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January/February 2018
Volume 62, Number 1
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Table of Contents
Features
Cover Story: Lord of the Night
In God there is no darkness, but in the darkness of the South Pole I found God everywhere.
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
The strength of human intellect also makes it fragile.
A geophysicist on balancing God’s sovereignty over nature with human understanding of weather.
News
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Experts debate State Department strategy to let the little children come less.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January issue).
Diaspora leaders in America disagree on how to improve religious freedom back home.
Views
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.
Despite our different methods, we’re all immersed in the same Christ.
Why we, as God's friends, can speak to him freely.
Reviews
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The release that best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.
An excerpt from 'Liturgy of the Ordinary,' CT's 2018 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.
Matthew Kaemingk makes a political and theological case for welcoming Muslim immigrants.
Melba Beals describes how faith helped her flourish amid many trials.
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
How terminal cancer gave a young historian greater sympathy with those seeking after “health and wealth.”
In Every 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.
Responses to our November issue.
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.
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Top Story May 22, 2018
Beyond the Nakba: 7 Ways Christians Can Affirm a Positive Future for Palestinians
Beyond the Nakba: 7 Ways Christians Can Affirm a Positive Future for Palestinians
How to understand the “catastrophe” of 1948 and its impact on today’s Israel.