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Winter 2003: Other Significant Articles


Christine Scheller, “The Little School in the Living Room Grows Up: A homeschooling mom visits one of the largest conventions in the country and notes how this form of alternative education has changed—to the chagrin of traditionalists” Christianity Today (Sept. 9, 2002), pages 46-52. Observations about how the vast home schooling movement has grown and the “living critique” it offers to an increasingly secular American society.



Craig Bird, “A Churchless Faith” Faithworks (Sept/Oct 2002), pages 4-8.

A serious look at “post-congregational” Christians, the reasons they leave, and the challenge of becoming leaver-sensitive. First in a three-part series. At the time of printing, the full article was available at: [no longer available, as of October 1, 2014]

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Rich Doebler, Michael Foss, Knute Larson, and Keith Meyer, “God, Money, and the Pastor” Leadership Journal (Fall 2002), pages 26-31.

A down-to-earth discussion by four pastors about money and how they preach on stewardship in their churches.



Glen Paauw, “Meet Your New Neighbors” Discipleship Journal 131 (Sep/Oct 2002), pages 40-45, 47-57.

This special section on the world next door introduces readers to the religions of the world and how to relate to people of other religions. Numerous side panels by several contributors discuss what is unique about Christianity, how to respond to accusations of intolerance, what spiritual warfare is, and resources for sharing Jesus with people of other beliefs.



Stan Guthrie, “Doors into Islam” Christianity Today (Sept. 9, 2002), pages 34-38,40,42-43.

The present state of evangelistic efforts in Islamic nations, testimonies of former Muslims who are now ardent followers of Jesus, and reports of the persecution of Christians. Guthrie asserts that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have only intensified both the danger and rewards of sharing Jesus with Muslims.



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