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June 2016
Volume 60, Number 5
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Cover Story

11 Portraits of Charleston Survivors' Grief and Grace
CT sent a reporter and a photographer to be with the family members of several victims.

Features

Kenneth Bae: How I Kept the Faith in a North Korean Prison Camp
Why this missionary’s prayer changed from “Send me home, Lord” to “Use me.”
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Meet the Man Behind the Bono and Eugene Peterson Conversation
If church leaders and artists have been estranged in western culture, then David Taylor is helping to lead them into a more blissful union.
Faith and the Arts: A Fragile Friendship
Churchgoers are willing to embrace fine art, but artists don't know if they want to claim the church.
Coming Out at Wheaton College
The evangelical university has received negative press on LGBT matters. My own experience paints a different picture.
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Go Ahead, Evangelicals: Use the P-Word
Only some believers are ordained. But all are priests.

Views

The Real Reason You Can’t Date Jesus
When it comes to 'boyfriend' language, we draw the right conclusion for the wrong reasons.
A Unified Church Is Gospel Witness
In a society rife with racial conflict, US evangelicals are in a unique position to build cross-cultural bridges.

Reviews

Shane Claiborne’s Passionate Plea Against the Death Penalty
The author and activist puts a human face on the capital punishment debate.
When God Is Strange and Awful
Victor Lee Austin was living a Song of Songs life. Then he learned what it’s like to become Job.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture.
Before You Help Someone, Show Some Respect!
An excerpt from 'Slow Kingdom Coming.'
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds

News

Daily Bread and Bombs in Ukraine
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our June issue).
Gleanings: June 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Daily Devotion: How Christians Rank 16 Mundane Essentials of Faith
A graphical look at Pew's research on the lives of highly religious Americans.
Pilgrims' Process: Why Christians Closest to the Holy Land Visit the Least
The perplexities of pilgrimage to Israel by Arab Christians.
Scripture as Spam: What 5 Experts Think About Twitter Bible Bots
Does it matter that Twitter bots circulate vastly more Bible verses than real pastors?
Kenya's Crackdown on Fake Pastors Stymied by Real Ones
The complexities of cleaning God's house.

More from this Issue

Healing Power
The operative word behind this issue of CT.
Reply All
Responses to our April issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
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