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September 2014Volume 58, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
Why Can't Men Be Friends?
Men and women alike increasingly say they are lonely. It doesn't have to be this way.
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Couples need more than just each other.
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It's a meal that often divides us. It needn't be that way.
I thought a winsome faith would win Christians a place at Vanderbilt’s table. I was wrong.
How to gear the free market so that people floursh.
A new model of Christian stewardship is scalable, global, and can compete with China. It will just cost you $100,000 to join the cause.
News
Along the Mexican border, U.S. churches care for undocumented children.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Why one seminary thinks so and is sending an Old Testament scholar into early retirement.
Why Christian organizations were concerned about Obama’s executive order—even though so few were directly affected.
Deleting some stuff from the Bible can be profitable--and okay.
Or is the Devil too distracting?
Views
Life Together, Again
After Hobby Lobby, vibrant corporate life is needed more than ever.
In Christ, there is neither empty nester nor new mom.
In the era of massive data collection, Uncle Sam snoops on a grand scale.
As it turns out, your success probably has little to do with you.
Reviews
Slow and Steady Builds the Church
Slick programs and efficient business models are no substitute for the patient work of discipleship. A review of John Pattison and C. Christopher Smith's 'Slow Church.'
Jen Wilkin equips women to study Scripture more deeply.
Joshua Dubois, president Obama's former spiritual advisor, recommends readings for those in positions of authority.
Eugene Cho wonders whether we're willing to go beyond paying lip service to social change.
Why are movies about the last days still so popular?
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Who knew that dinner out with friends could be so misleading?
Readers respond to the June issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.
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Bless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Bless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Christians’ misguided fight for football devotions isn’t working.