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October 2016
Volume 60, Number 8
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Table of Contents
Features
The World Is Yearning for Beautiful Orthodoxy
Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from the same Person.
New communications technology lets us preach to millions. It’s time to unplug most of it.
The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our ‘deepfelt desire.’
Ron Sider, James Dobson, and Sho Baraka make the best Christian case for each choice.
The former president has a new hope for racial justice—starting with the church.
Looking at the stars is always humbling. Wrong understandings of their movement are even more so.
And then I shared it with the man the government sent to kill me.
News
Art Advocates
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our October issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
The Japanese Bible series has sold more than the Jesus Storybook Bible. So why is it not taking off in Japan?
New charity guidelines put ‘support expenses’ in a better light.
Views
Where Kids Get Their Political Views
In a heated election, Christian parents can model a measured response.
Subscribing to periodicals for the common good.
Information gets us only so far on the road to health.
Reviews
When Modern Medicine Becomes a False God
A doctor reflects on what healthcare can—and can’t—accomplish.
An excerpt from 'Humble Roots.'
Peter Wehner, former presidential aide, helps us wrestle with deeper issues than Candidate A versus Candidate B.
When you limit your social circles, you limit your opportunities to grow.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
You Are the Manure of the Earth
Jesus' metaphor about salt was actually about fertilizer.
Responses to our July/August issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
Learning from our fundamentalist predecessor.
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Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings
Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings
How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation.