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June 2019
Volume 63, Number 5
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This issue takes new look at our stewardship of fossil fuels (oil, in particular) through the lens of blessing. Climate writer Ken Baake explores principles that apply not only to carbon-based fuels but to technologies and clean energy sources of the future.
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Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?
What the church can do when the world’s had too much of a good thing.


God Loves Protected Species. And the Poachers Who Kill Them.
A theocentric conservation effort looks out for both man and nature.
10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to Abuse
Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
Real Raisings from the Dead or Fake News?
Falsified resurrection stories should not cause us to discount credible miracle accounts.
Monomaniacs for God
What it looks like when people remember their greatest love.
From Tiananmen’s Most-Wanted to Followers of Jesus
Thirty years after the deadly massacre, two dissidents reflect on hope for China.


The Risk of Inviting Jesus into Your Summer
Can this season be one where I grow with God and with my neighbor?
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
Meekness Is Not Weakness
It seems like foolishness to us, but it was one of Jesus’ greatest strengths.


Waging a Smarter War on Porn
It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture.
How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to God
The apologist opens up about his battles with mental illness.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Shawn Smucker, author of 'The Day the Angels Fell' (Revell).
We Want Straightforward Answers. God Gives Us Mysteries.
Jen Pollock Michel traces the paradoxical shape of Christian truth.
5 Books on How to Give (and Receive) Blessings
Chosen by Tina Boesch, author of 'Given: The Forgotten Meaning and Practice of Blessing' (NavPress).


Gleanings: June 2019
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Should Christians Praise Partial Religious Freedom?
Does good press lead to greater gains in the Muslim world? Or merely cover a multitude of sins?
Bible Translation Is Preserving Endangered Languages
While the world loses a language every 40 days, translation efforts bring new life to threatened tongues.

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