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August 2011
Volume 55, Number 8
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They Like You
What they really think about evangelicals, and why we worry about it.


Dave Ramsey Goes Beyond Credit Card Shredding
More congregations than ever are hosting Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Now he's looking at their budgets, too.
Excerpt: Earthen Vessels
It includes sex, diet, and sports—but so much more.
Ethiopia's River of Death
A handful of tribal Christians are fighting child sacrifice.
Signs of the End Times
Our pursuit of justice in the present foreshadows the perfect justice of an age to come.
A New Kind of Pentecostal
It's no longer just about raising a hand to God. It's also about reaching out a hand to the needy.
A Dream of a Center
An interview with the head of one of the most effective Pentecostal social missions in America.
Feeding the Poor Through Pay-As-You-Can
A church-based café in New Jersey may be the future for helping people get on their feet.


Readers Write
Readers respond to the June issue of Christianity Today.
Good Religion, Bad Religion
A new study reveals we're incurably religious. That's a problem.
The Ethics Behind Drones
Christian thinkers weigh in on whether the U.S. should use unmanned predator drones to target enemy forces.
Arends: The Expansive Path
Why the narrow way to faith is also expansive.
Colson & George: Real Happiness
Where a people abandons virtue, government steps in.


Mark Noll on the Christian Mind
Christian scholarship must be rooted in the person and work of Christ, says the Notre Dame historian.
John Wilson Reviews Timothy Larsen's Latest
Even among the skeptics of 19th-century England, the Bible loomed large. A review of 'A People of One Book.'
My Top 5 Books On Hell
Picks from Robert Peterson, co-editor of 'Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven?'
What Jesus Never Said
He taught us not to judge others—or ourselves. A review of '10 Things Jesus Never Said.'
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'The Words of Others,' 'The Golden Empire,' and 'Building the Barricade.'
Agents of Translation: Philip Eaton on 'Engaging the Culture, Changing the World'
Christian colleges should fluently speak the language of both the gospel and the surrounding culture.
Books to Note
Short reviews of 'Not a Fan,' 'Why God Won't Go Away,' and 'A Parent's Guide to the Christian College.'


Polling Evangelical Leaders
Both unanimity and diversity emerge in a recent poll of the Lausanne delegates.
Go Figure
Abortion, Catholicism, politics, and other recent stats.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments from Fred Luter, Darren Aronofsky, and others that have stirred the pot.
New Policies Threaten Settlement Agencies
Resettlement agencies laid off staff after a new Department of Homeland Security screening disrupted refugees' flights to the U.S.
Gender Debate: SBC Pastors Denounce NIV
Southern Baptist delegates passed a resolution criticizing the 2011 update and asked LifeWay stores not to sell the Bible translation.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Purity Practices: Coed Leadership Concerns
Old safeguards face coed workplace.
Should We Still Give Out Tracts?
Observers weigh in on whether tracts, flyers, and street evangelism are effective tools.
Pastors: Alabama Immigration Law Will Crimp Outreach
Churches in states with tighter laws on immigration may see unintended consequences.
Homeless Shelters Face Sharp Cutbacks
The feeding programs and shelters are becoming a shrinking circle of protection despite best efforts by churches and ministries.

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Why the president of the philanthropic Bridgeway Foundation says money alone won't fix the problem.