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January/February 2016
Volume 60, Number 1
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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.
7 Anticipated Theology Books of 2016
CT asked publishers which theology and biblical studies books they were most excited to publish this year. Here are the entries.
A Christian College Brings Contemporary Art to Chapel
Hand-blown glass and color combine in Peter Brandes's striking glass windows.
Christianity Today's 2016 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Why Pop Culture Is Obsessed with 'Identity'
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 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year
The 2015 release that best embodies CT's pursuit of truthfulness and loveliness.
Preachiness Never Changed Anybody's Mind
An excerpt from CT's Beautiful Orthdoxy Book of the Year.
The Lord Is My Shepherd or Predator?
Many people today find the famous psalm troubling. But we need it now more than ever.


Love Doesn't Stop at Two
Why its two-child policy is barely better than its one-child policy.
Our Prayer Instincts Are Backwards
What I learned about our prayers on a shaky flight to New Zealand.
All Christians Are Biased Voters
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.
There’s Only One Thing That Lets Us Get Close to Suffering
An excerpt from 'The Justice Calling'.
Does Your Church’s Worship Need a Multicultural Makeover?
Why local congregations should embrace the music and prayers of other church traditions.


Forgiver Feted
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our January/February issue).
Gleanings: January/February 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Made in China: The Next Mass Missionary Movement
Chinese Christians plan to send 20,000 missionaries by 2030.
Refugees on the Roma Road
In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.

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