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October 2016
Volume 60, Number 8
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The World Is Yearning for Beautiful Orthodoxy
Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from the same Person.


The Future of the Church Is Analog, Not Digital
New communications technology lets us preach to millions. It’s time to unplug most of it.
‘Why Christianity Today’ Revisited
The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our ‘deepfelt desire.’
Clinton, Trump, or Neither? 3 Views on the 2016 Presidential Election
Ron Sider, James Dobson, and Sho Baraka make the best Christian case for each choice.
Jimmy Carter: Pursuing an Arc of Reconciliation
The former president has a new hope for racial justice—starting with the church.
The Cosmos Is Vaster than the Ancients Imagined
Looking at the stars is always humbling. Wrong understandings of their movement are even more so.
I Found the Gospel in Communist Romania
And then I shared it with the man the government sent to kill me.


Where Kids Get Their Political Views
In a heated election, Christian parents can model a measured response.
Putting Our Money Where Our Eyes Are
Subscribing to periodicals for the common good.
Do We Really Need More Breast Cancer ‘Awareness’?
Information gets us only so far on the road to health.


When Modern Medicine Becomes a False God
A doctor reflects on what healthcare can—and can’t—accomplish.
Why God Doesn’t Let Us In On Everything
An excerpt from 'Humble Roots.'
5 Books to Read Before Voting in a Presidential Election
Peter Wehner, former presidential aide, helps us wrestle with deeper issues than Candidate A versus Candidate B.
The Value of Friends Who Don’t Look, Think, or Vote Like You Do
When you limit your social circles, you limit your opportunities to grow.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Art Advocates
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our October issue).
Gleanings: October 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
Manga Mania
The Japanese Bible series has sold more than the Jesus Storybook Bible. So why is it not taking off in Japan?
Charity Navigator's Overhead Overhaul
New charity guidelines put ‘support expenses’ in a better light.

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You Are the Manure of the Earth
Jesus' metaphor about salt was actually about fertilizer.
Reply All
Responses to our July/August issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
The Other 'Christianity Today'
Learning from our fundamentalist predecessor.