Table of Contents

Cover Story

City tales

City tales

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Helping to shape the future of the world's cities is an increasingly important Christian calling

In this issue: "Save our cities," April 19, 2008

Features

One woman's urban impact

One woman's urban impact

By Kiley Crossland

City tales | How a good West Coast girl took up ministry among East Coast Russian immigrants

Human Race

Human Race

Human Race | DIED: Actor and former National Rifle Association (NRA) president Charlton Heston died April 5 at the age of 84. Heston played Moses in the 1956 epic The Ten…

Deadly quiet

Deadly quiet

By Jamie Dean

Zimbabwe | A clamp on election results and new land evictions have southern Africa fearful of a violent explosion to come

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | Boston's Old North Church

Brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn bridge

By Hope Hodge

City tales | Larry Holcomb has one year to reach new immigrants in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and he,s teaching them English to do it

Vancouver's playground

Vancouver's playground

By Mark Bergin

City tales | The restoration of storm-ridden Stanley Park has united a city

A park transformed

A park transformed

By Kiley Crossland

City tales | New York's Bryant Park is not what it used to be-a haven for drugs and crime

Soul providers

Soul providers

By Jamie Dean

City tales | Uninsured workers find health care and more thanks to Good News

Abolitionist

Abolitionist

By Mark Bergin

City tales | Philip Mangano isn't out to reduce homelessness, he's out to end it

Land lock

Land lock

By Alisa Harris

City tales | The government took and destroyed the homes of Fort Trumbull, but so far the only thing to go up in their place is weeds

Caged

Caged

By Lynn Vincent

City tales | The growing crisis of child prostitution in the United States has hit major cities like Phoenix, where Christians and local officials are joining together to…

A secure treasure

A secure treasure

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Charity can be recession-proof

From little acorns

From little acorns

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Royal Oak, Mich., has found a way to prosper in a declining state

Emotional problems

Emotional problems

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Panic, euphoria, and uniformity can be poison for a portfolio

When the pope comes to call

When the pope comes to call

By Alisa Harris

Religion | It is hard to reach out and touch the masses in a post-9/11 era

'Yes, we can!'

'Yes, we can!'

By Rebecca Miller

Politics | Pennsylvania Obama supporters chip away at the Clinton lead

Criminal element

Criminal element

By Jill Nelson

Afghanistan | Kidnapping for pay is a growing line of work in a corrupt and donor-dependent war zone

Moments of truth

Moments of truth

By Jamie Dean

Iraq | Gen. Petraeus capped a week in the capital highlighting "fragile" war progress

Mocked and belittled

Mocked and belittled

By Megan Basham

Interview | Ben Stein's new documentary may give macro-evolutionary theory a deserved hard time, and he plans to have fun with it along the way

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Food for thought

Food for thought

By Sam Thielman

Movies | My Blueberry Nights comes out slightly burned

Smart casting

Smart casting

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Smart People gets saved by outstanding acting

Still rolling

Still rolling

By Arsenio Orteza

Movies | Concert film shows aging Stones pumping life into songs

Fantasy island

Fantasy island

By Mark Hemingway

Movies | Swiss Family Robinson Nim's Island is not

Charm offensive

Charm offensive

By Megan Basham

Movies | Long on old-timey fun and a few fumbles, Leatherheads manages to score

Taxing treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Books | State tax survey provides good data, bad conclusions

Notable books

By Ruth Vander Zee, Daoud Hari, Marie-Helene Delval & Jennifer 8. Lee

Notable Books | An eclectic assortment reviewed by Susan Olasky

Living for the city

Living for the city

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author and editor Myron Magnet on life in New York City: How and why has it has changed for the better?

Notable CDs

By Washington Symphonic Brass, Münchener Kammerorchester, Libera, Hans Davidsson & Christopher Atzinger

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

Notebook

Tiger's tirade

Tiger's tirade

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The heat of the moment reveals true character

Voices

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

A short-timer

A short-timer

By Marvin Olasky

One activist's exciting sense of calling is also his burden

Doing hermeneutics

Doing hermeneutics

By Andrée Seu

All reading of the Bible involves interpretation, whether we know it or not

Realistic idealist

Realistic idealist

By Mindy Belz

Campaign 2008 | John McCain completes a nostalgia tour spiked with regret and confession

Right decision

Right decision

By Janie B. Cheaney

What led to David Mamet's denunciation of liberalism?

Identity theft

Identity theft

By Gene Edward Veith

Campaign 2008 | Hillary Clinton creates the narrative that suits her

Beyond bed-making

Beyond bed-making

By Joel Belz

Two teenagers call on their peers to get serious

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