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September 2013Volume 57, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
My Easter weekend with missionaries who follow Christ to the uttermost.
All that we need to understand the power of the gospel.
How global Christians are revitalizing NYC far beyond Manhattan.
Five Christians shaping their city of 8.3 million.
And how they correct the supersized spirituality of evangelicals.
As we watch family and friends leave the faith, do we look more like the elder brother, the father—or the younger son?
James Ault’s magnificent new documentary gives a firsthand account of global Christianity.
News
Church leaders have almost always faced off over pastors' shaving habits.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Schools see both revenue and mission opportunities.
Why tallies of Christian martyrs vary so widely.
Would embracing organized youth sports help?
Experts weigh in on Jim Standridge's recent, mid-sermon rant.
Corruption, assassination, sex trafficking, and drug addiction thwart justice in the murder capital of the world.
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Views
Indignation is the discourse du jour on the Internet. We can do better.
Three views on a possible church-state stretch.
How sensual delights prepare us for the eternal feast.
What terrifies us about reality pushes us toward its Creator.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Christians who question their beliefs deserve better than defensive slogans and cliches.
Picks from the author of author of Eat with Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food.
It's about much more than managing your Google calendar.
"You know what happens to anyone who attacks the holy Prophet Muhammad."
From the editor of Books & Culture.
The scholar urges the church to stop neglecting Jesus' prayer book.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Why we need quiet disciples. Like the ones in this issue.
How knowing Jesus made all the difference.
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