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Volume 59, Number 4
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Cover Stories

The 5 Most Common Anti-Vaccine Arguments
With responses from a family doctor.


Forgiving Her Sister's Murderer, Face to Face
Attorney Jeanne Bishop has helped thousands of clients make amends for their crimes. Now she’s helping the man who killed her sister make amends for his.
On Their Side: A Public Defender's Work to Humanize Her Clients
How the murder of her sister spurred Jeanne Bishop to grapple not only with Christian forgiveness but also with her vocation.
When Jesus Wanted All My Money
And everything else. How I learned he’s an all-or-nothing Lord.
Jon Acuff Starts Over
The funny man, former Dave Ramsey team member, and self-development expert is on to his next gig.


If You See Something, Say Something
The church is starving for honest witnesses to moral failure.
Should Christians Confront Mormon Missionaries?
Three views.
The God Who Cannot Suffer Suffered
How the paradox comforts us in our own pain.
Preacher with a Paintbrush
The first acclaimed black artist shared the gospel without saying a word.


Believers Who Bother Us
Why learning from those outside your tribe is essential to the church’s witness.
What's the Matter with Cotton Mather?
Rick Kennedy rewrites the reputation of a reviled Puritan leader.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From John Wilson, editor of 'Books and Culture.'
The Moral Stakes of Everyday Life
An excerpt from 'The Road to Character.'
Go Where People Are Hurting
Noel Castellanos reflects on a career ministering to outsiders.
Meet the Christian Video-Game Makers
How games with an empathetic twist are becoming a subgenre in the industry.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Stopping Traffic
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our May issue).
Gleanings: May 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
Forgive Us Our Debts: Family Christian Turns to the Law for Grace
The Bible debate inside the bankrupt bookstore chain's searches for a new buyer.
Matthew 18, 25 Years Later
Chinese Christians wrestle with rape allegation.
Under Discussion: Should Churches Dim the Lights for Worship?
Does low lighting set a better mood, or mimic entertainment too much? Experts weigh in.
Modern 'Monuments Men' Seek to Save Christian History from ISIS
Biblical-era artifacts are one of Islamic State's top sources of funding.

More from this Issue

Christians' Pro-Vaccines History
Meet the Puritan who helped to eradicate smallpox.
Reply All
Readers respond to the March issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
How I Escaped from North Korea
And the crucial role the Chinese church played.