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April 2014Volume 58, Number 3
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Table of Contents
Features
Surprised by N.T. Wright
The Bible scholar's goal is to massively revise the way we talk about the Christian faith. By many accounts, he's already succeeded.
How I came to stop hiding and face the biggest secret of my early life.
They're broken and messy. But God is remaking them in his holy image.
Why it may (or may not) be okay to watch adults beat up on one another.
Sociologist Rodney Stark unearths why global religious hostility is on the rise.
News
What Christians were really doing in the Central African Republic attacks.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
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Some see small signs of freedom even as the country moves up the list of top persecutors.
It’s the new mantra at many colleges, universities, and nonprofits.
Steven Furtick's Elevation Church holds spontaneous baptisms. Experts weigh in on the practice.
The country’s likely next leader is a Hindu nationalist who has suppressed other faiths. Why church leaders aren’t worried.
Millions identify themselves as evangelicals, but few are at research universities.
Views
An Open Apology to the Local Church
Though much have I attended you, late have I loved you.
Sometimes, our spiritual experiences can't be put into words.
Challenging ourselves to embrace the sense of fun infused in this world.
Reviews
The Trouble with Touchy-Feely Faith
A historian explores the sappier side of evangelical life.
How seasons of financial uncertainty can teach us about true abundance.
Tim Muehlhoff discusses the art of civil, Christlike conversation.
Hollywood is finally giving us pictures of bonds that go deeper than romance.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
N.T. Wright told us his plans 15 years ago. How they have panned out.
Readers respond to the January/February issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
After I surrendered to the FBI, I surrendered to the Holy Spirit.
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Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
That's the mystery the Gender Parity Project, whose results debut this weekend, sets out to solve.