The October issue is currently at the printer. It includes a critical symposium on preparing for marriage in our contemporary society, covering aspects such as the role of the churches, courtship, and romance.
This is Touchstone. So, it is not your "normal" dating symposium. It all starts with senior editor S. M. Hutchens’s proposal that marriage be arranged by the parents. Then, there are responses by the young-and-married Jocelyn Mathewes, long-time InterVarsity campus worker (and Touchstone contributing editor) Kevin Offner, and senior editor James Hitchcock. We will also have a special response section in a future issue with letters from readers.
Here are some other things to look forward to in this issue:
Psychology: When trying to understand Jesus and “what makes him tick,” the customary psycho-biographical methods do not apply to the God-man.
Place: As Christians are we to identify with a specific nation or state, or be cosmopolitan citizens of the world? What are the effects of this identification?
Parsonages: A reflection on the value to the pastor and to the congregation when a pastor lives among and beside those to whom he ministers.
Journey of Faith: A profile of Washington Post social writer Sally Quinn and her journey from Christianity to atheism to her current place as a spiritual seeker.
Graduation: A commencement address to a homeschool group that reminds young people that rather than just “going places,” they should aim for where all time is headed: to eternity.
Humanities: “The development of the humanities in Western culture cannot be fully understood apart from an appreciation of scriptural husbandry and a kind of ecclesiastical mothering which, together, have birthed and nurtured western intellectual life down to the present.”
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