WORLD Vol 27 No 24

34    Demographic hope
A sobering 2012 election has political conservatives searching for ways to regain lost ground. Evangelical
minorities might be a place to start

FEATURES
42    New blood
Of the 12 new U.S. senators, six are new to Congress and six
are moving over from the House, as Republicans who eyed a takeover  instead face diminished status

46   Redistricting rout
Allen West, others go down in seven-seat loss in the House

48    True grit
Churches, businesses, and homeowners face loss from Sandy and dig in

52     ‘We were exhausted’
Desperate parents of autistic children are finding compassionate help through Christian respite care centers

56     Trading places
Once a war zone itself, Iraq now hosts tens of thousands of Syrian refugees

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CounselingToday Vol 55 No 6

26    The recipe for truly great counseling
Compiled by Lynne Shallcross
Many of today’s leading counselors say it,pays to never stop examining which ingredients  are truly vital to the essence and,effectiveness of counseling.

Features
34    Knowledge Share
Understanding bulimic dissociation to create new pathways for change
By Rebecca Heselmeyer  & Eric W. Cowan
Given the extensive research on eating disorders, motivated  clients and a gold standard  treatment -cognitive behavior therapy-it is perplexing that recidivism rates remain so high for bulimia.

38    Knowledge Share
Alcohol screening and brief counseling interventions for trauma unit patients
By Nathaniel  N. Ivers & Laura J. Veach
Naysayers question whether anyone will really make changes to their drinking habits after just one counseling session, but there is growing evidence that counselors and their unique set of skills can provide an invaluable service in hospital trauma  units.

42    Opinion
A new view of evidence-based practice
By Stanley B. Baker
Do a larger volume of counseling practice evaluations need to be addressed via the action research paradigm and conducted  by counselor practitioners?

46    Extras
ACA, Division & Region election information

The Christian Century Vol 129 No. 24

6    Letters
Getting and staying fit

7    A reason to bargain
The Editors: Avoiding the fiscal cliff

8    CenturyMarks
Partisan suspicions, etc.

10    A role for everyone
Kenneth F. Baily: Casting the Christmas pageant

11    The bovine offices
Suzanne Guthrie: Meditation  and milking

22    Who is communion for?
Charles Hefting: The debate over the open table

28    New to the neighborhood
Jesse James DeConto: Worship and community in East Austin

32    Jesus’ Barrio
Chris Hoke: Inmates as apostles

NEWS
12    Moral decisions in the megastorm; Awarded a free campus, Christian college declines; Foot traffic a worry at the Sistine Chapel;  DNA experiment contains promise and ethical risks

36     Books
Randall Balmer: The American Bible, by Stephen Prothero
Kenneth P. Serbin: New Worlds, by John Lynch
Amy Frykholm: Thinking in an Emergency, by Elaine Scarry

42     Media
Jason Byassee: The zombie war

44     Music
Lou Carlozo: Lost in Transition, by Sixpence None the Richer

47    Art
Lil Copan: Smiling Ray G, by a Room in the Inn patron

35       Editor’s Desk
John M. Buchanan: Awaiting God’s reign
20,  21  Living by the Word
Emory Gillespie

3        Faith Matters
Carol Zaleski: Immortal dreams

45        Notes from the Global  Church
Philip Jenkins: India’s original Christians

POETRY
24        Anya Silver: Nut salvation
26        Penelope Duckworth: Blood

Calvin Theological Journal Vol 47 No 2

All Is Well Stanley D. Walters  …………………………………. 192

A Good Sermon Is Hard to Find Stanley Mast. …………………………………….. 215

Preaching the Creeds and  Confessions of the Church: The  Case for Theological Literacy  Wilbert M. VanDyk ………………………………… 224

Applying Gracefully Scott  E. Hoezee …………………………………… 237

Balancing the Spiritual Diet: Suggestions for Preaching from the
Book of Hebrews Thomas J. Niehof   …………………………………. 248

Applying Daniel’s Messages to the Church Today
Sidney Greidanus …………………………………. 257

Scripture and  Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary
Arie C. Leder, Katrina M. Schaafsma, Dean  B. Deppe,
and  Ashley E. Starn ………………………………… 275

Calvin Bibliography: 2012
Paul W. Fields …………………………………… 292

BOOK REVIEWS
Scripture and  Interpretation
Dozeman, Thomas B. Exodus
Arie C. Leder……………………………………  336

Pak, G. Sujin.  The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century  Debates over the
Messianic  Psalms
Paul  Mbunga Mpindi …………………………….. 337

Rutledge, Fleming. And  God Spoke to Abraham:  Preaching from the Old
Testament Arie C. Leder…………………………………339

Theology and History
Billings, J. Todd. Union  with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church
Raymond A. Blacketer …………………………. . . 340

Cooper, Tim. John Owen, Richard Baxter, and the Formation of
Nonconformity
Ryan M. McGraw…………………………………  343

Coram-Mekkey, Sandra,  Gilles-Olivier Bron, and  Christophe
Chazalon, eds.  Registres du Conseil de Geneve a l’epoque de Calvin: Tome V,
du 1er janvier au 31  decembre 1540
Jason Zuidema …………………………………. 346

Goudriaan, Aza, and  Fred  van Lieburg, eds.  Revisiting the Synod of Dordt
(1618-1619)
Keith  D. Stanglin…………………………………  347

Gregory,  BradS. The Unintended Reformation:  How a Religious Revolution
Secularized Society Jordan J. Ballor ………………………………… 349

