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Volume 61, Number 4
May
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Table of Contents
Features
The Science of Sinning Less
What new research reveals about self-control and willpower.
We're missing a broader scope of familial love.
New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians.
A leading Nigerian theologian believes the real danger to Christianity in Africa is in the church.
News
Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing
Mainline churches with evangelical leanings outpace their liberal counterparts, study says.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
The future of Christian health care sharing.
Lessons learned from illumiNations initiative could help other causes.
Views
What to Make of Donald Trump’s Soul
And how that might shape our response to his presidency.
‘Welcome to the club.’
No teasing, no favorites, and hours and hours of time with one other.
Reviews
On Immigration, Welcoming the Stranger Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle
Why Christians should support reforms that recognize both the dignity of immigrants and the rule of law.
And other thoughts on the biblical and theological significance of home.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
A balanced, biblical take on the devices we can’t seem to live without.
Matthew Farrelly recommends some overlooked classics.
In Every Issue
Our May Issue: Social Science and Spiritual Formation
Can research about the fruit of the spirit make you a better Christian?
Responses to our March issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
I equated material possessions with happiness, until a high-school mission trip changed my thinking.
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Top Story June 26, 2017
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.