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March 2011
Volume 55, Number 3
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The Curse of Blasphemy Laws
An upsurge of democracy should bring religious freedom to the Muslim world.
Tribute to John Stott
Discernment and discipline have enabled him to touch lives worldwide.
Doubting Doubt
Doubt is to be endured, not celebrated.
Should the Jobless Tithe Unemployment Benefits?
Observers discuss a stewardship dilemma.

Reviews

My Top 5 Books On Dating
Picks by Camerin Courtney, the author of "Table for One" and co-author of "The UnGuide to Dating."
Q & A: Bobby Jindal
Louisiana's governor talks about his conversion and policy priorities.
Our Favorite Hymns Ever
The 27 worship songs that have made the hymnal cut time and again.
Missing 'Amazing Grace'
Why John Newton's famous hymn failed to win, place, or show.
Pop Goes the Worship
Religion professor T. David Gordon says Muzak has shaped singing in church.
Worship in Black and White
Racial reconciliation happens when we not only sing each other's songs but learn the stories embedded in those songs.
What Happens In Worship
What's really happening when we praise God in song?
The End of Worship Wars
But we're still learning from one another.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Short Reviews of 'Confessing History,' 'The Word Exchange,' and 'Anger, Mercy, Revenge.'
King's Cross
The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
Eugene Peterson's Journey
The memoirist reads the text of his life, and addresses the parlous state of the pastoral calling.
The Vindication of Constantine
The much maligned emperor receives a much needed makeover. A review of 'Defending Constantine.'
Books to Note
Short reviews of recent books worth considering.

News

Bricks and Moratoriums: Zoning Out Churches
Economy impacts churches' battles to build.
Share Sacred Spaces?
Observers discuss whether churches should lend worship space to other religions.
Passages
Deaths, elections, and appointments in the church and in the world.
Quotation Marks
Lil Wayne on reading the Bible, fitness guru on Billy Graham, and Richard Land on 'a bridge too far.'
Christian Names
Does giving your child a biblical name enhance the child's spiritual development?
Profiting from the Past
Will Christian history books ever sell?
Warning on Witches
Missionaries may be encouraging witchcraft accusations.
Egypt's Christians After Mubarak
They were protesting a church attack when the Tahrir Square demonstrations began. Political change likely won't undo deep tensions with Muslims.

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