Creation Vol.37 No.1 2015

4 Feedback
6 Editorial: Secularism is Atheism – Don Batten
7 Focus-creation news and views
12 Chinese treasure ships – Warren Nunn
14 Honey: a healing gift from the Creator – Patrick Clarke
18 Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels
– Lita Cosner chats with Dr. Robert Carter and Gary Bates
21 Why the elephant is losing its tusks – David Catchpoole
22 Genealogies of Jesus – Lita Cosner
26 Radiometric backflip – Jonathan O’Brien
29 Pitcher plants and animal sanitation – Jonathan Sarfati
30 Creation for Kids – why do we believe the Bible? – Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner
34 Enraged elephants, terrifying tigers, and dangerous dinosaurs – David Catchpoole
38 Ichthyosaurs-evidence for a recent global flood – Jonathan Sarfati
40 Only the Bible explains the diversity of life – Dominic Statham
44 Unravelling myths about myth – Carl Wieland interviews historian
and archaeologist Murray Adamthwaite
47 Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global Flood – Micahel J. Oard
50 The’light from the big bang’ casts no shadows – John Hartnett
52 Exposing the deception
– Carl Wieland chats with geologist, marine scientist, and educator Roger Gallop
56 ‘Christmas trees’ light up butterflies – David Catchpoole

First Things January 2015 No.249

THE PUBLIC SQUARE
3 A New Concordat? by R. R. Reno

LETTERS
8 Reason’s Role, Preferential Option, etc.

OPINIONS
15 Standardized Culture by Mark Bauerlein
17 How to Be a Sick Christian by Victor Lee Austin
19 Anti-Catholic Ireland by David Quinn

ESSAYS
25 Strangers in a Strange Land by Charles J. Chaput
33 Challenging Radical Islam by John A. Azumah
39 Between Two Synods by George Weigel
47 Building on Truth by Philip Bess

REVIEWS
55 Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
reviewed by Gladden J. Pappin
57 Cybertheology by Antonio Spadaro
The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
To Save Everything, Click Here by Evgeny Morozov
reviewed by Randy Boyagoda
59 Gratitude by Peter Leithart
reviewed by Gary A. Anderson
61 The New Class Conflict by Joel Kotkin
reviewed by Naomi Schaefer Riley
63 Turning to Tradition by D. Oliver Herbel
reviewed by Andrew Stephen Damick
64 Briefly Noted

WHILE WE’RE AT IT
68 Heresy?, Christian America, etc.

THE BACK PAGE
72 Ad Litteram by David Bentley Hart

POETRY
Mary-Patrice Woehling (p. 14), Paul Mariani (p. 22), Rachel Hadas (p. 38), Eileen Cleary (p. 46), Brian Doyle (p. 54), Jennifer Reeser (p. 67)

 

Dramatics Vol. 86 No.5 January 2015

16 The making of a playwright
By Christopher Rawson
How Pittsburgh’s Hill District shaped August Wilson

26 Poof!
By Julie York Coppens
The magic of faily­ tale transformations

30 Between taste and travesty
By Gregmy Bossler
William Ivey Long in conversation

38 Make it your own
By E. Shura Pollatsek
Costuming an iconic show

44 Including Shooter
By Nicholas C. Pappas
A new play
DEPARTMENTS

7 Journal
Improv’s first generation
By Jeffrey Sweet

10 New York
After the Pulitzer: new plays from four prizewinners By Jeffrey Sweet

12 On Acting
What to do when things go badly
By Jon Jory

14 Strut and Fret
‘Christmas Doll’ in Juneau, Thespians in China

64 Trending
Dispatches from the Theatre Education Community
On the cover: Bill Brewer’s rendering of his design for the Witch in PlayMakers Repertory’s production of Into the Woods

Christian Educators Journal Vol.54. No.2 December 2014

Features

4    The Cultural Mandate – Mark Glanville

7    The Spiritual Lessons of Emerging Adulthood – Julie Yonker

12  A Teacher Wish List for the New Year – Gary L. Riggins

15  Teaching Young Offenders – Mary Inkster

20  Psalm 23 for the Elementary Teacher – Jenine Fryling

21  What Happened in Aslan’s Classroom? – HeeKap Lee

25  English as a Stressful Language – Kendra Potgeter

 

Columns

2    Hope in a Troubles World – Gary VanArragon

33  Current Events in Our Classrooms

 

Reviews

30  Shepherding a Child’s Heart – reviewed by Christine Webb

32  Making Stories – reviewed by Tim Baldwin

 

