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November 2018
Volume 62, Number 9
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About This Issue
CT offers an in-depth look at the precarious situation in which many Nigerian Christians find themselves, terrorized on two fronts between Boko Haram and nomadic Fulani herdsmen. The two Muslim groups represent two very different kinds of threats to Africa's largest Christian community. But at their core, both conflicts are about land, power, and religious identity.
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Cover Story

No Cheeks Left to Turn: The Double Persecution of Africa’s Largest Church
Weary of attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, Christians in Nigeria ask how long they’re supposed to “count it all joy.”

Features

Power in the Plate
The history of our food speaks of injustice— and invites us to redemption.
I Cremated My Unborn Son
How caring for miscarried children offers a radically pro-life vision.
Theological Core Exercises
How attending to our theological center helps us remember who we are.
Love Your Political Frenemies
Jesus built his church from a group of enemies. Why did I love to sting mine?
Partner Content PostA New We
Christian colleges and universities implement changes to support students of color.

Views

What to Do About Persecution in China
Our most effective weapon against injustice is carried and concealed in our hearts.
Church Is Not Gender Neutral
The case for women-only spaces in church.
What Went Wrong with Nadab and Abihu
The odd Old Testament episode is a sharp reminder of our need for Jesus.

Reviews

Why Science Can’t Tell Us How to Live
The quest to detach morality from divine revelation has only led to one dead end after another.
Unmarried and Undaunted
How singleness can inspire faithful service and hope for the Resurrection.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes series (InterVarsity Press).
The ‘Whole’ in Our Gospel
Has "holistic mission" won the missiological battle? Its champions say so, but their boast might be premature.
Five Books for Believers Struggling with Unanswered Prayers
Chosen by Jason Hague, author of "Aching Joy: Following God through the Land of Unanswered Prayer" (NavPress).

News

Burma’s Beleaguered Baptists
Rohingya Muslims aren’t the only religious minority under fire in Myanmar.
Gleanings: November 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Show Them the Money: Gospel for Asia Faces Class Action over Christmas Catalogs
Lawsuit reflects the complexity of making giving to missions more tangible.

More from this Issue

Our November Issue: Listening Carefully
Nigeria’s besieged Christians ask if they are forgotten.
Reply All
Responses to our September issue.
Her Prayers Helped Pull Me Out of Occult-Fueled Madness
While I plunged further into darkness, a middle-school classmate kept lifting me up to God.
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