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Volume 57, Number 4
May
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Cover Stories

W.W. Jay-Z?
How Christian hip-hop could call the American church back to the gospel—and hip-hop back to its roots.
Hip-Hop Theologians and Preachers
The artists most shaping the movement.

Features

The Beltway Believer
Michael Cromartie is guiding media elites into a more accurate view of conservative Christians.
Rob Bell's 'Ginormous' Mirror
To read his book is to read about our fascination with ourselves.
God Behind the Veil
His ways are hidden from ordinary eyes, but not from the eyes of faith.
Here's to the Misfits
How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are taking a leap of faith to create technology that makes you more human.
Stewards of Wealth Streams
Four Silicon Valley residents who are wielding their region's capital for good.

Views

What Can Christians Learn From the Surge in Mormon Youth Missionaries?
Experts weigh in on how to engage young people.
Letters to the Editor
Readers write and respond to the March issue.
Higher Ed at a Crossroad
Why the local church should care, and what it can do.
Onward, Christian Couple
How marriages can survive deployment—with some help from the church.
Jesus' Elevator Speech
Or was it his inaugural address? There's a difference.

Reviews

You Can't Think Your Way to God
Christian formation means shaping our loves, says Jamie Smith, not just educating our minds.
A Wake-up Call for Blasé Believers
Christians, says Richard Stearns, have everything they need to finish Jesus' mission—except the willpower.
My Top 5 Books on Missions
Books to remind us that holistic mission is not evangelism or justice, but always and forever both.
Divine Rehab
Whatever your addiction, God's grace is the only hope for a way out.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
We Have to Touch the Problem
Discomfort is the price of making a difference in the world.
Chased by Grace
After fleeing her own broken life, Sarah Thebarge learned to see God's image in her refugee neighbors.
Quick Takes
More media of note.

News

The Sex Lives of Unmarried Evangelicals
80 percent of young unmarried evangelicals have had sex? Really?
Gleanings: May 2013
Important developments in the church and the world.
How Missionaries Are Changing Medicine
Why we'll see more impressive discoveries in the field.
Who Volunteers the Most?
Graduates of Protestant high schools, apparently.
Does Plan B Cause Abortion?
The "morning-after pill" is the center of healthcare reform fight and a federal judge's order that it be available over the counter.
A New Creation Story
Why do more homeschoolers want evolution in their textbooks?
God Among the Roma
Dreams, visions, and healings spur new disciples among the 10-12 million Roma in Europe.

More from this Issue

Holy Hip-Hop Grows Up
But I'm still grateful for CCM's golden era.
Forgiving Iran
Long before I knew the true God, he helped me release my hatred.