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July 2010
Volume 54, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Abba changes everything.
Creation care is part and parcel of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
Southern Baptists contemplate unleashing the IMB at home.
Churches are getting real about adoption's challenges—and helping families after the child arrives.
Urban, suburban, and rural churches respond to new challenges in a less mobile era.
How states are blocking abortion coverage.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Stats on clergy jobs, faith and politics, and the abortion debate's "new normal."
Chuck Swindoll's last wish, Ann Curry's mix-up, and more.
Love offerings prove taxing.
Presbyterians weigh guidelines for reformists.
New religious freedom rhetoric within the Obama administration draws concern.
Faith-based model teaches rural poor how to use trade to rise out of poverty.
Financial advisers, researchers, and other observers weigh in on whether churches should increase their operating budgets next year.
Why we are tempted to embellish conversion stories.
What should be done with frozen embryos left at fertility clinics?
Risking love in a land of violence.
Book Reviews:
James Dobson explains his ideas for raising daughters, and life after Focus.
What can happen when a thoroughly secular woman eats a piece of bread. A review of 'Jesus Freak.'
Picks from Jedd Medefind, president, the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
'The Loser Letters' pokes serious fun at a mostly humorless movement.
Eric Metaxas explains how the German theologian lived a life worth examining.
'Pearl Buck in China,' 'The Flight of the Intellectuals,' and 'Here Comes the Garbage Barge.'
Believing in God but living as if he doesn't exist.
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.
In Every Issue
Even God is into it.
Nicole Baker Fulgham champions educational equity with Teach for America.
Is Your Trip Tourism or Missions?
Is Your Trip Tourism or Missions?
After years of debate, the line is blurrier than ever.