Table of Contents

Cover Story

In the shadow of war

In the shadow of war

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | After over two decades of civil war, six years of tentative peace, and a year since the independence of South Sudan, new refugees from Sudan's embattled Nuba…

In this issue: "Return to war?," May 5, 2012

Features

Setting captives free

Setting captives free

By Emily Belz

Religion | Remembering the life and legacy of Watergate operative, ex-con, and Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson

Ticket talking

Ticket talking

By Kristin Chapman

Politics | A diverse group of Republican leaders are emerging as possible running mates for likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Give them shelter

Give them shelter

By Tiffany Owens

Trafficking | Survivors of sex trafficking face a critical shortage of assistance, starting with a place to land and be safe

Campus divide

Campus divide

By Leigh Jones

Religion | A controversial new requirement that religious ministries affirm a nondiscrimination policy has Vanderbilt groups split over what's at stake

Show me the money

Show me the money

By Edward Lee Pitts

Abortion | As Texas moves government healthcare funding away from Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider goes to court to keep its place at the trough

Dispatches

Establishment choice

Establishment choice

By Emily Belz

Campaign 2012 | With Santorum out of the GOP race, do energized pro-lfe voters have a place to go?

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Olympic display Great Britain's largest piece of public art will open for reporters on April 30 ahead of its official opening to the public on July 27. The…

No liftoff

No liftoff

By The Editors

And other news briefs

Doubting Darwin

Doubting Darwin

By Marvin Olasky

Panic in the suites of evolution

Holding the reins

Holding the reins

By Jamie Dean

Egypt's election commission moves to check controversial candidates

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Charged After 44 days in hiding, George Zimmerman, 28, turned himself in April 11 to face charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"It's not a blip. It's a trend we've been seeing for months." Jesse Toprak, chief automotive analyst at TrueCar, on a big jump in car prices. New vehicles in…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Blood money Government leaders in the villages outside of Dharmapuri, India, have a deal for would-be vampire slayers: Catch and kill a Dracula, and village…

Reviews

Summer flicks

Summer flicks

By Megan Basham

Movies | Hollywood is preparing to roll out the blockbusters

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

By Emily Whitten

Movies | This version is no classic, but it's still better than a poke in the eye

The Lucky One

The Lucky One

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | The movie outshines the book, thanks to a well-edited screenplay and an engaging soundtrack

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

By Alicia M. Cohn

Documentary | The only agenda in this documentary is to craft a compelling narrative

Box Office Top 10

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of April 13-15 according to Box Office Mojo

No disguises

No disguises

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors address the importance of true humility and the evolution of tolerance

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Campus tilting

Campus tilting

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | A providential job placement brings together Eric Teetsel's passion for student life and economics

Gospel surprises

Gospel surprises

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Jazz performers offer new takes on Christian standards

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new or recent jazz and blues CDs

Notebook

Wheat watchers

Wheat watchers

By Sophia Lee

Lifestyle | Regulators and inspectors discourage cottage food producers, but local food activists are fighting back

Close to home

Close to home

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Websites and apps help 'locavores' find locally grown food

Down in the valley

Down in the valley

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Reno's energy-efficient turbines are yielding no windfall

Evangelical Pakistani Church

Evangelical Pakistani Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Athens, Greece

In the swing

In the swing

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Anger turns to gratitude for golf's newest champion

Here be dragons

Here be dragons

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | The U.S. economy keeps improving. So why is everyone so nervous?

Catholic slide

Catholic slide

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Pope's visit to Mexico and Cuba comes amid a decline in Catholicism in Latin America

Voices

Bossed around

Bossed around

By Joel Belz

Expanding governmental dictates about hiring and firing no longer seem surprising

Counting raisins

Counting raisins

By Janie B. Cheaney

Government attempts to equalize incomes don't help the poor

European war zone

European war zone

By Mindy Belz

Belgium is the battleground for life and freedom, again

Missed conception

Missed conception

By Erin Davis

My choice to be childless was rooted in selfishness and fear, not obedience to God

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

I believe

I believe

By Andrée Seu

Faith is the key to unlocking the Scriptures' promises

Spotlighting Christ

Spotlighting Christ

By Marvin Olasky

Use your platform to shine the light away from you to where it belongs

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