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October 2013
Volume 57, Number 8
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It's Time to Talk about Power
How to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.


Sarah Young Still Hears Jesus Calling
Not since “My Utmost for His Highest” has a daily devotional enraptured the English-speaking world, from cynical intellectuals to sweet grandmas, across the theological spectrum. How Young might change how we think about prayer.
Where Did We Come From?
How Milton, Paley, and Darwin help us answer the question.
Running the Race (Literally)
Why lace up your sneakers when you could just write a check? A personal look at what’s driving the charity running craze.
The Glory of the Cross
How God's power is made perfect in weakness.
Open Doors in a Divided Land
How the House of Grace ministry sheds a light on the plight of ex-prisoners.


Whatever Happened to Grace?
A call for a renewal of the message that makes our hearts soar.
Full Members at Age 1
Are we welcoming children into all of church life?
How Can Churches Best Support Parents Who Adopt from Overseas?
There are no easy formulas. Three views.
Why Don't We Find Bloodshed Repugnant Anymore?
Yes, the early church was pro-life. But it wasn't just the death of the unborn that it opposed.


War Is For Wimps
Meet the gun-loving, red meat–eating evangelical whose reading of Scripture persuaded him to embrace nonviolence.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
What It Feels Like to Be a Christian
Francis Spufford describes to outsiders where we're coming from.
Brett McCracken: My Top 5
The author of Hipster Christianity lists the books that most shaped the ideas in his new release, Gray Matters: Navigating the Space between Legalism & Liberty (Baker Books, 2013).
The Beauty of Trauma
When the prospect of death comes close, we learn that life is precious.
Hot and Holy
Why the ultimate purpose of sex is bringing Glory to God.
Derek Webb Grows Up
How the embattled songwriter made his way to musical maturity.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Gleanings: October 2013
Important developments in the church and the world.
Lionizing Lewis
Patron saint of American evangelicals finally gets his due in his homeland.
Can Sanford Pastors' Success Work in Other Cities?
Why George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case created racial havoc across America—but not at the trial’s epicenter.
Is Preachers of L.A. Good for the Church?
The NRB warns that new Oxygen show could prompt political action.
South Korea's Travel Bans a Blessing in Disguise for Missions
They could mature an eager but young movement. But how long should they stay in place?

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