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March 2014
Volume 58, Number 2
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Table of Contents
Hacking the Bible
Inside the world of the new Bible coders—and how they will change the way you think about Scripture.
Why the ecumenical movement keeps working to overcome fraying in the body of Christ.
The popular blogger thrives on big surprises, busy schedules, and church community.
How a generation of children, sexually abused overseas, aims to protect others before it happens.
Stand in the Gap
Clergy put the cross literally in the middle of Ukraine's protests.
Missionaries from indigenous backgrounds may be the key to reaching the nations
Cult violence prompts pastors to ramp up doctrine—and work with state officials.
Ken Ham and Bill Nye will debate creationism. Experts discuss whether such debates are helpful.
Legalized marijuana is a gold mine for Colorado revenue—and what else? Ask the churches.
The legalization of pot provides an opportunity to examine Christian freedom.
How I came to embrace this misunderstood label.
Experts discuss how to prevent nominal Christians from leaving the faith.
The U.S. standards are far below biblical guidelines.
Gordon T. Smith describes how fallen sinners are made holy.
Trillia Newbell casts a vision for a reconciled, racially diverse church.
Why his teachings touch on more than matters of theology.
From the editor of Books & Culture.
How the church could do a better job preparing them for positions of power.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
We need more than data to understand the Bible.
Readers respond to the December issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Until a half-naked man showed up at my locker.
Also in this Issue:
  • Gleanings: March 2014
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Why collapsing cities and towns need something more than a better economy or a bigger government.