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December 2012Volume 56, Number 11
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Table of Contents
Features
Does it matter that people who have had near-heaven experiences are confused theologically, so long as good news is preached?
What if every female in America suddenly disappeared? It would feel a lot like Asia, where sex-selective abortion has taken 163 million girls. How the gospel is slowly turning the tide on the quiet holocaust.
Knowing why it didn't can help us strengthen our witness today.
Why 'that Trinity stuff' is not a philosophical headache but a captivating picture of the Good and Beautiful.
The best-selling author and church planter is not easily satisfied with the church or himself.
Because of the Incarnation, we can invest in a place with tender love.
Series shows why we need to know our U.S. church history.
News
What does the rise of the religiously unaffiliated mean for the future of mainline denominations?
Important developments in the church and the world.
A third of the country's 90,000 religious pilgrims this year were Christians.
And TKC isn't the only Christian school moving away from political conservatism.
Ex-gay coalition shifts from reparative therapy to discipleship after losing prominent partners.
Religious leaders join effort to circumcise 20 million adult men in fight against HIV.
Views
Readers respond to the October issue.
Some things Christians can do to stop terrorists in Pakistan from shooting girls.
Observers weigh in.
Why are we so uncomfortable when nursing mothers imitate God in church?
It's hard to find hymns that embody Scripture's sharp critique of the rich.
Reviews
Book Reviews:
Lamin Sanneh has journeyed from Africa to the West, and from Islam to Christianity.
For Matthew Sleeth, Sabbath-keeping furthers both our happiness and holiness.
All Christians—not just academics—must care deeply about theology.
Brief reviews of 'The Circle of Seasons,' 'The Best American Essays 2012,' and 'One for the Books'
Author Adam C. English says St. Nicholas was social activist, businessman, lawyer—and man of God.
Pioneer Prophet
A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor
Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking
In Every Issue
Introducing the new leadership of Christianity Today magazine
The Los Angeles native and PR exec is on the hunt for patrons.
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