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November 2015
Volume 59, Number 9
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How Christians Can Flourish in a Same-Sex-Marriage World
By many accounts, orthodox Christians have lost the culture wars. How they can live well—not vanish—in a time of retreat.
Why Settle for the 'Wilberforce Option' When We Have Dr. King?
There is a model for cultural engagement that doesn't depend on power and privilege.
Coming to Terms with a Post-Christian World
Our culture is radically rejecting Christian faith; our response must be radical, too.
Faithfulness and Bridge-Building Go Together
Our cultural influence begins with faithfulness to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ.


Bedeviled by My Wife's Dementia
My expertise in philosophy did not give me the answers I needed.
Good Behavior Matters After All
How I discovered God's plan to reach a lost and sinful world.
The Southern Baptist S(p)ending Crunch
The missions agency of the largest US Protestant denomination faces a $21 million deficit. Could it spell the end of the full-time missionary?


A Church Welcome for the Tired, the Poor
How the refugee crisis makes for a beautiful gospel witness.
The Hole in Our Servant Leadership
If you don’t have to relinquish some power, then it’s not really it.
Do Babies Go to Heaven?
The Bible doesn’t explicitly say. Here is how I have come to answer.


A History of Faith and Flatulence
Terry Lindvall leads a tour of irreverent poems, bathroom jokes, and other running gags of religious satire.
My Top 5 Works of Religious Satire
From Screwtape to Swift, Terry Lindvall recommends books that tickle the funny bone—and prick the conscience.
Listen Up if You Want to Be More Like Jesus
How we imitate Christ by practicing the art of listening.
John Danforth: I'm Not Absolutely Right, and You're Not Absolutely Wrong
The former senator and United Nations ambassador says religious people should be the leading voices for political compromise.
What Would People Think If They Knew That I’m a ‘Jesus Freak’ Freak?
Yes, dcTalk’s defining album has some truly cheesy moments. But 20 years later, it’s still just really good.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Tiny Homes with a Heart
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our November issue).
Gleanings: November 2015
Important developments in the church and the world.
Crisis Averted: Christian Colleges Avoid Split over Same-Sex Marriage
Eastern Mennonite U and Goshen College leave CCCU, rather than cause more dissension.
Will Success Spoil Cuba’s Revival?
With relaxed travel rules, Cuban leaders wonder whether Americans will dampen their churches’ zeal.

More from this Issue

Not What You See on TV
Why we have hope for the church in a rapidly changing culture.
Reply All
Readers respond to the September issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Tedashii: How I Went from Called-Out Chump to Christian Rapper
And all because a stranger got in my face to explain the gospel.