Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Ethiopia's new flowers

Ethiopia's new flowers

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Christian care is vital in a country recovering from Marxism and challenged by both poverty and Islam

Cover Stories

Ethiopia's ups and downs

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | A 20-year history

In this issue: "Ethiopia's new flower," May 31, 2008

Features

Get serious

By Cal Thomas

Oil | An oil "crisis" means time to stop making offshore drilling off-limits

Plan of attack

By Mark Bergin

Marriage | Pro-marriage groups look for ways to stall California decision

Human race

Human Race | ILL: Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, 76, the second-longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, was released from a Boston hospital May 21 after being…

Short-term anxiety

Short-term anxiety

By Jamie Dean

Missions | Summer missionaries face rising costs, a falling dollar, and a steady flow of need

Back from the brink

Back from the brink

By Sarah Clark

Kenya | The government's "grand coalition" settled the violence, but is it enough to make neighbors trust one another again?

Leave no fingerprints

Leave no fingerprints

By Mark Bergin

Disaster | U.S. aid workers in militarized Myanmar are finding ways to lend a hand within the limits of a paranoid system

The Bush push

The Bush push

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | The clock is ticking on a presidential legacy in the Middle East

Bountiful harvest

Bountiful harvest

By Timothy Lamer

Agriculture | The rich will get richer under the new bipartisan farm bill

Congressional canaries

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Spring losses in once-safe districts send a strong warning to the GOP

Junior exec

Junior exec

By Paul David Glader

Culture | Meet Brandon Conley: teenager, high-school student, hedge fund operator

DNA dilemma

DNA dilemma

By Daniel James Devine

Crime | New federal guidelines to expand genetic sampling create more questions over whether more information is too much

A journey up the family tree

By Paul David Glader

Travel | How one man from New York discovered his roots in Argentina and traced his Baptist ancestors to the Arctic Circle

Count the costs

Count the costs

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Extracting cash from your home should not be done frivolously

Full compassion

Full compassion

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Saul Lim and his wife decided that they were not called to a prudent life

The tall Grass(ley)

The tall Grass(ley)

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Taking cover from a Senate investigation could mean subpoenas for ministries

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | Bishop Seabury Church

Proxy war

Proxy war

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Bush administration blinks as Hezbollah brokers its street fight into a political victory in Lebanon

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Off-putting champ

Off-putting champ

By Mark Bergin

Sports | One day of solid strokes cannot erase Sergio Garcia's personality given to sulking and excuse-making in the face of adversity

Culture

Raider with roots

Raider with roots

By Megan Basham

Movies | Everyone's favorite whip-cracking archaeologist becomes a family man

Gentle fighter

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Mamet offers up a manly hero dedicated to principle

Casualties of War

Casualties of War

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Star-studded satire veers off course in its critique of Bush policy

Sincere debut

Sincere debut

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Full-length feature film reaches thousands via YouTube

Stories behind the stories

Stories behind the stories

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author's knowledge of Middle Eastern culture helps him explain the wrath aimed at Jesus

Notable books

By Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin, Randy Pausch, David Murrow & Ann Patchett

Notable Books | Four books for graduation and beyond reviewed by Susan Olasky

Infuriating grace

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Using cultural context, Kenneth E. Bailey gleans fresh wisdom from the truths embedded in five of Jesus' parables

Wartime rap

Wartime rap

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Child soldier Emmanuel Jal has honed his life in Sudan into song

Teaching moment

Teaching moment

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Heavy metal Iron Maiden serves up a lighter compilation

Notable CDs

By Midnight Oil, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carole King & Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey

Notable CDs | Four noteworthy reissues reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Columnists

Defend them all

Defend them all

By Mindy Belz

Christianity in Iraq should not be confined to Nineveh Plain

One more diversion

One more diversion

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | California court's activism hands Obama an issue he probably didn't need

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Gospel cyclone

Gospel cyclone

By Andrée Seu

After Adoniram Judson went to Burma, neither would be the same

Communion with Saul

Communion with Saul

By Marvin Olasky

That God might be glorified in Addis Ababa

He makes the wind blow

He makes the wind blow

By Vern S. Poythress

Storms and natural disasters proclaim the regularity of God

Art lessens

Art lessens

By Gene Edward Veith

Yale fracas reveals devolution of artistic purpose

Comfort seekers

Comfort seekers

By Janie B. Cheaney

But everyone's favorite book is more about transformation

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