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March 2015
Volume 59, Number 2
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Table of Contents
Features
Andy Crouch: The Return of Shame
From online bullying to Twitter takedowns, shame is becoming a dominant force in the West. Thankfully, the Bible is full of language about shame. It's just that most Westerners don't see it.
Honor and shame dynamics can shape everything from evangelism to fundraising to family relationships.
Old Testament scholar John Walton affirms a historical Adam—but says there are far more important dimensions to Genesis.
We sometimes fail to see Jesus for who he really is, even when he stands right before us.
Meet the heart of William Wilberforce's abolitionist movement.
News
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Online evangelists report the equivalent success of one Billy Graham crusade per day.
Two long-closed countries are opening up. Should US short-term missionaries go?
Views
Liberating Cuba: Why It Is Still a Great Idea
President Obama’s call for normalizing relations offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Cuban and American churches to strengthen their ties.
The invitation will come soon enough. Four views.
Healing the fractured body of Christ isn’t just for theologians to figure out.
How justice movements have co-opted the church’s music.
Reviews
Why We're Hooked on Heaven and Hell
What pop culture's afterlife obsession tells us about ourselves.
The 'Blind Lawyer' recounts his fight against Communism's corruptions.
An excerpt from 'Rejoicing in Christ.'
From John Wilson, editor of 'Books and Culture'.
Matt Chandler wants the church to reject fuzzy notions of love.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Reading the gospel in a culture of 'likes.'
Readers respond to the December issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
The conversion of an original Jesus freak.
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Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump (Deportations)
Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump (Deportations)
Emptied Arab churches prepare for a rare task: making room.