The Christian Century

Founded on January 4, 1900, The Christian Century is a biweekly magazine published by The Christian Century. Its subject is religion. The Rev. John M. Buchanan is Editor and Publisher and David Heim is Executive Editor.

Articles from Vol. 112, No. 28, October 11

Brother Jens Goes to Work
THE MONK runs his fingers through his unruly hair and stalks to the podium. Before him sits a mixture of community leaders, teachers, social workers, businessmen and professional people. Most have dressed up for the occasion, but Brother Jens, prior...
Bulldozed on the West Bank: Self-Help Project Is Leveled
THIRTEEN PALESTINIAN turkey farmers and their families in the village of Hizma may be among the final victims of the 28-year Israeli occupation of the West Bank. A farm cooperative funded in part by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was destroyed by Israel...
Churchly Writhings
ACCORDING TO surveys, 89.3 percent of our readers like these miscellaneous or drawer-cleaning-out columns. But 4.3 percent think I prepare them when heading for the road, knowing I can't be timely. They are wrong. Here I am in autumn, a timely season,...
Gene-Patenting Dispute Flares
A WASHINGTON-BASED group that opposes gene patenting launched a nationwide protest September 27 against corporations and scientists involved in what it says is a "morally indefensible" industry. At the same time a California-based think tank that studies...
Is the Bible True?
WHENEVER THERE'S a really intense fight among American Protestants, sooner or later it seems to turn into an argument over the truth of scripture. At one extreme, some dismiss any appeal to the Bible out of hand and consider "authority" a dirty word....
John Paul Outlines Evangelization in Africa
Pope John Paul II, saying that the Roman Catholic Church's task in Africa "is immense," called recently for sweeping political reforms throughout the continent aimed a promoting human rights, improving economic conditions and eliminating wars and violence....
NCC Opposes Telecommunications Act
Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, has asked the council's officers, General Board members and 32 heads of communion to give urgent attention to the Telecommunications Act of 1995. The legislation may result in...
Praying with a Sideward Glance
THE PARABLE about the Pharisee and the tax collector neglects to mention that the Pharisee was singing "Amazing Grace" on his way to church that day. Or that as he said his prayer, there were tears in his eyes. He feels this stuff. He is awash with religious...
The World Wide Web: Taking the Plunge
THE INTERCONNECTIVITY of the world s computers has opened a vast sea of information--oceans of raw data and pools of databases. Is it worthwhile to plunge in? What exactly can one discover by surfing the waters of the information revolution? Where can...
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