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April 2016
Volume 60, Number 3
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Is It Time for American Christians to Disobey the Government?
When to practice civil disobedience.


When the Abortion Doctor I Protested Was Killed by a Sniper
The shaken conscience of a pro-life activist.
Defining Evangelicals in an Election Year
A new research method could help us get beyond political stereotypes.
The Data Don’t Lie: Couples That Pray Together Actually Do Stay Together
And other key findings from new major research on minority US families.
Why I’m Not Hoping For Heaven
Jesus’ miracles promise a better fate—including for my daughter, who died at age 32.
Pregnant and on Mission in Zika Territory: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
The outbreak hit Honduras during the third trimester of my long-awaited pregnancy.


What Reconciliation Sounds Like
The first step in dealing with social conflict is to listen—really listen.
What an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us Gentiles
There's more to the story of Obed-Edom.
Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters
That he was an ethnic minority shapes how we minister today.


How John Piper Knows the Bible Is True
His latest book makes Scripture's case for itself.
Why We Still Need Kierkegaard
Evangelicals shouldn’t forget his mission to make faith more ‘difficult.’
Christian Parents: Your Children Need More Than a Bomb Shelter
An excerpt from 'You Are What You Love.'
Why We Shouldn’t Remove God from the Pledge of Allegiance
What we really need, says Kevin Seamus Hasson, is a different understanding of the ‘God’ our nation is under.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.


'Finally': What the Pope and the Patriarch's Cuba Meeting Meant
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our April issue).
Gleanings: April 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
What Arab Christians Think of Muslims' Marrakesh Pledge to Protect Them
Middle Eastern evangelicals respond to modern update of Muhammad’s Medina Charter.
How Pakistani Christians Fleeing Persecution Get Tied Up in Thailand
Churches fall victim to their own successful welcome of Pakistani refugees.

More from this Issue

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Responses to our January/February issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
It Takes a Church to Protest
Why civil disobedience runs in our blood.
When Altar Calls Don't Work
How many times did I need to get saved before truly loving God?