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December 2011
Volume 55, Number 12
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Table of Contents
Reason and morality cannot show us a good and gracious God. For that, we need the Incarnation.
Introducing the magazine's new five-year teaching venture.
How to address our anxiety about losing the next generation.
What God taught me through my daughter's disability.
Why the world's largest Vineyard church is drawing people from 104 nations in central Ohio.
The elderly population is steadily growing and will be for years. How some ministries are embracing the challenge.
One of the most visual Scripture summaries to date.
Recent remarks on crosses on water towers, crosses on roadsides, and more.
Nigerian Christians abandon cheek-turning.
Observers suggest that punishing church endorsements will be unlikely.
Church youth need more exposure to adults.
Deaths, retirements, resignations, and appointments in the church and in the world.
Campus ministries need different defenses.
Observers weigh in.
Survivors flock to charismatic churches as a haven for healing.
Readers respond to the October issue.
Elizabeth Warren is wrong, and right, about the role of government.
What do we do with virtual fellowship?
What I learned about humility from a gentle greeter.
We should support every effort to upgrade our failing schools.
Book Reviews:
Scholar Craig Keener rediscovers the reality of divine intervention.
Muslim blasphemy laws threaten global religious liberty and American national security.
Picks from Tyler Wigg Stevenson, author of 'Brand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumerist Age.'
A review of 'Living with Other Creatures.'
Facing fear with faith.
Brief reviews of 'Gracie,' 'Destiny Of The Republic,' and 'The Best American Poetry 2011.'
The philosophy professor seeks to disentangle sound science from naturalistic dogma.
Short reviews of 'Gospel,' 'Surprised by Oxford,' and 'The Triumph of Christianity.'
Music Reviews:
Andrew Peterson sings of Jesus in his annual tour.
In Every Issue
A systematic beginning for an old cause.
Andrew Peterson sings of Jesus in his annual tour.
Also in this Issue:
  • 'An Object for the Senses'
  • Online Poll
  • Imagination Saves the Day
  • My Top 5 Christmas Movies
  • Christmas Smorgasbord
  • More Media
A Sixth-Generation Mormon Meets a Born-Again Christian
A Sixth-Generation Mormon Meets a Born-Again Christian
He asked me how I knew my faith was true. I couldn’t give a compelling answer.