9 Editor’s Note: Katelyn Beaty learns history two ways.
9 Reply All: Readers respond to the July/August issue via letters and blog posts.
11 From the President: Harold Smith offers a beautiful escape from bitter realism.
17 Witness: Mediterranean migrants want churches before homes.
18 Gleanings: Schools leave CCCU, Myanmar acquires the fire, and wax celebrities play Bible characters.
19 Under Discussion: Will conservative wedding vendors win in court?
20 Headlines: Churches and ministries get burnt by the offering.
22 In Depth
Richard Stearns: Don’t Forget South Sudan
31 Where We Stand: The New Battle for the Bible
34 Her.meneutics: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun finds purpose alongside her husband’s.
36 Past Imperfect: David Neff praises the Salvation Army’s dual mission.
38 Rightly Dividing the Word of Heresy: Not every false teaching deserves the label. Why are we wise to know the difference?
48 Our Checkered Past: As a Southerner, I have to grapple with my forebears’ tainted legacy. As a Christian, I have to do the same.
Tish Harrison Warren
52 DRAWING FROM FAITH: John Hendrix’s church drawings are weird and sometimes scary. Then again, so is the Bible that inspires them.
60 HIDE IT UNDER A BUSHEL? Still no. Two legal scholars say religious nonprofits, schools, and businesses should be more explicit than ever about their faith commitments.
66 The Real Woman at the Well: We know her as an adulterer and divorcee. Her community would have known otherwise.
Lynn H. Cohick
71 Book Reviews
Daniel Darling’s Original Jesus, review by Will Willimon
John Stackhouse’s Partners in Christ, review by Craig L.Biomberg
Excerpt: from The Work of Theology, by Stanley Hauerwas.
Interview: Caleb Kaltenbach’s Messy Grace
104 Testimony: Emily Armstrong dabbled in the Baha’i faith before a demonic attack