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Cover Story

Wildfire

Wildfire

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | With small "house" churches multiplying in cities and influential executives coming to faith, Christianity is growing so fast in China that Communist…

In this issue: "Wildfire," June 24, 2006

Features

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble

By Clint Rainey

Politics | Leftists packed into this year's Take Back America conference, and they had little patience for establishment Democrats

Timed travel

Timed travel

By John Dawson

Transportation | A new program allows frequent fliers to speed up trips through airport security

Family ties

By Mark Bergin

Foster Care | Foster parents in Washington state are joining the organized labor force

Tightened noose

Tightened noose

By Lynn Vincent

Iraq | Coalition forces crack down in Baghdad in the wake of al-Zarqawi's demise

Mogadishu moment

Mogadishu moment

By Priya Abraham

Somalia | With an Islamic regime controlling the capital, Somalia becomes an American headache again

More than pyramids

More than pyramids

By Roberta Green Ahmanson

China | Ancient Egypt's false religion had some hints of the truth

'A long timetable'

'A long timetable'

By Priya Abraham

Interview | U.S. soldier Scott Gurley on the stark challenges for the U.S./NATO mission in Afghanistan-and some of its untold successes

Dispatches

Put to the Tester

Put to the Tester

By Hugh Hewitt

Conrad Burns faces a favorite of the left in Montana

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Reviews

Cartoon car talk

Cartoon car talk

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Cars is not among Pixar's best films, but it is still good animated entertainment

Nashville north

Nashville north

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Prairie Home is an elderly director's gentle backward glance

R is for Religion

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Christianity is joining bad language, nudity, and gore as an element that movie ratings warn us against

Noteworthy CDs

By T Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Danielson, Harry Nilsson & Various artists

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new releases

Notebook

Thick-headed

By John Dawson

Sports | Football: Champion quarterback suffers accident

Unfriendly wager

Unfriendly wager

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Gambling: Survey shows growing concerns and conflicting beliefs

Voices

Compassion in China

By Marvin Olasky

Charitable groups are rare, but Christians are trying to find ways to help

Stingy givers

Stingy givers

By Joel Belz

But a close look at charitable data shows lots of opportunity for the upside

Providential mess

Providential mess

By Andrée Seu

Political schemes may not be pretty, but another Plotter is at work

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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