Evangelical Missions Quarterly Vol.51 No.1 January 2015

Contents
Regular Features
6 A Second look: Bridging the Divide(s)
By Gary Corwin

92 Voices in the local Church: “What a Strange Family!” Church-Agency Partnerships
By Bruce Huseby

98 Excellence in Missions: Moving from Dependence to
Independence: A Global South View of Church-Mission Relationships
By Carlos Diaz

104 NEW SECTION! Orality in Missions: How Would Jesus Tell It?
Crafting Stories from an Honor-Shame Perspective
By Jackson Wu

110 Book Reviews

Articles
10 A Personal Case Study in Cross-cultural Learning and Growth
By Andy Opie

20 One Method Does Not fit All: Case Studies in Muslim Diaspora
By Caitlin Roam

30 Faith in a Second Language
U.P. Maria

38 Seven Helpful Reminders for Building Relationships in Group-oriented Cultures
By Paul Sadler

46 Symposium: The “De-missionization” of Missions
By Marvin Newell with responses by Douglas McConnell, Karin Butler Primuth, and JR Rozko
58 Models of Ministry with the Transient Poor
By Andrew Ng and Michael Crane

70 Sharing Resources in Contexts of Poverty
By Daniel Rickett

80 lsa on the Diaspora Road: A Conversation with
John Becker and Paul Dzubinski

88 The Power of Short-term Missions
By H. Porter Speakman

The Master’s Seminary Journal Vol.25 No.2 2014

THE MASTER’S SEMINARY JOURNAL

CONTENTS

1-8        Editorial – Irvin A. Busenitz

9-10       MSJ Tribute to Dick Mayhue – John MacArthur

11-12     Reflections on the Life and Ministry of Richard L. Mayhue – Irvin A. Busenitz

13-15      A Testimonial to Richard L. Mayhue – Keith Essex

17-28     The Gifts of Healing – Richard L. Mayhue

29-43     God’s Kingdom and the Miraculous – Michael J. Vlach

45-62     The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament – F. David Farnell

63-84     Are Tongues Real Foreign Languages?
A Response to Four Continuationist Arguments – Nathan A. Busenitz

85-93      Strange Fire Redux – John MacArthur

95-104    The Writings of Dr. Richard L. Mayhue: 1974 to Present – Compiled by Dennis M. Swanson

 

105-132 Reviews
105-106  F. David Farnell and Norman L. Geisler
              The Jesus Quest: The Danger from Within
                  Reviewed by Richard L. Mayhue

106-108  J. Allen
Daniel Reconsidered: The Key to the Divine Timetable
Reviewed by J. E. Rosscup

108-110  Daniel I. Block
Obadiah: The Kingship Belongs to YHWH
Reviewed by Mar A. Hassler

110-112  Gregory A. Boyd
Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty
Reviewed by Bradley Klassen

113-114  Angelo Di Beradina, ed.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity,
Produced by the Institutum Patristricum Augustinianum
Reviewed by Dennis M. Swanson

114-117  John D. Currid
Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament
Reviewed by Bryan Murphy

117-118  Colin Duriez
C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship
Reviewed by Gregory H. Harris

118-124  Bart D. Ehrman
Forgery and Counterforgery:
The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
Reviewed by Kelly T. Osborne

125-126  Douglas J. Moo
Galatians
Reviewed by Mark A. Hassler

127-128  C. Marvin Pate
Apostle of the Last Days: The Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul
Reviewed by William D. Barrick

129-132  JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal, eds.
Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of
Herman Gunkel’s Chaoskampf Hypothesis
Reviewed by William D. Barrick

Christian Research Journal Vol.37 No.06 2014

8 Will the Real Islam Please Stand Up? – David Wood
Today’s Religious Movements: Jihadists fighting for the Islamic State (ISIS) have been committing a range of systematic abuses, including mass executions, rape, forced conversions, seizing of property, and the destruction of churches and mosques. While ISIS claims that they are simply obeying Allah and Muhammad, many Westerners and Muslims maintain that such atrocities are strictly forbidden in Islam. Who is right?

16 Paul, Second Adam, and Theisitc Evolution – Garret J. DeWeese
Doctrinal Discernment/Scientific Apologetics: A growing number of evangelicals are accepting theistic evolution, generally without considering the weight of biblical and theological evidence against evolution. For example, the apostle Paul’s analogy between Christ and Adam in Romans 5 is central to Christian soteriology (salvation doctrine), yet it does not seem compatible with an evolutionary theory of common descent (whether theistic or naturalistic).

24 What Has Art to Do with Evangelism? – Sharon Fish Mooney
Cultural Apologetics (Effective Evangelism): Developing a biblical perspective on art can be an antidote to either an uncritical acceptance of art or an equally uncritical
rejection of it. Art can also be an avenue for evangelism and an opportunity for reflection on our own lives and relationships with God.
30 What if Susan Couldn’t Sing? Identifying and Avoiding Bad Pro-Life Arguments – Micahel Spencer
Ethical Discernment and Apologetics: Have you ever heard a pro-life argument such as, “Abortion is bad because we might abort the next Einstein”? Despite good intentions, this line of defense reinforces the basic error of the pro-choice movement. Find out why, and how to avoid using bad arguments for a good cause.

