Table of Contents

Cover Story

Finding the strike zone

Finding the strike zone

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | As a new season begins, two upfront evangelical pitchers talk baseball and life

In this issue: "Agony and ecstasy," April 7, 2012

Features

The trades alternative

The trades alternative

By Joel Hannahs

Education | Parents are reluctant to hear it, but college may no longer offer the best path of opportunity for a great many young people

Beyond the B.A.

Beyond the B.A.

By Warren Cole Smith

Education | 'Snob Speech' made space for national conversation about education, jobs, and vocation

Law and orders

Law and orders

By Emily Belz

Immigration | Alabama church leaders say the state's tough new immigration law is hostile to all Hispanics and creates obstacles to ministry

Viral crusaders

Viral crusaders

By Eddie Ssemakula

Uganda | Ugandans question Kony 2012 video for opening old wounds and soliciting too little help too late

Sudden impact

Sudden impact

By Megan Basham

Culture | Becoming a focal point of the culture war was not Kirk Cameron's goal, but he says he's willing to suffer professionally for the sake of biblical truth

Dispatches

Fifth-inning stretch

Fifth-inning stretch

By Edward Lee Pitts

Campaign 2012 | Money is tight and the delegate math is challenging, but Rick Santorum insists he's staying in the GOP race

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Moonbuggy races Students from around the world will gather in Huntsville, Ala., to compete in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race on April 1. The 84 teams of…

A Tea Party flip flops

A Tea Party flip flops

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | and more news briefs

Countering terrorism

Countering terrorism

By Mindy Belz

Muslims in Yemen demonstrate against killing of American teacher

Faith-based farce

Faith-based farce

By Edward Lee Pitts

Office meant to strengthen religious charities, says its former director, has become 'a political outreach shop' under Obama

Class warfare

Class warfare

By Emily Belz

New White House rules for exemption to contraceptive mandate propose dividing religious groups

Energy shutdown

Energy shutdown

By Amy McCullough

State supreme court halts 'clean energy' power plant

'A hard country'

'A hard country'

By Warren Cole Smith

Evangelicalism is, slowly, on the rise in Spain

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Retiring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, 61, announced he is retiring at the end of the year. Williams, who has served as the spiritual head of the…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"We're trying to make the decision to attack as hard as possible for Israel." Unnamed Obama administration official, telling The Washington Post about U.S.

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Rising Tide The thieves may be hardened, but at least their clothes are clean and fresh. Law enforcement officials across the nation are befuddled by a recent…

Notebook

Petition politics

Petition politics

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | How Change.org uses social media to push its agenda

Senior moments

Senior moments

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | A London startup taps the skills and knowledge of retireees for younger generations

Gut check

Gut check

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Researchers say a cleaner environment may be making children more prone to asthma

Roman Catholic chapel

Roman Catholic chapel

By The Editors

Houses of God | Near Puracute, Peru

Bad influences

Bad influences

By David Skeel

Business | Changes in investment banking have created strong temptations to sin

Hanging on

Hanging on

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Star athletes may have a good reason for not exiting the game gracefully

Correction predictions

Correction predictions

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Some analysts say a temporary slide in stock prices on March 6 is a harbinger of things to come

TBN again

TBN again

By Warren Cole Smith

Religion | Pair of lawsuits allege crimes, cover-ups, sexual impropriety, and lavish spending

Columnists

Chasing down truth

Chasing down truth

By Joel Belz

There is such a thing as reality, but finding it and reporting it are not easy

Into the depths of the sea

Into the depths of the sea

By Janie B. Cheaney

God's forgiveness includes remembering an ocean of blood and its high cost

Losing Afghanistan

Losing Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz

When the only strategy is the exit strategy, chaos and distrust mount

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The gardener

The gardener

By Andrée Seu

Garden amid the thorns while joyfully embracing your new identity in Christ

Tax time humor

Tax time humor

By Marvin Olasky

Poking fun at editors like me

Culture

Conscience killer?

Conscience killer?

By Emily Whitten

Movies | The Hunger Games is a compelling story that can sensitize or desensitize teens to darkness

Monumental

Monumental

By Megan Basham

Documentary | Kirk Cameron's documentary traces the footsteps of the pilgrims

Blue Like Jazz

Blue Like Jazz

By Hannah Kaminer

Movies | The film resembles the book closely enough to be satisfying to the devotee

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

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

Apocalypse when?

Apocalypse when?

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Sticking to our callings rather than heading for the hills

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four Christian nonfiction books

Miracles of reconciliation

Miracles of reconciliation

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Witnessing 'radical forgiveness' in Rwanda taught filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson to forgive

New York's state of mind

New York's state of mind

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Aural and philosophic chaos reign in the latest Pazz & Jop music poll

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new or recent pop-rock CDs

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