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March 2017
Volume 61, Number 2
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Table of Contents
The Benedict Option's Vision for a Christian Village
How to conserve and strengthen the American church.
The graphic novelist and MacArthur Grant recipient sees his life as an outsider as a blessing.
In a new era of genetics, where’s the line between healing and enhancement?
Mistrust of medicine clouds possibility of treatment for sickle-cell.
Lessons on worshiping a consistently unpredictable God.
A Tale of Two Calvary Chapels: Behind the Movement’s Split
Chuck Smith’s successor says he is expanding founder’s vision. Other leaders say he’s diluting it.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Cairo bishop resists efforts to deny his church independence.
Why it matters what churches call their classes.
The patience of the Lord can be a heavy burden.
Young adults are desperate not to let peers see any signs of weakness or failure.
Even his happiest, most heartwarming music has been fueled by tragedy and pain.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
An excerpt from ‘Culture Care.’
In Every Issue
Responses to our December issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
We need a tactical withdrawal to regroup the church for the days ahead.
I felt distant from God until I witnessed a medical miracle.
Why We Still Need Christian Colleges
Why We Still Need Christian Colleges
As the liberal arts struggle, we should rally around Christian campuses that still embrace them.