Table of Contents

Cover Story

The death and life of compassionate conservatism

The death and life of compassionate conservatism

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Real change, not passing out spare change, is key to the success of these 10 faith-based finalists

In this issue: "The audacity of real change," Aug. 23, 2008

Features

Lighthouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries

By Suzanne Haberman

Faith-based finalists | It's a place to come and "die"

New Life Center

New Life Center

By Peter Jackson

Faith-based finalists | "Don't mess with my boys"

Fresno Rescue Mission Academy

Fresno Rescue Mission Academy

By David Sessions

Faith-based finalists | "I want to be more than a nonprofit charity"

South Side Mission

South Side Mission

By Daniel James Devine

Faith-based finalists | "We want to be the Walgreen's of missions"

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

By Jonathon Seidl

Faith-based finalists | Teach responsibility, build community

Our insane mental health system

By Marvin Olasky

Faith-based finalists | The poorest among us are those who've lost their minds, according to psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey

Promise of Hope

By Peter Jackson

Faith-based finalists | Holding up a mirror to addiction

Redwood Gospel Mission

Redwood Gospel Mission

By David Sessions

Faith-based finalists | Boot camp for souls in pursuit of insanity

A Way Out

A Way Out

By Jonathon Seidl

Faith-based finalists | Rescuing women from prostitution, strip joints, and drugs

Harvey House

Harvey House

By Daniel James Devine

Faith-based finalists | Forgetting about yesterday, preparing for the future

Panama City Rescue Mission

Panama City Rescue Mission

By Suzanne Haberman

Faith-based finalists | On-the-street ministry and flexibility put addicts on the road to recovery

Just-in-time printing

Just-in-time printing

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Print on demand gains favor

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | The headlines from Tondo, a slum district in northwest Manila, say it all: "19-year-old man stabbed dead by his neighbor while sleeping in Tondo" (Philippines…

What men live by

What men live by

By Marvin Olasky

Death | Russia's paramount 20th-century scribe, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, wrote his way through hardship

Eyeing Mrs. Clean

Eyeing Mrs. Clean

By Jill Nelson

Israel | A lesser-known in the West, foreign minister Tzipi Livni is Israel's leader-in-waiting

Breaking the breakaways

Breaking the breakaways

By Jamie Dean

Georgia | Russia's invasion tests the grit of former Soviet satellites

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | WHEELED UP: About 200 bicyclists will pedal into Jersey City, N.J., Aug. 30, marking the end of a cross-country bike tour designed to raise awareness and…

Rocky Mountain left

Rocky Mountain left

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Democrats hope their success in Colorado points to national change and an Obama victory

Second opinions

Second opinions

By Jamie Dean

Campaign Issues | Obama and McCain say they can cure what ails American health care

All quiet on the riverfront

All quiet on the riverfront

By Mindy Belz

Disaster | Midwest areas hurt by flooding get help from Hurricane Katrina survivors

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Notebook

Beijing moments

Beijing moments

Sports | Over the final 50 meters of the men's 4x100 relay, U.S. swimmer Jason Lezak erased a body-length lead for France's Alain Bernard, out-touching the world…

Culture

Life affirming

Life affirming

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Lives shows late-term Communism could not eradicate image of God

All worn out

All worn out

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Sisterhood stars have outgrown their roles

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

By Sam Thielman

Movies | New Apatow film is funny enough-for a while

Grace withheld

Grace withheld

By Megan Basham

Movies | Filmmakers turn Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited upside down

Against his time

Against his time

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Bramblett album sounds familiar but not predictable

Faithful return

Faithful return

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Non-gospel album glows with Randy Travis' faith

Notable CDs

By American Horn Quartet, The Hilliard Ensemble, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra & Mitsuko Uchida

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

Columnists

Tackett the teacher

Tackett the teacher

By Joel Belz

"The Truth Project" goes well beyond mere rhetoric

Beyond the arena

Beyond the arena

By Mindy Belz

While Olympic pageantry reigns, remember the shut-outs

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

The active heart

The active heart

By Andrée Seu

Private, pulsating battles are ones that must be won

Messiah complex

Messiah complex

By Gene Edward Veith

Campaign 2008 | Obama and the danger of a divinized ruler

Obama's code words

Obama's code words

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | What "nondiscrimination" means in the candidate's faith-based initiative

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