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May 2014Volume 58, Number 4
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Table of Contents
Features
Forgiving the Sins of My Father
How he taught me the deeper meaning of mercy.
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The young Reformed pastor is supposed to take the Acts 29 Network to the ends of the earth. Why he may be just the man to do it.
What we mean when we profess ‘one catholic church.’
A decade after The Passion, can filmmakers bring an artistic twist to Scripture without alienating moviegoers?
News
How ministries advocate for more prison reform.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
Policy changes aiming for unity at two major Christian organizations spark backlash.
Churches call bill unbiblical, but Christian politicians push it through.
A Christian college changes its mind.
One of Africa’s fastest-growing churches wants to expand by having as many children as possible.
Views
A World Vision for Church and Parachurch
Why the organizations that come alongside must also lead.
How did we come to expect pain-free child rearing?
Widespread corruption presents ethical dilemma for outreach. Four views.
The key to biblical worship: Let everyone sing!
Reviews
Bonhoeffer Against the World
How did a young man with no apparent power become a hero of the faith? A new biography explains.
Justin and Lindsey Holcomb offer the hope of grace to victims of abuse.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
He may not be cruel and capricious. But don't pretend he isn't dangerous.
When a verse or passage grabs your attention, don't be afraid to stop and ask why.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
What it means to see our families through a gospel lens.
Readers respond to the March issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
What happened the second time he flooded my life.
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What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.