The Magazine

September 2017
Volume 61, Number 7
Read CT online anywhere you go.
Subscribers get full print and digital access, including:
  • 10 award-winning print issues
  • PDFs of each issue
  • Full web access to
  • 60+ years of magazine archives
Already a subscriber?
Subscribe now for full access.
Table of Contents
Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation.
A Los Angeles church seeks the good of its neighborhood by confronting crime and environmental distress.
Baylor University president Linda Livingstone helps the school navigate one of the largest scandals in US collegiate athletics.
If He wants to have meaningful relationship with us, it will require dialogue.
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.
What a Playground’s Victory Means for Christian Schools
Supreme Court decision could change playing field for school choice movement.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
Native Christians still wrestle with how their culture fits into their churches.
Hath God Truly Said, ‘Avoid Foolish Controversies’?
It turns out that lustily fighting for the truth isn’t what God asks of us.
We’re too quick to ignore one of Paul’s most persistent warnings.
Living in the tension between present promise and future fulfillment.
Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?
The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life.
Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
How the church can come to the aid of sufferers and their loved ones.
An excerpt from 'Hope for the Prodigal.'
In Every Issue
Our September Issue: Our Checkered Pasts Are God's Glory
Why redemption is sweeter without selective memory.
Responses to our June issue via Facebook posts, tweets, and emails.
Why I follow Jesus publicly, even when people warn that my career will suffer.
Also in this Issue:
  • test
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die
Yet at the height of my segregationist fervor, God showed me mercy.