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October 2011
Volume 55, Number 10
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Table of Contents
New strategies for interpreting Scripture turn out to be not so new—and deepen our life in Christ.
What a surprising survey says about how reading the Bible frequently can turn you liberal (in some ways).
Each day in China, 35,000 baby girls are aborted and 500 women commit suicide. One freedom fighter won't take it any longer.
How we can be salt and light.
Drilling for truth in the Central African Republic.
The makers of 'Fireproof' are improving their craft with 'Courageous,' their new film about fatherhood.
Recent stats on identity, changes in NYC faith, and religious freedom.
The "Passages" exhibition will travel to Atlanta, the Vatican, New York, and other cities.
Recent remarks on deadly attacks, fasting & more.
A church in Las Vegas dropped plans to expand through mortgage payments.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Petitions effective, but not by numbers.
Churches debate healing power of pastor's cure.
Operation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
The church behind 'Facing the Giants,' 'Fireproof,' and 'Courageous' partners with an African American congregation to bring reconciliation to a Georgia town.
If the famine in the Horn of Africa is manmade, human intervention can end the crisis.
Even evangelicals who disagreed with Mark Hatfield admired his passionate faith.
An anthropologist, a writer, and a ministry leader consider Christian dating websites.
The blessings—and danger—of divine proximity.
Book Reviews:
'Unnatural Selection' traces the world's missing girls back to powerful Western institutions.
Free at first: an excerpt from 'Chaos and Grace.'
Today's politically liberal evangelicals may not be as different as some imagine.
Picks from Sara Zarr, author of 'How to Save a Life.'
A non-Christian reporter profiles martyrs of the Middle Kingdom. A review of 'God Is Red.'
Who he was, what he did, why it matters.
Brief reviews of 'The Pietist Impulse in Christianity,' 'John in the Company of Poets,' and 'What I Hate.'
The philosophy professor wants all Christians to go out and defend the faith in love.
Short reviews of 'Moral Apologetics for Contemporary Christians,' 'Beautiful Outlaw,' and 'The Accidental Revolutionary.'
In Every Issue
It's not about doctrine but our use of Scripture.
Sports psychologist Julie Bell can help you hear it.
Also in this Issue:
  • Readers Write
  • A Psycho-Spiritual Thriller
  • The Father Becomes the Son
  • Good Verses, No Vices
  • Two Minutes With ... Nichole Nordeman
  • More Media
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
A new study suggests that both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally.