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April 2019
Volume 63, Number 3
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Explore how missions organizations are changing the way they use data and how, conversely, that data is altering missions strategies. Far from merely counting converts, ministries today are analyzing the numbers for new insights into where to focus their efforts.
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How a Major Database Tracked Thailand’s Church-Planting Revival
A movement in Southeast Asia shows how real-time reporting is building Great Commission connections.


How the Bible Project Is Using Video to Get People into Scripture Again
The Portland-based animation studio is seeing unprecedented success in an age of biblical illiteracy.
Is the Cross Enough?
The truth of the gospel requires telling the whole story.
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again.
Lessons from Evangelicalism’s PR Guru
Mark DeMoss represented Christian organizations through highs and lows, but we’re all tasked with representing Christ.


Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians
A Supreme Court cruelty reveals how we can love our neighbors.
Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise?
Done right, Facebook offers a chance for discernment and connection.
The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The historical Christian doctrine helps us to see the goodness of God in Good Friday.


Transhumanism and the Cult of ‘Better, Faster, Stronger’
Why the church should resist technologies that aim to liberate us from ordinary, embodied life.
‘I Thought God Loved Only the Hutu’
Tutsi widows and orphans felt betrayed by the church during the genocide. Survivor Denise Uwimana made it her mission to help them heal.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Jaime Jo Wright, author of "The House on Foster Hill."
Allegiance to Scripture, Respect for Culture
Ajith Fernando lays out the essentials of cross-cultural discipleship.
5 Books That Provide Comfort Amid Terminal Illness
Chosen by Kathryn Butler, trauma surgeon and author of "Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care."


African American Students Respond to SBC Seminary’s Slavery Report
After an unflinching look at its racist past, SBC’s flagship seminary aims to honor a more diverse population on campus.
Gleanings: April 2019
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize Augustine
North African nations bring church father to the silver screen.

More from this Issue

Our April Issue: Strength in Numbers
Can databases help us to see more like God sees?
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Responses to our January/February issue.
An MIT Professor Meets the Author of All Knowledge
I used to think religious people were ignoramuses. Then I got smart and took a chance on God.