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04 From the Editor
Sometimes Politically Correct Is Biblically Correct
06 Effective Evangelism
Evangelism 2.0: The Internet Mission Field
08 Practical Hermeneutics
Interpreting Proverbs: How to Answer a Fool
10 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Legacy
by La Shawn Barber
Critical Thinking: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., profoundly changed America with his nonviolent resistance to racial segregation and discrimination, but his philosophy and theology include some dubious beliefs and influences. In this installment of our occasional Philosophers Series, we consider how evangelicals should view this complicated African-American leader whose birthday now is marked by a national holiday, and whose name is borne by schools and boulevards across the country
20 Biblical Grounds for Divorce and Remarriage
by Michael F. Ross
Doctrinal Discernment: When may a person biblically and ethically divorce a spouse and remarry another? The answer lies in understanding that marriage is founded upon the biblical basis of a covenant
30 Short-Term Recession or the Long Winter? Rethinking the Theology of Money
by William F. High
Doctrinal/Cultural Discernment: The current ”Great Recession” and a resulting drop in giving have caused Christians to question whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term pattern. Just as Christians have innovatively adjusted to major culture shifts in other areas besides finance, it is now time for the church to rethink its theology and practice of giving
40 Experiments in Biblical Living
by James Patrick Holding
Cultural Apologetics and Discernment: A new subgenre of books has become popular, in which non-Christian authors partake of the Christian or biblical “experience.” Why are these books selling well, and how should Christians respond to them?
A Summary Critique: Tracking the “Moral Growth” of God?…A Christian-Atheist Dialogue…Fingerprints of God: A Touch of Science in a Spiritual Search…Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors
The Need for Apologetics in the Local Church
62 Ask Hank
Will Someone Please Help Bart Ehrman?