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Volume 60, Number 4
May
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Cover Story

Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church
Some visitors claim to be healed. Others claim to receive direct words from God. Is it 'real'--or dangerous?

Features

The CT Interview: Saeed Abedini Answers Abuse Allegations
The formerly jailed Iranian American pastor talks to CT about his marriage, his imprisonment, and his hopes for revival.
Why You Can Still Bet Your Life on Christ
An updated version of Pascal’s wager offers a powerful argument for Christian commitment.
Why God Gives Us Weakness
How I’ve come to identify with Gideon the wimp.

Views

When It Comes to the Next President, We Need More Than Strength
From Trump to Clinton, would-be leaders promise authority without vulnerability.
Our Drugs Addiction
The pharmaceutical industry has every incentive to let the rich get really sick, and to neglect the poor.
Your Kids Don’t Need a Megachurch
What children learn about community without the bells and whistles

Reviews

One Step Away from the Dumpster
Matthew Desmond takes an inside look at the inner-city nightmare of eviction.
Genocide Up Close and Personal
Journalist Mindy Belz gives a brave firsthand account of persecution in the Middle East.
My Top 5 Books on the Black Experience in America
Pastor Bryan Loritts chooses 5 books to help evangelicals understand African-American hopes and anxieties.
Jen Wilkin: Thank God I’m Not Like God
How his perfections make me grateful for my flaws.
On the Film Festival Trail
The surprising Christian energy—and partnership—in the world of Sundance and True/False.

News

Jesus Is Alive in London
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our May issue).
Gleanings: May 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
The Unwritten Word of God: Bible Translation Goes Mouth to Mouth
New oral-only software eliminates the middleman.

More from this Issue

Reply All
Responses to our March issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
Responsible Freedom
Part of our job is to help you think well.
I Was Addicted to Romance Novels
Then God asked me to start writing them, for his glory.
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