World Magazine Nov 26, 2016

30           Postelection opportunities The 2016 U.S. presidential election may be over, but vulnerable  pop­ulations remain burdened by personal struggles and practical needs

36           In Caesar’s shadow Warming relations between Beijing and Rome has Catholics inHong Kong-and underground Catholics in China-worried about state control

40           A food & fuel Thanksgiving. The producers of our daily bread and energy contend  with nature,and sometimes governments that take their production for granted

44           Bishop gone bad? California Episcopal Bishop Jon Bruno intends to sell off the property of a congregation he once championed

48           Finding God in the U.S.A.As Chinese international students flood U.S. high schools anduniversities, many are learning about Christianity for the first time-and sometimes embracing it

Christianity Today Dec 2016

27           Where We Stand Mark Galli on church disci­ pline as discipleship.

30           Beginning of Wisdom    Jen Wilkin remembers the spiritual mothers of our faith.

65           Books

Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices In Everyday Life re­ viewed by Jamie A. Hughes

Interview: Russell Jeung’s At Home In Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors, inter­ view by Morgan Lee

Gerry Bowler’s Christmas In the Crosshalrs reviewed by Thomas Kidd

My Top 5: Esther Emery selects her top five books for an Internet sabbatical.        ·

80           Testimony Joanna Reed Shelton followed her great­ grandfather’s story to Japan and found something she never expected: faith in Jesus.

44           CROSSING THE WASTELAND OF FAITH     Years after my dramatic, unlikely conversion, it seemed God had gone silent.    Barbara Bradley Haerty

50           INVESTING IN THE KINGDOM      Eventide Asset Management has confounded the investment world with its success-and its biblically based principles.                             Jeff Haanen

54           SAVED THROUGH CHILD-BEARING            How Paul’s often misunderstood words in 1 Timothy can  deepen our understanding of Christmas.       Wendy Alsup

58           WRESTLING WITH ETERNITY       For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.                 Frank A. Jarnes Ill

34           JUST SAY NO TO SHAME My recovery from opioid addiction began when I realized my addiction had chosen me.                      Timothy King.

World Magazine December 10

30           A bold stand in the Land Down Under Put Christians on the Barbie? No, says Lyle Shelton, WORLD’s 2016 Daniel of the Year

36           Executive redo Many of Barack Obama’s key initiatives could fall with the stroke of a pen

40           The MK privilege What’s life like as a missionary kid? It’s hard. It’s painful. And for many, it’s a blessing that can’t be beat.

44           Classical conflict Will classical public charter schools lure Christian parents away from schools that acknowledge Christ as the center of all things?

50           A world apart The process can be messy, but China and Nigeria are developing strong economic ties as Nigeria hopes to become the world’s next big economic surprise

3             Joel Belz

14           Janie B. Cheaney

28            Mindy Belz

63           Andree Seu Peterson

64           Marvin Olasky


World Magazine Oct 2016

5   Joel Belz

16  Janie B. Cheaney

17  John R. Erickson

30  Mindy Belz

61  Mailbag

63  Andree Seu Peterson

64  Marvin Olasky

32 Running with the bulls                Mike Pence and Tim Kaine face the challenge of sharing a ticket with an unpopular and controversial leader. Can the VP nominees reassure voters even as they stir a bit of their own controversy?

38 Enforcer of the Philippines              Filipino Christians are offering the gospel to the island nation’s drug pushers.  New President Rodrigo Duterte is offering the barrel of a gun

42 Sowing fear             Why are ISIS-affiliated groups putting random Americans on hit lists?

46 Hurry up and assimilate                 For international students in America, fitting in is hard-but some Christian-run programs are helping

50 Loving God, raising worms           For “Uncle Jim” Shaw, raising European night crawlers and red wigglers is no small calling

Christianity Today Nov 2016

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

69           Books

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

Christianity Today Pastors Oct 2016


28            LEARNING TO LOVE THE CHURCH When I became a pastor I didn’t like much about the complexities of community in general and of a holy community in particular.        Eugene Peterson



Apps, websites, software, and kitchen implements to help you conquer your ‘to-do’ list. DrewDyck

