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March 2023
Volume 67, Number 2
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About This Issue
What does ministry look like when every day might be one’s last? Our cover story details the ongoing work of several Ukrainian pastors who’ve led scattered and traumatized congregations through a year of war. Also in this issue: ministry to moms and babies in post-Dobbs Mississippi, what the tower of Babel really means, and Chinese ministries that use tea to bridge generational divides.
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Cover Story

Ministers in Ukraine Are ‘Ready to Meet God at Any Moment’
Pastors and church leaders who stayed behind serve as if every day might be their last.


I Don’t Want to Be a Universalist
Richard Mouw says the best forms of the doctrine still disappoint those counting on God to do the right thing.
Can Bubble Tea Bring Gen Z into the Chinese Church?
The beloved drink is both an attraction and a generational divide.
‘Why Church?’ Is the Wrong Question
Private devotion, community service, and entertainment aren’t what the local congregation is for.
Beware Our Tower of Babel
The Genesis 11 story is about pride, but not in the way we think.
I Was the Proverbial, Drug-Fueled Rock and Roller
Until a chance encounter with my mom’s old Bible opened my eyes.


6 Ways to Parent Your Kids for the New Creation
As Christian caretakers, we view our kids’ schooling in light of eternity.
God’s Yoke for the Decision Fatigued
The way out of overcommitment runs through God’s temple.
Words Are Holy. So Why Don’t We Talk Like They Are?
Christians should cherish words in a disposable age.
Divine Abundance Is More Than a Charismatic Hobbyhorse
The language of extravagant blessing is thoroughly biblical—even if it’s sometimes abused.
Let’s Rethink the Evangelical Gender Wars
Maybe the lines of division between egalitarians and complementarians were in the wrong places.


What Women Miss When They Go Missing from Church
An appeal to return from someone who walked away herself.
David Platt: We Take the Gospel to the Nations, as the Nations
The Great Commission strikes at the heart of an Americanized gospel.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
All the World’s Not a Stage
In a culture given to performative virtue, we need reminders that God delights in hidden righteousness.
The Bible Gives Investors Like Me a New Perspective on Risk
If we believe all that God promises, we won’t always opt for playing it safe.


Mississippi Evangelicals Prepare to Welcome Dobbs Babies
Christians open their arms to the 5,000 children state officials expect to be born now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
Evangelicals Outgrow Catholics in Central America
“Nondenominational believers” rank close behind.
Israeli Academics Question Archaeological Discoveries
And other news briefs from around the world.
Church Planting After the Fall (of the Berlin Wall)
Three generations after East Germany rejected Christianity, group of prayerful believers now see an opportunity.
With Gossip of the Gospel, the Church Grows in Nepal
Conversions credited to women evangelists sharing the good news one-on-one in conversations.

More from this Issue

Our March Issue: Illumination and Illusion
Heeding the testimony of the church in Ukraine.
The Stage or the Cross?
Why we tell the stories of Christlike servants.
The Bono Interview: Plaudits and Problems
Responses to our December issue.