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June 2015
Volume 59, Number 5
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Formed by War
Combat wounds the soul, but the gospel offers hope.
Jesus Is Better Than War
The testimony of a former anti-Muslim combat junkie.
7 Practical Things the Church Can Do for Veterans
How spiritual communities can tend the hurting souls of veterans.


After Mars Hill, Will the Multisite Church Movement Grow Up?
More small churches are joining big ones in order to keep their doors open. Can multisite congregations grow without treating congregations as little more than real estate?
God Is Like a Movie Director
Though unseen and unheard, he orchestrates the details of our lives—even when they are falling apart.
Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama King
The theologian's career has been about helping Christians play their part in the great divine story.
David Brooks: We Need to Start Talking about Sin and Righteousness Again
The New York Times columnist asks what it takes to build character in a 'Big Me' culture.


Can We Declutter Our Way to Christ?
On the minimalism trend and the allure of living with less.
Is It Robbing God to Tithe on Your After-Tax (Not Gross) Income?
The Israelites were never subject to withholding upward of 15 percent.
Brothers, We Are Not Managers
We have forgotten the Bible’s rich language for loving the church.


How Dante's Poetry Rescued Rod Dreher from Despair
The popular blogger leaned on 'The Divine Comedy' when his world was falling apart.
My Top 5 Books That Can Save Your Life
Gregory Wolfe chooses works that can bring you back from the abyss.
Worriers 'R' Us
Why is anxiety such a stubborn feature of modern life?
The Poverty Fighters' Bible
Six years later, 'When Helping Hurts' is still shaking up the church’s approach to charity.
The Selfie’s Deeper Tale
It’s not always about self-aggrandizement.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


A Second Chance for Elijah Gabriel
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our June issue).
Gleanings: June 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Microwave Bible?
A new method cuts Bible translation to 2 months. Is that too fast?
Yes, Jesus Has Always Been Our Boyfriend
The biggest difference between old and new hymns isn't Trinitarian theology.
400 Down, More to Follow
Government removes crosses from ‘China’s Jerusalem.’

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Hidden Casualties
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