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2.4 — Summer-Fall, 1988

The Crisis Of Evangelical Preaching

3.4 — Winter, 1990

Spirituality, Religion & Christian Faith

4.2 — Special Issue: The Bible, 1991

The Bible Under Spirit & Church

Some Light from the East for the Perplexed Inerrantist

5.1 — Winter, 1992

Packer, Henry & Me

5.1 — Winter, 1992

J. W. Nevin on the Sectarian Mind

Lessons from Mercersburg for Modern Evangelicals

5.2 — Spring, 1992

On Falling Towers and Fig Trees

5.3 — Summer, 1992

Gridlocked

5.4 — Fall, 1992

God, Gender, and the Pastoral Office

6.2 — Spring, 1993

Mystical Theology & the Sublimation of Gender

6.3 — Summer, 1993

On Turning the Cheek & Giving the Cloak

6.4 — Fall, 1993

The Reforging of “Fundamentalism”

7.1 — Winter, 1994

Evangelicals Confront the Church Catholic

The Body: Being Light in the Darkness by Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn

7.2 — Spring, 1994

Avoiding Spirituality

A Philistine Looks (Obliquely) at Spirituality

7.4 — Fall, 1994

More Than a Prophet
The Ministry of John the Baptist

8.1 — Winter, 1995

Making an Issue of It: A Word from the Gnomes

8.2 — Spring, 1995

Sunday at Willow Creek

Four Responses

8.2 — Spring, 1995

The Professor & the Unicorn

Reality, Revelation & the Seductions of Abstract Thought

8.3 — Summer, 1995

My Brother, Be He Ne’er So Vile?

The Difficulty & Promise of Catholic-Evangelical Rapprochement: An Address to an Evangelical Congregation

8.4 — Fall, 1995

Giving the Devil His Due

8.4 — Fall, 1995

Abreast of the Times

The Quiet Modernization of a Divinity School

9.1 — Winter, 1996

Gray Logic, Gray Wisdom

9.2 — Spring, 1996

On Capital Punishment

9.3 — Summer, 1996

Staying with the Lemmings

9.4 — Fall, 1996

Which God?

on the First Commandment

10.1 — Winter, 1997

Churches for Families

10.1 — Winter, 1997

Idols Old & New

on the Second Commandment

10.2 — Spring, 1997

First Things & the Mandate of Heaven

10.2 — Spring, 1997

The Name of the Lord

on the Third Commandment

10.3 — Summer, 1997

Rest in Remembrance

10.4 — Fall, 1997

A Porch to Talk On

10.4 — Fall, 1997

Live Long & Prosper

10.4 — Fall, 1997

On Christian Unity
Two Excerpts on the Relations Between Protestants, Roman Catholics, & Orthodox

11.1 — January/February, 1998

Trash the TV?

An Internet Discussion Between Terry Mattingly & S. M. Hutchens

11.2 — March/April, 1998

Mad as Hell

on the Sixth Commandment

11.5 — September/October, 1998

Bishops & the Word

11.5 — September/October, 1998

The Orthodox Churches & the World Council of Churches

11.5 — September/October, 1998

Faith Without Ethics

Not by Faith Alone
by Robert A. Sungenis

11.6 — November/December, 1998

Adultery & the Death of Covenant
on the Seventh Commandment

12.1 — January/February, 1999

Those Curious Lutherans
The Comforts of Northfield Theology

12.3 — May/June, 1999

A Christian Women’s Declaration

On Coalitions & Biblical Orthodoxy

12.4 — July/August, 1999

The Divide That Is There

on Egalitarian Christianity

12.4 — July/August, 1999

Modernism & Theology

The First Moderns
by William R. Everdell

12.6 — November/December, 1999

A Noble Company of Martyrs

12.6 — November/December, 1999

The Fairy-Tale God

Truth & Deceit in Children’s Fiction

13.1 — January/February, 2000

The Head of the Church
on Women’s Ordination

13.1 — January/February, 2000

Plausible Ecumenism
An Ecumenical Roundtable Discussion

13.3 — April, 2000

Stealing from God

on the Eighth Commandment

13.6 — July/August, 2000

Getting Justification Right

Getting the Gospel Right
by R. C. Sproul
Union with Christ
Carl E. Braaten and
Robert W. Jenson, eds.

13.7 — September, 2000

Be True to Your Child

on Choosing Schools

13.9 — November, 2000

Full & Honest Ecumenism

14.1 — January/February, 2001

The Craft of Fatherhood

on Christian Fatherhood

14.2 — March, 2001

Engaging Greatness

14.5 — June, 2001

Complicit Voters

14.8 — October, 2001

Facing the Real Jesus

15.3 — April, 2002

Heretical Bibles

15.4 — May, 2002

In Praise of the Good Pastor

15.5 — June, 2002

Unmanning the Bible

15.5 — June, 2002

With Every Good Intention

on the Ninth Commandment

15.7 — September, 2002

God’s Hat

on the Tenth Commandment

15.10 — December, 2002

Years of the Locust

16.1 — January/February, 2003

Children of a Better God

A Reply to “Is God Masculine?”

