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June 2012Volume 56, Number 6
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Table of Contents
Features
The real story of how "Nixon's hatchet man" ended up in, out, and back in prison (and the White House), shaping a movement in the process.
Mentoring programs for children of prisoners let faith flourish after federal cutback.
What does Christian maturity look like in a youth-worshiping culture?
How we under- and overestimate the power and shape of the next generation.
We don't grow out of spiritual adolescence by trying to grow up.
How the Resurrection infused my rational faith with a passionate hope.
How interconnectivity helps us better engage the Bible.
How interconnectivity helps us better engage the Bible.
News
A recent study suggests orthodoxy doesn't draw church crowds on its own.
Recent stats.
Quotes about Richard Land, the word 'a,' and more.
Church-run schools in Nigeria made a shift in cost.
Controversy brews over labels on Christian novels.
Redistricting and retirements may halve the small group—again.
Deaths, appointments, and other changes in the church and the world.
Believers debate re-labeling the country a 'Christian nation.'
Observers weigh in.
Coptic Christians test new strategies to thrive in an Islamist Egypt.
Views
Readers respond to the April issue.
Chuck Colson's vision for Christian unity and full-orbed reform lives on.
Three missions experts weigh in.
Why we can't get the New Testament without the Old.
A viral video is a symptom of our spiritual malaise, but not the cure.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
The historical theologian says Luther and Calvin show us how to read the Bible for the sake of the church.
How Cambodia's Killing Fields became an extraordinary ex-Communist's mission field.
Picks from David Gushee.
Ignoring the ethics of food production and land use is not an option for Christians.
Excerpts from recent books.
Brief reviews of 'Free Will,' 'The Lion Bible in Its Time,' and 'Crazy Dangerous'
What developmental science tells us about children's religious beliefs.
A brief look.
A brief look.
Music Reviews:
In Every Issue
From junior-high camp gimmicks to sexperiments.
Dave Runyon puts the Great Commandment in action.
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America the Beautiful, America the Violent
America the Beautiful, America the Violent
Ferguson may be about race, but it is also about violence. And we should have something to say about both.