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Cover Story

Abbey's road

Abbey's road

by Jamie Dean & Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | The case of a small Benedictine college-and federal attempts to pressure it to pay for employees' contraception-could foretell the loss of religious freedom…

In this issue: "Do the math," Nov. 7, 2009

Features

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | The St. Pierre Cathedral, which belongs to the Swiss Reformed Church, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Cathedral, built during the 12th and 13th centuries, is best…

Effective compassion winners

Effective compassion winners

By Marvin Olasky

Hope Award | From nine finalists came one whose commitment to children of inmates received top billing

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Political do-over

Political do-over

By Mindy Belz

Afghanistan | Afghanistan is in need of a military push, too

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | DIED: Homeschool pioneer Christopher J. Klicka, 48, died on Oct. 12 after battling multiple sclerosis for 15 years. The father of seven homeschooled children,

Wilders' side

Wilders' side

By Emily Belz

Islam | Controversial Dutch politician brings his anti-Islam message to Britain and America

Middle passage

Middle passage

By Jamie Dean

Persecution | Vietnamese refugees testify to safety in America and need for Obama administration-its first international religious freedom report due this month-to stand by…

The death of an archdeacon

The death of an archdeacon

By Faith J.H. McDonnell

Sudan | Militia attacks in South Sudan target churches and villages, and threaten 'peace' agreement

BASIS uncovered

BASIS uncovered

By Megan Basham

Education | Public-school educators are doing their best to ignore a charter school that is accomplishing what they cannot

Franklin's purse

Franklin's purse

By Warren Cole Smith and Rusty Leonard

Charity | Controversy spurs Graham to give up one of two salaries

Taking conservative liberties

Taking conservative liberties

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Every so often ideologues decide the Bible has to be brought into conformity to some purportedly higher truth. In 1997 some translators wanted to "mute the…

All together now

All together now

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Ted Cruz says a winning recipe for the GOP has to include both fiscal and social conservatives-and the nation's naturally conservative Hispanics

Czarist rule

Czarist rule

By Edward Lee Pitts

Government | Bypassing confirmation, a platoon of bureaucrats sets federal policy

The big chill

The big chill

By Emily Belz

Politics | Critics worry about the effects on free speech of recently expanded hate crime laws

Little emitters

Little emitters

By Alisa Harris

Environment | Climate change becomes the latest excuse to push population control

A fragile light

A fragile light

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | In disputed Kirkuk, Christian presence is often appreciated but sometimes targeted

A new front in the war

A new front in the war

By Marvin Olasky

Radicalism | Moving from the politics of corporate America to the politics of academic America, and trying to publish so as not to perish. Part eight of a pilgrim's slow…

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Context missing

Context missing

By Megan Basham

Movies | Film makes case for charter schools but doesn't explore opposition

Escape from anger

Escape from anger

By Megan Basham

Movies | Wild Things wonderfully captures a boy's sense of abandonment

Basketball brothers

Basketball brothers

By Alisa Harris

Movies | Game stumbles, but remarkable story shines through

Too many films

Too many films

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Diversity is not a strength for New York, I Love You

Communist treadmill

Communist treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors are slaves to material forces in their description of Soviet tyranny

Notable books

By Brian Godawa, Donald Miller, Tim Keller & Leland Ryken

Notable Books | Four books that apply Christian principles reviewed by Susan Olasky

Alice's 'hell house'

Alice's 'hell house'

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Cooper's macabre act now includes a call to repentance

Notable CDs

By Rosanne Cash, Bob Dylan, Andy Williams & Yo La Tengo

Notable CDs | Four new or recent rock and pop releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Rush to judgment

Rush to judgment

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Derailing of Limbaugh's NFL bid was not really about race

Voices

A high tight wire

A high tight wire

By Joel Belz

Evangelicals cannot ignore speaking truth-in a loving manner

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Taking risks for the gospel

Taking risks for the gospel

By Andrée Seu

It's better to make a fool of yourself than to play it safe

Subdued and preserved

Subdued and preserved

By Janie B. Cheaney

America's National Park System is a product of civilization

Extreme indifference

Extreme indifference

By Matt Anderson

Premature birth case shows the danger of 'guidelines' for doctors

Thy kingdom come

Thy kingdom come

By Mindy Belz

The One who makes all things new is writing the rest of the story

Candidate of the future

Candidate of the future

By Marvin Olasky

Ted Cruz is the type of politician that Republicans should be looking toward

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