Table of Contents

Cover Story

Hitting home

Hitting home

by Alisa Harris

Cover Story | In past years partisans have often hyped the numbers, but with joblessness and foreclosures up, "we would be naïve to believe that we won't see more…

In this issue: "New breed of homeless," Feb. 28, 2009

Features

A voice on the inside

A voice on the inside

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Obama launches faith-based panel but changes to religious hiring could be a deal breaker

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Tear down firewalls

Tear down firewalls

By Marvin Olasky

Technology | An opportunity to end Chinese internet censorship

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | CURED: American surgeon Paul Lim operated last month on 12-year-old Gadisse at the newly opened CURE International hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When he…

Party of Steele

Party of Steele

By Emily Belz

Politics | New GOP leader wants to reach out without losing party's conservative focus

Our billions

Our billions

By Jamie Dean

Economy | In the aftermath of the largest spending bill in U.S. history, even experts are struggling to understand the details: "It's chaos"

Cutting the honeymoon short

Cutting the honeymoon short

By Edward Lee Pitts

Economy | Bipartisanship didn't make it past H.R. 1

Congressmen 'No'

Congressmen 'No'

By Emily Belz

Economy | What happens when Democrats vote against the president?

Unexpected change

Unexpected change

By Emily Belz

Government | Obama drops Bush appointee Mark Dybul after saying he'll keep the AIDS chief

Dealing in death

Dealing in death

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Venture with Chinese firm raises questions about Minnesota company's core values

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Possibly the only remaining structure in a town six hours downstream from Chongqing, a church stands above the Yangzi riverbank. The Three Gorges Dam Project,

The other stimulus

The other stimulus

By Mark Bergin

Charity | Concern over Obama's public spending need not overlook his call for private service

Shame of the cities

Shame of the cities

By Mark Bergin

Trafficking | Tens of thousands of young girls are being forced into prostitution in the United States; activist Linda Smith wants to know what Americans-and Christians-are…

Shadow minds

By Marvin Olasky

Art | The very different works of two troubled 20th-century artists find a home at the American Folk Art Museum

No-hit wonder

No-hit wonder

By Warren Cole Smith

Music | Critical acclaim and record deals didn't make Bill Mallonee a rock star, but that hasn't stopped him from making good music

Growing argument

Growing argument

By Mark Bergin

Environment | The emergence of secondary rainforest in the Amazon has ignited a debate about the importance of old growth preservation

Facebook learning

Facebook learning

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Some tips for those who want to know more about "social utility"

Sound as a dollar?

Sound as a dollar?

By Warren Cole Smith and Rusty Leonard

Charity | A fluctuating currency and "lukewarm" giving wreak havoc on missions efforts

Family unfriendly

Family unfriendly

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | Sex-obsessed programming is part of effort to rebrand ABC Family Channel

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Push past

Push past

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Superhero film is one to avoid

To sir, with sneer

To sir, with sneer

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Oscar contender challenges liberal axiom about troubled schools

Cautionary tale

Cautionary tale

By Alisa Harris

Movies | Coraline's moral is as straightforward as its stop-motion animation

Piece of paper chase

Piece of paper chase

By Megan Basham

Movies | Painful questions lurk behind the popularity of He's Just Not That Into You

War, peace and people

By Marvin Olasky

Books | The new administration could benefit from reading these three books

Notable books

By Steve & Candice Watters, Bill Dallas with George Barna, Matthew Elliott & edited by Nell Casey

Notable Books | Four books on life changes reviewed by Susan Olasky

Homeless in Charleston

Homeless in Charleston

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Starting life from scratch in a new city wasn't what author Adam Shepard thought it would be

Volatile Kinks

Volatile Kinks

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | British group mourned the failure to preserve a lost England

Notable CDs

By Monika Mauch, Nigel North, Anna Netrebko, Robert Raines, Carole Terry & Anna Netrebko

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

Notebook

More precious than gold medals

More precious than gold medals

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Former N.C. State coach Kay Yow delivers the gospel message at her own funeral

Voices

Prodigal sons

Prodigal sons

By Marvin Olasky

Part of the evangelical problem is knowing which brother we are

Zeroes all over the place

Zeroes all over the place

By Joel Belz

The tab for all of us, especially our grandchildren, keeps rising

Alice's battle

Alice's battle

By Andrée Seu

When advice from the godly clashes with the Word of God

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Good followership

Good followership

By Janie B. Cheaney

It's vital that we submit wisely to the authorities God has ordained

After the magic bullet

After the magic bullet

By Mindy Belz

Who's accountable on the business end of a government giveaway?

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