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January/February 2015
Volume 59, Number 1
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Cover Stories

Why Your Millennial Outreach Needs a Bit of Bonhoeffer
Millennial anxiety sabotages attempts to engage the next generation. Dietrich explains why.
Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials
The reasons are rooted in history.


Meet the Mom Who Stopped Joseph Kony
How Shannon Sedgwick Davis helped dismantle the Ugandan warlord's reign of terror.
Christianity Today's 2015 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Can We Ever Trust Our Own Hearts?
An excerpt from CT's 2015 Book of the Year, 'Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith.'
Is Buying Your Way Onto the Bestseller List Wrong?
A year after Mark Driscoll's church got caught manipulating the New York Times list, authors and publishers question a practice that extends far beyond Mars Hill.
Why Knowing About Jesus Is Not Enough
The day reading Philippians revealed to me a deeper knowledge.


Amnesty Is Not a Dirty Word
Christians, of all people, should know that.
Make New Friends, Keep Texting the Old
Technology does too good a job at sustaining our distant friendships.
After Physical Abuse, Should a Christian Wife Call the Police or a Pastor First?
Addressing a sin that afflicts 1 in 4 US women.
What Scripture and Jazz Have in Common
Resolving two difficult issues about the Bible's inspiration.


Tim Keller Found His Prayer Bearings, and So Can You
The Manhattan pastor steers us toward less clumsy, more confident conversations with God.
Life after a Medical Death Sentence
Theologian J. Todd Billings learns how to travel in cancer's company.
My Top 5 Books for Mothers
Amy Julia Becker, author and mother of three, chooses readings to comfort and encourage fellow moms.
It's Time for the Church to Grow Up
Thomas Bergler, the critic of 'juvenilization,' wants to put us back on the path to spiritual maturity.
Prayers at the Museum of Modern Art
Plaster sinks and other strange artifacts are altars to an unknown god.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds


Gleanings: January/February 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Adventists: Can Ben Carson's Church Stay Separatist?
The denomination gains one million each year. Some want to be more evangelical.
Signs of Belief: How a Small Dispute over Church Marketing Became Supremely Important
The curious Supreme Court case of a 30-person church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Should Pastors Stop Signing Civil Marriage Certificates?
First Things says yes. Survey finds 1 in 4 pastors agree.
Tending the 'Stolen' Sheep in Latin America's Booming Bible Belt
Catholics may be fast converting to Protestantism, but beliefs and maturity vary.

More from this Issue

Why We Need a Beautiful Orthodoxy
What we hope you see in every CT article.
Joyful Vision
Introducing the editor in chief of all CT publications.
Reply All
Readers respond to the November issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
How I Almost Lost the Bible
Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman.