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June 2013Volume 57, Number 5
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Table of Contents
Features
A top economist shares the astounding news about that little picture hanging on our refrigerator.
Economist Charles Kenny offers a contrarian take on global poverty.
Former sponsored children like Moses Pulei pay it forward in their hometowns.
Why God’s omniscience is good news for us.
Across the country, congregations are whipping members into shape with highly marketed, faith-based health programs. What's right—and troubling—about the trend.
Singing is a forgotten—but essential—spiritual discipline.
How one church leader in Georgia is breaking the longstanding divide between Protestants and Orthodox.
Why do we often squirm at the announcement of God's love?
How songwriter Audrey Assad transcended "positive and encouraging" to create music for the church.
News
There's a boatload of efforts to create a full-scale replica of Noah's work.
Important developments in the church and the world.
How experts are trying to shape divorce policies in fresh ways.
What Shai Linne's takedown of Joyce Meyers suggests about Reformed rap.
As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in, faith-based organizations say 'no' to loyalty oaths.
Experts weigh in on trying to discern God’s will for each family’s size.
More noncollege-bound young adults seek direction, and new ministries are becoming poised to help.
Views
Readers write and respond to the April issue.
When you get serious about cultural change, you get serious about institutions.
Experts weigh in on biblical bonding.
But one way or another, God will point you to the place where your gifts can serve his people.
Why we can enthusiastically join arms with the Catholic leader.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
N. D. Wilson paints a portrait of living joyfully underneath the horizon of mortality.
Practical, compelling, and accessible texts that help share the Good News.
Amy Simpson challenges the church to step up its ministry to a vulnerable population.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Why Christians can't be careless about the consumption of popular culture.
Dave Brunn shows Bible translators never achieve strict, word-for-word accuracy--even when they promise it.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Child sponsorship provides the most basic necessity.
How God woke me up in a dream.
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