Vol. 33, No. 24
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2018 News of the Year

News | Agony and ecstasy—12 months of turmoil, disaster, death, rescue, victory, and celebration

2018 Deaths

Obituaries | Extraordinary lives: Billy Graham, George and Barbara Bush, Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Eugene Peterson, and more

State of surveillance

China | The growth of surveillance technology is enabling the Chinese government’s rapid transformation into Big Brother

‘Faithful disobedience’

Persecution | An influential house church in China responds to a wave of police detentions

Hard times at Harvest

Evangelicalism | Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation

NPR from a Christian Worldview: Each weekday morning, enjoy daily radio news, interviews, commentary, and original features reported from the field.

12.14.18 Culture Friday, Word Play and Advent music

Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss the Fairness for All plan; Megan Basham reviews a new documentary on the life of Fox News mogul Roger Ailes; and George Grant examines the history of a holiday phrase. Plus: music for the Advent season.

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Insightful interviews with popular musicians, Christian thought leaders, makers of movies and television, respected authors, and key political leaders.

A conversation with Keith Getty

This week, Warren Smith talks with singer and songwriter Keith Getty.

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WORLD Around the World

Additional Reading