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CrossingCurrents Vol 6:4 In this issue, we take a look at the recent bestseller, Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, in which the author portrays Jesus as a failed messiah.

CrossingCurrents Vol 6:3 After more than a decade of war, where do Americans stand on possible new interventions? In this issue, we considerreactions to new "lines" being drawn in the sand when it comes to war.

CrossingCurrents Vol 6:2 In this issue, CapStand Director, Linwwod Bragan goes inside Washington DC to look at current attempts to curtail military chaplains from sharing their faith with those they serve alongside. Also, what do Americans think about leadership.

CrossingCurrents Vol 6:1 The History Channel aired a new miniseries based on the Bible. Was ther need for any concern by Christians prior to its release? This issue takes a look at the background for the series production. What was said in advance and what, perhaps could also have been disclosed.

 CrossingCurrents Vol 5:4 The 2012 presidential election included a Mormon nominee for the first time in our nation's history. This issue of CrossingCurrents looked at how Christians should view the nomination and the implications it might have on future elections.

CrossingCurrents Vol 5:3 Space aliens are back in the news thanks to a new National Geographic Channel (NGC) series, "Chasing UFOs". This issue looks at polling data released by NGC to promote the program and the interest Americans have in UFOs. Beam Me Up Scotty!

CrossingCurrents Vol 5:2 In this issue we look at some of the popular magazines' take on Easter week; particularly regarding heaven and the resurrection. In the attempt to sell magazines they often reach some amazing conclusions regarding Christian faith beliefs. Rethinking the Resurrection

CrossingCurrents Vol 5:1 This issue considers some of the polling information and comments by Christian leaders, and others, regarding the faith beliefs of President Obama. Includes several video links. A Muslim President, Really!

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:7 This issue takes a look at the issue of faith and politics. How important a role does a person faith play in their politics? Faith and Politics Intersect in Culture.

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:6 This special issue reflects on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.  Put on Your Running Shoes: Remembering 9-11

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:5 After ten years of war in the Middle East, many of those who have served in the military still face the challenges that come with having served in combat. In this issue, Cross-Swords Director, Don Malin who has served two tours of duty in the Middle East, offers some practical tips on how we can minister to those who have served. Read Don's thoughts in "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Ministering to Returning Combat Veterans".

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:4  For several weeks in May 2011, the media seemed obsessed with covering a prophecy made by Harold Camping regarding the end of the world. In this issue of CrossingCurrents we consider Camping's prophecy and why it is getting so much attention in the feature article, Where Were You When the World Didn't End on May 22, 2011.

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:3  During April 2011, Alabama and several other southern states experienced the worst tornado damage in recent history. In this special issue, Crosswinds president, Bob Waldrep, shares some of his thoughts of going into one of the worst hit areas in the article "Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Tornados: Life Lessons from the Back of a Pickup Truck".

 CrossingCurrents Vol 4:2 The feature article "The Controversy Over Hell" takes a look at Rob Bell's bestseller, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, as covered by Time magazine under the cover headline: "What If There Is No Hell?".

CrossingCurrents Vol 4:1 The feature article "You Can Take the Soldier Out of the War, But..." takes a compelling look at the difficulty soldiers can have readjusting to life after the battlefield. Written by Don Malin, who served two tours of duty in the Middle East as a military Chaplain.

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:6 The feature article "Three Pigs and a Barbque Sandwich" considers the need to build our lives wisely in the midst of cultural shifts. Also, article on the importance of speaking and understanding the cultural languages.

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:5 The feature article of this issue, "Who's Out on Halloween", considers the current state of Halloween and who actually celebrates it.

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:4 The feature article, "Walking Out On Christianity: A New Trend?" considers the statement by popular author Anne Rice that she was quitting Christianity and what it might reveal concerning a growing trend in America. Also, "Lessons on Buddhism: Are Thais Really Buddhists?"

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:3 Feature article, "A Soldier's Story: Serving in the Middle East". Also, the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" is again in the news. The article "Military Chaplains Weigh In on Don't Ask, Don't Tell" gives a glimpse into the thoughts of some of the chaplains who are, or have actively served regarding this policy.

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:2 Our "Top Ten list of Cultural Deceptions". See if you agree with our list or would change it.

CrossingCurrents Vol 3:1  Can the Church draw a distinction between, methodologies, mission, and its message? That's the topic of our article, "The Church of Funday".

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:9 How is Buddhism and other eastern religions encroaching into the US culture? This issue examines one example of the promotion of Buddhism in the feature article, "No Compassion Found in Hell". Also, Crosswinds announces new ministry - CrossTies Asia.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:8 Special issue on Islam. Feature article, "Understanding Islam". Includes recent statistics relative to Islam in the United States and how Americans view Islam eight years after 9-11.

CrossingCurrents: Special Report from Southeast Law Institute Eric Johnston of the Southeast Law Institute addresses the issue of advertising rights, especially as related to issues of religion.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:7 Feature article, "Imagine There's No Religion?" Also featured are statistics from Newsweek poll asking if we are a post-Christian nation? Media stories include articles on atheist billboard campaign in Fort Lauderdale and one former pastor's thoughts on imagining no religion. Also, war of science and religion and Buddhist influence on church-goers.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:6 Feature article, "Upholding Biblical Marriage". Also featured are statistics regarding current state and views of marriage in America and updates from Afghanistan and Romania. News Items include stories on continuing efforts by atheist groups to promote their beliefs through media sources, effect of economic conditions on church attendance, gay political activism, and an attempt for racial unity in the Church.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:5 Feature article, "Monkey Business: A Chip off the Old Lemur". Group claims that to have found the latest "missing link". Issue also includes regular features: Culture Tracks (Current Statistics Regarding American Views of Evolution) and News Items reflecting noteworthy cultural articles in the media.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:4 Includes feature article, "Beatles Take Transcendental Meditation to School". This issue also includes regular features: Culture Tracks (Belief Trends Among Professing Christians), and In the News.

CrossingCurrents Special Report from Afghanistan Update on "Tables of Grace in Afghanistan" and photos of Chaplain Don Malin and some of the troops he ministers to.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:3 Includes articles on "Tables of Grace in Afghanistan", a special project to provide for soldiers in Sharana, and "The Shrinking Church", examining current statistical trends of church growth in the U.S. This issue also includes regular features: Culture Tracks (Americans polled on who their heroes are), In the News, and Letters.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:2 Includes feature article, "Bus Wars: Atheists and Christians Jump on the Bus", the continuing spread of humanist groups advertising on buses and Christian groups responding. Also, regular features: Culture Tracks, In the News, and Letters.

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:1, Part 2 The second part of our article "Becoming A Post-Racial America Part 2".

CrossingCurrents Vol 2:1 Includes articles: "Becoming A Post-Racial America, Part 1" and "Oprah and Spirituality". Also, regular features: Culture Tracks and Letters.

CrossingCurrents Vol 1:1 Includes article "Coming Soon to a Bus Near You" about humanist groups mounting a bus advertising campaign, in Washington D.C., to promote atheism's belief there isn't a God. Also, regular features: Culture Tracks and Letters.

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