Table of Contents

Cover Story

Nowhere to run

Nowhere to run

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Longstanding threats from Muslims, plus new threats from terrorists, are cornering northern Nigeria's Christians

In this issue: "2012 Cities Issue," March 10, 2012

Features

Tightrope walker

Tightrope walker

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Rick Santorum says faith-aided growth is moving him from angry U.S. senator to authentic presidential candidate

Allies under assault

Allies under assault

By Emily Belz & Tiffany Owens

Religion | Catholics and evangelicals coalesce against rising threats to religious liberty from all levels of government

Stressed-out cities

Stressed-out cities

By Mindy Belz

Cities | High unemployment, broken government, aging infrastructure, and global recession are a mean cocktail for unrest in the world's fastest-growing metropolises

Joining the big leagues

Joining the big leagues

By Russ Pulliam, Brandon Dutcher & Edward Lee Pitts

Cities | Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Tampa flourish with Christian involvement

Midtown's mayor

Midtown's mayor

By Leigh Jones

Cities | Conservative Rick Baker pioneered a conservative approach to urban revitalization

Dispatches

Death by hanging

Death by hanging

By Jamie Dean

Iranian pastor awaits his possible execution as international tension over Iran grows

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Hasan trial The trial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 and wounding 32 during a November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, is…

Yemen's 'turnover'

Yemen's 'turnover'

By The Editors

and other news briefs

A sinking feeling

A sinking feeling

By Marvin Olasky

Experience the Titantic disaster, 100 years later

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Appealed The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to review the case of Hannah Overton, 35, the Corpus Christi mother accused of salt poisoning her…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch." Pop singer Adele, winner of several Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, on what she plans to do during a…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Cash for cache For a few thousand internet denizens, web browsing just got profitable. Search engine giant Google has offered $25 in gift cards for the right…

Reviews

Coach & father

Coach & father

By Megan Basham

Documentary | Undefeated shows the disaster of fatherlessness and the difference one committed man can make

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

By Michael Leaser

Movies | New Disney film impresses as beautifully drawn and thought-provoking

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Feb. 17-19 according to Box Office Mojo

Act of Valor

Act of Valor

By Emily Whitten

Movies | First of several upcoming films that will focus on honoring the troops

This Means War

This Means War

By Toddy Burton

Movies | This film could be an example of 'what not to do' in a screenwriting class

Treadmill catch-up

Treadmill catch-up

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Good and challenging reads published in 2011

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four Christian novels

'Catechisms with flesh on'

'Catechisms with flesh on'

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Stories, says novelist Nate Wilson, can powerfully shape who we are and how we look at a wondrous world

Whitney's love

Whitney's love

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Superstar singer threw away her talent and beauty

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new or recent pop releases

Notebook

Weed tangle

Weed tangle

By Mary Jackson

Lifestyle | Growing marijuana use in California creates concerns about second-hand smoke and 'the right to clean air'

Phoning it in

Phoning it in

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Obama campaign quietly promotes remote voter registration in Nevada

Donor revelations

Donor revelations

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Leaks show little about the Heartland Institute but more about the Sierra Club

Original mission church

Original mission church

Houses of God | Malumfashi, Nigeria

All about Lin

All about Lin

By Mark Bergin

Sports | An unprecedented rise to NBA success has people talking sports, race, and faith

Hot Greece

Hot Greece

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Riots, politics threaten Greek moves to control spending

Deficit beyond D.C.

Deficit beyond D.C.

By Joel Hannahs

Economy | Politicians faced with belt-tightening in Illinois are shopping for new belts

Voices

No JFKs, please

No JFKs, please

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2012 | Evangelicals no longer support merely nominal Roman Catholic candidates

Unpopular law

Unpopular law

By Janie B. Cheaney

Our 'terse and old'-but effective-Constitution has fallen out of fashion

The new authoritarians

The new authoritarians

By Mindy Belz

Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration

John's solution

John's solution

By John Piper

The Gospel writer provided context to explain the meaning of 'Son of God'

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Words you understand

Words you understand

By Andrée Seu

'Pompous bombast' is a poor substitute for clear teaching

A century of lessons

A century of lessons

By Marvin Olasky

In business, social work, education, and even religion, competition beats monocracy

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