16.4 — May, 2003

A Fundamental Clash

16.5 — June, 2003

Practical Atheism

16.6 — July/August, 2003

A Realistic Alliance

A Response to Richard John Neuhaus

16.6 — July/August, 2003

Unity, Truth & Christian Identity

In One Body Through the Cross
edited by Carl E. Braaten and
Robert W. Jenson

16.9 — November, 2003

The Evangelical & the Academy

17.1 — January/February, 2004

Between Icon & Idol

Harry Potter & Imagination?s Symbolic Life

17.2 — March, 2004

Just Stewards

17.2 — March, 2004

The Signified Man

Ordination & the Shape of the Pastoral Office

17.4 — May, 2004

Please Me, O Lord

on the Roots of Romantic Worship

17.6 — July/August, 2004

Reversing the Charges

17.9 — November, 2004

The Critical Adjustment

on Pleasing the Lord in Worship

17.10 — December, 2004

Green Hornets’ Nest

18.3 — April, 2005

The Economy of Love

18.5 — June, 2005

The Pope Is Christian!
on Disappointing Catholic Revisionists

18.7 — September, 2005

Passing on the Right

19.5 — June, 2006

The God Who’s Still There

19.7 — September, 2006

A Maid to Order Bible

Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

19.8 — October, 2006

Levels of Alliance

19.8 — October, 2006

Men at Worship

Why Men Hate Going To Church
by David Murrow

19.9 — November, 2006

Back & Forth to the Future
A Critical Symposium on A Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future

19.9 — November, 2006

Reformed Schools

Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University
by Thomas Albert Howard

20.1 — January/February, 2007

Self-Abortion

20.1 — January/February, 2007

The Worst Policy

20.1 — January/February, 2007

Guy Spy

Self-Made Man: One Woman?s Journey into Manhood and Back Again
by Norah Vincent

20.3 — April, 2007

Terrible Salvation

20.6 — July/August, 2007

Fully Living Sacrifices

Where Nietzsche Was Right About Christians

20.8 — October, 2007

Helpers Meet?

A Symposium on Dating, Courtship & Marriage

20.10 — December, 2007

Mean Girls

Tripping the Prom Queen:
The Truth About Women and Rivalry
by Susan Shapiro Barash

21.1 — January/February, 2008

Sister Amiss

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
by Matthew Avery Sutton

21.5 — June, 2008

As God Gives Growth

21.5 — June, 2008

Screwtaped Saviors

on the Endless Succession of Historical Jesuses

21.7 — September, 2008

On the Far Side of the Family

21.7 — September, 2008

Hidden Gender

on the Universal Grammar Feminists Can’t Speak

21.7 — September, 2008

Living Underground

A Symposium on Christian Burial

21.8 — October, 2008

A Semple Mistake

on Misplaced Adoration & the Cult of Personality

21.9 — November, 2008

Up a Creek
on the Dangerous Success of Rudderless Christianity

22.1 — January/February, 2009

A Certain Anger

on Secularists Who Don’t Get Hell & Terrorists Who Do

22.4 — May, 2009

The War on Error

22.4 — May, 2009

Picture Imperfect

on the Discovery of Dirt in Potter’s Field

22.5 — June, 2009

Our Fathers’ Religion

on Mere Christianity That Is Not Merely Mine

22.6 — July/August, 2009

Paradox Lost

on Open Theism & the Easy Road to Heresy

23.1 — January/February, 2010

Always the Trinity

Answers a Question on Egalitarian Theology

23.2 — March/April, 2010

But Are We Christians?

23.2 — March/April, 2010

Media Wineskins

on the Electronic Book & Its Kin

23.3 — May/June, 2010

Marked Men

23.6 — November/December, 2010

Between Caesar & Mohammed

23.6 — November/December, 2010

Fixing Lewis

A Sword Between the Sexes? C. S. Lewis and the Gender Debates
by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen

24.1 — January/February, 2011

The Jewish Indictment

on the Gospel of Christ & the Law of the Lord

24.2 — March/April, 2011

Gospel Out of Reach

24.5 — Sept/Oct, 2011

Welcoming Antichrist

on Living Comfortably with the Sectarian Impulse

25.3 — May/June, 2012

Party Over Time

25.3 — May/June, 2012

The Way of the Class

on Suffering Education as a Discipline from God

25.3 — May/June, 2012

America's Theologian

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

25.4 — July/August, 2012

Fierce Charity

on the Christian's Duty to Be Strictly Loving

26.1 — Jan/Feb, 2013

Interlocking Hearts

on the Consequential Metaphysics of Sexual Union

26.2 — Mar/Apr, 2013

The Fog of Money

26.2 — Mar/Apr, 2013

Hard to Reach
on Clarity, Mystery & Their Demands on Preachers & Hearers

26.3 — May/June, 2013

Passing It On

26.3 — May/June, 2013

The Pharmakon Athanasias
on Worshiping the Lord Without Lying About the Faith

26.4 — July/August, 2013

Just Christians

26.4 — July/August, 2013

Notes on the Sect System
on the Unchristian Maneuvers of the Sectarian Mind

26.5 — Sept/Oct, 2013

Good News or Dead End?

