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December 2016
Volume 60, Number 10
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Table of Contents
Features
Realizing My Addiction Had Chosen Me Began My Road to Recovery
Framing addiction as a chronic disease gives a broader framework for understanding.
"But women will be saved by childbearing," may not mean what you think it means.
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Pharmaceutical companies may be to blame for the current opioid crisis.
Four core aspects of recovery that are essential for addressing addiction.
Years after my dramatic, unlikely conversion, it seemed God had gone silent.
Eventide Funds has confounded the investment world with its success—and its biblically based principles.
For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.
But only after I went to Japan in search of his life story.
News
Should Your Favorite Ministry Become a ‘Church’?
Why more parachurch groups are telling the US government they’re not like other nonprofits.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our December issue).
Why CCCU schools are split on claiming one of their legal rights.
Views
The Grace of Church Discipline
We do no one any favors if we ignore or downplay core beliefs.
Remembering the spiritual mothers of our faith.
Reviews
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chores
Why even our smallest routines are the stuff of worship.
How Russell Jeung met Jesus among the Southeast Asian gangs of Oakland.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
Considering a break from the web? Let Esther Emery pick the right readings to keep you company.
In Every Issue
In This Issue: Our Sustaining Force
How the gospel truth lightens our load.
Responses to our October issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
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Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.