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December 2016
Volume 60, Number 10
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Cover Story

Realizing My Addiction Had Chosen Me Began My Road to Recovery
Framing addiction as a chronic disease gives a broader framework for understanding.

Features

The Most Uncomfortable Christmas Verse
"But women will be saved by childbearing," may not mean what you think it means.
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The Best-Dressed Drug Dealers
Pharmaceutical companies may be to blame for the current opioid crisis.
Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much More
Four core aspects of recovery that are essential for addressing addiction.
Surviving the Wasteland of Faith
Years after my dramatic, unlikely conversion, it seemed God had gone silent.
Investments for the Kingdom
Eventide Funds has confounded the investment world with its success—and its biblically based principles.
Wrestling with Eternity
For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.
My Missionary Great-Grandfather Led Me to Christ
But only after I went to Japan in search of his life story.

Views

The Grace of Church Discipline
We do no one any favors if we ignore or downplay core beliefs.
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The Church Is Not a Single-Parent Family
Remembering the spiritual mothers of our faith.
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Reviews

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chores
Why even our smallest routines are the stuff of worship.
My Home Has ‘Murder’ in Its Name
How Russell Jeung met Jesus among the Southeast Asian gangs of Oakland.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
5 Books to Read During an Internet Sabbatical
Considering a break from the web? Let Esther Emery pick the right readings to keep you company.

News

Should Your Favorite Ministry Become a ‘Church’?
Why more parachurch groups are telling the US government they’re not like other nonprofits.
Gleanings: December 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our December issue).
The Title IX Lives of Christian Colleges
Why CCCU schools are split on claiming one of their legal rights.

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