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June 2018
Volume 62, Number 5
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About This Issue
This issue assesses the state of men's ministry at a cultural moment when manhood seems increasingly difficult to define and male leaders are dominating headlines for the wrong reasons. CT is no newcomer to this subject, and each time we broach it we find new challenges for churches trying to reach men—challenges even more pressing today in the face of an epidemic of male loneliness. The good news: Many experts see this as an opportunity to rediscover overlooked ways the Bible speaks uniquely to men and male relationships.
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Cover Stories

Mending Men’s Ministry
How to disciple in an era of male floundering.
What’s Behind the Sudden Rise of Jordan Peterson?
Why Peterson's message of morals, manners and masculinity resonates with evangelicals.
The Man-Friendly Church
These three congregations don’t have a men’s ministry. Why men—and their families—still love them.

Features

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Not a Ministry Guide
The infamous pyramid was never an accurate description of how people act, let alone a guide to discipleship.
J. D. Greear Transformed His Church. Can He Do the Same for Southern Baptists?
The SBC presidential candidate wants to rejuvenate his denomination through missions.
Why You Can’t Just ‘Give Them the Gospel’
Understanding the relationship between gospel and culture is vital for evangelism
Re-thinking My Savior Complex
My hardest lesson as a social worker? God wants me to be close to the brokenhearted as much as he wants me to save them.
Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet
Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry.

Views

God Hates Gun Violence
We American Christians have a biblical call to reduce firearm deaths in our land.
Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Six tangible ways congregations can shift their gatherings from me to us.
Good News, Satan Wants to Destroy You!
It may sound weird, but knowing we have an enemy is encouraging.

Reviews

The Many Surprises of 20th-Century Christianity
Brian Stanley’s global history makes connections and draws lessons that others are apt to miss.
Will the ‘First Testament’ Grab Your Attention?
Scholar John Goldingay wants readers to rediscover the original feel of the Old Testament in his new translation.
Wilson’s Bookmarks
From John Wilson, former longtime editor of 'Books & Culture."
The God Who Overpowers Childhood Trauma
A new book crawls into the lives of children at risk, enters their desperation, and accompanies them on their journey toward redemption.
My Top 5 Books on the Trinity
Augustine, T. F. Torrance, John Owen, and more.

News

Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox Christians
Efforts to unite Christianity’s branches bear fruit.
Gleanings: June 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
HQ Trivial?
Ministries find a central hub is less and less essential to taking the gospel global.

More from this Issue

Our June Issue: Modern Manhood
Navigating men’s ministry in uncertain times.
Reply All
Responses to our April issue.
I Thought God Could Never Love a Convicted Murderer. I Was Wrong.
How I found eternal life on death row.
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