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January/February 2013
Volume 57, Number 1
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Table of Contents
What it's like to follow Christ embedded in Muslim culture. An interview with a Muslim follower of Isa.
For generations, Islam and Hinduism have had believers
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Insider followers of Jesus may not have changed religions, but their lives have been changed by Christ.
How learning the limits helps us stay "biblically orthodox and maximally attractive."
Detroit's list of maladies is long. But some Christians' commitment to its renewal is longer.
How Christians are spearheading the urban farming movement in Motor City.
However we interpret the controversial doctrine, it's clear that salvation is never a human achievement.
The false god of limitless choices, like those at a coffeehouse, is enslaving modern Americans. How to resist him.
After a setback due to illness, one missionary couple had to give their ministry away. Why they're happy about it.
My journey to a Guatemalan village where starving children are rescued in a race against death .
Why are we fascinated with the walking dead who want to eat us?
The events, people, and debates of the past year that have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Radical Islamists are capitalizing on poverty and unemployment to enlist would-be martyrs.
Erotica fans aren't the only beneficiaries of private digital consumption.
"Innocence of Muslims" film sparks debate among broadcasters.
(UPDATED) Why are fired teachers still suing Christian schools?
More and more groups connected with Christian colleges openly reach out to students with same-sex attractions.
Readers respond to the November issue.
Insider movements can lead to syncretism, yes. But less so if we all stay connected.
Three views on the warrior women of the Bible and today, as the Pentagon announces it's lifting the ban.
We usually think it's our job. Think twice.
The recent synod of bishops sounded notes Protestants can sing.
Book Reviews:
Judges whittled 455 submissions from 68 publishers down to 10 winners and 9 notables.
Wiman's Baptist faith lay dormant until love and cancer unearthed it.
Why churches can't afford to overlook the spiritual lives of their pastors.
Picks from the author of 'Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission'
Even the most tragic stories find redemption in the story of the Bible.
Brief reviews of 'Illuminations', 'Standing in Another Man's Grave', and 'My Bookstore'
Dealing with the source of sin is a staggering commitment.
Author Brian Howell says we should start with a robust reconciliation theology.
In Every Issue
Not all changes are good. But transformation is.
As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”