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July/August 2013
Volume 57, Number 6
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Can We Trust the God of Genocide?
Yes—if we set our eyes on the Cross of Christ. A pastor's response.
Learning to Love Leviticus
Even those passages about shellfish, mixed fibers, and animal sacrifice.
Gentiles in the Hands of a Genocidal God
We're troubled by God's commands for Israel to wipe out entire peoples. Why we should be encouraged.
Sex in Leviticus
It's part of a much broader teaching in Scripture.


Dallas Willard, a Man from Another 'Time Zone'
He wrote and taught like no one else on the 'with-God life.'
The Public Listener
The radio journalist speaks about her faith, vocation, and what most media miss about evangelical Christians.
Redeeming Disaster in Japan
After Fukushima’s tragedy, God moved church leaders to the disaster-zone frontlines, where they encountered Jesus in fresh ways while serving their neighbors.
A Fresh Encounter with Jesus
Scholar Atsuyoshi Fujiwara says Japanese are showing new interest in Christianity.
Beauty From Broken Things
Japanese create postdisaster Christian community through fellowship, discipleship—and jewelry.
Why We Call God 'Father'
Christians have good reasons to resist gender-neutral alternatives.
The Shadow of Schizophrenia
Where God was amid my mom's mental illness.
Blindsided by God … But Never Betrayed
How setbacks in my life revealed the Lord's true character.


The Importance of Being Queer
The church’s response to the LGBT movement must be that matter matters.
How Should Churches Respond to Pastors Who Immigrated Illegally?
Three views on foreign-born preachers in the pulpit.
Workaholic Women and the Wager of Success
How far will women—and all of us—go to prove we're in control?
Real Martyrs Don't Murder
A new book suggests otherwise, but it is dead wrong.


Our Almost National Anthem
The 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' has marched its way through American history. But does it do justice to Jesus?
My Top 5 Books by C. S. Lewis
The beloved Christian apologist's best books range beyond the Chronicles of Narnia.
Lawyers for the Least of These
Bruce Strom’s legal assistance nonprofit takes its cues from the Good Samaritan.
Struggling on the Streets
My glimpse into the hopes, anxieties, and regrets of the homeless in Harvard Square.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Mourning a Daughter's Suicide
How family and faith sustained Frank Page as he grieved the loss of his sweet, but troubled, Melissa.
The Theology of 'Breaking Bad'
The show's heart is 
unshakably retributive.
New & Noteworthy
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Persecuted (or Paranoid) at Work
Conservative Christians are more likely to say they're targeted.
Gleanings: July/August 2013
Important developments in the church and the world.
Farm Bills Set to Reform International Food Aid
The U.S. government got food aid to 45 million last year. Can it do better?
Booming Churches, Barred Pastors
A 2008 crackdown on religious worker visas has left many immigrant churches in the lurch.
Should Churches Stop Sponsoring Boy Scout Troops?
Experts weigh in on whether or not churches should disassociate with the youth organization over its gay-members policy.
The Spirit Sweeps Over Bali
Charismatic churches surge in growth amid a devout—and sometimes violent—Hindu majority.

More from this Issue

Honoring David Neff, The Gentleman Scholar
A tribute to Christianity Today's esteemed editor in chief.
My Crash Course on Jesus
It took a fatal mistake to wake me up to the gospel.