine's Dynamic Love
Our love is most godly when it is against the world for the world.


2010 Christianity Today Book Awards
Judges whittled 472 submissions down to 12 winners.
There's Power in the Blood
On the heels of the Twilight Saga's success, Christian novelists are tapping the riches of vampire mythology.
A Chronicle of Hopeful Dying
Death is not the enemy, says cancer-stricken Walt Wangerin, but a chance for Jesus to shine.
My Top 5 Books on Sports
Picks from Andrew Parker, professor of sport and Christian outreach at the University of Gloucestershire
Oppression in the Home
A book helping churches respond to an issue we'd rather not think about.
The End of Suffering
Scott Cairns on finding purpose in pain.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Between Relativism and Fundamentalism, Churchill, and The Strange Adventures of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn.
Why Gayle Haggard Stayed
She tells CT why she remained married to Ted Haggard—even after he suggested that she divorce him.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.


Where It's Hardest to Believe
Charting the world's worst persecutors.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on how pastors view Islam, pastors' work hours, poverty, and other topics.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks Jim Dobson's new organization, Montana's assisted suicide, and other topics.
Casting Too Wide a Net
Ministries protest proposed finance reform.
Leaving Mungiki
Some express skepticism as violent sect receives baptism.
Southern Baptist educator Helen Driscoll dies, Gordon Donoho appointed to head Christians in Action Missions International, and other transitions in the Christian world.

More from this Issue

More Sports Talk
But not the kind you hear on ESPN.
A Proverbs 31 Woman
Eve Nunez speaks up for children who cannot speak for themselves.