26.5 — Sept/Oct, 2013

What the Bishop Didn't Say

26.6 — Nov/Dec, 2013

What the Documents Say

27.1 — Jan/Feb, 2014

The Quandary of the Good Woman Pastor

27.2 — March/April, 2014

Ducking the Issue

27.2 — March/April, 2014

The Transcendental Canon

27.2 — March/April, 2014

Easter Field
on an Old Cemetery Opening Soon

27.3 — May/June, 2014

God's Shadow

27.4 — July/August, 2014

Lemuel's Manhood

27.5 — Sept/Oct, 2014

Ministry & Learning

27.5 — Sept/Oct, 2014

Shades of Divinity
On the God of the Christians (and on one or two others) by Rémi Brague

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Identity Thievery

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Flagging Faith

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

The Best Years of Life

28.1 — January/February, 2015

Resurrection, Dust, and Ashes

28.1 — January/February, 2015

Kinderszenen

28.3 — May/June, 2015

But Is It Interesting?

28.4 — July/Aug, 2015

No Argument

28.4 — July/Aug, 2015

Not Forgetting Beauty

28.4 — July/Aug, 2015

Stalled by An Ox

A Philosophical Walking Tour with C. S. Lewis: Why It Did Not Include Rome by Stewart Goetz

28.5 — Sept/Oct, 2015

Re: Capitulation

28.5 — Sept/Oct, 2015

Equal & Ordered

28.5 — Sept/Oct, 2015

Alpha Academics

28.6 — Nov/Dec, 2015

Electronic Babies

28.6 — Nov/Dec, 2015

Art and Effrontery

29.1 — Jan/Feb, 2016

Not as the Scribes

29.1 — Jan/Feb, 2016

Pulpit Masters
The Pastor as a Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

29.2 — March/April, 2016

Mere Christianity Must Go

29.2 — March/April, 2016

Guides to the Perplexing
The Memoirs of Louis Bouyer
J. Pepino, trans.
Louis Bouyer: Memoirs
J. E. Nash, trans. and annot.

29.3 — May/June, 2016

For the Hill-Dwellers
Christians, Imperialism & the Rule of Law

29.3 — May/June, 2016

Hailing Deliverance
A Last Trump Before an Apocalypse?

29.3 — May/June, 2016

The Gospel Rules

29.3 — May/June, 2016

From a Far Country
A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir
by Thomas C. Oden

29.4 — July/August, 2016

Nice Pope, Mean Priests

29.4 — July/August, 2016

• FORUM: Response

Toleration & Divine Forbearance

29.4 — July/August, 2016

Salvation's Network
Reclaiming the Atonement: An Orthodox Theology of Redemption; Volume 1 by Patrick Henry Reardon

29.5 — Sept/Oct, 2016

School's Out

Where Not to Send Young Children

29.5 — Sept/Oct, 2016

Foundational Error

29.5 — Sept/Oct, 2016

Our Common Story
The Church: A Theological and Historical Account
by Gerald Bray

29.6 — Nov/Dec, 2016

Witness Tampering

On the Politics of Martyrdom

29.6 — Nov/Dec, 2016

The Mustard Seed

30.1 — Jan/Feb, 2017

The Symphony of Comprehension

30.1 — Jan/Feb, 2017

On Mrs. Jongke's Porch
The Basis of the Fellowship in Real Time

30.2 — March/April, 2017

Christology & Bible Translation

30.2 — March/April, 2017

The Persistence of Mummery
Without Precedent: Scripture, Tradition, and the Ordination of Women by Geoffrey Kirk

30.3 — May/June, 2017

"Dialogue" & the Character of the Republic

30.4 — July/Aug, 2017

Unsettled Celibacy
Uncertain Sounds for Ministry

30.4 — July/Aug, 2017

Education in Pen State

30.5 — Sept/Oct, 2017

Allied Soldiers
Reformations & Touchstone Diplomacy

30.5 — Sept/Oct, 2017

Polar Composites

30.5 — Sept/Oct, 2017

Divinely Saved
Theosis: Patristic Remedy for Evangelical Yearning at the Close of the Modern Age by Michael Paul Gama

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