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Volume 61, Number 4
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The Science of Sinning Less
What new research reveals about self-control and willpower.


Why the Church Needs the Infertile Couple
We're missing a broader scope of familial love.
Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same Story?
New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians.
The Greatest Threat to the Church Isn’t Islam—It’s Us
A leading Nigerian theologian believes the real danger to Christianity in Africa is in the church.


What to Make of Donald Trump’s Soul
And how that might shape our response to his presidency.
What the Church Says to Terrible People
‘Welcome to the club.’
How to End Sibling Rivalry Like a Christian
No teasing, no favorites, and hours and hours of time with one other.


On Immigration, Welcoming the Stranger Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle
Why Christians should support reforms that recognize both the dignity of immigrants and the rule of law.
Jen Pollock Michel: God Is a Homemaker Who Does 'Women's Work'
And other thoughts on the biblical and theological significance of home.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Your Smartphone Is Neither a Cancer nor a Cure-All
A balanced, biblical take on the devices we can’t seem to live without.
5 Books More Christian High Schoolers Should Read
Matthew Farrelly recommends some overlooked classics.


Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing
Mainline churches with evangelical leanings outpace their liberal counterparts, study says.
Gleanings: May 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
Bearing Burdens After Obamacare
The future of Christian health care sharing.
Together for the Gospels
Lessons learned from illumiNations initiative could help other causes.

More from this Issue

Our May Issue: Social Science and Spiritual Formation
Can research about the fruit of the spirit make you a better Christian?
Reply All
Responses to our March issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
A Shoplifter’s Search for God
I equated material possessions with happiness, until a high-school mission trip changed my thinking.