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July/August 2014
Volume 58, Number 6
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Cover Story

33 Under 33
Meet the Christian leaders shaping the next generation of our faith.

Features

It Takes More Than a Swank Coffee Shop to Reach Millennials
Journalist-author Naomi Schaefer Riley sorts out what will draw young adults back to the faith.
Water Works: Why Baptism Is Essential
Some churches say Baptism is optional, but the New Testament teaches it is integral to the life of faith.
My Family's Journey through Alzheimer's
The unexpected beauty I found amid the terrifying disease.
The Handcrafted Gospel
Meet the craftsmen reclaiming the honor of manual labor.
Carys Parker, Raised Entirely Aboard Mercy Ships, Drops Anchor
After a lifetime in West African ports, she's setting a new course at a landlocked Christian college.
Alec Hill: Inside My Slavery
How Jesus' most troubling parable finally made sense to me.
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Views

Staying Alive in a Suicidal World
Will the body of Christ live up to its name to stem suicide?
The Hidden Blessing of Infertility
Our inability to have kids turned into an ability to do so much else.
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Three Views: Would Jesus Hang Out in a Strip Club?
Testing the boundaries of outreach evangelism.
No Such Thing as 'Other People's Problems'
How the church can help develop a 'we' culture for the next generation.

Reviews

Don't Be Ashamed to Listen to Your Heart
Desire gets a bad rap in Christian circles. Jen Pollock Michel explains why it shouldn’t.
The Broken Beauty of the Global Church
Tim Keesee reports from places where persecuted Christians live with suffering and joy.
The Spiritual Blessings of Seeking Solitude
An excerpt from 'A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness.'
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Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Meet the Failed Pastor Who Ministers to Other Failed Pastors
J. R. Briggs sympathizes with church leaders who don't live up to expectations.
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New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds

News

Persian Plunge
Iranian churches baptize the most Muslim converts in centuries.
Gleanings: July/August 2014
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
Sorry 666: Churches Fear 990 More
How more ministries going digital could unwittingly aid atheists targeting church tax breaks.
What Makes a Company Division 'Christian'?
Secular companies have owned Christian subsidiaries for years. Now those family ties are being tested.
Should Pastors Stop Saying, 'the Bible Says'?
Andy Stanley challenges one of Billy Graham’s favorite phrases. Experts weigh in.

More from this Issue

WWJD Before 33
Meet 33 who have done a lot before their Jesus year.
Reply All
Readers respond to the May issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
I Was Saved at Open Communion
Having the choice of taking Communion made it clear to me that I was hungry for Christ.
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