Journal of Creation Vol. 28 No. 1 – 2014

PERSPECTIVES

3 Bark scorpion toxin loses its bite By Jean K. Lightner

6 Desert varnish grows much faster than geologists admit By Michael J. Oard

8 Fossilized insects show signs of stasis and rapid burial! By Johan Kruger

10 Precambrian rabbits-death knell for evolution? By Shaun Doyle

12 The meaning of the Great Unconformity and Sauk Megasequence By Michael J. Oard

16 More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy By Robert W. Carter

BOOK REVIEWS

18 The cosmological argument needs the law of causality By Ian Hodge

Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology (R.C. Sproul)
22 A fallacious philosophical work By Mary Beth De Repentigny

Darwin’s Pious idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong (Conor Cunningham)
26 Tetrapods from Fish? By John Woodmorappe

Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods; 2nd edn (Jennifer A. Clack)
31 Answering atheist objections By Daniel Davidson

Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target (John C. Lennox)
35 Was Hitler a Christian? By Shaun Doyle

Hitler’s Christianity (J.P. Holding)
39 David Deutsch’s strange reality By Jim Melnick

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World (David Deutsch)
45 Darwin’s dirty fossil secret By John Woodmorappe

Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (Stephen C. Meyer)

LETTERS

50 The effects of large impacts during the Flood year By Johan Smit

REPLY: Michael J. Oard

VIEWPOINT

53 Structure, toledoths, and sources of Genesis By Frank DeRemer

PAPERS

59 Are cosmic rays affecting high-latitude winter cyclones? By Jake Hebert

68 Has Mars undergone one or more RATE episodes? By Ronald G. Samec

77 Early Church Fathers on creation, death and eschatology By Benno A Zuiddam

84 Perth area, Western Australia-Recessive Stage of Flood began in the mid-Cretaceous and eroded kilometres of sediment from continent By Tas Walker

91 Human genome decay and the origin of life By Alex Williams

98 Overdesign in the human being with a case study of facial expressions By Stuart Burgess

104 Relating the Lava Creek Ash to the post-Flood boundary By Michael J. Oard

114 Solar activity, cold European winters, and the Little lce Age By Jake Hebert

122 Beneficial mutations: real or imaginary?-part 1 By Alex Williams

 

Time Vol. 183, No. 12 – Spring 2014

4 Editor’s Desk

BRIEFING

7 Verbatim

8 LightBox: Venezuela’s national guard blasts back against protesters

10 World: Turmoil in Libya; Nigerians dying for work; web domains for cities

12 Dispatch: Russia’s imperial hubris in Crimea

14 Nation: Reducing immigrant­ detention quotas; regulating the ride­ sharing business

20 Tech: In-store beacons to track shoppers’ phones

22 Science: New evidence for the Big Bang

26 Milestones: Farewell to comedian David Brenner

COMMENTARY

28 The Curious Capitalist: Rana Foroohar on GM’s recall crisis

FEATURES

30  Maps and Legends: Technology is no match for geography in global conflicts
by Robert D. Kaplan

36   The Disappearance of Flight 370: How the Malaysia Airlines jet slipped through the world’s web of surveillance
By Hannah Beech and Nikhil Kumar

42 A Place in the Sun: To fix LA, Mayor Eric Carcetti may have to reinvent everything but the weather by Kate Pickert

46  Small Engines: A high-end watch factory is helping drive a change in fortunes for Detroit manufacturing by Stacy Perman

THE CULTURE

52   Movies: The marketer who helps Hollywood find religion

56   Art: What to see at the Whitney Biennial

58   Reviews: Divergent converges on a YA trend; vintage Cash; the neurotic Nymphomaniac

60   Pop Chart: Alyson Hannigan; sprucing up Scrabble; the ice cream cleanse

62 T  he Awesome Column: Joel Stein on being miscast as himself

64    10 Questions: Pop musician Beck

World Vol. 29 No.7 – April 2014

COVER STORY

38 Set adrift

[One prominent proponent of “biblical patriarchy” destroyed his ministry with his transgressions.
His downfall offers lessons to other leaders.]

FEATURES

46 Letters from the exiles

[Iraqi Jews and Iraq tussle over the remnant of artifacts from one of
the world’s oldest, and now almost extinct, Jewish communities.]

50 Cotton kids

[With no government funding, Lois Lee has made Children of the Night a haven for young women fleeing prostitution.]

