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March 2015
Volume 59, Number 2
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Andy Crouch: The Return of Shame
From online bullying to Twitter takedowns, shame is becoming a dominant force in the West. Thankfully, the Bible is full of language about shame. It's just that most Westerners don't see it.
The Upside of Shame
Honor and shame dynamics can shape everything from evangelism to fundraising to family relationships.


The Lost World of Adam and Eve
Old Testament scholar John Walton affirms a historical Adam—but says there are far more important dimensions to Genesis.
Beth Moore's Big Jesus
We sometimes fail to see Jesus for who he really is, even when he stands right before us.
Hannah More: Powerhouse in a Petticoat
Meet the heart of William Wilberforce's abolitionist movement.


Liberating Cuba: Why It Is Still a Great Idea
President Obama’s call for normalizing relations offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Cuban and American churches to strengthen their ties.
Should I Attend a Gay Wedding?
The invitation will come soon enough. Four views.
Do-It-Yourself Church Unity
Healing the fractured body of Christ isn’t just for theologians to figure out.
The Religious Roots of Protest
How justice movements have co-opted the church’s music.


Why We're Hooked on Heaven and Hell
What pop culture's afterlife obsession tells us about ourselves.
Chen Guangcheng, the Voice of China's Voiceless
The 'Blind Lawyer' recounts his fight against Communism's corruptions.
The Best Way to Become Like Jesus? Let Jesus Fill Your Vision
An excerpt from 'Rejoicing in Christ.'
Wilson's Bookmarks
From John Wilson, editor of 'Books and Culture'.
Matt Chandler: Why Aren't Our Marriages Always Covenantal?
Matt Chandler wants the church to reject fuzzy notions of love.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Gleanings: March 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Do Digital Decisions Disciple?
Online evangelists report the equivalent success of one Billy Graham crusade per day.
When the Saints Go Marching Into Cuba and Myanmar
Two long-closed countries are opening up. Should US short-term missionaries go?

More from this Issue

We All Want to Be Liked
Reading the gospel in a culture of 'likes.'
Reply All
Readers respond to the December issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Christ Came to Me in a Drug-Induced Haze
The conversion of an original Jesus freak.