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January/February 2017
Volume 61, Number 1
January/February
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Cover Story

500 Years After Luther, We Still Feel the Pressure to Be Justified
Luther's law/gospel insight is as brilliant as ever—especially in 21st century America.

Features

Division Is Not Always a Scandal
What to think of the 45,000 denominations that rose from the Reformation.
The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our Lives
God met me in the clarity of his Word—then came the hard part.
Why Our Body Destroys Itself
The science and spirituality behind the latest Nobel Prize in medicine.
Reading the Reformation in 2017
Historians are still finding new things to say about Martin Luther and his movement.
Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Christianity Today’s 2017 Book of the Year
The release that best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.
The Wrath the World Needs
An excerpt from ‘The Crucifixion,’ CT's 2017 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.
I Went From Fighting in a Cage to Living in a Hut
How an MMA fighter found Jesus—and discovered his calling in the Congo.

Views

Christianity Without an Adjective
We shape society when we remember who we are first and foremost.
The Church’s Integrity in the Trump Years
It begins by recognizing the name above every name.
When God Fights Idolatry with Unconventional Weapons
A better way to read the bizarre story of Elisha and the bears.

Reviews

7 Boring Ways the Church Can Change the World
Honestly, it’s nothing radical.
Is the Way Our Cities Are Designed Keeping Us Apart?
How churches can benefit from a lesson in urban geography.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture.

News

Gleanings: January/February 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Ultrasounds Help Bridge Evangelical and Catholic Theology
Pregnancy centers find common ground in the pro-life cause.
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Who Awaits the Messiah Most? Muslims
Islam and Christianity share Second Coming hopes. Can this be a bridge?

More from this Issue

Reply All
Responses to our November issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
How Much Attention Does Luther Really Deserve?
How to celebrate one of history’s biggest celebrities.
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