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October 2014
Volume 58, Number 8
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Asian Americans: Silent No More
Asian American Christians are growing in influence and audience. Will they be embraced by their broader church family?
Eugene Cho Leads the Quest for a Reconciled Church
The Seattle pastor believes Asian Americans need to speak out about race in America.
InterVarsity's Plan for a Culturally Diverse Staff
The campus ministry has pioneered intentional, personalized training for Asian American leaders.


A Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures
Why the pulpit—and not the screen—still belongs at the center of our churches.
The Difference between 'Platform' and Pastoral Leadership
Australia pastor Mark Sayers says influence has to be about more than book sales and retweets.
Blessed Are the Broke
. . . and rich are the financially desperate. Just ask my family.
Online Christian Higher Ed Skyrockets
Liberty, Grand Canyon universities super-charge distance education.


Why ISIS Must Be Stopped
But no special pleading on behalf of Christians is required.
Three Views: Do the Common Core Education Standards Endanger Religious Freedom?
Why a nationwide standard for classrooms may cause concern.
Saying Goodbye for Good
How to bid farewell as though our bodies mattered.
What a Christian Ethic Looks Like Outside
Beauty for the many: Why I side with conservationists over nature mystics.


The Case Against 'Radical' Christianity
Michael Horton's message to restless believers: Stay put, and build the church.
An Experiment in 'Going Saint'
Richard Foster's son gets acquainted with the spiritual disciplines.
When Punishment Isn't the Point
An excerpt from 'True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World'
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Hope for Women in Hell
Rescued from the sex trade, Anny Donewald now seeks to rescue others.
Abraham Kuyper Goes Pop
A brilliant new film series pictures how to live out our salvation.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Here Come the Healers
Ebola brings Africa's medical missionaries worldwide attention.
Gleanings: October 2014
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
Was Driscoll's Board a Problem?
Outside Insight: Some say it’s the new norm. Others don’t consider it biblical.
Why It's Hard to Learn from African Christians
New research spotlights what the continent’s believers (and those worldwide) are missing.
Why Your Bible Was Made in China
Does it matter that the Good Book is printed where many Christians lack one?

More from this Issue

Confusions Abounding
Asian Americans cannot be pigeonholed.
Reply All
Readers respond to the July/August issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
My Immigration Status: Beloved
In Christ I am more than the ‘crime’ I committed at age 5.