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September 2011
Volume 55, Number 9
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The Gospel at Ground Zero
The horrors of 9/11 were not unlike those of Good Friday.


Changes Since 9/11
Pastors, authors, & ministry leaders describe how that fateful day transformed their lives and ministries.
Muslim Missions: Then & Now
How a terrorist attack reshaped efforts to reach Muslims.
Believers on the MOVE
A suburban Chicago church ministers to Muslims at home and abroad.
Loving Muslims One at a Time
The 'Vicar of Baghdad' says the key to Muslim-Christian relations is very personal.
Saving the Superheroes
Portland-based ministry Responder Life sees police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers as an unreached people group.


Readers Write
Readers respond to the July issue of Christianity Today.
Bible Translation Battles
Our movement is wide enough to include a variety of methods.
Have Muslim-Christian Relations Improved Since 9/11?
Observers weigh in on how interactions between the two religions have changed in recent years.
A Wordless Presence
Where spit, blood, and sweat are to be found, so is God.
Criminalizing Circumcision
We have secularized the ancient Jewish rite—but it is still inescapably religious.


My Top 5 Books on TV and Movies
Picks from Steven Greydanus, film critic at Decent Films Guide.
The Antidote to Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Why worship may help kick the habit. A review of 'Addiction and Virtue.'
The King Jesus Gospel
The original good news revisited.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'A Sunlit Absence,' 'The Final Hour,' and 'Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis.'
The Science of Shacking Up
Why cohabitating couples are putting their future at risk. An interview with Glenn Stanton on 'The Ring Makes All the Difference.'
Books to Note
Short reviews of 'With,' 'God in a Brothel,' and 'Seven Days that Divide the World.'


The Lasting Effects of Your School
A new survey found that Christian schooling makes a difference—and that different kinds of Christian education produce different results among their graduates.
Go Figure
Recent stats on ministry, other religions, and life ethics.
Quotation Marks
Missional Church Mergers
New report: More congregational combinations driven by mission, not survival.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Apologetics Makes a Comeback Among Youth
Youth ministry sees the return of reasons.
Parental Frights: Can Parents Practice Rites that Scare Children?
Mom gets 18 months probation for showing her daughter a ritual chicken death.
Court Rejects Prostitution Restrictions on AIDS Funding
Evangelical NGOS say the ruling is unlikely to change their operations, but the case touches on larger principles.
Should Churches Try to Minimize Disruptions?
Observers weigh in on how churches should respond to children disrupting a worship service.
Orthodox Turning Evangelical
What the Ethiopian Orthodox have learned from the expansion of evangelicals.

More from this Issue

A Cross at the Bookends
The meaning of 9/11, and the motivation for missions.
DeVon Franklin Keeps the Faith in Hollywood
The studio exec says it's alive and well.