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September 2016
Volume 60, Number 7
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Table of Contents
Features
How Churches Change the Equation for Life After Prison
One of the hardest days of incarceration may be the day it ends. The church can be there to make a difference.
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue.
Churches and ministries are becoming increasingly involved in prison reform.
Christianity Today President and CEO shares the joys and challenges of post-prison ministry.
A study of 250 congregations suggests that youth and young adults want substance rather than style.
Discovering hope and healing for fallible followers through Jesus’ faithfulness in the Gospel of Mark.
News
Racism Rejected
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our September issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
For complementarian women, the debate was more than abstract.
While US debates resettling 10,000 Syrians, a country smaller than Connecticut struggles with hosting 1.5 million.
Views
Evangelicals and Race—A New Chapter
Why racial justice and reconciliation are now core for the movement.
We’re too quick to see the What instead of the Who.
If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are.
This election has urban evangelicals paying more attention to the plight of small-town America.
Reviews
A Portrait of America’s First Atheists
What life was like for unbelievers long before Christopher Hitchens and company arrived on the scene.
An excerpt from 'Moments & Days.'
‘Christian colleges are as strong as they’ve been since the 1920s,’ says historian William Ringenberg. But there are challenges on the horizon.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
In Every Issue
Reply All
Responses to our June issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
When you’re here, you’re family—really.
My story of ditching hypocritical religion and secular hedonism for the joys of true discipleship.
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Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.