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Cover Stories

Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis

by Angela Lu

Cover Story Sidebar | Christian training programs are working hard to help their students become employable and, in some cases, employed

Cover Stories

Hiring on hold

Hiring on hold

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Facing an uncertain future and a mountain of regulations, small businesses lack the confidence to grow

Cover Stories

ECON 101

ECON 101

by Joel Belz

Cover Story | Teaching about money shouldn't wait until high school or college-and it's inner-city schools and a new economics program that are leading the way to…

In this issue: "All tied up," Sept. 24, 2011

Features

Calm amidst the storm

Calm amidst the storm

By Edward Lee Pitts

Disaster | Hurricane Irene's many victims rely on volunteer cleanup crews even as they ready for the next possible storm

Food, water & some rain needed

Food, water & some rain needed

By Mindy Belz

Africa | Victims of the Horn of Africa famine aren't through suffering

Educational pioneers

Educational pioneers

By Tiffany Owens

Education | African-American homeschooling is on the rise

It's not about the dream

It's not about the dream

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer turns to a jellyfish for new inspiration, new ventures, and a new way of doing business

Dispatches

Blue Nile bomb runs

Blue Nile bomb runs

By Mindy Belz

Fighting only grows in contested areas of Sudan

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Egyptian transition In what could be the first step toward civilian rule after Egypt's military took control of the country following the end of Hosni…

Down to business

Down to business

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | and more news briefs

Second chance

Second chance

By Amy McCullough

A mother sentenced to life without parole may have another appeal

Federal fret

Federal fret

By Megan Basham

What's Washington's case against guitar maker Gibson?

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Retired Gen. David Petraeus, 58, retired Aug. 31 from the Army after a 37-year career underscored by his effective counterinsurgency strategies commanding…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"He should be behind bars." U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (pictured), who was released by Scottish…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Radio Ray Texans do love their cars, but this might be stretching it. Pastor David Ray on Aug. 27 began holding church services in the parking lot of a…

Reviews

Family fight

Family fight

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Ostensibly about mixed martial arts, this film tells a profound story of forgiveness

What's in the Bible?

What's in the Bible?

By Megan Basham

DVD | VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer unpacks for kids God's great rescue plan

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Sept. 2-4, according to Box Office Mojo

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

By Tiffany Owens

Movies | Christian viewers should entertain this film with caution but with appreciation for showing a real person trying to find a true God

Drive

Drive

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | This violent film takes most of its cues from a classic Western

Holocaust history

Holocaust history

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors trace attitudes and actions that culminated in Jewish horror

Notable Books

By Ann Napolitano, Matthew Pearl, Gabrielle Donnelly & Mary Doria Russell

Notable Books | Four novels that feature the famous reviewed by Susan Olasky

Central casting

Central casting

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Hollywood doesn't have plethora of non-stereotypical roles for even highly trained Hispanic actors like Tony Plana and Ada Maris

Bluegrass bridge

Bluegrass bridge

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Artists show their range with new albums

Notable CDs

By Burlap to Cashmere, Caedmon's Call, Al Green & Proto-Kaw

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new albums reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Food fight

Food fight

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | South Carolina churches lose weight for clarity

Apple turnover

Apple turnover

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | A new leader takes over for Steve Jobs at the computer company that is a cultural force

Botched launches

Botched launches

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Russia's space slump gives Americans reason for concern

Christ Church

Christ Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Macala, Malaysia

Star fisher

Star fisher

By Mark Bergin

Sports | A prodigy angler is learning to use his talent to catch more than fish

Interesting times

Interesting times

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | With interest rates low, Bernanke decides to forgo other Fed action

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The narrow door

The narrow door

By Andrée Seu

Aim for more than a cheapened form of grace

Playing the envy card

Playing the envy card

By Marvin Olasky

If 'creating jobs' is Job No. 1, lay off the rhetoric

The long haul

The long haul

By Mindy Belz

Don't dismiss what old-timers can teach their younger colleagues

The red (state) scare

The red (state) scare

By Janie B. Cheaney

Campaign 2012 | Evangelicals in public office? The new old leftist paranoia

Words & deeds

Words & deeds

By Joel Belz

Godly training to meet harsh economic reality is here

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