Table of Contents

Cover Story

The sixth wind?

The sixth wind?

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Headlines trumpet Christian decline, but a closer look suggests another rise in serious faith

In this issue: "Is Christianity in the U.S. doomed?," June 20, 2009

Features

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | SPELLBOUND: After four consecutive trips to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, eighth-grader Kavya Shivashankar, 13, spelled her way to the top May 28 to take…

Keeping the faith?

Keeping the faith?

By Emily Belz

Religion | Christian charities face battles without and within about putting faith explicitly in their actions. Should federal funds go to religious groups? Should World…

Out of the wilderness

Out of the wilderness

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | GOP leaders look for ways to bring back the Republican brand

Reformed 'City'

Reformed 'City'

By Mark Bergin

Religion | What some call the "New Calvinism" sees itself as reviving an old evangelicalism

Likely to succeed

Likely to succeed

By Edward Lee Pitts

Supreme Court | The right and left may be nervous about Sotomayor, but confirmation is not in doubt

Going for the gold

By James Allen Walker

Finance | With stocks trending down, precious metals get a fresh look

Perseverance of a singer

Perseverance of a singer

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Uncertainties of a career on stage lead New York actress to "calm down and rely on God-a lot"

Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

By Janie B. Cheaney

Crime | The tragedy of George Tiller's murder will only further obscure the truth about abortion

Ready to compete

Ready to compete

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | God Is Back authors say Christianity is poised to do well-and better than Islam-in the 21st century

Recession-proof banking?

Recession-proof banking?

By Emily Belz

Finance | Grameen Bank and microfinance guru Muhammad Yunus came to America just a year ago with ideas-and success stories-on how the poor can survive a credit crunch

Bitter wounds

Bitter wounds

By Jill Nelson

Sri Lanka | The fighting may have stopped in Sri Lanka, but ethnic tensions are high as thousands of minority Tamils suffer in primitive camps

Standing down

Standing down

By Jamie Dean

Sudan | As the crisis in Darfur deepens, President Obama's hard line from last year turns soft

Escape from scandal

Escape from scandal

By Daniel Olasky

Britain | Cricket helps take the mind off bleak economy and politicians' malfeasance

'Cell production'

'Cell production'

By Susan Olasky

Missions | Parish Furniture is on a mission to build skills and disciples as well as quality products in Peru

Givers without borders

Givers without borders

By Warren Cole Smith & Rusty Leonard

Charity | Churches and individuals lead in giving to poor countries

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, S.C.

Change in the weather

Change in the weather

By Jamie Dean

China | On China trip, Nancy Pelosi shifts focus from human rights to the environment

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

Eyes to see

Eyes to see

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Thomas Farr shows the importance of religion and freedom in world politics

Summer cinema

Summer cinema

By Megan Basham

Movies | A look at what theaters have in store for June and July

Life saver

Life saver

By Marvin Olasky

Theater | Irena's Vow brings a pro-life message to a blue state

Eddie grows up

Eddie grows up

By Rebecca Kelley

Movies | Imagine That shows Murphy has the chops to be a serious actor

Bitter unions

Bitter unions

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Noel Coward's dour view of marriage comes to the big screen

Notable books

By Susan Isaacs, Eugene Genovese, Jacqueline Winspear & Matt Bell

Notable Books | Four noteworthy books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Art for youth's sake

Art for youth's sake

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | With music inseparable from the musician, perpetual adolescence reigns

Notable CDs

By Bradley Bolen & Vincent De Vries, Dresdner Philharmonie, the Hilliard Ensemble, Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Daedalus Quartet & Ambrose Field, John Potter

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

Notebook

Winning faith?

Winning faith?

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Book explores connections between religion and sports

Voices

Mr. Obama's war

Mr. Obama's war

By Mindy Belz

He will be remembered for what happens in Afghanistan

Glory observed

Glory observed

By Marvin Olasky

British unbelievers manage to give praise to God

Empathy for us all

Empathy for us all

By Joel Belz

Sotomayor should show that she has the wisdom to be fair

Can we talk?

Can we talk?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Some Christians are bringing a most private matter way out into the open

Life and death

Life and death

By Matt Anderson

Infanticide | Death is upon us. "Us" being doctors.

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Raising her head

Raising her head

By Andrée Seu

Amazing grace in the terrifying journey of Soon Ok Lee

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