Thursday, February 25, 2016

Southern Baptists Lose Almost 1,000 Missionaries


Interview
How Victims of Sexual Abuse Can Get the Better of Satan
A Christian therapist shares lessons from 25 years of counseling survivors.
Interview by Mary DeMuth
Just over 25 years ago, Christian therapist Dan Allender released The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. For thousands of victims suffering the aftereffects of sexual trauma, it became a trusted guide. Now, after decades of clinical practice, Allender has published a follow-up: Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation (Baker). Author Mary DeMuth, who has written widely about her own recovery from childhood sexual abuse, spoke with Allender about the spiritual contours of healing and the importance of kindness to victims.... continue reading >>


The Editor's Desk
The Temptation of Evangelical Politics
Politics is not about one thing, but many things held in tension.
 
Gleanings
Southern Baptists Lose Almost 1,000 Missionaries as IMB Cuts Costs
Total is almost twice as high as International Mission Board had expected.
 
Gleanings
How Should Christians Disagree? Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians Try a New Model
Joint statement by believers in Israel and Palestine is a small but hopeful step toward peace.
 
Gleanings
Nigerian Churches Unite, Launch Plan Against World's Deadliest Terrorists
For the first time, Anglicans, Catholics, and Pentecostals have a strategy to defend and restore Christians decimated by Boko Haram.
 
Mavis Staples: Voice of Joy and Justice
The new HBO documentary "Mavis!" takes a look at the woman who has lent her distinct voice to the cause of love for more than six decades.
 
The Exchange
Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 4
D.A. Horton looks at Black Lives Matter missiologically
 
Testimony
Kathie Lee Gifford: How Billy Graham Led Me to Christ
My Christian faith got me to and through Hollywood.
 
Gleanings
A Ransom for Many: ISIS Releases Last of 230 Assyrian Christian Hostages
Good news comes near first anniversary of 21 Coptic martyrs beheaded on Libyan beach.

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