Table of Contents

Cover Story

From Julia to Jesus

From Julia to Jesus

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | The strengths of the Hope Award finalists highlight the shortcomings of liberal and conservative conceptions of fighting poverty

In this issue: "Effective Compassion," June 16, 2012

Features

Boys to men

By Angela Lu

Effective Compassion | Our Western region winner finds fathers for the fatherless

Hands of the Carpenter

Hands of the Carpenter

By Angela Lu

Effective Compassion | Denver-area organization founded in 2003 repairs the cars of single moms

Alpha Pregnancy Help Center

Alpha Pregnancy Help Center

By Angela Lu

Effective Compassion | Crisis pregnancy center reaches rural residents with a mobile ultrasound unit

Ending one war to arm for the next?

Ending one war to arm for the next?

By Mindy Belz

International | NATO reaches an agreement on Afghanistan but faces serious challenges in mapping a post-war future

A great divorce

A great divorce

By Emily Belz

Religion | After years of litigation, a court awards the historic Falls Church-one of the oldest in America-to The Episcopal Church, and Anglicans who once made an…

Milestone

Milestone

By Jamie Dean

Religion | Southern Baptists further distance themselves from a divisive racial past with elevation of African-American pastor Fred Luter

Dark cloud, silver lining

Dark cloud, silver lining

By Mary Jackson

Economy | A depressed housing market has proved favorable to new homeowners willing to work and save

Foreclosing in

Foreclosing in

By Edward Lee Pitts

Economy | Without a recovery in the job market, another wave of Floridians will likely lose their homes soon

Songs with staying power

Songs with staying power

By Emily Belz

Music | St. Olaf Choir's conductor says the world-famous ensemble is anti-fluff in the 'age of Glee '

Fracking: Fact or fiction?

Fracking: Fact or fiction?

By Michael F. Cochrane

Energy | Horizontal drilling is boosting domestic natural gas production, and dubious controversy over its safety

Dispatches

Fuzzy math

Fuzzy math

By Edward Lee Pitts

Campaign 2012 | Early presidential campaign polls may not tell us much that is useful, but some numbers are revealing

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Tony Awards The 2012 Tony Awards on June 10 may be remembered more not for who attended but for who didn't show up. Hugh Jackman and Phillip Seymour Hoffman…

Ranger changers

Ranger changers

By The Editors

And more news briefs

Coalition tested

Coalition tested

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | Will African-American opposition to same-sex marriage affect the election outcome?

Kline fires back

Kline fires back

By Les Sillars

Following a blistering motion, five Kansas justices recuse themselves in ethics case

Bad girl no more

Bad girl no more

By Arsenio Orteza

Donna Summer, 1948-2012

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Died Sen. Jim Abdnor, R-S.D., the farmer-turned-politician who booted liberal Democrat George McGovern from office in 1980 on the coattails of a Reagan win,

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

'Wherever these turbines are placed, there is no escape. They kill the indigenous bird species.' Wildlife biologist Jim Wiegand, vice president of Save the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Deep cover One indication that your grass needs mowing: It's so high, you lose a car in it. A 78-year-old Georgia widow called police in May to report that…

Reviews

Bad global cop

Bad global cop

By Megan Basham

Documentary | First-time filmmaker Ami Horowitz makes a compelling and entertaining case against the United Nations

What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Director Kirk Jones creates a film adaptation of the go-to pregnancy guide

Men in Black III

Men in Black III

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones resume their roles as intergalactic crime fighters

Bernie

Bernie

By Alicia M. Cohn

Movies | Don't look for life lessons or someone to root for in this movie

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of May 25-27 according to Box Office Mojo

Mission statement

Mission statement

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors tackle formation of a biblical theology of social justice

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four recent novels

Liske's lessons

Liske's lessons

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | What one pastor learned about working with prisoners

Apocalyptic tunes

Apocalyptic tunes

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Avengers soundtracks may fit the film but not the definition of progressive rock

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Five new classical releases

Notebook

Sacrificial love

Sacrificial love

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | Young couple's marriage amid tragedy challenges and convicts

Shelf life and death

Shelf life and death

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | TSA spends millions on screening devices, and then puts them in long-term storage

Mind changes

Mind changes

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Health experts fear new guidelines will bring a glut of drug prescriptions for mental illness

Water it down

Water it down

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Court rules that prayers opening a town's board meetings were too Christian

Highs and Lolo

Highs and Lolo

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The world's fastest female hurdler has more than one mission in London

Facebook faceplant?

Facebook faceplant?

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | IPO disappoints as skeptics question company's future

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Port Gibson, Miss.

Voices

Kid-glove treatment

Kid-glove treatment

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2012 | The New York Times takes a pass on challenging Mormonism's truth claims

The poor in mind

The poor in mind

By Janie B. Cheaney

The shoveling of resources to those in poverty is worse than useless

Too big not to fail

Too big not to fail

By Mindy Belz

India's scandal over sterilizations holds a wider warning about government abuse

A new paradigm

A new paradigm

By John Bell

The sinful destruction of man is never so great that the transforming power of God cannot overpower it

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Anatomy of a wedding

Anatomy of a wedding

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Matters may not have gone as planned, but all was well at the end of the day

The politicized pulpit

The politicized pulpit

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2012 | Christians should be politically involved, but churches should teach the basics

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