Table of Contents

Cover Story

A god of our age

A god of our age

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Who was Steve Jobs? A revered technology pioneer and a relentless innovator, the Apple founder remained in many ways a mystery

In this issue: "Steve Jobs 1955-2011," Oct. 22, 2011

Features

Capitols and capital

Capitols and capital

By Amy McCullough, Emily Belz & Marvin Olasky

Politics | Should politicians pick business winners and losers? The Solyndra debacle is a black eye for those who say yes, but the practice is bipartisan and widespread…

Palmetto peloton

Palmetto peloton

By Jamie Dean

Politics | With the primary calendar shifting forward, the leading GOP presidential candidates remain in a surprisingly close pack in the important South Carolina race.

Following the yellow brick road

Following the yellow brick road

By Angela Lu

Politics | New Gov. Sam Brownback is turning Kansas into a bold laboratory for conservative reform

Sound & fury

Sound & fury

By Jill Nelson

Free Speech | Disrupters of an Israeli ambassador's speech say ruling against them violates free speech

Road to recovery

Road to recovery

By Joel Hannahs

Economy | Both job seekers and job creators are facing difficult times, but many do not see that as a reason to lose hope

Dispatches

Furious reaction

Furious reaction

By Edward Lee Pitts

As Justice Department gun scandal grows, the administration lashes out at a CBS reporter

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

MLK dedication After a Hurricane Irene-imposed postponement in August, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be officially dedicated…

Hiring rights

By The Editors

And more news briefs

There he goes again

There he goes again

By Marvin Olasky

Jim Wallis' Sojourners accepts $150,000 more from atheist George Soros

Disobeying DOMA

Disobeying DOMA

By Edward Lee Pitts

New Pentagon policy allows chaplains to perform same-sex weddings on military bases

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Awarded Canadian-born researcher Ralph Steinman was one of three scientists to win the 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine on Oct. 3. The cancer researcher had died…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"There's less traffic, but traffic that's there is more threatening." Border Patrol agent David Jimarez on changes in illegal immigration over the past 10…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Animal running Unsatisfied with lazier candidates, the Society for New Bulgaria party in the Eastern European nation has put forth a donkey to stand for…

Reviews

Time to go pro

Time to go pro

By Megan Basham

Movies | Courageous shows that the Kendrick brothers are ready for the challenges of a Hollywood production

50/50

50/50

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Too-frequent use of profanity keeps 50/50 from reaching its full potential

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | To portray its subject honestly, the movie includes high levels of violence, lots of swearing, and a married sex scene

The Way

The Way

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Sheen and Estevez present the intensely faith filled practice of pilgrimage

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2, according to Box Office Mojo

Compare & contrast

Compare & contrast

By Marvin Olasky

Books | God-centered versus government-centered approaches to academia and media

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four books about God's work in the world

Candidate Cain

Candidate Cain

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2012 | From running businesses to fighting cancer, Herman Cain brings a wealth of experience to his run for the Republican presidential nomination

Lowe maintenance

Lowe maintenance

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The Old Magic shows a once fast-living rocker at his mellow and wise best

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new releases

Notebook

Eating simply

Eating simply

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | A Mennonite cookbook may show a way out of the class struggle over food

Patent attacks

Patent attacks

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | The makers of smartphones and tablet computers are engulfed in a global legal battle

Mostly dead

Mostly dead

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Organ sharing network seeks to speed up the clock on declarations of death

Restoration Anglican Church

Restoration Anglican Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Arlington, Virginia

Facing the music

Facing the music

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Decision to pull Hank Williams Jr.'s MNF opener shows hyper-political-correctness is still with us

No jobs, no sale

No jobs, no sale

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Efforts to sell the president's job plan don't seem to be helping his popularity

Pastors and politics

Pastors and politics

By Tim Dalrymple

Religion | A growing number of congregations are riding a wave of political activism

Voices

The Smiths and the Browns

The Smiths and the Browns

By Joel Belz

Young Americans need to hear an old tale of sound stewardship

Greeks bearing debts

Greeks bearing debts

By Janie B. Cheaney

Europe's economic union of vastly different cultures was a recipe for failure

Into the upheaval

Into the upheaval

By Mindy Belz

A plea for eyes to see and feet to go

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

No turning back

No turning back

By Andrée Seu

In the face of tragedy, a family's choice to praise God challenges us to do the same

Battling class envy

Battling class envy

By Marvin Olasky

A long struggle for me, and for America

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