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March 2012
Volume 56, Number 3
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The Missing Factor in Higher Education
How Christian universities are unique, and how they can stay that way.


Philip Ryken and D. Michael Lindsay on the Challenges in Christian Higher Education
College presidents discuss the relevance of Christian higher education, the theological issues facing Christian universities, and more.
Little Colleges That Could
How five small Christian schools are adapting to the new environment.
Vicarious Humanity: By His Birth We Are Healed
Our redemption, it turns out, began long before Calvary.
The 'Above All' Commandment of the Sabbath
The one divine 'law' that tells us to stop striving for transformation.
Folkie Finds Love
Rosie Thomas beams with it on her new album.


Kingmakers and Powerbrokers
Brothers and sisters, we are neither kingmakers nor powerbrokers.
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to the January issue.
The Supreme Court's Religious Freedom Reality Check
A recent unanimous ruling reveals deep commitment to our 'first freedom.'
Are Secular Television Shows with Moral Messages Good for Christian Children?
An author, the creator of 'VeggieTales,' and a professor weigh in.
Why Are Our Communion Meals So Paltry?
If we have such an extravagant Savior, we should attempt to create a fuller meal.


Interview: Julie Lee
The multi-talented artist on her new album, her visual art, and ... babysitting.
Could God Have Created a World Without Suffering?
Dinesh D'Souza's latest volume of apologetics updates a natural law argument.
My Top 5 Books On Archaeology
Picks from Craig A. Evans, author of the forthcoming 'Jesus and His World.'
The Heart of Christian Life: Pillars of Hospitality
How to strengthen communities that welcome strangers.
Your Church Is Too Safe
Why following Christ turns the world upside-down.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'The Dream of a Broken Field,' 'Nothing More Happens in the 20th Century,' and 'The Fear Index.'
Family as Calling: Finding Vocation In and Near the Home
How Martin Luther's doctrine of vocation can mold marriage, parenting, and childhood.
GCB: Desperate Christian Housewives
New primetime soap targets gossip in the church.
Books to Note
Brief reviews of 'The Art of Worship,' 'How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens,' and 'Creed'
More Media
More media of note.


The Evangelistic Question That Died
Fewer people are thinking about whether they will go to heaven after death.
Presbyterians Form a New Denomination, Court Upholds Ultrasound Law, and More
Important developments in the church and the world.
Go Figure
Recent stats on church life, the Bible, and spirituality.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on prison pardons, prayer cards, and more.
City Shuts Down Church Club
Gang outreach slammed as dangerous business.
Evangelical Foundations See Surge in Donations
Wealthy Christians favor new tool for family funds.
Deaths, retirements, resignations and appointments in the church and in the world.
Tsunami Aftermath: Second Chances in Japan
One year after disaster, sacrificial giving gains churches new credibility.

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Michael Patton Brews a Potent Theology
The founder of Credo House Ministries teaches theology over a cup of joe.