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September 2016
Volume 60, Number 7
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Cover Stories

How Churches Change the Equation for Life After Prison
One of the hardest days of incarceration may be the day it ends. The church can be there to make a difference.
Cover Story
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue.
Adding Criminal Justice Reform to Prison Ministry
Churches and ministries are becoming increasingly involved in prison reform.

Features

How My Stereotype of Ex-Convicts Was Blown to Bits
Christianity Today President and CEO shares the joys and challenges of post-prison ministry.
Research Says: Young People Don't Want Hip Pastors
A study of 250 congregations suggests that youth and young adults want substance rather than style.
I Once Was Blind But Now... I’m Still Blind
Discovering hope and healing for fallible followers through Jesus’ faithfulness in the Gospel of Mark.

Views

Evangelicals and Race—A New Chapter
Why racial justice and reconciliation are now core for the movement.
Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to Us
We’re too quick to see the What instead of the Who.
Are American Christians Really ‘Persecuted’?
If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are.
I Overlooked the Rural Poor—Then Trump Came Along
This election has urban evangelicals paying more attention to the plight of small-town America.

Reviews

A Portrait of America’s First Atheists
What life was like for unbelievers long before Christopher Hitchens and company arrived on the scene.
How to Keep Time Like a Christian
An excerpt from 'Moments & Days.'
The Good (and Bad) News About Christian Education
‘Christian colleges are as strong as they’ve been since the 1920s,’ says historian William Ringenberg. But there are challenges on the horizon.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds

News

Racism Rejected
A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our September issue).
Gleanings: September 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
The Complementarian Women Behind the Trinity Tussle
For complementarian women, the debate was more than abstract.
Grapes of Wrath: Refugees Face Steinbeck Scenario in Lebanon's Napa Valley
While US debates resettling 10,000 Syrians, a country smaller than Connecticut struggles with hosting 1.5 million.

More from this Issue

Reply All
Responses to our June issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
Better Than Olive Garden
When you’re here, you’re family—really.
How a Man of the Coasts and Cities Found Christ
My story of ditching hypocritical religion and secular hedonism for the joys of true discipleship.
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