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January/February 2014
Volume 58, Number 1
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Cover Story

The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries
They didn’t set out to change history. But one modern scholar’s research shows they did just that.
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Features

The 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Who Owns the Pastor's Sermon?
Church or pastor? When sermons become books that make millions in royalties, the answer is important.
Hummus and the Holy Spirit
Like the popular Middle Eastern dish, our understanding of the Trinity relies on a delicate blend of ingredients. Did one small change to the Nicene Creed alter the recipe, or enhance the original?
Why We're Losing the War on Poverty
Lawyer-activist Gary Haugen explains the ignored, brutal force that keeps the poor in their place.
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Views

The Problem with the Fetal Pain Abortion Bans
New state bills rely heavily on science. That could turn out to be a problem.
Three Views: Is the $17 Trillion Federal Debt Immoral?
When a country borrows this much in excess, it risks spiritual bankruptcy.
The Dark-Tinted, Truth-Filled Reading List We Owe Our Kids
Stories can teach about real-life evil—and the God who overcomes it.
When God Wears a Costume
Why we need symbols in order to see him.

Reviews

Tim Keller on Enduring Suffering Without Losing Hope
Why Christianity has the best answer to the pain that life brings.
Where Heaven and Nature Sing
Why a healthy society rests on the foundation of Christian joy.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
The Right Way to Give Someone a Blessing
Use the Bible's words. And make it personal.
The Foreign Policy Mission of American Evangelicals
Mark Amstutz looks at their longstanding involvement with issues like global poverty, sex trafficking, and religious persecution.
What 'House of Cards' Gets Right About Staying in Politics
House of Cards shows the effectiveness—and perils—of naked ambition.
New & Noteworthy Books

News

Shelter From the Storm
Gleanings: January/February 2014
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January-February issue).
Why Egypt's Christian Families Are Paying Ransoms
Kidnappings of Christians are surging. Some see signs of hope. Meanwhile, they're collecting funds.
What Happens When Schools Cut Denominational Ties
A new study raises questions about the merer Christian college.
Will the Supreme Court Pop Abortion Clinic Bubbles?
A challenge to 'buffer zones' against pro-life protesters gets a surprise hearing Wednesday, January 15.
Should Christians Read Through the Entire Bible in One Year?
Thinking about starting back at Genesis 1 this New Year's? Experts weigh in on whether that's the best plan.
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Jesus Is More All Right with Jews
Why messianic Jews are being accepted.

More from this Issue

Our Position on Missionaries
(Almost) everything you've heard about them is wrong.
Reply All
Readers respond to the November issue via letters, tweets, and blog posts.
Christ Called Me Off the Minaret
Through investigations, dreams, and visions, Jesus asked me to forsake my Muslim family.
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