Table of Contents

Cover Story

Effective compassion

Effective compassion

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Colorado's New Horizons named West regional winner of Hope Award contest

In this issue: "Profiles in effective compassion," April 24, 2010

Features

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | SABBATICAL: Theologian John Piper announced March 28 that he will take an eight-month leave of absence from the pulpit and his ministry starting May 1. Piper,

What changed?

What changed?

By Jamie Dean

Morocco | Morocco has been the model of a moderate Islamic nation. Now decades of good U.S.-Morocco relations face a setback over a continuing clamp-down on Christians

A history ignored

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | A disastrous healthcare overhaul in Tennessee provides lessons in how Obamacare may go wrong

Healthcare aftershocks

Healthcare aftershocks

By Emily Belz

Politics | Returning to D.C., Democrats prepare to capitalize on the passage of Obamacare

Maverick enough?

Maverick enough?

By Megan Basham

Elections | McCain's reputation for crossing party lines is costing him with the home base

High BIDs

High BIDs

By Alisa Harris

Business | With cities in financial trouble, public-private improvement districts are finding ways to flourish

Invisible hands

Invisible hands

By Edward Lee Pitts

Religion | The White House's faith-based office has survived-with its advisory council expired-as a low-priority part of Obama administration

Blowing bubbles again?

Blowing bubbles again?

By Timothy Lamer

Money | As Alan Greenspan defends his record, Fed bankers clash on the current low rate

Credibility gap

Credibility gap

By Emily Belz

Politics | RNC chair is a trouble magnet

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

A day's work

A day's work

By Mindy Belz

Kyrgyzstan | Unrest quickly dissolved Central Asian government, but recovery will take time

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church; Kagira, Kenya

Making choices

Making choices

By Emily Belz

Education | New state education chiefs struggle to expand charter schools while eyeing private tuition help

Young and restless

Young and restless

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Rich Lowry always wanted to work for conservatism's flagship magazine, and early on went from intern to correspondent to editor

'It was a calling'

'It was a calling'

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | With God at the center of everything it does, Christ Clinic fills a hole in the medical system

Loving discipline

Loving discipline

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Troubled teens find mentors and more at Youth Horizons

Surrogate parents

Surrogate parents

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | New Horizons builds relationship triangles with prisoners and their newborn children

Nutritional divide

Nutritional divide

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | The nanny state upsets even Manhattanites

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Notebook

Mad men

Mad men

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The NCAA plans big changes to a hugely successful tournament

Culture

Sin problems

Sin problems

By Megan Basham

Movies | Letters to God highlights what goes wrong with many faith-based dramas

Fun junk

Fun junk

By Sam Thielman

Movies | A silly Titans could use more of Neeson and Fiennes hamming it up

Pioneer spirit

Pioneer spirit

By Tammie McLean

Theater | The delight's in the details of a musical Little House

A singing Hamlet

A singing Hamlet

By Warren Cole Smith

Culture | The Met pays homage to Shakespeare

Eclectic legacy

Eclectic legacy

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Gruff but talented, Alex Chilton didn't worry about popular taste

'Envisioning the future'

'Envisioning the future'

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Makoto Fujimura says the arts are a 500-year conversation on philosophy and theology

Notable books

Notable Books | Four philosophical novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four recent jazz releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Columnists

Did you hear the one ... ?

Did you hear the one ... ?

By Marvin Olasky

A little humor at income tax time

Cope vs. hope

Cope vs. hope

By Jennifer Myhre

Disease, poverty, and corruption require daily push against passivity

The foo dog

The foo dog

By Andrée Seu

A Buddhist idol presents a 'doubtful' issue at home

The message in the bottle

The message in the bottle

By Mindy Belz

When atoms explode, we want to know how and why, but what about who?

Truly exceptional

Truly exceptional

By Janie B. Cheaney

The church, unlike any other nation or institution, is eternal

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

'I'll just do my job'

'I'll just do my job'

By Joel Belz

Obamacare may have a devastating effect on medicine as a calling

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