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October 2018
Volume 62, Number 8
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Mainstream interest in the working class has spiked in recent years with a widespread awakening to the many Americans who feel left behind by 'progress.' CT examines why blue-collar workers have also been left behind by the faith and work movement, which skews toward white-collar and creative jobs.
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God of the Second Shift
The theology of work conversation is thriving. Why are most workers missing from it?


Why Does the Red Planet Call to Us?
What space exploration tells us about human curiosity, from Eden to Mars.
What Trees Teach Us about Life, Death, and Resurrection
Other than God and people, they’re the most mentioned living thing in the Bible.
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
When I wanted to take Communion in prison, I had to “steal” it.
Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of Grace
As he retires from public ministry, the ‘Celebration of Discipline’ author reflects on the heart of spiritual formation.


Abortion Is Wrong. That’s Not Why Roe v. Wade Is Wrong.
A better case for overturning a bad Supreme Court precedent.
Making Peace with Change
Transition is part of God's original design. So is his peace in the midst of it.
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
Rainbows signify something more than a post-Flood peace offering.


Mr. Rogers Had a Dangerous Side
Underneath the gentle smile and neighborly manner, he was driven by anger at the way the world treated children.
Francis Chan: Stop Treating the Book of Acts Like Hyperbole
The former megachurch pastor asks today’s churches to measure their practices against the New Testament standard.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
A Dying Child and a Living Hope
How prayer and friendship helped an expecting mother through a devastating fetal diagnosis.
Kevin DeYoung: Stop Feeling So Good About the Sixth Commandment
You and I have a murder problem, even if we're 100-percent murder-free.


The Cost of Religious Freedom
When advocacy for persecuted Christians harms their fellow believers.
Should Hymns Keep the Theology of Their Writers?
Experts weighed in.
Gleanings: October 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
How Evangelicals Do Ecumenism
The World Evangelical Alliance explains why it’s engaging more with Rome.
Why Evangelicals Voted Trump: Debunking the 81%
Ahead of the midterms, the Billy Graham Center Institute examined the most infamous statistic about faith and the 2016 election.

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Work is both “do what you love” and “do what you must.”
Why I'm Retiring Now
Extending CT’s reach for the next generation of Christian leaders.
Reply All
Responses to our July/August issue.
Partner ContentWhat’s Good for Women Is Good for Men
Original Content from CT Creative Studio
Seminaries work to ensure women are a vital and flourishing part of their community.
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes.