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March 2019
Volume 63, Number 2
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The still-young experiment of retirement as vacation, birthed in the second half of the 20th century, is not working out for millions who are approaching or already are well into their 60s. Are there new ways of thinking about retirement for those who fear financial ruin at the end of their so-called working years?
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Saving Retirement
Growing old is not what it used to be. For millions of retirees, that may actually be good news.
Florida’s Oldest Place to Grow Old
Dowling Park was a retirement community built around widows and orphans. A century later, it’s a model for intergenerational ministry.


Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?
Science seeks to fix aging and death. But a Christian vision of the good life might actually embrace them.
Jewish Christians Are Recovering Their Distinctive Religious Heritage
A growing group of Jews who believe in Jesus is crossing boundaries to revive their identity and restore unity in the church.
The Anvil of the Evangelical Mind
Schools and scholars can help the Christ-centered movement become all the more Jesusy.


How to Jump Back In to Bible Reading
Christian leaders have their own reasons for not reading Scripture.
God’s Glowing Gift
Light is more than a symbol of God’s truth. It’s a tangible reminder of his love for us.
You Shall Know Them by Their Clothes
What we learn about Bible figures from the clothing they put on, take off, and tear apart.


If You Think You Have God Figured Out, You Definitely Don’t
Despite our best efforts to understand his ways, he won’t be bound by our tidy notions of divine etiquette.
Contemporary Worship Music Is Bringing Believers Together
More and more, says scholar Monique Ingalls, it permeates nearly every sphere of evangelical life.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Missionary Opponents Misunderstand the Waorani Mission. So Do Evangelicals.
Some revere Jim Elliot and his friends as martyrs. Others revile them as oppressors. Both sides have an incomplete picture.
Richard Mouw Wrestles with Evangelicalism, Past and Present
Reading his book is like enjoying a cup of tea with a wise elder statesman.
A Caution to ‘Nice’ Christians
When we don’t confront sin, in others and in ourselves, we commit spiritual malpractice.


Small Town Pastors See More Than Small Wonders
Rural ministry is experiencing a resurgence in the US even as economic and demographic numbers continue their decline.
Gleanings: March 2019
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Can Restoring the Jordan River Build Peace in the Holy Land?
Christians explore how ecological work can support the gospel mission.
Hashtag Missions: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conferences
Gen Z’s digital natives bring followers along for the experience.

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Our March Issue: No Senior Moments, Please
Aging, weakness, and … hey let’s talk about something else!
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Responses to our December issue.
My Cocaine Habit Was Killing My NFL Dreams
How I found a power greater than the white powder that enslaved me.