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April 2013
Volume 57, Number 3
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Table of Contents
Not even senseless murder can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
The classic poem tells—and shows—how Christ's resurrection lifts us into flight.
Saddleback wants to bring the gospel to the world's 3,400 unengaged people groups. Why it just might work.
We don't know why God permitted the Fall, but we know all too well the evil and sin that still plague us.
Why multiple translations might even be better than Scripture in its original languages.
How Pete Leonard's coffee roasting startup could become the world's largest employer of former convicts.
Did a widow with seven children get 15 years in an Egyptian prison for becoming a Christian? Not so fast.
What Lena Dunham's smart HBO series says about 21st-century womanhood.
Benedict's decision shows how to serve well and leave well, experts say.
Christian ministries received $9.8 billion in cash donations in 2011. But which ones received most?
Important developments in the church and the world.
Black churches are booming. Why they are not sending.
Reviewing decades-old abuse allegations isn't simple, as firing by Baptist missions agency shows.
English leaders say religious education is a necessary part of primary education.
Christians make real education possible for 21 million Filipino students.
Why believers of all stripes should care about the new head of the Catholic Church.
How churches and pastors should respond.
Do Christians have a unique call to avoid strong language?
Carl Henry's complex legacy, 100 years after his birth.
Book Reviews:
Abraham Kuyper imagined a world fallen yet still infused with the grandeur of a God willing to redeem it.
In search of books that move beyond longing and provide a hopeful, trust-deepening perspective.
Why Christians should aim to get low-income students a high-quality education.
One great agent of healing is showing love to those who have hurt us.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Chronic pain and depression taught Joni Eareckson and Ken Tada to put each other's needs first.
More media of note.
In Every Issue
How the church rallied around the bereaved town.
I was haunted by failure to the edge of suicide—and then came life.
5 Tips for Training Little Evangelists
5 Tips for Training Little Evangelists
Faithful speech doesn’t need to rely on formulas.