9 Editor’s Note Katelyn Beaty signs off as print managing editor of CT.
11 Reply All Readers respond to the September issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
25 Where We Stand Richard Clark on why 2016 shouldn’t be a hopeless year.
28 Spirited Life Andrew Wilson on “equality” in the New Testament.
30 Persevering Church K. A. Ellis on the power of community in persecution.
38 Outpacing Persecution Why it’s the best of times and the worst of times for India’s burgeoning churches. Jeremy Weber
48 CONTEMPLATIVE ACTIVIST Ann Voskamp’s rural Canadian life may seem picture per fect. But with her new book, the intensely shy writer could spark a social movement among North American Christians. Katelyn Beaty
54 AN EVANGELICAL’S GUIDE TO THE ENNEAGRAM What’s behind the popular self-assessment tool making its way to your church. John Starke
60 I AM PLURAL Trillions offoreign creatures in and on our bodies shape
96 Testimony Marcus Doe used to dream of revenge against his father’s killer. Now he chooses forgiveness.
64 GOD IS NOT OUT TO GET YOU Listening to the Father who delights in and sings over us. Jeremy Treat
Peter Leithart’s The End of Protestantism and Kevin Vanhoozer’s Biblical Author ity after Babel, review by Fred Sanders.
Interview: Mark R. Teasdale’s Evangelism for Non-Evan gelists:Sharing the Gospel Authentically, interview by Joshua Ryan Butler
Excerpt: Paul Behaving Badly by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien