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Cover Story

Up from Hinduism

Up from Hinduism

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | An entrenched and rigid caste system fuels poverty in one of the world's fastest-growing economies yet opens many of India's poor to the work of evangelical…

In this issue: "Looking at India," Dec. 9, 2006

Features

Pick and choose

Pick and choose

By Jamie Dean

Health | Sex selection in New York City soon will be all about how he-she?-is feeling

Pork chops

Pork chops

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Conservative Republicans block a last-minute spending binge by their own party

More of the same?

More of the same?

By Cal Thomas

Commentary | New leadership doesn't necessarily mean better spending habits on Capitol Hill

Money, time, blood

Money, time, blood

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Scholar Arthur C. Brooks on how religious belief affects charitable giving

Experimental kids

Experimental kids

By Lynn Vincent

Family | It's a brave new world of alternative family models, but some "lopsided" children are beginning to speak out about what they missed growing up

'Steady and stable'

'Steady and stable'

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Ted Haggard and the church he no longer pastors work to recover after scandal

Poisoned relations

Poisoned relations

By Priya Abraham

International | The murder of a high-profile Putin critic raises questions about Moscow's direction and its intentions abroad

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Helping wounded warriors

By Hugh Hewitt

This year, why not give to those who give so much?

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

California dreamin'

California dreamin'

By Megan Basham

Movies | A convoluted soap opera, Bobby offers little insight into the film's supposed hero

Minds and crimes

Minds and crimes

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Drama focuses on the "why" of criminal behavior

Consider this one

Consider this one

By John Dawson

Movies | Directors Guest and Levy have fund skewering their own business

Bestselling CDs

By Sarah McLachlan, Various Performers, Larry the Cable Guy, Steven Curtis Chapman & Il Divo

Notable CDs | Five bestselling holiday albums according to Billboard magazine

Notebook

Deal breakers

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Democrats may push to end market-opening agreements

Hall of infamy

Hall of infamy

By John Dawson

Sports | Writers won't likely forget steroid testimony during Hall of Fame vote

Voices

Over there

Over there

By Joel Belz

This nation owes its troops a better explanation for the war in Iraq

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

A reason for the season

A reason for the season

By Andrée Seu

"Go and minister" gives us something better to do

Out of darkness

Out of darkness

By Marvin Olasky

The sight of another person's sin should remind us of our own

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