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  • Issue 99
    Issue 99
    Faith & the American Presidency
  • Issue 98
    Issue 98
    Christianity in China
  • Issue 97
    Issue 97
    The Holy Land
  • Issue 96
    Issue 96
    The Gnostic Hunger for Secret Knowledge
  • Issue 95
    Issue 95
    The Gospel According to J.S. Bach
  • Issue 94
    Issue 94
    Building the City of God in a Crumbling World
  • Issue 93
    Issue 93
    St. Benedict & Western Monasticism
  • Issue 92
    Issue 92
    America’s 20th Century Evangelical Awakening
  • Issue 91
    Issue 91
    Michelangelo: Art for Faith’s Sake
  • Issue 90
    Issue 90
    Adoniram & Ann Judson: American Mission Pioneers
  • Issue 89
    Issue 89
    Richard Baxter & the English Puritans
  • Issue 88
    Issue 88
    C. S. Lewis: Pointing People to Reality
  • Issue 87
    Issue 87
    Christianity in India: A Faith of Many Colors
  • Issue 86
    Issue 86
    George MacDonald: Writer Who Inspired C.S. Lewis
  • Issue 85
    Issue 85
    The Council of Nicaea: Debating Jesus’ Divinity
  • Issue 84
    Issue 84
    Pilgrims & Exiles: Amish, Mennonites, & Brethren
  • Issue 83
    Issue 83
    Mary in the Imagination of the Church
  • Issue 82
    Issue 82
    Phoebe Palmer: Mother of the Holiness Movement
  • Issue 81
    Issue 81
    John Newton: Author of “Amazing Grace”
  • Issue 80
    Issue 80
    The First Bible Teachers
  • Issue 79
    Issue 79
    African Apostles: Black Evangelists in Africa
  • Issue 78
    Issue 78
    J.R.R. Tolkien & Lord of the Rings
  • Issue 77
    Issue 77
    Jonathon Edwards: Puritan Pastor & Theologian
  • Issue 76
    Issue 76
    The Christian Face of the Scientific Revolution
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August 3, 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain for the "Indies." Though the explorer was in part driven by a quest for gold and glory, he also saw himself as a missionary. He thought, if there were a shortcut to the East by sea, missionaries could be sent there faster, thus enabling Christians to meet the provision for world evangelization before the Lord could return (see issue 35: Christopher Columbus).

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