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January/February 2018
Volume 62, Number 1
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About This Issue
This issue's cover story is a paean to solitude, as experienced in one of the most unique environments on earth: the South Pole. Brett Baddorf reflects on finding God in the darkness while serving as a missionary among the scientists and support staff who populate Antarctica's remote research outposts during its long winter months.
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Cover Story

Lord of the Night
In God there is no darkness, but in the darkness of the South Pole I found God everywhere.


Is Filling That ‘God-Shaped Hole’ God’s Plan for Our Lives?
Maybe we’re not supposed to be satisfied.
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
When the Gift of Intelligence Becomes the Burden of Alzheimer’s
The strength of human intellect also makes it fragile.
Understanding God’s Control When You’re a Climate Scientist
A geophysicist on balancing God’s sovereignty over nature with human understanding of weather.


One Does Not Simply Leave Evangelicalism
We agree: It’s a broken word describing broken people in a broken movement. It’s still Good News.
Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive
Despite our different methods, we’re all immersed in the same Christ.
The Case for a No-Filter Prayer Life
Why we, as God's friends, can speak to him freely.


Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year
The release that best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.
Lost Keys and Lost Illusions
An excerpt from 'Liturgy of the Ordinary,' CT's 2018 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.
A Wall of Security or a Table of Fellowship?
Matthew Kaemingk makes a political and theological case for welcoming Muslim immigrants.
A Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ Counts Her Blessings, One by One
Melba Beals describes how faith helped her flourish amid many trials.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
I Reject the Prosperity Gospel but I Still Crave What It Promises
How terminal cancer gave a young historian greater sympathy with those seeking after “health and wealth.”
Evangelicalism Is Far Deeper, Wider, and Greater Than the Foibles of the Moment
An excerpt from 'Still Evangelical?'


Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Experts debate State Department strategy to let the little children come less.
Gleanings: January/February 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January issue).
To Defend Mideast Christians, Can Advocates Critique Islam?
Diaspora leaders in America disagree on how to improve religious freedom back home.

More from this Issue

Our January/February Issue: Fighting FOMO
How fear of missing out fuels our overextended lives, and why the South Pole holds clues to the solution.
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Responses to our November issue.
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From souls to stomachs, seminaries are looking to expand their reach.
As a New Age Enthusiast, I Fancied Myself a Free Spirit and a Good Person
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.