Issue 94 Building the City of God in a Crumbling World

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Christian History & Biography Celebrates 25 Years

We need history to inform our lives

Jennifer Trafton

The Starving Body of Christ

We live in a world of vast economic injustice, crippling poverty, and wealthy churches. So did “golden–mouthed” preacher John Chrysostom.

Bradley Nassif

Setting the Captives Free

Oppressed women around the globe await those willing to carry on the legacy of Pandita Ramabai.

Robert Eric Frykenberg

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

What is the role of the government? Can we build a Christian society in this world? Protestant Reformers Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Martin Bucer, and John Calvin all grappled with those questions—and came up with different answers.

Tony Lane

The Lord of Consciences

Those who fight for religious freedom today stand in a long line of Christian predecessors, including Baptist leader Thomas Helwys.

James E. Bradley

Following Jesus in the Dark

The difficult choices of Dietrich Bonhoeffer show that, in extreme circumstances, the path to peace may not always be paved with clear ethical answers.

John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

God's Image in Color

Racism continues to stain society and challenge the church's commitment to a color-blind gospel. Albert Lutuli's peaceful pursuit of justice in South Africa pointed a way forward for the generations to come.

Gerald J. Pillay and Carolyn Nystrom

Encounters with Islam

Few issues have more serious implications for Christian witness and global politics today than Christian-Muslim relations. We can learn much from Arab Christian apologist John of Damascus, eloquent Assyrian Church leader Patriarch Timothy 1, and tireless Protestant missionary Samuel Zwemer.

Andrew Saperstein

Contagious Compassion

Deadly epidemics and social traumas haunt the news and test the limits of our kindness and courage. How should Christians respond, when the church itself is so divided? Perhaps we need another Catherine of Siena.

James D. Smith III and Kimberly Dawsey-Richardson

The Postmodern Maze

Abraham Kuyper reminds us that only Christ can bring wholeness to our fragmented age.

Richard Mouw

Costly Love, Radical Forgiveness

What made African bishop Festo Kivengere rejoice in the face of monstrous evil?

Tim Stafford
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