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November 2012
Volume 56, Number 10
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Honoring Faith in the Public Square
Let's be frank: Religion in America really does enjoy 'special privileges.' Here are five reasons—plus one—why it should.


Shari'ah's Uphill Climb
Does Muslim law have a place in the American landscape?
The Key to a Purposeful Life
It's not imitating Christ, but union with him that makes the difference.
What's So Great About 'The Common Good'?
Why Christians need to revive the historically rich phrase.
The Cutting Edge of Marketplace Ministries
How businesses are doing more holistic ministry than ever.
This (Ambiguous) Political Life
What it means for the church to be involved in politics.


Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to the September issue.
How to Unfreeze the Middle East
Reconciliation must be at the heart of peacemaking.
What Is the Biggest Change Evangelical Seminaries Need to Make Right Now?
Three visions of the future.
God Did It
But I don't know exactly how the world was created.
Sacrilege Is Real
Why so many Christians saw Pussy Riot's Russia stunt as more than a protest.


The Mystic Baptist
Why megachurch pastor Charles Stanley had spent so much time in prayer his whole life.
How to Remove Our Bible-Reading Blinders
Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien help us see through different cultural lenses.
The Need for Creeds
It's more than merely helpful to set down the church's core convictions in words.
Why Love Never Ends
And why everything else does.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'The Divine Voice,' 'So Brilliantly Clever,' and 'American Science Fiction'
The Truth About World War II's True Shepherds
Chaplains watched over their flocks in the midst of great danger.
'Fringe' Has Always Been About Playing God
As the show nears its end, it steps up its examination of science and faith.
Review: Amplifying Our Witness
A brief look.
Jamie Grace Is Holding On
Grammy nominee says Tourette's took her 'for a spin.'


What to Watch For on Election Night
Important races, ballot initiatives, and exit poll questions.
Important developments in the church and the world.
Crisis of Faith Statements
Does it matter 'why' Christian professors agree with their colleges' doctrine?
The Trouble with TBN
Amid a flurry of scandalous accusations, ministries again face the question of whether to abandon or reform the broadcaster.
Doubting China's One-Child Policy Change
Why many advocacy groups are condemning another's optimistic report.
Christians Fight Israel's Marriage Ban
Without official recogition, evangelicals must travel abroad to get married. Will a lawsuit help?
Should Seminary Professors Be Granted Tenure?
The Kentucky Court of Appeals says it can't be enforced. Should schools use it anyway?
Church and State for the Homeless
How Denver's faith and civic leaders are working together to get families off the street and into jobs and homes.

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Jamie Grace Is Holding On
Grammy nominee says Tourette's took her 'for a spin.'