Table of Contents

Cover Story

Still kicking

Still kicking

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Pundits who say compassionate conservatism is dead should get out more often

In this issue: "Effective compassion," Sept. 2, 2006

Features

Beyond full bellies

Beyond full bellies

By Anthony Mator

Effective Compassion | Christian faith saturates a Nebraska homeless shelter's program

After-school special

After-school special

By Kathleen Thorne

Effective Compassion | Youth program helps seekers in poor neighborhoods find the truth

Keeping harm at bay

Keeping harm at bay

By Mark Bergin

Effective Compassion | Mission brings good news to California's roughest city

Worship through work

Worship through work

By Kathleen Thorne

Effective Compassion | Program helps prepare the homeless for life on the job

Home improvement

Home improvement

By Anthony Mator

Effective Compassion | Christian rehab community offers women leaving prison a place to grow, spiritually and otherwise

Cleanup job

Cleanup job

By Victoria Holowink

Effective Compassion | At Pennsylvania shelter, cleansing starts on the inside

Wild rice & wild kids

Wild rice & wild kids

By Anthony Mator

Effective Compassion | Indian-led project aims to restore juvenile delinquents and an important environmental crop

The theology of giving

The theology of giving

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author and Yale professor Miroslav Volf says generosity and forgiveness are at the root of knowing God

Ruths and Naomis

Ruths and Naomis

By Kathleen Thorne

Effective Compassion | Jobs program offers women one-on-one mentoring

Hard Knox

Hard Knox

By Kathleen Thorne

Effective Compassion | Women find help after life-changing difficulties

'God's house'

'God's house'

By Anthony Mator

Effective Compassion | A return to order helps shelter reclaim lives

Housing starts

Housing starts

By Anthony Mator

Effective Compassion | Charity helps families begin new lives in low-cost homes

Mobile mission

Mobile mission

By Mark Bergin

Effective Compassion | Connecting the homeless to physical and spiritual lifelines

Happy campers

Happy campers

By Victoria Holowink

Effective Compassion | Street ministry paves the way for kids to hear the gospel

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Romney on a roll

Romney on a roll

By Hugh Hewitt

Golden state GOP embraces Yankee aura

Saving our savings

Saving our savings

By Timothy Lamer

Pension reform is now law, but bigger bankruptcies loom

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Culture

Audience participation

Audience participation

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Snakes will be remembered for blog input-and little else

Illusions and delusions

Illusions and delusions

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Little Miss Sunshine is funny but foul

Duff fluff

Duff fluff

By Arsenio Orteza

Movies | Hilary & Haylie play Paris & Nicole

Bestselling books

By Chris Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lynne Cox & Nora Ephron

Notable Books | Four bestselling nonfiction hardbacks reviewed by Susan Olasky

Columnists

The sower sows the seed

The sower sows the seed

By Andrée Seu

We await the first fruits of a bumper crop

Compassionate conservatism's long tail

Compassionate conservatism's long tail

By Marvin Olasky

Mom-and-pop charities deserve more from the Bush administration

Monday morning Rx

Monday morning Rx

By Joel Belz

Here's a simple solution for a widespread problem

Overprivileged kids

Overprivileged kids

By Janie B. Cheaney

We've all heard about the "underprivileged" child: often neglected or abused, angry or indifferent, walking into a dangerous future. But school counselors in…

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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