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July/August 2016
Volume 60, Number 6
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Cover Story

CT Makers: 20 of the Most Creative Christians We Know
Meet the artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists using fresh ideas for common good.

Features

Why Christians Should End Their Search for 'Relevance'
In a culture hell-bent on undermining traditional institutions, including the church, Christian witness will look neither conservative nor liberal but resilient.
Manny Pacquiao, Championship Boxer, Has a New Opponent: Philippine Poverty
Why the prize fighter is entering politics in his home country.
How Neuroscience—and the Bible—Explain Shame
Psychiatrist Curt Thompson examines the complicated emotion.
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Let Deuteronomy Awaken Your Inner Child
The Israelites needed a little less grown-up good sense, and a little more childlike wonder. So do we.
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Why Married Sex Is Social Justice
It’s not only a solid biblical model—it’s also good for human flourishing.
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The Gift of My Anxiety
How persistent fear has kept me tethered to God.
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Views

Andy Crouch: Stop Engaging 'The Culture,' Because It Doesn't Exist
We should spend more time loving our flesh-and-blood neighbor.
Health Is About Way More Than Weight
Our bodily well-being can't be reduced to a number on a scale.
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Porn Is More Criticized and More Popular Than Ever
There are so many problems with porn; it’s hard to pick just one.
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Reviews

D. L. Mayfield: ‘What If I Made Everything Worse?'
The writer and activist asks hard questions about her time living among refugees.
Where the White Working Class Went Wrong
J. D. Vance loves his 'hillbilly' tribe—yet hates what they’ve become.
My Top 5 Books on Faith and Football
A sports biographer and former player lists his picks.
Ajith Fernando: How Church Leaders Can Serve God's Family Without Neglecting Their Own
'It's a huge balancing act, and I don't think anyone in the world is perfectly balanced!'
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Why Every Christian Should Be Ambitious
How drive and dogged pursuit are aspects of bearing God's image. An adapted excerpt from 'A Woman’s Place.'
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News

Preventative Play: Sesame Street and World Vision in Zambia
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our July/August issue).
Gleanings: July/August 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
Who Gets to Count That Convert?
Partnerships between missions groups complicate the metrics.
NGO No-Go: More Countries Make Christian Charity Harder to Give and Receive
China's restrictions on foreign NGOs are the latest in a concerning trend.
Releasing God's Word: Do Copyrights Help or Hurt Bible Translation?
Experts debate whether laws protect Scripture or restrict its spread.

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Creating for Good
Our hope isn't simply to solve a perceived problem, but to address deeper causes.
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Responses to our May issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
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Professional Soccer Was My God
My sense of well-being depended entirely on my on-field performance.
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