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Cover Story

Lessons from a broken man

Lessons from a broken man

by Emily Belz

Cover Story | Indiana congressman Mark Souder's admission of adultery shows how a marriage can fall apart, while other lawmakers struggle to keep theirs together

In this issue: "How Mark Souder fell," June 19, 2010

Features

A Jew for Jesus

A Jew for Jesus

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Moishe Rosen put Christian belief on the map for American Jews

Minimizing marriage

Minimizing marriage

By Marvin Olasky

Marriage | An economist looks at a world without husbands and wives

The lowest place

The lowest place

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Jail ministry meets inmates at the very bottom-and teaches them that they matter

Hillside hideaway

Hillside hideaway

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Wears Valley shows traumatized kids how to live

Self-healing hood

Self-healing hood

By Daniel Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Advance Memphis is in an all-out fight against ghetto nihilism

Freedom to serve

Freedom to serve

By Marvin Olasky

2010 Hope Awards | Advance Memphis named South region winner of Hope Award

Quitting the race

Quitting the race

By Alisa Harris

Education | Union opposition and quality concerns drive several states to resist an innovative federal education competition

An important exemption

An important exemption

By Ken Walker

Healthcare | The continuation of healthcare sharing ministries is one rose among the overhaul thorns

Debate changer

Debate changer

By Edward Lee Pitts

Religion | Congressional Prayer Caucus founder Randy Forbes is trying to build a nationwide network of legislators to fight back against attacks on religion in public…

Life over death

Life over death

By Cody Holt

Abortion | Five women give birth despite U.S. medical pressure to abort

The Thirty Years War

The Thirty Years War

By Jamie Dean

China | China's one-child policy was supposed to be ending about now, but the nation shows no signs of easing its vicious campaign against women, its children, and…

Dispatches

Faithful stand

Faithful stand

By Jamie Dean

Judge drops charges against Iranian women who refused to deny Christ

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Back to school After being married twice, giving birth to six children, and working a full career as a nurse and as an event organizer, Hazel Soares of San…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Well, we'll meet you in court. I have a pretty good record of winning in court." Arizona Gov. JAN BREWER on what her response would be if the Obama…

Human Race

By The Editors

Petitioned Tea Party activists argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court May 25 that voters should be allowed to decide whether to oust Democratic Sen. Bob…

Gangs of Jamaica

Gangs of Jamaica

By The Editors

Jamaica remained under a state of emergency after three days of clashes between drug lords and local authorities in the infamous West Kingston slum killed 73…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Ten years later A decade ago on June 14, leaders from North Korea and South Korea met for a summit for the first time since hostilities broke out on the…

'The hungry season'

'The hungry season'

By Alisa Harris

Aid groups rush to respond as Niger suffers through a summer food crisis

Notebook

Bargain bliss

Bargain bliss

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Wedding planner helps couples 'make the main thing the main thing' on their big day

Watchful eyes

Watchful eyes

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | New program helps employers monitor workers' activity on social networking sites

Landis lands a blow

Landis lands a blow

By Mark Bergin

Sports | New allegations of doping have the American cycling world playing defense

Mutambara, Burundi

Mutambara, Burundi

By The Editors

Houses of God | Peace Village

New life form?

New life form?

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Scientists claim to have created first synthetic cell

Culture

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of May 28-30, according to Box Office Mojo

Marching downhill

Marching downhill

By William McCleery

Culture | Even without public approval, homosexual activists build momentum

Whirlwind of deceit

Whirlwind of deceit

By Megan Basham

Movies | Sex and the City 2 combines old chestnuts with new lies about female empowerment

<em>Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time</em>

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

By Alicia M. Cohn

Movies | The qualities that make Prince of Persia a popular video game are what make parts of the movie good.

<em>A Man for All Seasons</em>

A Man for All Seasons

By Sam Thielman

DVD | "If you could just see facts flat-on, without that horrible moral squint," laments Cardinal Wolsey (Orson Welles) of Thomas More. It's one of writer Robert…

<em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em>

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Megan Basham

Movies | The original title of the international bestseller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , was Män Som Hatar Kvinnor (Men Who Hate Women). Never having read the book, I…

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

The anti-evangelist

The anti-evangelist

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | David Bazan's new song is irreligion for the sentimental listener

The in-between

The in-between

By Warren Cole Smith

Music | Artist Josh Ritter explores irony and uncertainty in new release

Gospel work

Gospel work

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Pastor Art Ayris argues that the aggressive poverty fighting of his Leesburg, Fla., church promotes evangelism

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books about strange worlds reviewed by Susan Olasky

Life in the outskirts

Life in the outskirts

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors show the benefits of not being at the center of the universe

Columnists

Unforgettable

Unforgettable

By Tony Woodlief

Pornography's purpose is to create lasting images

From Esther to evolution

From Esther to evolution

By Marvin Olasky

Who knows whether we have not come to this place in order to risk our reputations

The Father's Day

The Father's Day

By Andrée Seu

A famous parable reveals a self-sacrifice plan in action

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Bred in the bone?

Bred in the bone?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Study suggests children have a sense of morality at a very young age

Danger zone

Danger zone

By Mindy Belz

The lines of Christian persecution are falling in more unpleasant places

Pointing fingers

Pointing fingers

By Joel Belz

Journalists have had an unhelpful-and all too human-response to the BP oil spill

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