Table of Contents

Cover Story

Life or death

Life or death

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | With international adoptions harder and harder to process and a slowdown in Ethiopia, the second-largest source of hope for American parents wanting to adopt…

In this issue: "Orphaned no more," July 30, 2011

Features

The dawn of China's civil rights era

The dawn of China's civil rights era

By Jamie Dean

China | Government clashes with a prominent house church are putting religious freedom to the test, just as friendly U.S. churches and prominent ministries plan to…

Safe house

Safe house

By Jill Lacey

Compassion | WORLD's East Region winner, the Bowery Women's Center, provides addicted women security, stability, and the love of Christ

Causes lost

Causes lost

By The Editors

Compassion | The Bowery Mission has succeeded by staying on track biblically. Other church programs, like Broadway community, have lost their salt. Meanwhile,

Church clean & club funny

Church clean & club funny

By Edward Lee Pitts

Entertainment | They stay up late, earn but a little, chase laughs in small towns, and all because they believe in the growing entertainment niche known as Clean Comedy

They get around

They get around

By Arsenio Orteza

Abortion | Guess who headlined a pro-life fundraiser in Ohio: The Beach Boys

Time bomb

Time bomb

By Emily Belz & Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | With the clock ticking toward government default, both sides appear ready to risk hardship

Dispatches

Birth of a nation

Birth of a nation

By Mindy Belz

South Sudan starts life as a country under a peace accord but still in the throes of war

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Lost city's centenary July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Yale lecturer Hiram Bingham dubbed the ruins the "Lost City of…

Mumbai massacre

Mumbai massacre

By The Editors

and more news briefs

Misfeasance

Misfeasance

By Marvin Olasky

Two decades of Planned Parenthood abusing women, and tax dollars, detailed in new report

Contrary to conscience

Contrary to conscience

By Tiffany Owens

Chaplains challenged in new era of gays in the military

Human Race

By The Editors

Ailing Venezuelans face an uncertain future after President Hugo Chavez, 56, revealed he underwent surgery in Cuba last month to remove a malignant tumor. He…

Quotables

By The Editors

"We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers." U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, arguing that the deficit reduction debate should focus on job creation. "The square…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Seal delivered While assisting the owner of a disabled vehicle on I-76 in Philadelphia, a veteran city policeman on July 1 found an unusual piece of litter.

Notebook

Foodie fight

Foodie fight

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | 'Solemn' pig slaughtering and 'honoring' of soon-to-be-eaten goats suggests idolatry

Hearing rooms

Hearing rooms

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Websites allow users to create their own concerts

Rare surprise

Rare surprise

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Japanese report sparks hopes for a new source of important metals

Bandra, India

Bandra, India

By The Editors

Houses of God | Love of Christ Fellowship

Dramatic swings

Dramatic swings

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Amid tragedy, Josh Hamilton has offered hope born of grace

Back to square one

Back to square one

By Joseph Slife

Money | Stock prices at the final bell on June 30 masked a volatile quarter

Liberty's loss

Liberty's loss

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | Same-sex marriage in New York threatens the rights of those who oppose it

Culture

It all ends here

It all ends here

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 finishes an era on a hero's note

Page One

Page One

By Toddy Burton

Movies | Documentary follows New York Times reporters over the course of a year

Project Nim

Project Nim

By Alisa Harris

Movies | The film is by turns funny and sad as the camera uncannily reveals the character of the interviewees

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of July 8-10, according to Box Office Mojo

God and evil

God and evil

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Two books on what men call evil

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four new mysteries reviewed by Susan Olasky

Go local

Go local

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2012 | Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discusses how current candidates should discuss politics and economics

Listening again

Listening again

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Queen reissue highlights the troubling band's talent, while a new Cars CD sounds like an older model

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new pop-rock releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

A visitor's guide

A visitor's guide

By Andrée Seu

From waiting room to visiting room, navigating behind prison walls

Film school

Film school

By Marvin Olasky

Cinema classics offer an opportunity to train youth in the art of patient watching

Puppies for sale

Puppies for sale

By Mindy Belz

Neither Democrats nor Republicans can wish away the global upheaval

The real me

The real me

By Janie B. Cheaney

Supporters of traditional marriage will need more than rational arguments to win

Smashed violins

Smashed violins

By Joel Belz

It takes some digging to verify a story

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