54 Leaving a legacy

[A turbulent nation with growing extremism lives
outside their doors, but many of Pakistan’s historic
mission schools thrive with support of Muslim leaders.]

58 Curve balls: When bad things happen to once-good baseball players

DISPATCHES

9 News

20 Quotables

22 Quick Takes

REVIEWS

27 Movies & TV

30 Books

32 Q&A

34 Music

NOTEBOOK

63 Lifestyle

65 Technology

66 Science

67 Houses of God

68 Religion

VOICES

6 Joel Belz

24 Janie B. Cheaney

36 Mindy Belz

75 Mailbag

79 Andree Seu Peterson

80 Marvin Olasky

World Vol. 29 No. 6 – March 2014

Cover Story

38 Fleeing hell

[North Korean defectors are shedding light on dark human rights abuses in their native land, and some are telling of the light they found.]

FEATURES

46 Crimean war

[As Russia invades Crimea, Ukrainians strive to preserve their hard-won independence]

50 Doubling down

[The Obama administration plows ahead with IRS plans to clamp down on some nonprofit groups]

54 Faithful to the Book?

[A flood of Bible-themed movies hopes to win over Christians suspicious of the Hollywood treatment]

56 Permanent marker

[Once the domain of gangs and outcasts, tattoos have gone mainstream-including among Christians]

Dispatches

9 News

20 Quotables

22 Quick Takes

Reviews

27 Movies & TV

30 Books

32 Q&A

34 Music

Notebook

61 Lifestyle

63 Technology

64 Science

65 Houses of God

66 Sports

67 Money

68 Religion

Voices

6 JoelBelz

24 Janie B. Cheaney

36 Mindy Belz

15 Mailbag

19 Andree Seu Peterson

80 Marvin Olasky

First Things No. 242 – April 2014

THE PUBLIC SQUARE

3 Global Culture Wars by R. R. Reno

LETTERS

8 Papal economics, Empirical politics, etc.

OPINIONS

19 Biotech Babies By Jennifer Lahl and Christopher White

21 Bridging a False Divide By Robert Barron

23 The Ancients on Abortion By Sarah Klitenic Wear

ESSAYS

27 The Christ of Marc Chagall By David Lyle Jeffrey

33 The Church and Civil Marriage

By Ryan T. Anderson, Vigen Guroian, Russell D. Moore, Francesca Aran Murphy,
David Novak, Edward Peters, Ephraim Radner, and Eric Teetsel

41 Learning in Love By Elizabeth Corey

47 Uneasy Grace By Meghan Sullivan

REVIEWS

53 The Mystical as Political By Aristotle Papanikolaou – Reviewed By Vigen Guroian

56 Through a Screen Darkly By Martha Bayles – Reviewed By Roger Scruton

58 Darling By Richard Rodriguez – Reviewed By Paul J. Griffiths

60 Abraham Joshua Heschel By Shai Held – Reviewed By Alex Ozar

63 The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited By Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout – Reviewed By Christopher S. Busch

64 Briefly Noted

WHILE WE’RE AT IT

66 Cuomo, Liberal paradox, etc.

THE BACK PAGE

72 The Love of Wisdom by David Bentley Hart

POETRY

25 Duane K. Caylor

31 James Matthew Wilson

Evangelical Missions Quarterly Vol. 50 No. 2 – April 2014

REGULAR FEATURES

134 A Second Look: The God of Islam and the God of the Bible
By Gary Corwin

222 In the 20/30 Gap: Learning Curve in Rwanda: A Long Journey of Transformation By Debby Thomas

226 From Homogeneous to a Heterogeneous Unit Principle
By Erik Hyatt

234 Excellence in Missions: What Does the Future of the Traditional Mission Agency Look Like?  By Eldon Porter

240 Book Reviews
ARTICLES

138 Surmounting Community Honor and Islamic Law in Muslim Culture By Ron Coody

[Church planters must reckon with the problem of how to stimulate Muslims to think creatively outside the boundaries put down by the community.]

148 Seeking Asian-American Theologies
By Miriam Adeney with Boon Chayavichitsilp, Jodi Gatlin, Jennifer Gebhart, Megan Hamshar, and Kevin Moxon

[A group of graduate students uncover theologies of Asian-Americans at the grassroots level.]

158 Millennials and Mission: Demystifying and Unleashing a Generation By Jim Raymo

[Risking, winning, failing, and growing along with the millennials can result in a staggering blessing for the advance of God’s kingdom.]

168 A Closer Look at Adult Children of the Mentally Ill in Missions
By Vicki Hornung Reyes

[An overview of mental illness and the potential blessings and challenges of having missionaries who come from families with mental illness.]

178 Business as Mission under Scrutiny By Christopher R. Little

[If mission historians and theologians are to positively assess Business as Mission, they will need to take into consideration seven cautions.]

188 Mobilization Lessons from the Life of Jesus By Mark Stebbins

[In our mobilization, we must have the right foundation laid through depth in God’s word, prayer, and time with people.]

194 Must-haves for Innovation in Missions By Larry B. Jones

[Achieving a culture of creativity in the context of missions brings with it significant leadership challenges, but also holds the promise of greater effectiveness.]

204 New Narratives toward a Biblical Response to Animism: Perspective from Church History and Scripture By Kelvin Onongha

[The author shares selected scripture passages as heuristic devices to teach lessons relevant to the worldviews of animistic peoples.]

214 Eighteen Leaders Discuss the Mission of Jesus Christ Today By Paul E. Johnson

[An interview with some of the top mission leaders about the mission of Jesus in the world today.]

Southeaster Theological Review Vol. 4 No. 2 – Winter 2013

Articles

Introduction to the Volume …………………………………………………….. 115
STR Editor

The Continuation of ‘A New Exchange’: Theological Interpretation of Scripture in
Retrospect and Prospect ……………………………………………………….. 117
Grant D. Taylor

Replacement or Fulfillment? Re-applying Old Testament Designations of Israel
to the Church ……………………………………………………………………. 137
Robin Routledge

Undoing ‘this people’, becoming ‘my servant’: Purpose and
Commission in Isaiah 6 …………………………………………………………… 155
Caroline Batchelder

Time for a New Diet? Allusions to Genesis 1-3 as Rhetorical Device
in Leviticus 11………………………………………………………….. 179
G. Geoffrey Ha1per

Overlooked Herder, and the Performative Nature of The Song of Songs as
Biblical Wisdom Literature……………………………………………………………. 197
Calvin Seerveld

Book Reviews ……………………………………………………………………………… 223

Book Reviews

Peter Enns. The Evolution ofAdam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t
Say about Human Origins …………………………………………………………. 223
Gene C. Fant, Jr.

Sang-Il Lee. Jesus and Gospel Traditions in Bilingual Context: A Study
in the Interdirectionality of Language……………………………………………….. 224
Chtis Keith

B. Dwain Waldrep and Scott Billingsley. (eds) Recovering The Margins
of American Religious History: The Legary of David Edwin Harrell Jr…….. 226
Henry 0. Robertson

Andreas J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles.
The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from The Cradle, the Cross,
and the Crown ……………………………………………………………………………… 227
Ed Gravely

J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. Living God’s Word: Discovering Our Place
in the Great Story of Scripture …………………………………………………………….. 229
Matthew Y. Emerson

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott. The Theology of
Jonathan Edwards……………………………………………………………………………… 231
Nathan A. Finn

Kelly M. Kapic and Bruce L. McCormack, eds. Mapping Modern Theology:
A Thematic and Historical Introduction …………………………………………………. 234
Randall L McKinion

Miles V. Van Pelt. Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide…………………………. 236
Humphrey H. Hardy II

Mark Dever. The Church: The Gospel Made Visible …………………………….. 238
James Wells

Mark A. Noll. Turning Points, 3rd Edition ……………………………………. 240
Stephen Brett Becher

Hugh J. McCann. Creation and the Sovereignty of God …………………. 242
Allen Gehring

Marion Ann Taylor, editor. Agnes Choi, associate editor. Handbook
of Women Biblical Intetpreters ……………………………………………. 244
Amy Peeler

Andy Chambers. Exemplary Life: A Theology of Church Life in Acts…….245
Matthew Y. Emerson

Stewart E. Kelly. Truth Considered & Applied ……………………………. 247
James K. Dew, Jr.

Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O’Dowd. Old Testament Wisdom
Literature: A Theological Introduction……………………………………. 248
Brian P. Gault

John Painter and David A. deSilva. James and Jude ………………….. 250
Thomas W. Hudgins