Table of Contents

Cover Story

The new Egyptian wilderness

The new Egyptian wilderness

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | As Moses once led his people out of Egypt to Mt. Sinai, church leaders in a post-Mubarak era are discovering how to guide the largest Christian population in…

In this issue: "Trouble in Egypt," June 2, 2012

Features

Blind justice

Blind justice

By Jamie Dean

China | Resolving the dramatic case of China activist Chen Guangcheng doesn't take care of thousands more dissidents like him

Right turn on Maine

Right turn on Maine

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | With a pivotal Senate race in November, conservatives are increasingly energized in what has for decades been one of the most liberal states in the nation

Timeless struggle

Timeless struggle

By Megan Basham

Movies | For Greater Glory , a new film about a Catholic uprising against a socialist Mexican government in 1926, has surprising resonance in 2012

An arm and a leg for a Dinka bride

An arm and a leg for a Dinka bride

By Moses Wasamu

Sudan | A Sudanese man will go to a lot of trouble to win a hand in marriage

D.C. city limits

D.C. city limits

By Marvin Olasky

Biography | The death and life of compassionate conservatism: While a treasured idea became a mess in Washington, it flourished at a small school in Austin

Dispatches

Playing the bankruptcy card

Playing the bankruptcy card

By Emily Belz

Campaign 2012 | Democrats' attack on Bain Capital can cut both ways

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Zimmerman arraignment George Zimmerman, who stands accused in the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, will face arraignment on May 29 in a…

Personal attack

Personal attack

By The Editors

And other news briefs

The politics of marriage

The politics of marriage

By Emily Belz

Campaign 2012 | Black leaders say Obama campaign shouldn't discount backlash

Uncelebrated celebrity surgeon

Uncelebrated celebrity surgeon

By Marvin Olasky

Emory profs complain over Ben Carson commencement

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Died Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best known for his Caldecott Medal winner Where the Wild Things Are , died May 8 at age 83. The often…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"We've actually lived the last 30 years in this country off the next 30, and the bill's due." U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and author of The Debt Bomb , on…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Store-bought drinks It's not being generous if it's with other people's money. Police say a 23-year-old Montreal man robbed a pair of local convenience stores…

Notebook

Learning by copying

Learning by copying

By Kira Clark

Lifestyle | Mimicking the masters, professional artists at the National Gallery of Art gain 'tools of creation'

Up in the air

Up in the air

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Google flies straight into the cloud-based storage market

Great-tasting choice

Great-tasting choice

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Boycott ends after PepsiCo stops funding of tests using human fetal cells

Zion Prayer House

Zion Prayer House

By The Editors

Houses of God | Ganti Pedapudi, Andhra Pradesh, India

Just for men

Just for men

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Augusta National's hard line against female members won't separate the PGA Tour and the Masters

Europe unravels

Europe unravels

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | But the markets have reason to look beyond May's election results

End of an empire?

End of an empire?

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Confessing Anglicans throughout the world challenge British leadership

Columnists

Top of the list

Top of the list

By Joel Belz

Tell me, briefly, about the most important cultural issue of our time

The salt and light company

The salt and light company

By Janie B. Cheaney

Conforming to our Savior, Christians will have some kind of effect on the world

Experts needed

Experts needed

By Mindy Belz

Marriage is an old privilege, not a new right

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Under an open heaven

Under an open heaven

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Living in the Spirit brings into existence the things that are not

Building and preserving

Building and preserving

By Marvin Olasky

A call to those who want to be Christian journalists, and a plea to protect Christian liberty

Culture

Righteous rebels?

Righteous rebels?

By Megan Basham

Movies | For Greater Glory should prompt Christians to consider how we would respond to similar persecution

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

By Michael Leaser

Movies | New film marks Johnny Depp's eighth collaboration with director Tim Burton

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Despite a great cast, film is frequently boring and only occasionally funny

Girl in Progress

Girl in Progress

By Alicia M. Cohn

Movies | In the end, the title could describe either the mother or daughter in this film

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of May 11-13 according to Box Office Mojo

Intellectual debts

Intellectual debts

By Marvin Olasky

Books | A closer look at the wisdom and ideas of three great theologians

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Notable Books | Four nonfiction books

The new Screwtape

The new Screwtape

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Paying homage to C.S. Lewis, Richard Platt's recent book captures the style and satire of The Screwtape Letters

Girls gone mild

Girls gone mild

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Stephens, Jones, and O'Connor make statements with new albums

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Notable CDs | Four new CDs

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