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Cover Story

Centers of the battle

Centers of the battle

by The Editors

Cover Story | God began the world's story in a garden and will conclude it in a well-planned city, as Chapter 21 of the book of Revelation tells us. America's 13 original…

In this issue: "Cities of God and Man," March 27, 2010

Features

Hard target

Hard target

By Alisa Harris

Abortion | Undercover reports shine an unwanted light on Planned Parenthood, but the group escapes prosecution

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Getting out the vote

Getting out the vote

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Despite violence, Iraqis flock to the polls in nationwide elections

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | RELEASED: North Korea has freed Robert Park, the Korean-American missionary who on Dec. 25 intentionally entered the communist nation carrying a letter…

Take one for the team

Take one for the team

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | The shape of healthcare in America rests on whether Nancy Pelosi can convince enough Democrats to cast a potentially career-ending vote

Earth movers

Earth movers

By Jamie Dean

Disaster | The toll could have been much worse, but earthquakes in Chile and Turkey have left many in need

Down-shifting GEAR

Down-shifting GEAR

By Alisa Harris

United Nations | Pro-life activists gather to fight a proposed international, billion-dollar, pro-abortion agency

Green fatigue

Green fatigue

By Megan Basham

Environment | Americans are still willing to buy environmentally friendly products, but only if they're friendly to the wallet as well

Beyond therapy

Beyond therapy

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Our social economy, says Robert Woodson, discourages what it should promote: innovation and transformation

In the beginning

In the beginning

By Mindy Belz

Cities 2010 | How an Old World planner working in a New World forest created one of the country's most enduring urban landscapes

Drenched in its identity

Drenched in its identity

By Marvin Olasky

Cities 2010 | From social organizations to Mardi Gras and from Black Indians to jazz funerals, New Orleans is anything but a nonplace

Beyond 'ruin porn'

Beyond 'ruin porn'

By Susan Olasky

Cities 2010 | The Motor City is facing very hard times, but there is more to Detroit than the usual images of decay. Detroit also has stories of hope and renewal

Land grabbers

Land grabbers

By Alisa Harris

Cities 2010 | Post-Kelo laws were supposed to stop the use of eminent domain for the benefit of private developers; in New York and elsewhere, the taking continues

The search for miracles

The search for miracles

By Jamie Dean

Cities 2010 | Port-au-Prince is a city desperately seeking turnaround-and that's before the earthquake

A church too far

A church too far

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | It's easy to publish success stories, but we also learn through 'failure'

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Odessa, Ukraine

Owing a debt

Owing a debt

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Legislator wants to make sure all government workers pay their taxes

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

Cities up close

Cities up close

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Jane Jacobs fought to save cities from the destruction of 'urban renewal'

Alice returns

Alice returns

By Megan Basham

Movies | Strong performances and humor lift Tim Burton's dark Wonderland

Mixed up

Mixed up

By Sam Thielman

Movies | The Secret of Kells offers a strange concoction of religions

Oscar the nonpartisan

Oscar the nonpartisan

By Megan Basham

Movies | Awards night offers some pleasant surprises

Mean memories

Mean memories

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Remember Me forces viewers to remember too much

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books about lies, secrets, and corruption reviewed by Susan Olasky

Stringed geniuses

Stringed geniuses

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New releases showcase violinist Paganini and guitarist Hendrix

Notable CDs

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

Notebook

Spring in their step

Spring in their step

By Mark Bergin

Sports | On Opening Day, every team is a contender

Voices

Broken record

Broken record

By Matt Anderson

First in a series: The EMR is not the cost saver that it is hyped to be

Reclaiming Erskine

Reclaiming Erskine

By Joel Belz

The ARP makes a bold move against doctrinal drift at its college and seminary

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Star power

Star power

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2010 | Watch this poor California district and its reborn challenger

Abetting the clueless

Abetting the clueless

By Janie B. Cheaney

Adults who romanticize youth do the young no favors

Bricks and mortar

Bricks and mortar

By Mindy Belz

Legal battles make concrete what's abstract in Scripture

Joy from above

Joy from above

By Andrée Seu

The best sermon is the sermon as testimony

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