Table of Contents

Cover Story

The durable Dürer

The durable Dürer

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | In the Reformation era, Albrecht Dürer used new technology to advance excellent art the way Luther used it to advance biblical theology. Five centuries…

In this issue: "Four horsemen of the apocalypse," Oct. 4, 2008

Features

Uninformed choices

Uninformed choices

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Presidential candidates have lackluster records on charitable giving

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | Glory Assembly of God started in 2001 as an Indian church with services in Hindi to reach out to the people of Savusavu, Fiji. A daughter church of Anand…

Anatomy of a crisis

Anatomy of a crisis

By Timothy Lamer

Economy | How Washington and Wall Street got into trouble

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | UPDATE: A California judge ruled last month to give full custody of comatose Janet Rivera to her brother, Michael Dancoff. Earlier this year, a public…

Access granted

Access granted

By Alisa Harris

Charity | A federal program helps faith-based groups help those fighting substance abuse

Local labors

Local labors

By Alisa Harris

Disaster | A nationwide outpouring is helping hurricane-ravaged Texas, but a lot of help is also coming from within the Lone Star State

Staying afloat

Staying afloat

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Some simple lifestyle changes can help keep bankruptcy at bay

'Pillow talk ideas'

'Pillow talk ideas'

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Partners in life and ministry, the De Boers fight destitution in Manila

Giving birth to grief

Giving birth to grief

By Jack Rehill

Essay | Like a mother's pangs, the death of a child brings painful contractions and release

Multi-lingual limbo

Multi-lingual limbo

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Iraqi interpreters risk their lives for U.S. forces and find the road out of danger hard still

Prize fighters

Prize fighters

By Jamie Dean

Politics | As the candidates prepare to go toe-to-toe in debates, history says a lot is at stake

Grand New Party

Grand New Party

By Mark Bergin

Congress | Earmarks are out, ethics reform is in-but can the GOP remake its image by November?

High-minded and high-heeled

High-minded and high-heeled

By Zoe Sandvig

Politics | Sarah Palin isn't the only conservative female juggling act in politics: Meet Minnesota's Michele Bachmann

A black man's dilemma

A black man's dilemma

By Alisa Harris

Politics | Clenard Childress has been a Democrat, a Republican, and now is running as an Independent. And he's still looking for a party to address the real issues…

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Notebook

Comeback kidding

Comeback kidding

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Rarely can aging stars recapture the form of their preretirement days

Columnists

Roosevelt vs. Wilson

Roosevelt vs. Wilson

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | McCain and Obama have a lot in common with two former presidents

Character counts

Character counts

By Joel Belz

A lack of money and smarts is not at the root of our financial problems

Remembering Jack

Remembering Jack

By Andrée Seu

An "enthusiast" with a singular focus packed the church

Hitting the road

Hitting the road

By Mindy Belz

We benefit when the trip doesn't turn out quite as planned

Shall we ...?

Shall we ...?

By Janie B. Cheaney

In the ballroom it's all about leading and following

Feeling guilty?

Feeling guilty?

By Vern S. Poythress

Then you probably are, and Christ is the remedy

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Culture

Funny guy

Funny guy

By Megan Basham

Movies | Ghost Town succeeds because of a very unusual leading man

Feel-bad film

By Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Movies | My Best Friend's Girl is bad on every level

Hard times

Hard times

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Appaloosa takes a sprawling, scenic look at the Old West

Parents beware

Parents beware

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Igor may be marketed to kids, but it isn't at all for them

Novelist as Christian

Novelist as Christian

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Andrew Klavan produces his first book "as a baptized man"

Notable books

By Robert Whitlow, Alice Wisler, Siri Mitchell & Tom Morrisey

Notable Books | Four noteworthy novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Teaching evil

Teaching evil

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Before there was Arafat, there was Haj Amin al-Husseini-Mufti of Jerusalem, friend of Hitler, and murderer of Jews

Brian's songs

Brian's songs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Soundtrack to Welch's autobiography plays well

Still going

Still going

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Drug casualty Brian Wilson has plenty of talent left

Bestselling CDs

By ABBA, Various Performers, Mark Schultz & Journey

Notable CDs | Bestselling catalog albums according to Billboard reviews by Arsenio Orteza

Modern man of letters

Modern man of letters

By Russ Pulliam

Culture | NEA chairman Dana Gioia took a bequest of books seriously enough to shape forever his life and art

A second wind

A second wind

By Makoto Fujimura

Culture | NEA chair Dana Gioia helps one New York artist find a new lease on creativity

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