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November 2014
Volume 58, Number 9
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Cover Story

Is This the End for Mideast Christianity?
For Mideast Christians, 2014 has been a year of bloody disaster. Are these churches on the edge of extinction?

Features

Where Are All the Good Stories about Marriage?
And how Christians in the arts can bring them back.
How Pastors Are Passing the Leadership Baton
Succession plans can destroy a church. Or help it thrive for years to come. What are the keys to success?
Why You Can't Read Scripture Alone
Studying the Bible in light of the Great Tradition.
Nancy Writebol: Ebola Is a Spiritual Battle
The missionary nurse who survived the deadly virus says medicine alone won't cure West Africa.

Views

Domestic Neglect: Can You Hear the Silent Screams at Home?
Our culture of overwork is creating a crisis.
Can Worship Leaders and Musicians Resist the Temptation to 'Perform'?
Three views on how to keep church services from becoming like American Idol.
If Everything Is Awesome, Where Does That Leave God?
The Almighty in the age of exaggeration and exclamation.
God Always Heals
Good news for our bodies—in this life and the next.
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Reviews

Our Bodies Were Made for You, O Lord
We've been designed, right down to the DNA, to love and serve our maker.
We're So Vain
'Vainglorious', that is. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung examines an obscure vice that entraps us all.
My Top 5 Books for Reading in the Wilderness
Leslie Leyland Fields chooses five books best read away from the comforts and conveniences of modern life.
Be Pioneers of Grace in a Post-Christian America
The author lays out a way to witness after churches have lost their cultural privilege.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds

News

Brazil's Values Voters
An Assemblies of God member makes a strong showing in the Catholic nation's presidential race.
Gleanings: November 2014
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Does My Local Church Have Authority to Declare That I Am Not a Christian?
A new Lifeway survey found that 9 in 10 evangelicals say no. Here's how Christian leaders responded.
Why Nigerian Health Officials Turned to a Megachurch Pastor When Ebola Struck
Outbreak highlights African views about God’s healing power.
Segregated Surveys: How Politics Keeps Evangelicals White
You can disbelieve in God, never go to church, and still identify as "evangelical" in most polls. But if you're black and evangelical, you literally don't count.

More from this Issue

Light-Bulb Moments
Seeing connections between today’s Mideast church and the first church.
Reply All
Readers respond to the September issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
How a French Atheist Becomes a Theologian
Inside my own revolution.
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