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Volume 54, Number 5
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A Candle in the Darkness
The president of Compassion International tells his story of childhood abuse and deliverance in a West Africa boarding school.


Mission Fields on the Move
The massive global migration we see today presents unparalleled opportunities for ministry.
A Badly Broken Boarding School
The story behind the cover story.
Why Johnny Can't Read the Bible
Most Americans—including Scripture-loving evangelicals—cannot name the disciples, the Ten Commandments, or the first book of the Bible. But that's not our biggest biblical illiteracy problem.
A Family Affair
What would the church look like if it put we before me?


Readers Write
Your responses to the March 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
The End of Religious Freedom?
The nightmare scenarios could very well unfold, but they are not the last word.
Origins and the Scientific Community
Karl Giberson, Stephen C. Meyer, and Marcus Ross chart ways intelligent design can gain academic credibility.
Same Sex, Different Marriage
Many of those who want marriage equality do not want fidelity.
Ardor and Order
The charismatic renewal has disappeared like yeast into bread dough.


Faithful Presence
James Davison Hunter says our strategies to transform culture are ineffective, and the goal itself is misguided.
Living God's Ongoing Story
N.T. Wright says character matters, but thinks the Reformers disagreed.
My Top 5 Books on Prayer
Picks from Robert Benson, author of 'In Constant Prayer.'
Cross-Cultural Manners
Wise advice on dealing with money and relationships when working overseas.
A Positive Life
Living with HIV as a pastor, husband, and father.
Wilson's Bookmarks
'Science vs Religion,' 'Silk Parachute,' and 'Thereby Hangs a Tail.'
Get Thee Behind Me, Insecurity
Beth Moore tackles a menacing issue for many women.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.


American Idols and Saints
Newsweek, Fox News, and others debate whether the "Christian viewer vote" has become too powerful.
Go Figure
Stats on the Last Supper's growth, how much megachurches spend on short-term missions, and more.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks from John Piper, Miley Cyrus, and more.
Idaho's Impact
Haiti scandal overshadows bigger threat to evangelical adoption efforts.
Recent deaths, hires, and other transitions in the Christian world.
Moroccan Crackdown
Expulsion of Christians surprises missiologists.
Asylum Surprise
Decision for home-schoolers pushes persecution boundaries.
Sexual Slavery on Main Street
Trafficking of teenagers in the U.S. is getting worse. Here's what some Christians are trying to do about it.

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From Bottom to Top
How to read the Global Conversation upside down.
The Mission of Art
W. David O. Taylor grounds his aesthetic passion in the local church.