Table of Contents

Cover Story

Wild cards

Wild cards

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Super delegates could become the way to put one candidate over the top

In this issue: "The other campaign," Feb. 9, 2008

Features

Caribbean juggernaut?

Caribbean juggernaut?

By Paul David Glader

Trinidad | Perhaps an oxymoron, but capitalistic development is how island leaders want to set themselves apart from statist Venezuela

Disaster 24/7?

Disaster 24/7?

By Mark Bergin

Environment | Some relief groups are diverting resources from helping the needy to climate change

Good from bad

Good from bad

By Lynn Vincent

Homosexuality | The cultural mainstreaming of homosexuality is liberating those seeking to escape it

Pilgrim politician

Pilgrim politician

By Marvin Olasky

Presidency | Leading up to a bicentennial celebration, Abe Lincoln is remembered as a president who learned that God is the prime actor in history

The Bible unbound

The Bible unbound

By Mark Bergin

Religion | The latest in Bible software delivers Scripture outside the book

All in the family

All in the family

By Arsenio Orteza

Entertainment | Collaboration, most recently with also-great Bruce Hornsby, is a lesson Grammy nominee Ricky Skaggs learned the long way

Buying time

By Meghan Keane

Hollywood | A writers' strike and fears about 2009's movie season do not prompt studios to open up their wallets at Sundance

A matter of time

A matter of time

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Different timelines require different strategies for investment

Boom or bust?

Boom or bust?

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Over the next 22 years, 80 million Americans will apply for Social Security

Serving those who serve

Serving those who serve

By Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Groups minister on the front lines, and on the home front

Daga Post

Daga Post

Houses of God | Six years ago when humanitarian workers reached Daga Post in the eastern Upper Nile province of southern Sudan, there was no organized church even though some…

Driving a tank through the porcelain store

Driving a tank through the porcelain store

By Alex Tokarev

Economic growth | Is Washington intervention in a hurting economy needed?

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Not giving up

Not giving up

By Sarah Clark

Kenya | Violence has many of Kenya's faith-based ministries on hold but not hopeless

Breaking through

Breaking through

By Jill Nelson

Israel | The breakdown at the Gaza-Egypt border is perhaps more a plea for attention than a quest for survival

Human Race

Human Race | BIRTHED: Trudi Siviter, 39, had given up hope of conceiving a baby. A cervical cancer survivor, she had only half an ovary and had suffered two ectopic…

Dispatches

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Road work

Road work

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Tony Dungy receives celebration and criticism for return to Colts

Columnists

Spirits of the age

By Joel Belz

The decline of secularism brings a new set of challenges

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Acquired taste

Acquired taste

By Gene Edward Veith

Beauty is more than in the eye of the beholder

Waterboard that cliché!

Waterboard that cliché!

By Janie B. Cheaney

But don't get emotional about this year's list of banished words

The small things

The small things

By David Alan Peterson

Honesty is the best policy no matter where you are

Schizo

Schizo

By Mindy Belz

Campaign 2008 | Leading newspapers lead the nation in our wartime disconnect

Freedom to love

Freedom to love

By Andrée Seu

A joyless bondage if deeply desired is still a joyless bondage

New neighbors

New neighbors

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | If we love them as ourselves, so will candidates

Culture

Last blood

Last blood

By Megan Basham

Movies | The latest Rambo film adds to a violent caricature

Outside baseball

Outside baseball

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Sugar doesn't fall into sports clichés

Creature comfort

Creature comfort

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Horror fans will enjoy the monster flick Cloverfield

Faith and business

Faith and business

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Serving God through the products we make and the services we render

Notable books

By Shelby Steele, Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, with Margaret Bernstein & Abigail Adams, John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis, Margaret A. Hogan, and C. James Taylor

Notable Books | Four books relevant to Black History Month or Valentine's Day

A Jane Austen valentine

A Jane Austen valentine

By Susan Olasky

Books | Author Lori Smith on what the great writer can teach us about life and love

Death in the subculture

Death in the subculture

By David Sessions

Music | Demise of Christian music magazine signals hard times for Christian rock

Notable CDs

By Leif Ove Andsnes, Eric Berlin & Friends, Estonian National Symphony & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Joan Lippincott & Joshua Pierce

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new or recent classical CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

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