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May 2012Volume 56, Number 5
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Table of Contents
Features
There are credible reports that Heidi Baker heals the deaf and raises the dead. One thing is for sure: She loves the poor like no other in this forgotten corner of the planet.
Each atonement theory highlights a truth about the Cross—but none more so than Christ's substitutionary death.
How physical debility strengthened my reliance on God.
And why it's important to say so.
News
Research shows more than a quarter of pastors have been edged out of a church, regardless of denomination.
Recent stats on prison ministry, spirituality, and geography.
Recent remarks on Pat Robertson, surprise persecution simulations, and more.
Previous forgeries make announcements of new archeological discoveries difficult to believe.
Shifting demographics necessitate a second look at historic churches' ministries.
Deaths, retirements, and other changes in the church and the world.
Youcef Nadarkhani's beliefs raises strategic questions.
Churches are filling with both immigrants and locals drawn to new worship styles.
Observers weigh in.
The province's evangelicals pursue a fresh hearing for the gospel in their post-Christian culture.
Views
Readers respond to the March issue.
How fellow Christians should respond.
A theology professor, a law professor, and an editor weigh in.
How the church can help the faithful stay faithful.
Let's not vomit on JFK's famous church-state speech.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Why the New York Times columnist wants to see America return to its confessional roots.
Religious organizations should defend their public presence without resorting to individualism.
Picks from Doug Wilson.
There's more to life than relationships of economic exchange.
Living as agents of gospel transformation.
Brief reviews of 'On the Meaning of Sex,' 'The Dickens Dictionary,' and 'Henry Ossawa Tanner'
Great figures from church history have much to teach about talking with God.
A brief look.
A brief look.
A brief look.
Music Reviews:
A Christian music veteran discusses a new album and his long-time struggle with alcohol.
In Every Issue
Healing and the Good News move in concert.
Nikki Toyama-Szeto diversifies Intervarsity's student conference.
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Eugene Cho wonders whether we're willing to go beyond paying lip service to social change.