Table of Contents

Cover Story

New faces of New Orleans

New faces of New Orleans

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | As newcomers take their places four years after Katrina, will a faith-filled future bury a stagnant past?

In this issue: "New faces of New Orleans," Aug. 15, 2009

Features

Killer bill

Killer bill

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | Pro-life lawmakers raise alarm: Absent amendment, healthcare bill will subsidize and mandate abortion coverage

Washington's prescription

Washington's prescription

By The Editors

Healthcare | The House healthcare bill is only 1,017 pages long. What are you waiting for?

Riding a surplus

Riding a surplus

By Russ Pulliam

Government | In a season of state budget shortfalls, Indiana has funds on hand, and Gov. Mitch Daniels is the main reason why

Budget buster

Budget buster

By David Bahnsen

Government | The high cost of education is behind California crisis

Cities in shortfall

Cities in shortfall

By Emily Belz & Alisa Harris

Government | Philly tries to tax and D.C. tries to cut its way out of budget crises

Copping the Copts

Copping the Copts

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Churches attacked and Christians arrested? Egypt's ancient church faces new levels of persecution

Cross purposes

Cross purposes

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Anglican Communion rebukes TEC over its resolutions on homosexuality

Victim of a bad economy or a house of cards?

Victim of a bad economy or a house of cards?

By Ken Walker

Finance | Bankruptcy report of real estate firm shows hazard of commuting with commerce

Bittersweet success

Bittersweet success

By Alisa Harris

Abortion | How one high-schooler despite tragedy and financial obstacles helped her local crisis pregnancy center save lives

Sounds of silence

Sounds of silence

By Emily Belz

Language | With only one in 100 a regular church participant, are churches deaf to the needs of the hearing impaired?

Why don't teens tweet?

Why don't teens tweet?

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Twitter's openness to strangers makes Facebook reign in young minds

Shrinking discussion

Shrinking discussion

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | One gutsy psychiatrist has spoken out about homosexuality, but social and professional pressure has silenced others

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Antioch Christian Church in Allendale, S.C., organized in 1833, was the second Disciples of Christ Church in South Carolina. It is the oldest standing…

Easy marks

Easy marks

By Warren Cole Smith & Rusty Leonard

Charity | Pyramid scheme uses pastors to build trust and gain 'members'

Political science

Political science

By Emily Belz

Science | Obama science czar brings a potentially radical agenda to a ballooning science budget

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | BACKPEDALED: President Obama, who drew criticism in July after saying police officers "acted stupidly" by arresting Harvard University professor Henry Louis…

The prof and the police

By Mindy Belz

Police | Gates episode shows collective rush to judgment

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Rise of The Turtles

By Arsenio Orteza

Video | Film gives a glimpse of the '60s in the story of one famous group

Notable CDs

By Ray Davies and the Crouch End Festival Chorus, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Jayhawks & Stryper

Notable CDs | Noteworthy new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Out of the rat race

Out of the rat race

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Bruce Sudano proves his last good album wasn't a fluke

Notable books

By Rob Walker, Julia Reed, Roy Blount Jr. & John Kennedy Toole

Notable Books | Four books about New Orleans reviewed by Susan Olasky

Lacking spirit

Lacking spirit

By Meghan Keane

Movies | The half-baked plot of The Answer Man meanders to an unsatisfying finish

Federal pigs

Federal pigs

By Toddy Burton

Movies | G-Force emphasis is on spectacle instead of story

'Piece of filth'

'Piece of filth'

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Orphan fits the abortion lobby's playbook

Ugly to the end

Ugly to the end

By Rebecca Kelley

Movies | The Ugly Truth fails to provide any redeeming insight

Challenges for the church

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books on adoption, baptism, and other topics show how Christians can be set apart

Notebook

Watching Watson

Watching Watson

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The resurgence of a former star falls short, in scores and ratings

Voices

Getting to know Him

Getting to know Him

By Andrée Seu

All you have to be is desperate without Him

Grim fairy tale

Grim fairy tale

By Janie B. Cheaney

Are the shocking events in Tender Morsels really for young adults?

A grief conserved

A grief conserved

By Matt Anderson

Perinatal hospice offers an alternative to the trauma of aborting a disabled child

No right of return

No right of return

By Mindy Belz

No one talks about the Jews forced out of Arab lands

Innovation again

Innovation again

By Marvin Olasky

A new New Orleans is rising above the waters

Mailbag

By The Editors

Campaign 2008 | Letters from our readers

For good or ill?

For good or ill?

By Joel Belz

Authors offer sound advice on giving without doing harm

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