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July/August 2019
Volume 63, Number 6
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Table of Contents
The Book of Ruth Can Transform the Way We Do Business Today
What companies might learn from the Old Testament practice of gleaning.
Most evangelicals want America's criminal justice system to offer it. But immigrant Christians like Detroit's Chaldeans don't get one.
I’ve been blessed by my friendships with debate opponents, despite strong disagreements.
Ethiopian churches no longer want to be on the receiving end of the Great Commission.
Our intuitions aren’t infallible. That doesn’t mean we should ignore them.
We have a crisis too large for any one church, nonprofit, or government agency to handle on its own, says food policy expert Jeremy Everett.
Why it’s time to retire our favorite evangelistic phrase.
The Key to This Church Planting Network’s Success? Start Big, Stay Big
The Association of Related Churches (ARC) focuses on a non-competitive spirit and strategic growth.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
Churches benefit when the US government shows mercy to groups versus individuals.
Followers of Islam admire the mother of Jesus. But can she be a bridge to Christianity?
True Doctrine Doesn’t Wait
Without good theology, you can’t have Christlike love and compassion.
What Israel’s most famous plants taught me about spiritual growth.
Perhaps a sailing analogy will help clear up the confusion.
The Nazis Persecuted Him. The Soviets Killed Him. Today He’s Barely Known.
James Edwards’s biography recovers the memory of German theologian Ernst Lohmeyer.
How human reason alone can lay a pathway from doubt to belief.
A new book uses stories and statistics to dispel stereotypes and suspicion.
According to the Psalms, it's an act of disobedience to keep quiet about his love and faithfulness.
In Every Issue
Our July/August Issue: No Shadow Unlit
We can lament the dark. But don't miss the light.
The humble heroism of everyday faithfulness.
Responses to our May issue.
I asked God to rescue me from a place I hated. He wanted me to stay put.
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.