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March 2013
Volume 57, Number 2
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Table of Contents
David Platt, Francis Chan, Shane Claiborne, and now Kyle Idleman are dominating the Christian best-seller lists by attacking our comfortable Christianity. But is 'radical faith' enough?
The doctrine of Creation goes deeper than just explaining how the world began.
How God's design for marital romance provides the "tension" for sustained passion.
William Paul Young explains the theology behind his best-selling novels and why he's no longer at war with himself.
When unemployment threatens to sink us, God keeps our heads above water.
Russia's recent adoption announcements leave American parents confused—and 700,000 Russian children waiting.
Violent and troubling visions of our own culture can help Christians answer the call to love.
A new study finds a connection between trust and theology. An infographic.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Recent figures and statistics on temptation, atheism, and clergy.
Recent comments of note on religious liberty, China's one child policy, and other issues.
United body divides for the first time in 40 years over politics and Islam.
Legal observers question whether clergy-penitent privilege applies to denomination accused of covering up crimes.
Why construct a new building when you can upcycle an old one?
Should courts vet clergy for integrity?
He feared he would try to have an affair. Did he do the right thing?
A new alliance of Christian schools wants to see Hispanics compose 25 percent off their student body by 2015.
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Three leading Christians on growing in Christ.
We need a better way to discuss women's ordination.
Often it's not the theologians but the people. Here's why.
Book Reviews:
How can we be sure that we are saved? A Calvinist and Lutheran answer.
Literature that reveals what art and beauty ought to be.
Gilbert Meilaender looks at the case for using science to extend human life.
The editor of Books & Culture's recent reads.
Well-intentioned impulses can lead to modeling ourselves after the wrong Christ.
Rachel Marie Stone believes food is far more than fuel.
Three recent books of note.
In Every Issue
What we like about the new radicals. Really.
I tried to face down an overwhelming body of evidence, as well as the living God.
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.”