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October 2015
Volume 59, Number 8
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Why You Shouldn’t Call That False Teaching a Heresy
How to tell which errors deserve the ultimate warning label.
Do You Believe a False Teaching?
Answer these questions to find out.
History’s Biggest Heresies
False teachings condemned by the church.


Our Beautiful, Broken Christian Ancestors
As a Southerner, I have to grapple with my forebears’ tainted legacy. As a believer, I have to do the same.
The Weird and Wonderful Church Drawings of John Hendrix
Hendrix is no Thomas Kinkade. Which means he gets us a lot closer to the Bible.
How Christian Institutions Can Stay Christian Amid Secular Pressure
Legal experts Stephen Monsma and Stanley Carlson-Thies say religious and secular organizations should enjoy equal freedom to live out their convictions.
Was the Samaritan Woman Really an Adulteress?
We know her as sexually immoral. Her community would have known otherwise.


Why We Need the New Battle for the Bible
It's time to turn to Scripture as our final authority.
The Justice-Forward Salvation Army
Combined with evangelism, it's a heady combination.
Can One Marriage Support Two Callings?
Entrepreneurs’ wives, pastors’ wives, and others: God has a purpose for you right now.


Are You Worshiping a Fake Jesus?
Daniel Darling catalogues the impostors vying for your devotion.
Leaving Patriarchy in the Past
Scripture affirms sweeping male authority, says John Stackhouse—just not for all time.
Wilson’s Bookmarks
From the editor of Books & Culture.
Don't Laugh, but I Think Theology Should Be Funny
An excerpt from "The Work of Theology."
A Pastor's Journey from Gay Pride Parades to the Pulpit
How Caleb Kaltenbach shed his anti-Christian upbringing.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Tent of Greeting
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world.
Gleanings: October 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
Can the Baker, the Florist, the Photographer, and the Clerk Win?
Experts weigh in on religious liberty challenges to same-sex marriage.
When Churches Get Burnt by the Offering
Should ministries return stolen donations?
Fractured by Freedom, South Sudan's Christians Show Off Successes
Why World Vision and local Christian leaders remain hopeful about South Sudan.

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A History Lesson
Why we need one from time to time.
A Beautiful Escape
CT transcends the bitter realism in and outside the church.
Reply All
Responses to our July/August issue.
From the Bahá’í Faith to Porn to Alpha to Jesus
God has been faithful all during my winding journey to complete surrender.