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July/August 2012Volume 56, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
How two evangelicals—one a young-earth creationist, the other an evolutionary creationist—have lived out their faith and professions.
We haven't always been this way.
What the breakdown of opinions looks like.
The Florida senator's religious background takes many shapes, but he knows how it translates into policy.
Story is all the rage. Everyone wants to tell their personal narrative or to give the Bible a simpler and more relevant plot. Maybe it isn't such a good idea.
In 'godless' eastern Germany, Iranian refugees surprise pastors with their interest in Christianity.
You cannot have perfect justice without judgment.
How God used us at one of America's most hedonistic gatherings.
What if our mission is not to 'be Jesus' to other cultures, but to join with the Holy Spirit?
The basketball star hopes to add Olympic gold to the list of accomplishments.
If we truly are social animals, nullifying a family has implications.
Soul Children choirs are popping up everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.
Readers respond to the May issue.
News
Results from a new survey of 170 self-professed North American exorcists.
Important developments in the church and the world.
But demand is high as evangelicals adopt wider variety of children than ever.
Student groups divide over Vanderbilt policy.
Early Israelite dig helps define David and Solomon.
Retirement, death, and other changes in the church and the world.
Daycare drowning renews regulation debate.
Observers weigh in.
As violence surges and diplomacy fails, Christians, Muslims, and Druze advocate for reconciliation and democracy.
Views
The marriage debate shouldn't drive us to outrage or panic.
Who we really are in Christ.
A newborn atheist just can't get the church's music out of her head.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Logan Mehl-Laituri dreamt of pacifist martyrdom in Iraq, but his reasons for seeking this fate are troubling.
Joseph Loconte contemplates the mystery of our Lord's hidden presence.
Brief reviews of 'Four Views on Christian Spirituality,' 'Masters of Command,' and 'Roadside Panic.'
The president of Fuller Theological Seminary on 'Talking with Mormons.'
A brief look.
A brief look.
A brief look.
Music Reviews:
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Here's what's in the works this summer.
The Christian driver on running the race.
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