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November 2017
Volume 61, Number 9
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Table of Contents
Features
Inside the Museum of the Bible
The new museum wants to ignite passion for the Word through high-tech wizardry and scholarly detachment. Can it do it all?
Hobby Lobby president hopes “to share this book we love with as many people as possible.”
Micah’s most beloved verse is more than a spiritual to-do list.
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
It’s easy to ignore the painful, messy, universal experience of birth that Jesus was referring to.
How the church can play a key role in better stewardship of antibacterial medicine and avert a global health crisis.
News
When Two Aren’t Better Than One: Right-Sizing Religion at the State Department
Experts debate plan to merge religious freedom and religious advocacy offices.
Believers in paradise grapple with God’s role in a devastating hurricane season.
Views
What’s a Christian to Do with Statements and Confessions?
Public pressure to sign or abstain from them undermines their greatest value.
Our culture has produced plenty of fine remakes, but nothing beats the Old Testament prequel.
The most joyful noise God desires from us may be none at all.
Reviews
Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness
A new book demonstrates the movement has been “a perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.”
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time.
An excerpt from "God’s Country."
In Every Issue
Not a Mere Museum Piece
Why the Bible is better-suited for DC than I am.
Responses to our September issue.
I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms.
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The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.