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September 2012
Volume 56, Number 8
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Meanwhile, Love the Sojourner
How Phoenix Christians are helping illegal immigrants as they wait for the economy—and the law—to change.
The Village Genius
Joe Johnston's residential community is designed for, well, community.
Mercy-Full Nurse
Charlotte Thrall provides free medical care to Phoenix's poor and undocumented immigrants.
Class Activist
Ian Danley believes high school is where Phoenix Latinos can step out and grasp a future.


What's His Is Ours
Christ's righteousness belongs to those who receive by faith God's promise of forgiveness.
The Second Coming Christ Controversy
David Jang has become an increasingly influential figure in Asian and now American evangelicalism. He and his followers have founded media outlets and a Christian college and are key influencers in the World Evangelical Alliance. But many say he leads a group that has encouraged the belief that he's the 'Second Coming Christ.' Is there any truth to the allegations?
A New Age of Miracles
Around the world, wherever churches are growing, reports of the miraculous are rampant. What do they mean?
'God's Double Agent'
One-time atheist and now head of ChinaAid, Bob Fu believes China may soon have one of the largest populations of Christians worldwide.
Getting to Know Him
Catechesis at its best is a very personal 'school of faith.'
Caught Between the Spouse and the Spirit
Brazilian women find support and new roles at charismatic churches. Their husbands don't like it. Whom will they choose?
What Galileo's Telescope Can't See
There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in contemporary understandings of science and faith.


Against the Stream
Chuck Colson had a prophetic voice because he first had a servant's heart.
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to the June issue.
The Evangelical Jesus Prayer
It's not perfect, but the Sinner's Prayer is a work of genius.
Is There Anything Wrong With Voting for a Mormon for President?
Three views.
Taste the Soup
Sometimes understanding follows obedience.


Will America Keep the Faith?
Journalist David Aikman wonders whether our nation will squander its spiritual heritage.
My Top 5 on Books on Motherhood
Picks from Jennifer Grant
A Jerusalem Lost
Melanie Kirkpatrick's 'Escape from North Korea' describes how the country descended into tyranny and madness, and why its people want out.
The Awakening of Hope
Where theology begins.
Wilson's Bookmarks
Brief reviews of 'Turning Points,' 'Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse,' and 'With the Night Mail'
None Like Him
John Ortberg looks at Jesus' unparalleled impact on human history.
Review: Who Is Jesus?
A brief look.
Review: Community Is Messy
A brief look.


Asian American Religiosity
A new survey's findings on the differences between Asians and Asian Americans.
Supreme Court's Health-Care Ruling Could Weaken Charity Tax Breaks
Why some religious nonprofits' worries aren't about the contraception mandate.
Eastern Orthodox Lose Two Evangelical Bridges
Resignation of Metropolitan Jonah follows death of Peter Gillquist.
Nigeria's Deadly Deployments
Christian graduates shun national service.
Food Fights: Homeless Ministries Respond to Restrictions
Several cities enacted anti-feeding laws over the summer.
Should Pastors Be Required to Sign a Code of Ethics?
Observers weigh in.
Teaching the Dragon
Mission-minded Christian educators run fast-growing universities in North Korea and northeast China.

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Monitoring Controversy
Why some stories take a long time.
Deep Impact
Jo Saxton helps churches change their communities.