Christian Century Vol. 129, No. 11

Spring books, serious Christians

7   Junk food epidemic
The Editors: Junk  food  is not in the natural order
8  CenturyMarks
Song-deprived Americans, etc.
10  Sent to Serve
George Mitrovich: William Willimon on being bishop
11 The great exhale
Lee A. Vierling: C02 and the extinction of species
13  Going Catholic?
Amy Frykholm: Evangelicals  and birth control
14  The buzz of life
Terra Brockman: Notes from  the farm
16 Methodists maintain gay policies;
UMC rejects call to divest from firms selling to Israel;
Praying for God to hurt someone is not illegal, judge rules;
ELCA seminary and Lenoir-Rhyne will merge

24   Eating in ignorance
Norman Wirzba: Do we know where our food comes from?
28 Controversial dig
Mordechai Beck: The politics of Israeli archaeology
30 The seeker next door
Linda Mercadante,: What drives the ‘spiritual but not religious’?

36     Books
Valerie Weaver-Zercher: A Thousand  Lives, by Julia Scheeres
Patricia Appelbaum:Visions of a Better World, by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt
Brian Doyle When Women Were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams
Cindy Crosby: The Nature Principle, by Richard Louv

42     Music
Steve Thorngate: Pull It Together, by Shannon Stephens

44     Film
Steve Vineberg: Monsieur Lazhar  and Bully

47    Art
Lois Huey-Heck: Rising

3         Editor’s Desk
John M. Buchanan: The baseball life
22,  23  Living by the Word
Chris Blumhofer

35       Faith Matters
M. Craig Barnes: Holy small talk

45       American Soundings
Rodney Clapp: Life after life after death

12        Luci Shaw: Under cover

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