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December 2013
Volume 57, Number 10
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Table of Contents
New Life After the Fall of Ted Haggard
How the megachurch healed—by remembering what it means to be the local church.
Dale Pyne says when we put pastors on a pedestal, they’re more likely to topple.
'The Comforter' sometimes acts more like 'the Great Discomforter'
How faith informs the award-winning work of Michael Luo.
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We make Jesus seem gray when he was anything but.
Biotech advances could make destroying human embryos for research a relic of the past.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Groups that help persecuted Christians survive at home sometimes help them leave, too.
As colleges drop drinking bans, some see alcohol as a moral good.
(UPDATED) An ex-Muslim’s lawsuit has implications for law and church.
A Facebook study says they're good at it. Experts weigh in on whether they should do more.
New adviser will (hopefully) make faith less foreign in foreign affairs.
Four Powerful Ways to Solve the Crisis in Orphan Care
Despite fraud and scandal, resourceful evangelicals are meeting an urgent need.
How the habit heals us.
Many of my peers lament their church upbringing. Why I celebrate mine.
For one, it wasn't about the child, but mostly the family.
Stop Blaming 'The Culture' for Our Distorted View of God
David Wells misses the deeper problem with modern-day spirituality
Four lessons for the church from an improbable civil rights triumph.
We need to be more ruthless about ridding ourselves of surplus wealth.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Why we put the new New Life story on the cover.
What we learned from Books & Culture’s astounding turnaround.
Readers respond to the October issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
After being in the LDS Church for 30 years, I began reading the New Testament. What was there shocked me.
Christian, What Do You Believe? Survey Says Probably a Heresy About Jesus
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey
Third study of the state of American theology, examining 34 beliefs, released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.