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January/February 2016
Volume 60, Number 1
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Table of Contents
What’s So Dangerous About Grace?
Biblical scholar John Barclay explains why Paul shocked his religious peers—and reminds us how radical the gospel really is.
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CT asked publishers which theology and biblical studies books they were most excited to publish this year. Here are the entries.
Hand-blown glass and color combine in Peter Brandes's striking glass windows.
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
2015 was a year when many movies and TV shows showed characters searching for their 'authentic self.' What Christians can learn from that search.
The 2015 release that best embodies CT's pursuit of truthfulness and loveliness.
An excerpt from CT's Beautiful Orthdoxy Book of the Year.
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Many people today find the famous psalm troubling. But we need it now more than ever.
Forgiver Feted
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our January/February issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Chinese Christians plan to send 20,000 missionaries by 2030.
In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.
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A Message for China's Policy-Makers: Love Doesn't Stop at Two
Why its two-child policy is barely better than its one-child policy.
What I learned about our prayers on a shaky flight to New Zealand.
Three factors besides faith that shape our politics.
Why #BlackLivesMatter Needs the Church
The fight for racial justice in America can't succeed without a God-centered vision.
An excerpt from 'The Justice Calling'.
Why local congregations should embrace the music and prayers of other church traditions.
In Every Issue
Let's not forget the church's long legacy of creativity and excellence.
Responses to our November issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
Even while I was raised far from Christian faith, God revealed himself through classic children's books.
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
Are You Close to God? Your Answer Affects How You Read Scripture
A new study suggests that both men and women who seek spiritual intimacy view the Bible more literally.