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November 2017
Volume 61, Number 9
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Inside the Museum of the Bible
The new museum wants to ignite passion for the Word through high-tech wizardry and scholarly detachment. Can it do it all?
Steve Green Leaves His Mark on Washington
Hobby Lobby president hopes “to share this book we love with as many people as possible.”


What Does the Lord Require of You?
Micah’s most beloved verse is more than a spiritual to-do list.
The Truth about Suicide
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More Seriously
It’s easy to ignore the painful, messy, universal experience of birth that Jesus was referring to.
The Promise and Failure of Antibiotics
How the church can play a key role in better stewardship of antibacterial medicine and avert a global health crisis.


What’s a Christian to Do with Statements and Confessions?
Public pressure to sign or abstain from them undermines their greatest value.
The Best Retelling of the Jesus Story Isn’t from Narnia or Harry Potter
Our culture has produced plenty of fine remakes, but nothing beats the Old Testament prequel.
Our Silence Is Music to God’s Ears
The most joyful noise God desires from us may be none at all.


Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness
A new book demonstrates the movement has been “a perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.”
Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism
Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time.
The Rural Church: A Special House of Prayer
An excerpt from "God’s Country."


When Two Aren’t Better Than One: Right-Sizing Religion at the State Department
Experts debate plan to merge religious freedom and religious advocacy offices.
Gleanings: November 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
How Do You Solve a Theological Problem Like Maria?
Caribbean Christians grapple with God’s role in a devastating hurricane season.

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Not a Mere Museum Piece
Why the Bible is better-suited for DC than I am.
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Responses to our September issue.
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A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church
I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms.