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September 2022
Volume 66, Number 6
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About This Issue
Our cover story this month argues that Christians have a unique opportunity, in our difficult housing market, to model for the watching world better kinds of community—not only inside our homes, but also out in the towns and cities where we live. Also in this issue: Dallas Willard's worries, enforcing abortion bans, and Afghanistan refugees a year after the pullout.
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Cover Story

There Are Many Mansions in Heaven, but We’d Like Something Sooner
How US homebuyer woes can reorient us toward the eternal.


Americans Forgot How Long Refugee Resettlement Takes
One year into the biggest US refugee wave since the Vietnam War, Christians are trying to buy Afghan immigrants more time.
How Americans Got Away with Abortion Before ‘Roe v. Wade’
Looking ahead, Christians should focus less on enforcement than on changing cultural attitudes.
Revelation Is Good News for Today, not a Game Plan for the Future
For a clearer picture of this mysterious book, try trading a prediction lens for a missional lens.
Police Work Nearly Broke Me
I was a narcotics officer on the brink of suicide when God began his mighty healing work.


Stopping Abuse Is Sexual Ethics 101
Christian efforts to protect the body often fail to protect women.
The Grain of Truth Grows Slowly
To become who God is making us takes time and trust.
If God Is Your Father, You Have Seven Mothers
His care and compassion come from a surprising variety of sources.
Why Shamelessness Is a Superpower
In a performative age, brazenness gives an illusion of strength.


There Is No One Fully Optimized, Not Even One
How a “low anthropology” pushes back on perfectionistic assumptions about human nature.
Playing the Cultural Long Game
Sniping from the sidelines is easy. Building something better takes patience.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
The Unsung Heroes of the Underground Railroad
A new study gives Black evangelicals their due.
Those God Sends, He First Humbles
Isaiah 6 filled me with world-changing zeal. But I needed to reckon with the whole passage.


Something Old, Something New. Something Borrowed, Something Pew.
Traditional church seating gets a second life at outdoor weddings.
The Curious Case of Coronavirus Contagion in Church
Pandemic impact was not as predictable as expected, sociological study finds.
Christian Nonprofit Buys Luxury Yacht
And other news briefs from Christians around the world.
Four Out of Five Victims Don’t Report Sexual Assault. Can Christian Colleges Do Better?
Title IX coordinators look for ways to combat silence and shame.
Back to Bolsonaro? Evangelicals Hesitate Ahead of October Election
More than a third consider switching support to left-wing challenger.

More from this Issue

Our September Issue: Modeling Home
Can Christians show the world better forms of community?
Echoes of Greatness
Remembering all that God has done and is doing.
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Responses to our May/June issue.
Partner ContentWhen Women Thrive
Original Content from CT Creative Studio
The underground movement transforming the church.