34 Unpacking Anime’s Thematic and Spiritual Depth – Jason Morehead
Cultural Discernment and Apologetics: Since the 1988 release of the animated film Akira, anime has experienced booming popularity. Anime often contains disturbing content; nonetheless, because of its willingness to address serious, mature topics not usually associated with cartoons, anime is also full of stories bursting with imagination and thematic richness that can provide a thought-provoking experience.

40 The Sting of Death: Albert Camus and the Fight for Life – Stephen Mitchell
Philosophical/Literary Apologetics: Unable to penetrate beyond the twin certainties of his own heart’s existence and that of the world, Albert Camus asked what a human being should make of this existence. His answer makes him compelling for everyone, Christians included. An installment in the occasional CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL Philosophers Series.
44 The Torah: God’s Word – Daniel Mann
Biblical Apologetics: According to the theologically liberal Documentary Hypothesis (DH), the Old Testament (OT), especially the Torah, is merely the product of numerous editors cutting and pasting from previous documents to suit their political agendas. One little discussed line of evidence against the DH, however, is that the OT consistently reflects a divine agenda rather than a human one.
48 Professor David Barash and “The Talk”: When Goliath Starts Bragging, Go Find Your Sling – Paul Nelson
Scientific Apologetics: “The more we know of evolution, the more unavoidable is the conclusion that… human beings are produced by a natural, totally amoral process, with no indication of a benevolent, controlling creator.” So Professor David Barash informs his students each term in what he notoriously calls “The Talk.” How should Christian students respond to such academic intimidation?
52 Did Ancient Extraterrestrials Visit Earth? – Robert Velarde
Cultural Apologetics: In the beginning, ancient aliens visited planet Earth, significantly influenced human history, and possibly even engineered human life. Furthermore, their visitations can be discerned in historical documents and artifacts, including the Bible. If you watch the History Channel, let alone Syfy, you’ve probably heard this before. What is a good answer to these claims?

Departments

03 From the Editor

06 Practical Hermeneutics
Does James 1:5 Teach about Praying for a Testimony?

56 Reviews
A Summary Critique: Curtis White’s
The Science Delusion…Christopher Brooks’s
Urban Apologetics

60 Viewpoint
No Suit for You

62 Ask Hank

Psychology Today Vol.48 No.1 January/February 2015

Insights

9-25    Meet the people who take pictures of themselves every day; learn a better way to challenge snobs; improve your daily commute; and find out what your birth season foretells.

Personality

29    Eccentric’s Corner – British psychologist Susan Blackmore is the queen of consciousness.

Health

35    Nature’s Bounty – Food is now a means of remedying a broad array of social ills.  Call it tomato salvation.

38    Mind Your Body – Emerging methods of electrical brain stimulation may have you zapping your way to better mental health.

POV

42    Addiction — Embracing and sharing personal narratives is essential for addicts in recovery.

FEATURES

44    Beyond Happiness – There’s a world of negative emotions out there, and while they are accompanied by some discomfort, they are designed to make you feel betting in the long run.  They can change your physiology and your motivation and stimulate you to make needed changes in your life.  BY MATTHEW HUTSON

54    The Wunderkind Club – People who hit the big time when their peers are just struggling to get a foothold negotiate a privileged but tricky path for the rest of their lives.  The best plan may be to never look back.  BY LISA BIRNBACH

62    Obsessed – Who hasn’t suffered the pangs of love?  Yet some people endure lovesickness so severe that they assume intrusive behaviors such as harassment and stalking.  Here’s a look at romantic obsession.  BY LISA A. PHILLIPS

70    Building the Perfect Day – We wake up every morning hoping to be productive, healthy, and sensual.  But we typically fail.  Now discover how to hack your routine, hour by hour, to get the most out of every day of the year.  BY HOLLY PEVZNER

Touchstone Vol.18 No.1 January/February 2015

EDITORIAL
3      Resurrection, Dust & Ashes
Cremation Is a Counter-Christian Witness by S. M. HUTCHENS

FEATURES

22     Missionary Impossible The Unevangelized May Be Better & Worse than Savages
by ANTHONY ESOLEN

26     Living in the Land of Cain
The Sad journey of Marriage & Sex from
Lambeth to the Land of Nod by ]OHN S. HAMLON
31     Gay Christians?
The Grave Danger Coming Out Poses to
Christian Churches
by BRIAN PATRICK MITCHELL

38     The Coming Perfect Storm
Five Reasons Why Freedom of Religion &
Conscience Is in Peril
by RANDALL B. SMITH

COLUMNS & VIEWS.

