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Volume 62, Number 4
May
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Table of Contents
Features
The Ministry of the Disabled
How Christians with intellectual disabilities are serving churches (not just being served by them).
New historical research by Brian J. Wright shows that early Christians were surprisingly bookish.
But it might be time for it to grow up.
What dissecting bodies taught me about the passion story and life after death.
Cincinnati’s Crossroads uses entrepreneurial strategies for gospel ends.
News
Rwanda Weeds the Church Plants
Thousands of churches closed in attempt to curb bad buildings—and bad preaching.
Experts weigh in.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
Watu Wote joins other films attempting what African sermons cannot.
Views
God’s Peace Is Not Always God’s
How to know when our feelings are truly from the Spirit.
In Luke’s famous sister rivalry, Jesus isn’t warning against busyness.
Reviews
Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible Belt
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues.
From sex-selective abortion to sexual abuse, it encompasses the entire female life cycle.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
How the civil-rights hero honed his preaching skills and prophetic vision at a Northern liberal seminary.
They have different responses to God. And He has different responses to them.
In Every Issue
The Power of Our Inability
The glory and failing of the human body—it’s all God’s grace.
Billy Graham’s God-given vision for a magazine of “conviction and love.”
Responses to our March issue.
The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith.
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Top Story April 20, 2018
Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson
Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson
The deeply flawed Old Testament “hero” was set apart for a very specific purpose.