22.4—May 2009

editorials

The War on Error


by S. M. Hutchens

columns

The Leading Edge
Truths in Fiction
by Phillip E. Johnson

As It Is Written...
Abraham & God’s Power
by Patrick Henry Reardon


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features

When Gentile Meets Jew
A Christian Reading of Ruth & the Hebrew Scriptures
by Peter J. Leithart

Lincoln & the Methodists

Circuit Riders, Secret Missions & the Trials of a Civil War President
by Matthew May

views

Words’ Worth
Patrick Henry Reardon on the Transcendent Vocabulary of Mundane Signs

Losing Our Grips
James Hitchcock on the Cultural Suicide of the Newly Enlightened

Picture Imperfect
S. M. Hutchens on the Discovery of Dirt in Potter’s Field

Take & Give
Bruce Brander on Two Words That Describe the Workings of Love

book reviews

The First Freedom

In Defense of Religious Liberty
by David Novak

by Gerald J. Russello

Samaritan Witness

A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race
by Brenda Salter McNeil

by Louis Markos

Take & Eat
Understanding Four Views on the Lord's Supper
edited by John H. Armstrong

The Lord's Supper: Five Views
edited by Gordon T. Smith

A review by Thomas A. Baima

Geneva Trend
Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists
by Collin Hansen

A review by Jocelyn Mathewes

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