10     MORTAL REMAINS
Kinderszenen
by S.M. HUTCHENS

11     FROM HEAVENLY HARMONY
The Sound of Perpetual Light
by KEN MYERS

14     A Girl with a Palantir
ARTHUR W. HUNT on Education,
Handheld Devices & A Young Girl Reading

17     Sojourner Truths
LES SILLARS on Living as a Stranger in a Stranger Land
18     Altered Matrimony STEPHEN BASKERVILLE on State Impositions & Church                     Acquiescence

52      ILLUMINATIONS
Schooled for Sacrifice by ANTHONY ESOLEN
53      A THOUSAND WORDS
Crucifix by Jose Aragon by MARY ELIZABETH PODLES

56      As IT Is WRITTEN …
Two Moral Worlds
by PATRICK HENRY REARDON

Books and Culture Vol.21 No.1 January/February 2015

8     Watchman, What Do You See? – Mark Noll
THE WATCHFUL CLOTHIER: THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PROTESTANT CAPITALIST by Matthew Kadane

9     Losing My Religion – Timothy Larsen
ROBERT ELSMERE by Mrs. Humphry Ward, edited by Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

11     Unconventional Victoria – Malcolm Forbes

VICTORIA: A LIFE by A. N. Wilson

12     The View from the Glass Cage – Alan Jacobs
THE GLASS CAGE: AUTOMATION AND U2 by Nicholas Carr

14    Against Sentimentality – Lisa Ohlen Harris
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE FATHERS: GROWING UP ON THE BIG DRY by Joe Wilkins

15     Pain and Yearning – Andrea Palpant Dilley
TIMELESS: LOVE, MORGENTHAU, AND ME by Lucinda Franks

15    Duck and Cover – Kimberlee Conway Ireton
SAVING SEX: SEXUALITY AND SALVATION IN AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM by Amy DeRogatis

16    A Sinful Saint – Justin Taylor
GEORGE WHITEFIELD: AMERICA’s SPIRITUAL FOUNDING FATHER by Thomas S. Kidd

17     Revivalist, Pop Idol, and Revolutionary Too? – Peter Choi
THE ACCIDENTAL REVOLUTIONARY: GEORGE WHITEFIELD AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA by Jerome D. Mahaffey

18     Dreams Become Reality – Roberta GreenAhmanson

21     Praxede’s Story – AmyL. B. Peeler
WOMEN IN PASTORAL MINISTRY: THE STORY OF SANTA PRASSEDE, ROME by Mary M. Schaefer

22    A Priest for a Twilight Faith – Daniel Taylor

24    Thinking Outside the Box – Robert Gundry
PANDORA’S BOX OPENED: AN EXAMINATION AND DEFENSE OF HISTORICAL-CRITICAL METHOD AND ITS MASTER PRACTITIONERS by Roy A. Harrisville

25     Music as Story-Time – John H. McWhorter
The genius of Bernstein’s theater scores.

25    Music Therapy for Theologians – Mark Peters
Music, MODERNITY, AND Con: ESSAYS IN LISTENING by Jeremy Begbie

27    Scientism Run Amok – Sarah Ruden

29    Planet of the Rats – Jonathan Hiskes
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY by Elizabeth Kolbert

31     “Dismal Science”? – Alister Chapman
MALTHUS: THE LIFE AND LEGACIES OF AN UNTIMELY PROPHET by Robert J. Mayhew

32    An Unacknowledged Legislator – Sarina G. Moore
FIERCE CONVICTIONS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HANNAH MORE by Karen Swallow Prior

33     The Fear Exemption – D. L. Mayfield
ON IMMUNITY: AN INOCULATION by Eula Biss

35     Alice Munro’s Overarching Tale – Linda McCullough Moore
FAMILY FURNISHINGS: SELECTED STORIES 1995-2014 by Alice Munro

36    “I Wandered Around This Glow” – Micah Mattix
OPENWORK: POETRY AND PROSE by Andre du Bouchet

37    Chaucer Before His Tales – Tom Shippey
CHAUCER’S TALE: 1386 AND THE ROAD TO CANTERBURY by Paul Strohm

38    Of the Devil’s Party? – Jessica Hooten Wilson
INSIDE PARADISE LOST: READING THE DESIGNS OF MILTON’S EPIC by David Quint

 

Departments

5     Letter from the Editor

6     Stranger in a Strange Land.
The Missionary Myth
Amy Peterson

34    Poems
Anaphora on Orcas Island
Nepsis
by Scott Cairns