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June 2011
Volume 55, Number 6
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Cover Story: Historical Adam
The center of the evolution debate has shifted from asking whether we came from earlier animals to whether we could have come from one man and one woman.


Who Gets Left Behind?
How end times theories shape the ways we view our earthly abode.
The New Pro-Life Surge
Political gains by U.S. conservatives unleash waves of anti-abortion legislation.
The Joyful Environmentalists
The duo thinks of creation care not as an onerous duty but a natural response to the goodness of God.


Readers Write
Readers respond to the April issue of CT.
Editorial: No Adam, No Gospel
The historical Adam debate won't be resolved tomorrow, so stay engaged.
Should Christians Smoke Medical Marijuana?
Observers weigh in on pot morality.
Arends on Hardworking Sloths
The lazy culprit behind our busyness.
Civility Under Fire
Dr. King's response to critical clergy is full of lessons for today.


A Variety of Religious Composition
The music we sing, in and out of church, is more varied and interesting than we've been led to believe.
Contemporary Music's Cultural Medium
What kind of Christians do contemporary services produce?
Ayn Rand Led Me to Christ
How the anti-Christian philosopher prepared me to hear the gospel.
Existential Reasons for Belief
Rational proofs alone do not a Christian make.
Working on Eternity
Ben Witherington sets earthly labor in kingdom context. A review of 'Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor.'
My Top 5 Books On Technology
Picks from Shane Hipps, author of 'Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith.'
A Meal with Jesus
Discovering grace, community, and mission around the table
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief Reviews of 'The Pleasures of reading in an age of Distraction,' 'Resonant Witness,' and 'Clear And Simple As The Truth.'
Prison Partnership: Byron R. Johnson on Christian Criminal Justice
Church and state can join hands to prevent crime and reform criminals.
A Sensory Revelation
Terrence Malick wants his films to capture the magic, wonder, and mystery of the universe.


The Theology of Osama bin Laden's Death
Christians call for solemn reflection and thanksgiving.
Go Figure
Recent stats on science, health, and more.
Quotation Marks
Recent comments on website blocking, life expectancy, religion in the workplace, and other topics.
Iran's Persecution Backfires
Regime's antagonism is increasing Christianity's appeal.
Standing on Shaky Ground: Pastor Tax Break Threat Lessens
Ruling means threat to pastor tax break may have lost its legs.
Jerry Dykstra Resigns, Susan Billington Harper Appointed Westmont Provost, & More
Recent appointments and resignations in the Christian world.
Should the China Ambassador Worship at a House Church?
Observers discuss whether the U.S. ambassador to China should worship at an unregistered church to 'publicly identify with the persecuted.'
States' License to Pill Increases Conflicts
Increase in state licenses prompts conscience clashes.
Josh Hamilton's Comeback
The recovering crack addict and baseball superstar knows he's special, but it's a special that cuts two ways.
Former YWAM Leader Defrauds Many
A Swedish Christian businessman swindled friends, family, and missionaries of millions of dollars.

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It's time for a difficult, grace-filled family meeting.
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