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September 2017
Volume 61, Number 7
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Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.


Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings
How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation.
God, Guns, and Oil
A Los Angeles church seeks the good of its neighborhood by confronting crime and environmental distress.
Bringing Back Baylor
Baylor University president Linda Livingstone helps the school navigate one of the largest scandals in US collegiate athletics.
Questioning Why God Questions
If He wants to have meaningful relationship with us, it will require dialogue.
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.


Hath God Truly Said, ‘Avoid Foolish Controversies’?
It turns out that lustily fighting for the truth isn’t what God asks of us.
It’s Not Only Bullies Who Boast
We’re too quick to ignore one of Paul’s most persistent warnings.
Our Two Spiritual Time Zones
Living in the tension between present promise and future fulfillment.


Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?
The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life.
Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Isn’t Just for Sunday
Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
The Beginning of Dementia Isn’t the End of Grace
How the church can come to the aid of sufferers and their loved ones.
Parents of Prodigals: Let God Work on Your Anger and Fears
An excerpt from 'Hope for the Prodigal.'


What a Playground’s Victory Means for Christian Schools
Supreme Court decision could change playing field for school choice movement.
Gleanings: September 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
A Deeper Debate over Drums in Church
Native Christians still wrestle with how their culture fits into their churches.

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