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April 2012Volume 56, Number 4
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Table of Contents
Features
Why Christians in Richmond, Virginia, and elsewhere are choosing to send their children to struggling public schools.
Five Richmonders who transcend their city's cultural Christianity in unlikely ways.
Why this 'factoid' from the Nicene Creed is key to ending our nightmares about God.
Walking the way of grace in the midst of my grief.
The visual arts can play a powerful role in worship—if we look closely enough.
Our Savior has come, but we're often blind to his purposes.
News
Recent stats on missions, money, and church and state.
Recent remarks on book titles, weight loss, and more.
The former Children of God movement is leaving its sex cult history behind as it shifts from radical legalism to more biblical behavior.
Wycliffe translations challenged by Assemblies of God.
Groups concerned religious liberty fear they could be challenged in the future.
Deaths, retirements, and other changes in the church and the world.
Mandate has evangelicals and Catholics finding common ground on ethics—and strategy.
Observers weigh in as a judge considers the question.
Renewal in the post-war Balkans comes from outside the God box.
Christians and Muslims will find peace if they work together for justice.
Views
How local Christians are building human capital through public health—one man at a time.
Readers respond to the February issue.
A rash of pastor-endorsed fraud taints our gospel witness
An author, a professor, and an animal advocate weigh in.
Not everything the Bible has to say should be literally interpreted. But that doesn't make it less powerful.
Why evangelicals need to redefine themselves and reform the whole church.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Why Jewish New Testament professor Amy-Jill Levine thinks Jews should know more about Jesus, and Christians more about first-century Judaism.
Social conservatism draws its viability from America's founding principles. A review of 'The Case for Polarized Politics.'
Picks from Carl Moeller, CEO of Open Doors USA and coauthor of 'The Privilege of Persecution'
Secularists, D.A. Carson says, want to drive their opponents from the public square.
Brief reviews of 'The Monks of Tibhirine,' 'How to Win an Election,' and 'Wright Morris Territory.'
How to discuss Jesus in a world of diverse paths.
Why Eric J. Bargerhuff says we must avoid twisting Bible verses for our own advantage.
Brief reviews of 'Prophetic Evangelicals,' 'The Explicit Gospel,' and 'Winning the Food Fight.'
Music Reviews:
She left Christian music a decade ago, frustrated with the industry. Now she's back on a CCM label. Here's why.
In Every Issue
The Internet allows a project to go from idea to publication in record time.
Marshall Allman plays the author of 'Blue Like Jazz.'
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Abraham Kuyper Goes Pop
Abraham Kuyper Goes Pop
A brilliant new film series pictures how to live out our salvation.