Table of Contents

Cover Story

Weather vain?

Weather vain?

by Mark Bergin

Cover Story | The sci-fi world of geoengineering is the new, hot alternative to global warming-but some object on political or religious grounds

In this issue: "Geo-gizmos," April 25, 2009

Features

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | NAMED: President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships will not include Tony Dungy. The former Indianapolis Colts coach…

Bench press

Bench press

By Edward Lee Pitts

Judiciary | Barack Obama begins an aggressive remake of the nation's federal courts

Caps and frowns

Caps and frowns

By Jamie Dean

Education | Notre Dame students lead the fight against awarding an honorary degree to Barack Obama

Defining moments

Defining moments

By Lynn Vincent

Marriage | Traditional marriage took a big hit last week, as three different athorities moved to alter the institution. The consequences could be widespread

Primed minister

Primed minister

By Jamie Dean

Zimbabwe | Amid transition and tragedy, Morgan Tsvangirai gains momentum in Zimbabwe

Power to forgive

Power to forgive

By Mindy Belz

Rwanda | On the 15th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide, restoration is slow but steady

Love over money

Love over money

By Alisa Harris

Abortion | Pregnancy centers hope to overcome any uptick in abortion due to the economy

Bibi's comeback

Bibi's comeback

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Is the new Israeli prime minister a more seasoned version of his former self?

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Bimenyimana Manasse, a witness to the Rwandan genocide, sits in the church at Mungonero, Rwanda, where up to 2,000 Tutsis took refuge in 1994. In a letter to…

Texas two-step

Texas two-step

By Mark Bergin

Education | New science standards promote critical analysis of evolution

All guns, no butter

All guns, no butter

By Jamie Dean

North Korea | As his people starve, Kim defiantly launches a missile

Let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine in

By Warren Cole Smith & Rusty Leonard

Charity | Charles Grassley hints that nonprofit reform is on the way

Sons and daughters to be

Sons and daughters to be

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Hope for Orphans helps Christians "become concerned about the things that concern the heart of God"

After the blaze

After the blaze

By Lynn Vincent

Disaster | Eighteen months since the deadly Harris fire, San Diego faith-based groups and volunteers find one thing left unscorched: Need

Freedom fighter

Freedom fighter

By Jonathon M. Seidl

Latin America | He may not look like one, but Thor Halvorssen is a warrior when it comes to human rights

Safe harbor in a storm

Safe harbor in a storm

By AWR Hawkins

Economy | More families than you will hear about have found ways to recession-proof their finances

Out of the boat

Out of the boat

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Journalist Joe Loconte on vocational life and a sense of calling

Garbage collectors

Garbage collectors

By Emily Belz

Environment | Where most people simply see trash, some see renewable energy-or even dinner

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Reviews

Mommy wars

Mommy wars

By Megan Basham

Television | ABC turned a good show about mothers into a parade of politically correct clichés

Hokey, but wholesome

Hokey, but wholesome

By Megan Basham

Movies | It's easy to see why parents like the Hannah Montana phenomenon

Notable books

By Emmanuel Katongole, Bill Myers, Ken Duncan & David W. Pierce

Notable Books | Four Christian-themed books revired by Susan Olasky

Worlds apart

Worlds apart

By Marvin Olasky

Books | A book on ancient history shines, while another makes a case against its importance

Room service

Room service

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Musician Jon Troast stays ahead of economic shifts by making house calls

Notable CDs

By Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Molly Jenson, Bill Mumy & thenewno2

Notable CDs | Noteworthy new independent releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Kentucky fried Tigers

Kentucky fried Tigers

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Memphis lost far more than a coach when John Calipari accepted an eight-year deal with Kentucky

Voices

Contest! Contest!

Contest! Contest!

By Marvin Olasky

Let us know about ministries and last words that should be famous

A legacy all of grace

A legacy all of grace

By Mindy Belz

Remembering James Hudson Taylor III

Matrix re-reloaded

Matrix re-reloaded

By Andrée Seu

Plans for increasing the number of noncommittal, distracted seekers

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Something missing

Something missing

By Janie B. Cheaney

The definition of "hero" has been defined down

Practical atheism

Practical atheism

By Tony Woodlief

Better to abandon the Christian label than make it meaningless

Hometown values

Hometown values

By Joel Belz

Iowa's high court may not be as out of touch as some think

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