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November 2014
Volume 58, Number 9
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Table of Contents
Features
Is This the End for Mideast Christianity?
For Mideast Christians, 2014 has been a year of bloody disaster. Are these churches on the edge of extinction?
And how Christians in the arts can bring them back.
Succession plans can destroy a church. Or help it thrive for years to come. What are the keys to success?
Studying the Bible in light of the Great Tradition.
The missionary nurse who survived the deadly virus says medicine alone won't cure West Africa.
News
Brazil's Values Voters
An Assemblies of God member makes a strong showing in the Catholic nation's presidential race.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
A new Lifeway survey found that 9 in 10 evangelicals say no. Here's how Christian leaders responded.
Outbreak highlights African views about God’s healing power.
You can disbelieve in God, never go to church, and still identify as "evangelical" in most polls. But if you're black and evangelical, you literally don't count.
Views
Domestic Neglect: Can You Hear the Silent Screams at Home?
Our culture of overwork is creating a crisis.
Three views on how to keep church services from becoming like American Idol.
The Almighty in the age of exaggeration and exclamation.
Good news for our bodies—in this life and the next.
Reviews
Our Bodies Were Made for You, O Lord
We've been designed, right down to the DNA, to love and serve our maker.
'Vainglorious', that is. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung examines an obscure vice that entraps us all.
Leslie Leyland Fields chooses five books best read away from the comforts and conveniences of modern life.
The author lays out a way to witness after churches have lost their cultural privilege.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Seeing connections between today’s Mideast church and the first church.
Readers respond to the September issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Inside my own revolution.
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Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
As a same-sex-attracted woman married to a man, I was struggling to ward off temptation on my own power. Then God showed me I didn’t have to.