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Contents:

Feature Articles:

In Defense of the New Testament Jesus by Lee Strobel

Point-Counterpoint: How Should Christians Approach the Problem of Evil? by E. Calvin Beisner and Chad Meister

News Watch:

Village Atheists with Vengeance by C. Wayne Mayhall

From the Editor:

Everett R. Jacobson (1928-2007) by Elliot Miller

Effective Evangelism:

Practicing “the Craft”: Why Young People Are Attracted to Wicca by Catherine Edwards Sanders

Reviews:

Moving a Cult into Mainstream Christianity, A review of Called to Be Free DVD by Joel Kramer and Scott Johnson. Reviewed by Eric Johnson

Truth Unearthed: From the Digs of Archaeology to the Pages of the Bible: a review of NIV Archaeological Study Bible: An Illustrated Walk through Biblical History and Culture by Walter C. Kaiser and Duane Garrett, editors. Reviewed by Paul L. Maier

Do You Believe in Ghosts?, A review of The Truth Behind Ghosts, Mediums, and Psychic Phenomena by Ron Rhodes. Reviewed by Robert Velarde

Is America’s Paranormal Obsession Really a Threat to Children?, A review of Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids by Marcia Montenegro. Reviewed by C. Wayne Mayhall

Raising the Bar: A Review of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World by Sean McDowell. Reviewed by Adam Pelser

Morality for Citizens of Heaven and Earth, A review of Christian Ethics in Plain Language by Kerby Anderson. Reviewed by C. Wayne Mayhall

Francis Schaeffer and His Apologetics Legacy, A review of Truth with Love The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer by Brian A. Follis. Reviewed by Douglas Groothuis

A Good Cause Deserves a Good Argument, A review of Why Good Arguments Often Fail: Making a More Persuasive Case for Christ by James W. Sire. Reviewed by Douglas Groothuis

An Apologetics Appetizer, A review of The Ten Most Common Objections to Christianity by Alex McFarland. Reviewed by Adam C. Pelser

How Christianity Influenced Western Civilization, A review of What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? How It Shaped the Modern World by Jonathan Hill. Reviewed by Robert Velarde

A Handy Guide and a Cautious Appraisal, A review of The Baker Pocket Guide to New Religions by Nigel Scotland. Reviewed by C. Wayne Mayhall

A Theologian and His Granddaughter Talk about God, A review of Conversations with Poppi about God: An Eight-Year-Old and Her Theologian Grandfather Trade Questions by Robert W. Jenson and Solveig Lucia Gold. Reviewed by Eric Johnson

in Christi Gloriam, A review of Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas by Kelly Monroe Kullberg. Reviewed by C. Wayne Mayhall

Discovering God in the Shadows, A review of Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows by Ravi Zacharias. Reviewed by C. Wayne Mayhall

Recovering Bible Literacy in America, A review of Taking Back the Good Book: How America Forgot the Bible and Why It Matter to You by Woodrow Kroll. Reviewed by A. B. Caneday

On the Enduring Legacy of Phillip Johnson, A review of Darwin’s Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement by William A. Dembski, ed.. Reviewed by Angus Menuge

Inherit the Wind All Over Again, A review of Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism by Cornelius G. Hunter. Reviewed by Paul A. Nelson

Viewpoint:

Is it Permissible for a Christian to Vote for a Mormon? by Francis J. Beckwith

Ask Hank:

Does the Bible Promote Polygamy? by Hank Hanegraaff

Practical Hermeneutics:

Confronting Literary Realism in the Bible by Leland Ryken