Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Off the hook

by Mark Bergin

Cover Story Sidebar | Presidential candidates differ-but perhaps not enough-on foreclosure crisis policy

Cover Stories

House rules

House rules

by Mark Bergin, Jamie Dean & Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Soaring foreclosure rates are devastating some communities and raising questions about how much imprudent lenders and borrowers should lose, how much…

In this issue: "Shattered dreams," April 5, 2008

Features

Grinch in the press box

Grinch in the press box

By Marvin Olasky

Baseball | Peanuts, popcorn, and proselytizing

Human Race

Human Race | DISBARRED: The District of Columbia Court of Appeals disbarred I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from practicing law in the nation's capital. Libby was convicted last…

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Hillary's big adventure

Hillary's big adventure

By Mindy Belz

Politics | Hillary Clinton may be surprised to learn that other women braved the Tuzla Air Base tarmac in 1996. I did-and I was four months pregnant

Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

Budget | Republicans have tax cuts and Democrats have social spending as buzzwords for debating the federal budget. Neither side has a thoroughgoing economic policy.

Obama's challenge

Obama's challenge

By Jamie Dean & Marvin Olasky

Politics | A historic speech has not silenced all critics or lifted all polls

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | U.S. military personnel attend an Easter sunrise service at Camp Liberty outside Baghdad on March 23, 2008.

Divided we stand

Divided we stand

By Warren Cole Smith

Politics | Unable to unite behind a GOP candidate, religious right leaders face a wilderness road to the White House

Opportunity to miss an opportunity

Opportunity to miss an opportunity

By Paul David Glader

Israel | A war anniversary and stepped-up negotiations haven't changed the Israeli-Palestinian equation

Men in black

Men in black

By Jill Nelson

Israel | Messianic believers and ultra-Orthodox clash in Israeli town

California quake

California quake

By Lynn Vincent

Cover story | Standing open, a high wooden gate welcomes visitors into the tasteful front courtyard of Mike and Shannon Lee's hacienda-style home. On the right, water…

Market swamp

Market swamp

By Jamie Dean

Cover story | From a dimly lit office in a tiny storefront in downtown Fort Myers, Fla., Cher Averill reaches across her crowded desk and holds up a single sheet of paper.

No Rockwell here

No Rockwell here

By Mark Bergin

Cover story | Several inches of crusted snow and ice blanketed the side streets of Denver's urban neighborhoods on a recent Wednesday morning. Brilliant beams of sunshine…

A campus divided

A campus divided

By Mark Bergin

Academia | Baylor promotes Christian scholarship while dismissing Christian scholars

The unending debate over gays

The unending debate over gays

By Richard N. Ostling

Religion | Mainline denominations prepare for a new round of potential standoffs and more dissatisfaction on all sides

No quiet believer

No quiet believer

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | Filmmaker Tyler Perry takes Hollywood with loud themes of redemption

Before it's too late

Before it's too late

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Three key steps in estate planning

Lifestyle of a relief exec

Lifestyle of a relief exec

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Traveling through a broken world-and fighting back against the brokenness-is a big part of Ben Homan's calling

The trucks are coming

The trucks are coming

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Convoy of Hope equips believers, reaches the needy

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Reviews

Seriously funny

Seriously funny

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Ben Stein takes on the debate-phobic Darwinian establishment

Knocked out

Knocked out

By Cara Marcano

Movies | Drillbit is both funny and smart

Scary statement

Scary statement

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Funny Games says a lot about its European director

Notable CDs

By Lisa Garner Santa, Gabriel Sanchez, Gregory Partain, Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, Patrice Djerejian & Edoardo Bellotti

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

Crash course

Crash course

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | UbuWeb.com offers an online repository for the arts

Music lessons

Music lessons

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Dion DiMucci makes history and theology come alive

Creator of creators

Creator of creators

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author Udo Middelmann on his view of the nature of God

Notable books

By Richard Doster, James Collins, James McBride & Jeanette Windle

Notable Books | Four noteworthy novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Judaism on the treadmill

Judaism on the treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author gleans insights from the Bible but shows little evidence of transformation

Charity and grace

Charity and grace

By Megan Basham

Movies | Browns creates sympathy for a flawed character but never for her irresponsible actions

Notebook

All bulk, no bite

All bulk, no bite

By Mark Bergin

Sports | New study says HGH serves to enlarge muscular size but not strength

Voices

The transformer

The transformer

By Andy Obrochta

God breaks through even our petty defiance

Their so-called lives

Their so-called lives

By Janie B. Cheaney

When popular mémoir turns out to be wholesale fiction

Change-seekers

By Gene Edward Veith

Survey reveals a nation on the spiritual hunt

Pathetic tradeoff

Pathetic tradeoff

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | Conservatives hurt their cause with harsh rhetoric against illegals

Land that could not be killed

Land that could not be killed

By Andrée Seu

Where Communism rose and fell, a church is revived

A Passover lesson

A Passover lesson

By Marvin Olasky

Wicked and wise sons contribute to lack of pride in America's past

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Islamo-ignorance

Islamo-ignorance

By Mindy Belz

We can't defeat an enemy when we don't know why he's fighting

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