Giintzer, Augustin, ed.  L’histoire de toute ma vie: Autobiographie  d’un potier d ‘etain calviniste  du  XVIIe siecle Jason Zuidema …………………………………. 353

Helm, Paul. John  Calvin’s Ideas
John Bolt ………………………………… 354

Leithart, Peter J. Defending  Constantine: The Twilight  of an Empire and the
Dawn  of Christendom
James R. Payton, Jr………………………………..  358

Perry, John. The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American
Political Theology
Jonathan S. Marko  ………………………………. 360

Wallace,  Dewey D. Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation
Kenneth J. Stewart ………………………………. 362

Witte, John,Jr. and  Frank S. Alexander, eds. Christianity and
Human Rights: An Introduction
Steve Van der  Weele………………………………… 364

DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS …………………………………369
BOOKS RECEIVED ………………………………………. 373
CONTRIBUTORS …………………………………379
INDEX  FOR VOLUME 47  ………………………………… 381
GUIDELINES FOR  MANUSCRIPTS AND REVIEWS/NOTICES ……………… 383

TOUCHSTONE Vol 25 No 6

24   Matthew’s Genesis
The Genealogy of jesus Resets the Stage for the Old & New Testaments
by ]ACOB AFFOLTER

28   Virginia’s  Revival Fire
The Story of One Culture’s Spiritual Rise
from the Literal Ashes
by MEREDITH  HENNE BAKER

35     Clashing Symbols
The Loss of Aristotelian  Logic & the Socia
Moral & Sexual Consequences by PETER KREEFT

COLUMNS & VIEWS
8  THE  LEADING EDGE Persian  Conversions by PHILLIP E. JOHNSON
9     CONTOURS OF  CULTURE
Easter & Ethics
by KEN MYERS

11  ILLUMINATIONS
Creator of the Stars  of Night
by ANTHONY ESOLEN

13  Death of a Wild Thing
RussELL D.  MOORE on Maurice Sendak & the Horror of a Domesticated Gospel

14  Moynihan’s Family Arc
HUNTER  BAKER on the Missing Element in a Government jobs Strategy
18  The Recycled Goat
REBECCA SICREE on the Adventures of Gift­ Giving in a Large Family
20     Spenser’s Feast
ANTHONY ESOLEN on the Theological Depth of a Neglected Wedding Hymn
46     A THOUSAND WORDS Raphael’s Alba Madonna by MARY ELIZABETH PODLES

48  As IT Is WRITTEN …
The Lover of Mankind
by PATRICK HENRY REARDON

Books and Culture Vol 18 No 6

8    Larger  Than Life  Mark Lewis
DRAMA: AN  ACTOR’s EDUCATION by John Lithgow

9    Solus Christianus, Nullus Christianus
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
On holiness.

11    Neurohormonal Wars, Part 2  Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
Old questions and dubious debates in the psychology of gender.

16    That Long Burning Philip Jenkins
Revisiting John Brunner’s apocalypse.

17    Decolonize Your Theology Edward J. Blum
RESURRECTION CITY: A  THEOLOGY OF  IMPROVISATION by Peter Goodwin Heltzel

18    Castle Wanted DanielTaylor
THE  ENGLISH CASTLE: 1066-165o by John Goodall

20     A Raisin Cake  Wrapped in Cloth Diane Glancy
Anna.

22    American  Christian  Politics Mark Noll
Round l.
GoOLY  REPUBLICANISM: PURITANS, PILGRIMS, AND A  CITY ON  A HILL by Michael P. Winship

24    The Greatest  Heresy? John Haas
GEORGE WASHINGTON’s SACRED  FIRE by Peter A. Lillback and Jerry Newcombe

25    The New  Quest for Christian  America  P.C. Kemeny
WAS AMERICA FOUNDED AS A CHRISTIAN NATION? A  HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION by John Fea

27    Gritty  Eloquence  Timothy Jones
Larry Woiwode’s measured words.
WoRDS  MADE FRESH: ESSAYS ON  LITERATURE AND CuLTURE by Larry Woiwode

Christian Century Vol 129 No 23

6    Letters
Saved by reading
7    Short shrift in a long campaign
The Editors: What wasn’t talked about
8    CenturyMarks
Ministry of presence, etc.
10     Inconvenient solidarity
Lillian Daniel: Religion professors support a hotel boycott
12     Let the children lead
Susan Steinberg: A changed view of ministry
22    Beyond anger and blame
Allan Rohlfs: How to achieve constructive conflict
26    The poor are still with us
Amy Frykholm: Peter Edelman, policy advocate
30     What makes a Baptist?
S. Mark Heim: The global and local believer’s church

NEWS
14     Southern diocese leaving Episcopal Church; McGovern was Methodist advocate of Social Gospel; Backing Romney, Graham alters stance on Mormons; Ordination of women is a mistake, say Adventists

IN REVIEW
36       Books
John Fea: Roger Williams and the Creation of the American
Soul, by John M. Barry
Martin B.Copenhaver: Called to Lead, by Anthony B.
Robinson and Robert W. Wall
Bruce G.Epperly: Living the Questions, by David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy

43       Media
Kathryn Reklis:The lure of Mormon romance

47       Art
Lois Huey-Heck:Measuring  a Year by the Minute,
by Margie Davidson

COLUMNS
3         Editor’s Desk
John M. Buchanan: Duty and delight
20,  21  Living by the Word
Stephen Fowl
35       Faith Matters
M. Craig Barnes: Leaving and grieving

45       American Soundings
Rodney Clapp: Personal soundtrack