Table of Contents

Cover Story

Deep waters

Deep waters

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Six months after one of the world's costliest disasters, Japanese residents strive to overcome flood damage, quake devastation, and sorrow upon sorrow

In this issue: "Finding their way," Oct. 8, 2011

Features

Loving their enemies

Loving their enemies

By Jill Nelson

Religion | A Christian ministry working with Israeli doctors treats nearby Muslim children and adults one heart at a time

Holding translators accountable

Holding translators accountable

By Emily Belz

Religion | Wycliffe Bible Translators agrees to new standards in debate over contextualizing Scripture for Muslim settings

Cheaper by the dozen?

Cheaper by the dozen?

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | A 12-member congressional 'supercommittee' is about to try to accomplish what the rest of Washington has failed to do-rein in out-of-control deficits

Firing lines

Firing lines

By Emily Belz

Supreme Court | An employment dispute at a Christian school tops what could be an important Supreme Court session

A dream deferred

A dream deferred

By Angela Lu & Brittany Smith

Immigration | As border security becomes the focus of the immigration debate, illegal immigrants who have been in the United States since childhood hope for a way to become…

Dispatches

Exaggerated claims

Exaggerated claims

By The Editors

and more news briefs

UN theater

UN theater

By Tiffany Owens

Heads of state inside the General Assembly hall compete with street activists outside

Dangerous exposure

Dangerous exposure

By Emily Belz

New religious freedom report focuses on deteriorating situation for religious minorities in the Middle East

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Halted Angel Food Ministries (AFM) announced last month it is shutting down operations due to financial troubles. The Georgia-based ministry, which…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"You run the racetrack. You own the racetrack‚ÄČ... and your horses seem to be winning." U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to Google executive chairman…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Not-so-silent treatment If she lost her boyfriend, it wasn't because she wasn't persistent. A court in the Netherlands banned a 42-year-old Dutch woman from…

Up for grabs

Up for grabs

By Joel Hannahs

Campaign 2012 | Social conservatives in all-important Iowa wait to mobilize behind one presidential candidate

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Sadat murder anniversary Assassins took the life of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat 30 years ago on Oct. 6 after the controversial Muslim leader signed a 1979…

Reviews

Game theory

Game theory

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | With excellent acting and a powerful script, Moneyball is about more than baseball

Contagion

Contagion

By Megan Basham

Movies | There are so many shots in this film that illustrate the microbial interactions we all have on a daily basis, it's enough to make a germaphobe out of anyone

Dolphin Tale

Dolphin Tale

By Michael Leaser

Movies | The viewer who gives this heartwarming film a chance will likely find it a rewarding experience

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Sept. 16-18, according to Box Office Mojo

Obsessed with liberty

Obsessed with liberty

By Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | Alan Sears sees his calling as fighting for the religious freedoms that undergird other freedoms

Outside in

Outside in

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Outside Society spans Patti Smith's underground to over-ground rock 'n' roll career

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new 'neoclassical'/New Age CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Not so cut and dried

Not so cut and dried

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author looks into hard-to-fathom Bible passages

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four children's books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notebook

Online Mormons

Online Mormons

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | LDS women turn to blogging as a means for religious outreach

Renewable risks

Renewable risks

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Despite costly failure, the administration pours billions into alternative energy companies

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Milwaukee

Small, small world

Small, small world

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Researchers seek to learn more about the trillions of tiny microbes in the human gut

'A catastrophic loss'

'A catastrophic loss'

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The demise of an entire sports team in a plane crash is tragic and not unprecedented

Cashing in?

Cashing in?

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Newspaper challenges Jay Sekulow on ACLJ payments

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Don't waste your poison ivy

Don't waste your poison ivy

By Marvin Olasky

Faced with life's worries, how shall we respond?

Road test

Road test

By Andrée Seu

Extend grace to the one who may seem off course but is merely the victim of appearances

Rough justice

Rough justice

By Janie B. Cheaney

Amid calls for 'forgiveness,' we must not lose sight of the reality of evil

The Master Weaver

The Master Weaver

By Doug Tilley

Through a dreaded disease, God is making something beautiful

Confidence game

Confidence game

By Joel Belz

Making speeches and spreading blame are tools of choice in an adolescent White House

The Palestinian blunder

The Palestinian blunder

By Mindy Belz

A defeat at the UN is no lasting victory for Israel or the United States

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