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September 2018
Volume 62, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
Cover Story: Fixing Our Privacy Settings
Why Christians should worry less about protecting their information and think more about giving it away.
Legal definitions of privacy focus on these three key areas of protection.
A Christian call to reject polarizing public discourse.
Job 13:15 is more anguished—and encouraging—in its original wording.
Melani McAlister’s new history aims to capture what the familiar political story leaves out.
The hurricane that destroyed the island has completely shaken its approach to ministry.
Where there may be room for GMOs and other modern agriculture in the New Jerusalem.
News
Europe’s Big Mission Field: Nominals
How do you persuade someone who already thinks they’re a Christian to become one?
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Cultures of restraint fare better than cultures of mere consent, research shows.
Views
In the Beginning Is Silence
Why Christian activity should start with non-activity.
The Bible's blueprint for paradise lowers the awe-inspiring to the everyday.
Mercy is what holiness looks like in the lives of God's children.
Reviews
What Happens When You Love a Racist
He was a budding white nationalist leader. His friends thought he could be something different.
But our failures as parents and spouses, as sons and daughters, ultimately point the way to something better.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
A new “spiritual biography” of the author of A Wrinkle in Time celebrates her refusal to be pigeonholed.
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.'
In Every Issue
Our September Issue: Nothing to Hide
How much power do secrets hold over the Christian?
Responses to our June issue.
How an epiphany about the wages of my sin opened the door for his cleansing light.
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Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
California pastor opens up about the most difficult sermon of his career—and the prospects for resurrecting ministry from the ashes.
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