Table of Contents

Cover Stories

The plots thicken

The plots thicken

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | As Roe v. Wade turns 35, some in Hollywood are changing their minds about "choice," and it's showing up on the silver screen

Cover Stories

Life after Carhart

Life after Carhart

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story Sidebar | The high court's 2007 decision on partial-birth abortion stirs up statehouses in 2008

Cover Stories

Estranged allies

Estranged allies

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story Sidebar | Jews have "unique witness to the importance of life," but most remain pro-abortion

In this issue: "The plots thicken," Jan. 12, 2008

Features

Feet on the ground

Feet on the ground

By Jamie Dean

Campaign 2008 | How far can volunteer efforts take a presidential campaign? Obama and Huckabee, with impressive grassroots strength in South Carolina, plan to find out this…

Assassination of a dream

Assassination of a dream

By Mindy Belz

Pakistan | The death of Benazir Bhutto levels the aspirations of political reformers and religious minorities

One on one

One on one

By Clint Rainey

Where are they now? | At Kids Hope USA, mentors who are there for the long haul make the difference

After the flood

After the flood

By Ralph Kurtenbach

Disaster relief | For victims of Mexico's worst flooding in 50 years, cleanup requires seasoned outside helpers willing to go the distance

Have a plan

Have a plan

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Financial planning suggests good stewardship, not mammon worship

Village people

Village people

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | A homeschool in the Big Apple has some distinct advantages

Bodies, not souls

Bodies, not souls

By Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith

Charity | A group that feeds children does not a ministry make

St. George's Church

St. George's Church

Houses of God | St. George's Church is an Anglican mission built in the heart of Baghdad in 1939, shuttered under Saddam Hussein, and resurrected by local Christians after…

Kenya burning

Kenya burning

By Sarah Clark

The Buzz | The European Union says it has evidence of vote rigging in elections narrowly decided for President Mwai Kibaki. With opposition riots and tribal clashes…

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Identification, please

By Cal Thomas

The legitimacy of elections is at stake in dispute over voter ID

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Abraham's test

Abraham's test

By Mark Bergin

Science | A prestigious research lab faces a $500,000 lawsuit after firing a Christian biologist for not accepting Darwinism

Hula hoopla

Hula hoopla

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The Hula Bowl rejects advertising from companies with morally questionable products or marketing techniques

Voices

A changing WORLD

A changing WORLD

By Nick Eicher

New times call for a new kind of magazine

Getting the details right

Getting the details right

By Joel Belz

A 40-year-old sin shows the importance of factual reporting

Art that edifies

Art that edifies

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture warriors need to elevate their tastes

Kindle that reading glow

Kindle that reading glow

By Janie B. Cheaney

Is a new technology cutting-edge if consumers are losing the skill to use it?

Skids are for greasing

Skids are for greasing

By Mindy Belz

The run may be swift or slow, but make 2008 a year for defying gravity

Of lizards and kings

Of lizards and kings

By Andrée Seu

Now that Christmas is packed up, it's back to our bondage

Reaching out

Reaching out

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | To win in '08, Republicans need to be more like Sam Adams

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Culture

Faith and action

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Treadmill books about God, belief, adventure, and war

Noteworthy books

By John Hart, Robert Harris, Alexander McCall Smith & Kathy Reichs

Notable Books | Four mysteries/thrillers reviewed by Susan Olasky

Religious people who won't shut up

Religious people who won't shut up

Books | Presidential speechwriter-turned-author Michael Gerson on the value of public service and engagement for evangelicals

Highway to heaven

Highway to heaven

By Paul David Glader

Music | Sufjan Stevens leads emerging class of faith-aware artists

Noteworthy CDs

By Boston, Michael Brecker, Dan Fogelberg, The Spinners & Hank Thompson

Notable CDs | By or featuring musicians who died in 2007 reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Strong words

Strong words

By Janna Henrichsen

Movies | Debaters celebrates the power of ideas to change the world

Casting doubts

Casting doubts

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Actors don't fit their characters in Charlie Wilson's War

Monster mash

Monster mash

By Megan Basham

Movies | Water Horse works because it relies on story over spectacle

Over-rated Blood

Over-rated Blood

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Film relies heavily on the 3E cliché: evil entrepreneurs and evangelists

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