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March 2014
Volume 58, Number 2
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Cover Story

Hacking the Bible
Inside the world of the new Bible coders—and how they will change the way you think about Scripture.

Features

Lament for a Divided Church
Why the ecumenical movement keeps working to overcome fraying in the body of Christ.
Jen Hatmaker Brings Her 'Super-Christian' Family onto Reality TV
The popular blogger thrives on big surprises, busy schedules, and church community.
When Sexual Abuse Comes to Light
How a generation of children, sexually abused overseas, aims to protect others before it happens.

Views

You're Free to Toke Up. But Don't.
The legalization of pot provides an opportunity to examine Christian freedom.
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The Accidental Complementarian
How I came to embrace this misunderstood label.
Three Views: How Can Churches Reach Nominal Believers?
Experts discuss how to prevent nominal Christians from leaving the faith.
Rethinking Capital Punishment
The U.S. standards are far below biblical guidelines.

Reviews

How to Get the DNA of Jesus
Gordon T. Smith describes how fallen sinners are made holy.
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Imagine All the People
Trillia Newbell casts a vision for a reconciled, racially diverse church.
Jesus Didn't Tell Us to Shun Politics
Why his teachings touch on more than matters of theology.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
All Women Have Leadership Potential
How the church could do a better job preparing them for positions of power.
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New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds

News

Stand in the Gap
Clergy put the cross literally in the middle of Ukraine's protests.
A Native (American) Approach to Foreign Missions
Missionaries from indigenous backgrounds may be the key to reaching the nations
China's Deadly Lightning
Cult violence prompts pastors to ramp up doctrine—and work with state officials.
Do Celebrity Debates Help Christian Persuasion?
Ken Ham and Bill Nye will debate creationism. Experts discuss whether such debates are helpful.
Ministry After Mary Jane
Legalized marijuana is a gold mine for Colorado revenue—and what else? Ask the churches.

More from this Issue

Information and Formation
We need more than data to understand the Bible.
Reply All
Readers respond to the December issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Pro Football Was My God
Until a half-naked man showed up at my locker.
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