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January 2011
Volume 55, Number 1
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Cover Story

Cover: Chasing Methuselah
Exercise, technology, and diet help us live longer than ever. Should those who look to eternal life care?


Reconciling in Sudan
Are peacemaking efforts in Sudan enough to prevent violence if the South votes for independence?
Connoisseur for Christ
What inspires the art enthusiast to give millions away?
How to Teach Sex
Seven realities that Christians in every congregation need to know.
Memorization: A Lost Art
Recovering the lost art of Scripture memorization.
The Enduring Church
Believers in every age worry about the collapse of the faith.
The Reasons for Unbelief
The reasons for unbelief are more complex than many atheists let on.
Hope for Ohio’s Poor
The Big Reach Center of Hope offers a lifeline to Ohio's rural poor.


Readers Write
Your responses to the November 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
Cartoon of the Month
Crystal Cathedral Cracks
Why we are better off letting God make the gospel relevant.
Give to Street People?
Christian thinkers weigh in on whether Christians should always give money to people on the street who ask for it.
Flunking Pew's Pop Quiz
Good thing the Last Judgment is not a round of Final Jeopardy!
Sudan's Politics of Prayer
If there were ever a time for intercession in international affairs, this is it.


The Business of Business
Christians in the marketplace, says Jeff Van Duzer, are not second-class citizens of the kingdom.
The Center of the Good News
Why we can’t understand the gospel—or ourselves—without the Trinity. A review of 'The Deep Things of God.'
My Top 5 Books on Poetry for the Soul
Picks by Roger Lundin, the author of "Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age."
Luminous Slice of China
In the historical novel 'City of Tranquil Light,' ordinary missionaries transcend extraordinary circumstances.
Wise Stewards
Philosophical foundations of Christian parenting.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Short reviews of '1 Samuel,' 'Not in the Heavens,' and 'The Identity Man.'
Interview: Condoleezza Rice
How faith guided the former secretary of state's life from the segregated South to dictating the nation's foreign policy.
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.


Top 10 News Stories of 2010
The events, people, and debates of the past year that have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
Go Figure
Stats on theology, marriage, and evangelical self-image.
MK Schools See Lower Numbers
Recent reports of child abuse overshadow another trend.
Bhutan Budges
Buddhist nation will likely legalize Christianity.
'Chilling Verdict'
Churches re-assess risk management policies.
Resist the TSA?
Observers discuss whether Christians should resist airport body scans and pat-downs.
Generic Christian U.
Ties that bind church schools are loosening.
Constructing Peace
One Olympic athlete's efforts to build relationships between Sudan's Christians and Muslims.
A Developing Nation Inside the U.S.
The forgotten rural poor face desperate challenges.

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