18           DEEP PREACHING  IN A DISTRACTED AGE                                                 Will anything capture people’s attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work? Matt Woodley

25            HOW  DO I  TAKE A PRAYER RETREAT?                                                           9 key questions answered to help you meet with God.    Kevin and Karen Miller

4              How that one simple change is driving trends in small-group ministry.                   Amy Jackson

41            OUTREACH AND EVANGELIS M: WH AT WORKS TODAY?                             When traditional outreach misses the audience and “evangelism” becomes a dirty word, how can we share the Good News?  Rob Toal

48           INSIDE THE CHUR CH BUILDING OF 2017                                                           What’s hot, what’s next, and what needs to die.                 Marian V. Liauaud

57           TOP 5 RISKS TO CHURCHES  NOW How to protect your people from the most pressing  threats today.                       Matthew Branaugh

Christian Research Journal Nov 2016

06            Effective Evangelism Confessions of an Evangelist: Stereotypes Don’t Always Have to Be True

08           Practical Hermeneutics Is It Possible for Humans to See God?

10           Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and the Rise of the Comic Book Antihero

18           Mythicism and the Public Jesus of History              by Craig A. Evans

26           Logical and Biblical Defeaters of Reincarnation and Karma            by Douglas Groothuis

34           Rejoicing over Owls: Thoreau and the Gift of Being            by Stephen Mitchell

40            An Ethic of Instagram    by Amber M. Stamper

48           The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit: How Do You Know That the Bible Is God’s Word?                           by James N. Anderson

55   Reviews       Perry Marshall’s Evolution 2.0…Douglas Groothuis’s Philosophy in Seven Sentences

58   Viewpoint Should We Continue to Use the Term Sexual Purity?

60   Postmodern Realities Patriotism or National Idolatry? Rightly Ordering Love of Country

World, Sept 17

32           Nowhere to Hyde?         Countless children owe their lives to the 40-year-old bipartisan ban on Medicaid funding for abortion, but the policy is coming under unprecedented attack by national Democrats

38           Jumping in the deep end              A pool in Brooklyn becomes a flash point over religious accommodation, but the community finds a way forward without a lawsuit

42           Jobs solution      A Wisconsin program alleviates poverty and unemployment without government dollars-and with the help of a u.s. senator

46           In extremity, opportunity             Once-stagnant churches in Germany and elsewhere want to play a role in assimilating Europe’s troubling migrant wave

50           Driven to distraction      The city of Dallas wants Hinga Mbogo to shut down his auto repair shop to make way for new development, but is this gentrification without justice?


5              Joel Belz

16           Janie B. Cheaney

30            Mindy Belz

61           Mailbag

63           Andree Seu Peterson

64           Marvin Olasky

World, Sept. 13th

30           Tortured journey

A million migrants have made their way to Europe, prompting threats to security but also  opportunities for Christian service

38           Choosing my religion

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump  met key spiritual mentors early in life who informed their thinking-and could influence  the nation

42           Dodging a bullet

California legislators drop a bill that could have crippled  Christian colleges. But the fight isn’t over, and Christian  schools may still face threats to their survival

46           Is silence golden?

Christian college newspapers feel the pressure when  they on contentious issues

50           Jobs of the future

Some young Americans are avoiding massive debt and dead jobs by forgoing college for trade schools


3              Joel Bel

14           Janie B. Cheaney

28           Mindy Bel z

61           Mailbag

63           Andree Seu Peterson

64           Marvin Olasky

First Things October-November 2016

3             Politics of Vulnerability  by R. R. Reno

8              Wages of sin, Costly college, etc.

25           A More Perfect Absolutism          by Michael Hanby

33           The Cold War Is Over      by Peter Hitchens

39           Embodied Caregiving      by Erika Bachiochi

45           The Court  After Scalia    by Kevin C. Walsh

53           Frederick Law Olmsted edited by Charles E. Beveridge, Lauren Meier,

and Irene Mills               reviewed by Michael]. Lewis

59           Zero K by Don DeLillo      reviewed by Cassandra Nelson

62           Democracy in Black by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.             reviewed by Vincent Lloyd

65           Paul as a Problem in History  and Culture               by Patrick Gray

reviewed by Michael C. Legaspi