7 Editor’s Note Katelyn Beaty introduces ‘beautiful orthodoxy.’
9 From the President Harold Smith names the ministry’s new editor in chief.
11 Reply All Readers respond to the November issue via letters, tweets, and blogs:
15 Witness Some of the persecuted church’s most familiar faces found freedom in 2014.
16 Gleanings Pope Francis invites Rick Warren to defend marriage, Turkish schools start teaching Christianity, and court saves pastors’ best benefit.
18 Headlines The season of Adventists, Supreme Court considers church signs, and tending Latin America’s ‘stolen sheep.’
19 Under Discussion Should pastors stop signing civil marriage certificates?
23 Where We Stand Amnesty Is Not a Dirty Word
25 Her.meneutics Liuan Chen Huska learns the importance of making new friends.
26 Open Question Tawana Davis,Owen Strachan, and Lindsey and Justin Holcomb help wives facing domestic abuse.
28 Spirited Life Andrew Wilson explains how God really inspires.
30 Stop Worrying About the Millennials Millennial anxiety sabotages attempts to engage the next generation. Dietrich Bonhoeffer explains why. – Andrew Root
Plus: Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials
38 The Quiet Fighter How Shannon Sedgwick Davis helped dismantle Joseph Kony’s reign of terror. – Laura Joyce Davis
45 The 2015 Book Awards Plus, our choice Book of the Year
50 Buying Bestsellers A year after Mart Driscoll got caught manipulating The New York Times list, authors and publishers question a practice that extends far beyond Mars Hill. – Ken Walker
56 Understanding Seeking Faith The day I realized knowing about Jesus was not enough. – Alister McGrath
61 Books Tim Keller’s Prayer,review by Jen Pollock Michel
J.Todd Billings’s Rejoicing in Lament, review by John Koessler
Interview:Thomas E. Bergler’s From Here to Maturity
Top 5: Books every mother should read, by Amy Julia Becker
66 Arts What makes a broken sink art? Daniel Siedell explains.
96 Testimony Gregory Alan Thornbury honors the philosopher and former CT editor-who helped restore his faith.