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Summer 2002: Other Significant Articles


“Only God is Free” Geoffrey Bromiley. Christianity Today (Feb 4, 2002), pp. 72-75

Want to read more of what others are saying about God’s control and man’s freedom? This professor emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary specifically addresses openness theology and says that it has an incorrect view of God and man’s freedom.



“The Mysterious World of Islam” Charisma (Feb 2002), pp. 40-48

Charisma offers a diverse panel of seven experts to discuss what Muslims believe and offering suggestions how to proclaim Jesus to them. For other periodicals discussing the relation of Islam and Christianity, see also:

“Is the God of Muhammad the Father of Jesus?” Timothy George. Christianity Today (Feb 4, 2002), pp. 28 –35.

Mission Frontiers (Vol 23, No 4, Dec 2001). “Many Faces of Islam” issue.



“Building Your Personal Library” Phil Cooke. Ministries Today (Jan/Feb 2002), pp. 40-44, 48.

Phil Cooke offers great reasons for building an effective library for the Christian leader while subtly diffusing the error of shallowness prevalent today. Includes excellent practical advice on how to build your library and what to include.



Your Church Nov/Dec 2001 (Vol 47, No 6)

Is your congregation out of classroom space? Thinking of updating your pews? Every issue of Your Church offers numerous practical articles about the facilities and operation of a congregation, from legal concerns to lighting. For example, the December/November issue is dedicated to church furnishings. The March/April edition concentrates on constructing a new church building. Your Church is a publication of Christianity Today, Inc., and you can find their on-line Church buyer’s Guide at [site no longer active, as of June 2014].



“Zimbabwe opens floodgates for whole African Continent” Ted Olsen. DAWN Report (Issue 46, Mar 2002), pp. 1-2.

What can the united efforts of praying believers accomplish in one nation? Ted Olsen, in this special “The Deep and Wide African Church” issue, reports that by the grace of God, 10,000 new churches were planted in Zimbabwe in the last 12 years.

For more reports of what God is doing in Africa, see:

“Miracles in Mozambique” C. Hope Flinchbaugh. Ministries Today (Mar/Apr 2002), pp. 46-51.

“One African Nation Under God” Ted Olsen. Christianity Today (Feb 4, 2002) , pp. 36-43.

“Nigeria’s Miracle” J. Lee Grady. Charisma (May 2002), pp. 38-50, 83.



“Nuptial Agreements” Agnieszka Tennant. Christianity Today (Mar 11, 2002) Pp. 58-65

Explains the two major models of marriage taught and believed by evangelicals: complementarian and egalitarian. Also shows that when couples practice biblical principles, both models look rather similar.

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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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