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September 2018
Volume 62, Number 7
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About This Issue
The cover story for our September 2018 issue examines how much, and for what reasons, Christians should fret over protecting their "privacy." From leaked emails to Facebook data to video surveillance ours is an age of paradoxical anxiety about concealing our personal information while, in many ways, we are more open with it than ever before.
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Cover Stories

Fixing Our Privacy Settings
Why Christians should worry less about protecting their information and think more about giving it away.
How US Law Defines Privacy
Legal definitions of privacy focus on these three key areas of protection.


Who Is My Digital Neighbor?
A Christian call to reject polarizing public discourse.
Job’s Most Beloved Verse May Be Different Than You Think
Job 13:15 is more anguished—and encouraging—in its original wording.
Look Outside America for Fresh Insight on American Evangelicals
Melani McAlister’s new history aims to capture what the familiar political story leaves out.
The State of the Puerto Rican Church, One Year After Maria
The hurricane that destroyed the island has completely shaken its approach to ministry.
Do All Plants Go to Heaven?
Where there may be room for GMOs and other modern agriculture in the New Jerusalem.


In the Beginning Is Silence
Why Christian activity should start with non-activity.
Heaven Shines, But Who Cares?
The Bible's blueprint for paradise lowers the awe-inspiring to the everyday.
Have Mercy as God Has Mercy
Mercy is what holiness looks like in the lives of God's children.


What Happens When You Love a Racist
He was a budding white nationalist leader. His friends thought he could be something different.
Russell Moore: Family Life Isn’t Just Humbling—It’s Humiliating
But our failures as parents and spouses, as sons and daughters, ultimately point the way to something better.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Madeleine L’Engle: ‘We Must Be Willing to Live by Paradox and Contradiction and Surprise’
A new “spiritual biography” of the author of A Wrinkle in Time celebrates her refusal to be pigeonholed.
5 Books for Getting a Handle on Populism
Chosen by Bruce Riley Ashford, provost and professor of theology and culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of 'Letters to An American Christian.'


Europe’s Big Mission Field: Nominals
How do you persuade someone who already thinks they’re a Christian to become one?
Gleanings: September 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
How Faith Changes Campus Sex Assaults
Cultures of restraint fare better than cultures of mere consent, research shows.

More from this Issue

Our September Issue: Nothing to Hide
How much power do secrets hold over the Christian?
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Responses to our June issue.
Jackie Hill Perry: I Loved My Girlfriend—but God Loved Me More
How an epiphany about the wages of my sin opened the door for his cleansing light.