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December 2015
Volume 59, Number 10
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Table of Contents
Features
The Divine Rise of Multilevel Marketing
Behind the $34 billion industry making its way to your church.
One of the fastest-growing companies in the country supports global artisans and funds Christian adoptions.
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And was it even a star? A biblical scholar investigates the mysterious object that guided the Magi to Jesus.
Diet Eman endured Hitler’s occupation separated from her fiance, Hein Sietsma. But apart, they served in the Dutch Underground—saving at least 60 Jews from certain death.
Sometimes he pulls us into the ring—but he always gives us grace to endure.
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Economists are showing that one attitude makes a statistical difference in developing nations.
News
Kingdom Coders
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our December issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our December issue).
Experts weigh giving to insolvent faith-based organizations.
Survey: Two in three evangelicals were attending monthly or more at the time of their first abortion.
Views
How We Forgot the Poverty of Christmas
The Incarnation is not a story we can package or market. It is also the greatest story ever told.
If we're serious about saving lives, we'll be serious about public health.
God hardwired us for home, but we’re living in exile.
Reviews
When Being Pro-Life Didn't Make You a Republican
Journeying back to America before Roe v. Wade is like entering The Twilight Zone.
God calls us to cultivate the earth—not to leave it alone.
From John Wilson, editor of 'Books and Culture'.
An excerpt from "40/40 Vision: Clarifying Your Mission in Midlife."
Why more believers need the courage to get angry at sin.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
In praise of magenta-colored industry.
Responses to our October issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
When my mother and aunties fled to America, God was their Deliverer. They just didn’t know it yet.
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Christmas and Cricket: Finding Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles
Christmas and Cricket: Rediscovering Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles After 70 Years
“A Christmas Sermon for Pagans” is quintessential Lewis at the height of his renown. “Cricketer’s Progress” is more of a mystery.