Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Christian boy meets Christian girl

Christian boy meets Christian girl

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Christians are not like the world when it comes to dating and courtship. But ­in-depth interviews reveal a lot of confusion and anxiety among God's young men…

Cover Stories

A man's world

A man's world

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | The sexual economics of college campuses empower men at the expense of women

Cover Stories

The marrying kind

The marrying kind

by William Boyd

Cover Story | Young camp counselors are husbands and fathers in training

Cover Stories

'No wedding, no womb'

'No wedding, no womb'

by Alisa Harris

Cover Story | Facing grim statistics, a neighborhood group in New York City and others are trying to do something about out-of-wedlock births

In this issue: "Dating and courtship confusion," June 4, 2011

Features

Goes with the terrortory

Goes with the terrortory

By Mindy Belz

Pakistan | Osama bin Laden took sanctuary in a region surrounded by longstanding, if scattered, Christian outposts. They plan to carry on despite an altered landscape

Storm season

Storm season

By Jamie Dean

Weather | Locals fight to help one another following deadly tornadoes

Mandatory mayhem

Mandatory mayhem

By Catherine Pearson

Law | By stripping judges of discretion and sending nonviolent criminals to prison, 'tough on crime' sentencing laws have created unintended consequences

Dispatches

Factory orders

Factory orders

By Emily Belz

The NLRB tries to force Boeing not to build a plant in South Carolina, but the courts are unlikely to go along

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Indy 500 Judging by the number of empty seats on race day, most believe that attendance at the Indy 500 has been shrinking. Not that officials at the…

Horror in Congo

Horror in Congo

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Mainline death throes

Mainline death throes

By Edward E. Plowman

Another declining church votes to ordain open homosexuals

Human Race

By The Editors

Convicted A German court convicted former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk, 91, of being an accessory to the murders of nearly 28,000 people while serving as a…

Quotables

By The Editors

"When you have a conservative fighting for real change, the last thing we need is a presidential candidate cutting him off at the knees." South Carolina Gov.

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Packing a punch Potential purse snatchers, be forewarned: Just because a woman is small doesn't mean she can't pack a good punch. Police in Dallas say an…

Notebook

Withering away?

Withering away?

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | Researchers rush to predict the demise of organized religion in the West

Books on the go

Books on the go

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Car-bound vacationers may turn to audiobooks for long summer drives

Fractured policy

Fractured policy

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Panel considers safety of emerging gas extraction technique

Capilla de Virgen del Carmen

Capilla de Virgen del Carmen

By The Editors

Houses of God | Ka'a Jovai, Paraguay

Fans in high-def

Fans in high-def

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The bleachers may be empty, but baseball is riding high

Insider out

Insider out

By Joseph Slife

Money | Hedge fund billionaire found guilty of fraud

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Living in the middle

Living in the middle

By Andrée Seu

Life is not always as it seems

The right questions

The right questions

By Marvin Olasky

A biblical lens opens minds about dealing with social woes

Crying 'Wolf!'

Crying 'Wolf!'

By Joel Belz

Scaring the public with cynical warnings comes at a high cost

Misapprehending bin laden

Misapprehending bin laden

By Mindy Belz

The United States and its allies should think enough of him to finish the job but not so much to think it's impossible

A free woman

A free woman

By Janie B. Cheaney

Christianity-and its "death by torture"- is the path to liberation

Culture

'Sundance for the troops'

'Sundance for the troops'

By Michael Leaser

Movies | The GI Film Festival marks its fifth year of celebrating pro-military filmmakers

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Melded together by director Terrence Malick from bits of images, memories, and heart-cries, The Tree of Life envelopes us in one man's spiritual journey. Jack,

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

By Megan Basham

Movies | On the surface Reconciliation suffers from the same weaknesses that plague most Christian-produced, Christian-targeted films. The performances wouldn't be out…

On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Clocking in at just over two hours, the movie delivers only about half an hour of fun

History lessons

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors delve into the past, from creation forward

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four books about marriage reviewed by Susan Olasky

Refocused

Refocused

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | As marriage crumbles, says Focus on the Family's Jim Daly, Christians can try to uphold the biblical family as a model to the world

Sensitive singer

Sensitive singer

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Lucinda Williams' Blessed brings to life a winsome vulnerability

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four new classical releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of may 13-15, according to Box Office Mojo

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