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October 2013Volume 57, Number 8
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Table of Contents
Features
It's Time to Talk about Power
How to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.
Not since “My Utmost for His Highest” has a daily devotional enraptured the English-speaking world, from cynical intellectuals to sweet grandmas, across the theological spectrum. How Young might change how we think about prayer.
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How Milton, Paley, and Darwin help us answer the question.
Why lace up your sneakers when you could just write a check? A personal look at what’s driving the charity running craze.
How God's power is made perfect in weakness.
How the House of Grace ministry sheds a light on the plight of ex-prisoners.
News
Important developments in the church and the world.
Patron saint of American evangelicals finally gets his due in his homeland.
Why George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case created racial havoc across America—but not at the trial’s epicenter.
The NRB warns that new Oxygen show could prompt political action.
They could mature an eager but young movement. But how long should they stay in place?
Views
Whatever Happened to Grace?
A call for a renewal of the message that makes our hearts soar.
Are we welcoming children into all of church life?
There are no easy formulas. Three views.
Yes, the early church was pro-life. But it wasn't just the death of the unborn that it opposed.
Reviews
The Manly Christian Pacifist
Meet the gun-loving, red meat–eating evangelical whose reading of Scripture persuaded him to embrace nonviolence.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Francis Spufford describes to outsiders where we're coming from.
The author of Hipster Christianity lists the books that most shaped the ideas in his new release, Gray Matters: Navigating the Space between Legalism & Liberty (Baker Books, 2013).
When the prospect of death comes close, we learn that life is precious.
Why the ultimate purpose of sex is bringing Glory to God.
How the embattled songwriter made his way to musical maturity.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Smarter, Bolder, and a Little Bit Taller
Yes, it’s really different. And yes, it is still Christianity Today.
Readers respond to articles in our July/August 2013 issue.
God wasn’t on my to-do list. He showed up anyway.
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A Sobering Mercy
A Sobering Mercy
The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.