Table of Contents

Cover Story

Home is where the start is

Home is where the start is

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Tens of thousands of South Sudanese are making the trek from refugee camps back to their villages, only to find that a new beginning includes impassable…

In this issue: "Home again," July 12, 2008

Features

Trying times

Trying times

By Jill Nelson

Algeria | Christians face a wave of persecution in Africa's second-largest country

What would Jesus fly?

What would Jesus fly?

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Money | Six televangelists under Senate investigation frequent luxury corporate jets-and they are not alone

Pocketbook policies

Pocketbook policies

By Jamie Dean

Campaign 2008 | Competing economic proposals reveal much about presidential candidates' values and views on government

Just the facts

Just the facts

By Mark Bergin

Education | Louisiana law protects teachers who bring scientific evidence against Darwinism into the classroom

Lord, how long will I call and You will not answer?

Lord, how long will I call and You will not answer?

By a pastor from Harare

Zimbabwe | Food is scarce, prices are skyrocketing, fear reigns-and the man behind it all, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, just inaugurated himself to another term…

For world Anglicans, a semi-schism

For world Anglicans, a semi-schism

By Richard N. Ostling

Religion | Conservative bishops form breakaway movement at last

Larry Norman's tragic post-mortem

Larry Norman's tragic post-mortem

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Allegations of infidelity, fathering a child out of wedlock, and manipulating fellow CCM artists mar in death what was a pioneering life of making music

A seed in good soil

A seed in good soil

By Marvin Olasky

Ministry | On a golden anniversary, Teen Challenge grows as political plants choke amid thorns

Keep the cards

Keep the cards

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | What seems like a sound move may end up hurting your credit rating

Making memories

Making memories

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Websites offer advantages for storing and sharing photos

David versus Goliaths

David versus Goliaths

By Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Lone shareholder cuts away at the business-abortion alliance

Houses of God

Houses of God

By Sarah Kiewel

Houses of God | From the light on their faces, you would think they don't have a care in the world. Together, the Haitian worshippers at Eglise de Dieu de Delmas lift their…

Up for grabs

Up for grabs

By Alisa Harris

Campaign 2008 | Obama makes a concerted bid for the young evangelical vote, but the numbers suggest they are still leaning right

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

Human Race | FREED: A South Carolina pastor, convicted in April of bringing ammunition into Russia, was released June 24 after spending nearly five months in a Russian…

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Hyphenated Americans

Hyphenated Americans

By Cal Thomas

Today's immigrants lead transnational lives

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Significant others

Significant others

By Megan Basham

Movies | Why are films like Wanted so popular among young men?

Forgiveness on film

Forgiveness on film

By Alyson Thoner

Movies | Young filmmaker captures the remarkable but painful reconciliation efforts in Rwanda

Fascists on the left

Fascists on the left

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Redrawing the political map along logical lines

The new compassionate conservatives

The new compassionate conservatives

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Pentecostals, not Liberation Theology advocates, make a difference for the world's poor

Notable books

By Richard J. Foster, Don Everts & Doug Schaupp, James Choung & Donna Freitas

Notable Books | Four noteworthy nonfiction books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Modern bondage

Modern bondage

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Today's slaves, reports E. Benjamin Skinner, are numerous, cheap, and possibly in a neighborhood near you

A different Coldplay

A different Coldplay

By David Sessions

Music | Viva la Vida is a shot of musical diversity from an unlikely source

Dance force

Dance force

By David Sessions

Music | FF5 puts Christian crunk on the map

Notable CDs

By Janine Jansen, Heinrich Schiff, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra & Barbara Harbach

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

Notebook

Bibles to Beijing

Bibles to Beijing

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Last month, the British Bible Society announced plans to distribute tens of thousands of English and Chinese Bibles to athletes in the Olympic village

Voices

Stop apologizing

Stop apologizing

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | It's not always wrong to be a "single-issue" advocate

Under wraps

Under wraps

By Mindy Belz

Campaign 2008 | The politics of inclusivity isn't easy

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Freedom's champion

Freedom's champion

By Andrée Seu

Isaac Backus knew where state-supported churches led

Weird science

Weird science

By Janie B. Cheaney

The "God particle" and the future of physics

Uncommon bond

Uncommon bond

By Gene Edward Veith

Family collapse opens a door for totalitarianism

Don't waste your setback

Don't waste your setback

By Marvin Olasky

It, too, can draw you closer to God

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