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June 2019
Volume 63, Number 5
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Table of Contents
Features
Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?
What the church can do when the world’s had too much of a good thing.
A theocentric conservation effort looks out for both man and nature.
Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
Falsified resurrection stories should not cause us to discount credible miracle accounts.
What it looks like when people remember their greatest love.
Thirty years after the deadly massacre, two dissidents reflect on hope for China.
News
Gleanings: June 2019
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Does good press lead to greater gains in the Muslim world? Or merely cover a multitude of sins?
While the world loses a language every 40 days, translation efforts bring new life to threatened tongues.
Views
The Risk of Inviting Jesus into Your Summer
Can this season be one where I grow with God and with my neighbor?
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
It seems like foolishness to us, but it was one of Jesus’ greatest strengths.
Reviews
Waging a Smarter War on Porn
It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture.
The apologist opens up about his battles with mental illness.
Chosen by Shawn Smucker, author of 'The Day the Angels Fell' (Revell).
Jen Pollock Michel traces the paradoxical shape of Christian truth.
Chosen by Tina Boesch, author of 'Given: The Forgotten Meaning and Practice of Blessing' (NavPress).
In Every Issue
Responses to our April issue.
My journey from the criminal underworld to the foot of the cross.
Top Story August 18, 2019
Put Not Your Trust in Credentials
Put Not Your Trust in Credentials
Chris Arnade’s moving account of “back-row America” made me reconsider my own definition of success.
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