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March 2010
Volume 54, Number 3
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Cover: The Mind Under Grace
Why a heady dose of doctrine is crucial to spiritual formation.
The Lost Art Of Catechesis
It's a tried and true way of teaching, among other things, Christian doctrine.
Practically Theological
How churches are teaching doctrine—and finding eager participants.


A Lifelong Journey with Islam
From childhood, I've been learning about—and witnessing to—Muslims.
Born Again … Again
In my ministry of racial reconciliation, I had to move from a culture of effort to a culture of grace.
Art for God's Sake
For over 20 years, Greg Wolfe has been weaving the braid of faith and art.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The deaf are virtually an 'unreached people group,' but an Illinois ministry is remedying that one video at a time.


Readers Write
Your responses to the January 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Box Office Pantheism
Critiques of Avatar's spirituality should be winsome—and prophetic.
Reforming Immigration
Samuel Rodriguez, James Hoffmeier, and David Skeel chart the best road to approach 'the stranger.'
Is Cosmetic Surgery Immoral?
Even more importantly: Why do you want to know?
'It's Not About the Past'
New Anglican and Lutheran groups need to nurture a positive identity.


The Evolution of Sin
Old Testament professor Gary Anderson explains how sin came to be seen as a debt rather than a weight—and how that shaped Christianity.
Brian McLaren's 'A New Kind of Christianity'
Brian McLaren's 'new' Christianity is not so much revolutionary as evolutionary.
My Top 5 Books on Community
Picks from Richard Lamb, author of The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends.
Transforming the Brain
In 'Wired for Intimacy,' William Struthers says there's a chemical reason why pornography is addicting.
Holy Subversion
Allegiance to Christ in an age of rivals.
Wilson's Bookmarks
'Against the Tide,' 'The History of the Medieval World,' and 'Rouault-Fujimura.'
Preach. The. Word.
Still, says Charles Swindoll, the best sermons are wrapped in stories.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.


Robert Park's North Korea Mission
A 28-year-old missionary was reportedly inspired by the martyrdom of Robert Jermain Thomas.
Go Figure
Recent statistics on prejudice and religion, giving to Haiti relief, and other topics.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on spanking children, daring Rick Warren to wrestle, and other topics.
Beyond Believers
Religion is now the hottest topic for American historians.
Taking Stock
Funds expand faith-based investing.
Are Evangelicals Doing a Good Job at Racial Integration?
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
When Caesar Renders
Romanian Baptists dissent over accepting government funds.
'Best Time for a Christian'
Resilient evangelicals vow to restore Haiti, body and soul.
It's the End of the World, and We Love It
We're flocking to movies about the last days, even in the midst of a penny-pinching recession. Why?

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Getting the Story
Why journalism is not just a profession for us.
Deep Faith
Graham Tomlin wants to bring theology back to church.