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Fall 2011: Dark Nights of the Soul

volume 32, Issue 4

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From The Editor

When the Light Goes Out

When the Light Goes Out

Not all desolation is a "dark night of the soul"


When God Seems Far Away

When God Seems Far AwaySubscriber Access Only

Spiritual thermometers and prayer in the darkness
War and Peace

War and Peace

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian survived a leadership coup by finding rest in the liberating power of the gospel.
A History of Darkness

A History of DarknessSubscriber Access Only

The struggles of these spiritual giants yielded unexpected blessings.
Where I Find Refreshment

Where I Find RefreshmentSubscriber Access Only

How six ministers replenish their energy and refresh their spirits.
Growing in the Dark

Growing in the Dark

When God seems absent, silence isn't the final word.
Spiritual or Psychological

Spiritual or PsychologicalSubscriber Access Only

Dark nights often have many dimensions
The Fire Within Mama Maggie

The Fire Within Mama MaggieSubscriber Access Only

The quiet strength of an activist mystic
Wide-Eyed with Wonder

Wide-Eyed with WonderSubscriber Access Only

No one wants a preacher who's a know-it-all, or just going through the motions. The antidote is something to marvel about.
Preaching when parched

Preaching when parchedSubscriber Access Only

Gardner Taylor on desolate spirituality, "aridity," and the hope of home.


The Isolation Generation

The Isolation Generation

Excessive Internet use, online gaming, and porn are rewiring the male brain
Build a Better Facebook?

Build a Better Facebook?Subscriber Access Only

How churches can benefit from Google+
Stale Sermon Illustrations?

Stale Sermon Illustrations?Subscriber Access Only

These pop culture references belong in the dustbin.


The Caution Light

The Caution LightSubscriber Access Only

Putting Jesus Back in the Gospel

Putting Jesus Back in the GospelSubscriber Access Only

Review of Scot McKnight's 'The King Jesus Gospel'

Even the DarknessSubscriber Access Only

The loss of a friend sparked an extended time of dryness.


The Power of Preaching Teams

The Power of Preaching TeamsSubscriber Access Only

Toolkit: Preaching
God Wins

God WinsSubscriber Access Only

Toolkit: Resources
New Rules Rock the Cradle

New Rules Rock the CradleSubscriber Access Only

Make sure your congregation's cribs are up to code.
The Truth Shall Make You Odd

The Truth Shall Make You OddSubscriber Access Only

Toolkit: Resources

Bonus Articles

Cut and Sharpen

Cut and SharpenSubscriber Access Only

One of God's underused gifts is time to sharpen.
Faith that Sticks

Faith that SticksSubscriber Access Only

Intergenerational connections and parental involvement give kids a faith that lasts beyond high school.
Back to School

Back to SchoolSubscriber Access Only

As Christian colleges and seminaries multiply your options for pursuing further education, now might be the time to start or finish that degree.
The (Digitally) Connected Church

The (Digitally) Connected Church

Maximize your ministry through social media
Editor's Pick
The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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