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September 2014
Volume 58, Number 7
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Why Can't Men Be Friends?
Men and women alike increasingly say they are lonely. It doesn't have to be this way.


I Didn’t Marry My Best Friend
Couples need more than just each other.
Table Manners: Why We Take Communion Every Week
It's a meal that often divides us. It needn't be that way.
The Wrong Kind of Christian
I thought a winsome faith would win Christians a place at Vanderbilt’s table. I was wrong.
Capitalism and the Common Good
How to gear the free market so that people floursh.
Meet the New Kingdom Investors
A new model of Christian stewardship is scalable, global, and can compete with China. It will just cost you $100,000 to join the cause.


Andy Crouch: Corporate Faith After the Hobby Lobby Decision
After Hobby Lobby, vibrant corporate life is needed more than ever.
The Midlife Church Crisis
In Christ, there is neither empty nester nor new mom.
Three Views: Should Christians Resist Greater Government Surveillance?
In the era of massive data collection, Uncle Sam snoops on a grand scale.
It's All Gift
As it turns out, your success probably has little to do with you.


Slow and Steady Builds the Church
Slick programs and efficient business models are no substitute for the patient work of discipleship. A review of John Pattison and C. Christopher Smith's 'Slow Church.'
Ladies, Put Down That Pink Bible
Jen Wilkin equips women to study Scripture more deeply.
My Top 5 Books for Political Leaders
Joshua Dubois, president Obama's former spiritual advisor, recommends readings for those in positions of authority.
Working For Justice Will Make You Uncomfortable
Eugene Cho wonders whether we're willing to go beyond paying lip service to social change.
The Rapture Keeps Coming Back
Why are movies about the last days still so popular?
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Receiving the Little Children
Along the Mexican border, U.S. churches care for undocumented children.
Gleanings: September 2014
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Can You See Too Much Jesus in the Bible?
Why one seminary thinks so and is sending an Old Testament scholar into early retirement.
Obama's Contract Killer
Why Christian organizations were concerned about Obama’s executive order—even though so few were directly affected.
The Book of No Numbers
Deleting some stuff from the Bible can be profitable--and okay.
Church decides Devil distracts too much at baptisms.
(UPDATED) The Devil is too distracting at baptisms, major denomination decides.

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The Ones I Love
Who knew that dinner out with friends could be so misleading?
Reply All
Readers respond to the June issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
A Sobering Mercy
The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.