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Contents:

From the Editor:

The Proper Basis and Spirit for Discernment Ministry by Elliot Miller

Feature Articles:

Satanism: A Taste for the Dark Side by Richard G. Howe

The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith: A Historical Approach by Norman Geisler

News Watch:

A Divine Diet by Randall Birtell

Book Reviews:

Answering “The Knock” – Reviews of 1.  “Doctrine Twisting: How Core Biblical Truths Are Distorted” by H. Wayne House and Gordon Carle, reviewed by Tye Power, <2. “Becoming Gods: A Closer Look at Twenty-First-Century Mormonism” by Richard Abanes, Reviewed by Eric Johnson 3. “Speaking the Truth in Love to Muslims” by Roland Cap Ehlke, Reviewed by Sam Wall 4. “Hell under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment” by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Reviewed by R. Douglas Geivett 5. “On the Reliability of the Old Testament” by K. A. Kitchen, Reviewed by Daniel Hoffman 6. “A Biblical History of Israel” by Iain Provan, V. Philips Long, and Tremper Longman III, Reviewed by Daniel Hoffman 7. “Hard Questions, Real Answers” by William Lane Craig, Reviewed by Richard G. Howe 8. “The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Sex Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning” by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, Reviewed by Eric Johnson 9. “The Thinking Toolbox: Forty-Two Lessons to Build Your Reasoning Skills” by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, Reviewed by Eric Johnson 10. “Thinking about God: First Steps in Philosophy” by Gregory E. Ganssle, Reviewed by Richard G. Howe 11. “The Truth about Tolerance: Pluralism, Diversity and the Culture Wars” by Brad Stetson and Joseph G. Conti, Reviewed by Gene Edward Veith 12. “Meltdown: Making Sense of a Culture in Crisis” by Marcus Honeysett, Reviewed by Gene Edward Veith 13. “Unspeakable: Facing Up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror” by Os Guinness, Reviewed by Francis J. Beckwith 14. “Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy” by Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. De S. Cameron, eds., Reviewed by Scott Klusendorf 15. “Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World” by Wesley J. Smith, Reviewed by Scott Klusendorf 16. “The Privileged Planet” by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, Reviewed by Paul A. Nelson 17. “The Design Revolution” by William A. Dembski. Reviewed by Paul A. Nelson

Ask Hank:

How Should Christians View Halloween and Christmas? by Hank Hanegraaff

Practical Hermeneutics:

 

Are Woman Saved by Faith Plus Works? by Jeff Spencer

Effective Evangelism:

Using Analogies to Reach the Lost and Refute the Cults by Max Herrera

Viewpoint:

Are There Limits to Religious Free Exercise? Francis J. Beckwith