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June 2012
Volume 56, Number 6
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By Grace You Are Mature
We don't grow out of spiritual adolescence by trying to grow up.


Remembering Charles Colson, a Man Transformed
The real story of how "Nixon's hatchet man" ended up in, out, and back in prison (and the White House), shaping a movement in the process.
When Dad Is in Prison
Mentoring programs for children of prisoners let faith flourish after federal cutback.
Ponce de León on Steroids
What does Christian maturity look like in a youth-worshiping culture?
The Rise of Digital Urban Tribes
How we under- and overestimate the power and shape of the next generation.
The Resurrection: A Bridge Between Two Worlds
How the Resurrection infused my rational faith with a passionate hope.
The Social Network Gospel
How interconnectivity helps us better engage the Bible.
Apps to the Future: The New Social Network Engagers
How interconnectivity helps us better engage the Bible.


Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to the April issue.
Why Catholics and Evangelicals Can Be United Against Nihilism
Chuck Colson's vision for Christian unity and full-orbed reform lives on.
Should Churches Abandon Travel-Intensive Short-Term Missions in Favor of Local Projects?
Three missions experts weigh in.
In on the Joke of the Bible
Why we can't get the New Testament without the Old.
Charles Colson & Timothy George: Churchless Jesus
A viral video is a symptom of our spiritual malaise, but not the cure.


For Greater Glory
Film highlights Mexico's battle for religious freedom in the early 1900s.
Timothy George on the Reformers' Postmodern Moment
The historical theologian says Luther and Calvin show us how to read the Bible for the sake of the church.
Grace Amid Genocide
How Cambodia's Killing Fields became an extraordinary ex-Communist's mission field.
My Top 5 Books On Patriotism
Picks from David Gushee.
Holy Ground: Why This Land Is God's Land
Ignoring the ethics of food production and land use is not an option for Christians.
Learning from My Father: Lessons on Life and Faith
Excerpts from recent books.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'Free Will,' 'The Lion Bible in Its Time,' and 'Crazy Dangerous'
Childlike Faith: Are Kids Born with Belief?
What developmental science tells us about children's religious beliefs.
God on the Streets of Gotham
A brief look.
Debating Same-Sex Marriage
A brief look.


Why Denomination Matters to Church Growth
A recent study suggests orthodoxy doesn't draw church crowds on its own.
Nonprofits, the Bible, and Jesus
Recent stats.
Quotation Marks
Quotes about Richard Land, the word 'a,' and more.
Fury Over Mission School Fees
Church-run schools in Nigeria made a shift in cost.
Book Buyer Beware? It's Christian Fiction.
Controversy brews over labels on Christian novels.
Pro-Life Democrats Dwindle in Congress
Redistricting and retirements may halve the small group—again.
Deaths, appointments, and other changes in the church and the world.
Liberia: Getting Back to the Founding Faith
Believers debate re-labeling the country a 'Christian nation.'
Should Denominations Be Organized Geographically?
Observers weigh in.
The Fight for Egypt's Future
Coptic Christians test new strategies to thrive in an Islamist Egypt.

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The Art of Loving Your Neighbor
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