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September 2019
Volume 63, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists
How evangelicals are becoming the new champions of the pagan classics.
Families in the field say it's complicated.
How Tewahedo Orthodox theology led congregations to become an oasis of forest conservation.
A new study suggests that both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally.
When my immigration status jeopardized my college goals, I discovered my true identity.
They regretted some of what they were asked to do, but they thought defending democracy was worth it.
News
How US Churches Cover Millions in Medical Debt
A nonprofit helps even modestly sized congregations take on their neighbors’ unpaid bills.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Why adoption has become a less popular option.
Views
Celebrate Sexual Ethics. Don’t Apologize for Them.
We can take pride and joy in the historic, biblical view of human sexuality.
Faithful speech doesn’t need to rely on formulas.
What Moses and the burning bush teach us about approaching God.
Reviews
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling Communities
Why collapsing cities and towns need something more than a better economy or a bigger government.
How Western readers miss the meaning of Paul’s letter—and how an Eastern perspective can correct the imbalance.
Chosen by Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont College and author of 'The Alpine Tales' (WordFarm).
Throughout history, believers have taken risks of love for the sake of the kingdom.
Chosen by Michael LeFebvre, author of ‘The Liturgy of Creation: Understanding Calendars in Old Testament Context’.
In Every Issue
Our September Issue: Go West, Young Scholar
The church’s complex relationship with the classics.
Can our church regain its passion for God?
Responses to our September issue.
Yet at the height of my segregationist fervor, God showed me mercy.
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.
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