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September 2015
Volume 59, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Russell Moore Wants to Keep Christianity Weird
The public-policy leader for the largest US Protestant denomination isn’t worried over Christians’ loss of power. He says it might just be the best thing to happen to them.
Advocates say that choosing when we die is a fundamental right. My late husband thought otherwise.
Thabiti Anyabwile, a Reformed pastor in Washington, D.C., offers celebration, critique, and hope for revival.
A wizened sage named Ecclesiastes tamed my youthful cynicism.
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What we forgot about vocation.
Clean Water’s No. 2 Problem
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our September issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Why some multiethnic churches don’t mandate diversity at gatherings.
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Medical missions and market dynamics lead to millions of believers in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Presbyterian Church in America debates the sins of its fathers.
It's time to harness “feminine authority” to protect the unborn.
I learned at age five that many US churches are unsafe for black people.
The Messiah made a "mistake" for good reason.
Even followers of Jesus fall prey to our culture’s assumptions about sex.
Why city-loving Christians are wrong to sneer.
D. L. Mayfield recommends the best books for learning to love and serve those around you.
Forget the made-up Internet quotes. The ancient Chinese philosopher has serious wisdom for followers of Christ.
How candid confessions of failure and frustration found their way into stories from the field.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
We all need a word of judgment—and of hope.
Readers respond to the June issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
After years of making my own luck, my life was interrupted by the power of prayer.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”