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Volume 60, Number 4
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Table of Contents
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?
The formerly jailed Iranian American pastor talks to CT about his marriage, his imprisonment, and his hopes for revival.
An updated version of Pascal’s wager offers a powerful argument for Christian commitment.
How I’ve come to identify with Gideon the wimp.
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Jesus Is Alive in London
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our May issue).
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
New oral-only software eliminates the middleman.
When It Comes to the Next President, We Need More Than Strength
From Trump to Clinton, would-be leaders promise authority without vulnerability.
The pharmaceutical industry has every incentive to let the rich get really sick, and to neglect the poor.
What children learn about community without the bells and whistles
One Step Away from the Dumpster
Matthew Desmond takes an inside look at the inner-city nightmare of eviction.
Journalist Mindy Belz gives a brave firsthand account of persecution in the Middle East.
Pastor Bryan Loritts chooses 5 books to help evangelicals understand African-American hopes and anxieties.
How his perfections make me grateful for my flaws.
The surprising Christian energy—and partnership—in the world of Sundance and True/False.
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When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
Rainbows signify something more than a post-Flood peace offering.