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Volume 63, Number 4
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Table of Contents
Young Life at the Border
How youth ministries are reaching teens torn between Mexico and the US.
It turns out the Bible’s idea of worship is mostly about posture, not music or praise.
Why the best church small groups might take their cues from the Twelve Steps.
Stephen Lowe offers a biblical defense of online spiritual formation.
As young Brazilian missionaries, we learned to depend on God and the people we journeyed to reach.
Why Missions Experts Are Redefining ‘Unreached People Groups’
Fewer than 1 percent of missionaries end up among the world's least-Christian peoples. New categories aim to highlight the areas most desperate for the gospel.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
The complexity of the situation even presents a challenge to Jewish Christian unity.
Repenting of Identity Politics
New Zealand revealed the tragic logical end of evils like Christian Nationalism.
How Jesus modeled relationships of surprising frankness and trust.
Why God sends his people into battle armed with the tools of everyday life.
Fitness Trackers, Dating Apps, and Other Ladders to Nowhere
Why secular substitutes for religion will always leave us exhausted and unhappy.
If the enemies of truth employ the arts of persuasion, then lovers of truth have no choice but to employ them more effectively.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Even more than better systems and better policies, we need better theology.
We didn't accomplish everything we should have. God reminds us we didn't need to.
In Every Issue
Unbeknownst to me, I began recruiting my successor six years ago.
Responses to our March issue.
How a gang leader found salvation in prison.
World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship
World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship
In the ministry’s first major innovation in seven decades, the children now do the choosing.