Table of Contents

Cover Story

Demographic hope

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A sobering 2012 election has political conservatives searching for ways to regain lost ground. Evangelical minorities might be a place to start

In this issue: "Divided we stand," Dec. 1, 2012

Features

New blood

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Of the 12 new U.S. senators, six are new to Congress and six are moving over from the House, as Republicans who eyed a takeover instead face diminished status

Redistricting rout

By J.C. Derrick

Politics | Allen West, others go down in seven-seat GOP loss in the U.S. House

True grit

By Emily Belz

Compassion | Churches, businesses, and homeowners face loss from Sandy and dig in

'We were exhausted'

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Autism | Desperate parents of autistic children are finding compassionate help through Christian respite care centers

Trading places

Trading places

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Once a war zone itself, Iraq now hosts tens of thousands of Syrian refugees

Dispatches

Future tense

By Angela Lu

China | The world’s most populous country looks for new policies in a once-a-decade power shift

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Auf Wiedersehen, Schumacher  When German Formula 1 racing star Michael Schumacher finishes the season finale race in Sao Paulo on Nov. 25, he’ll say…

The president vs. the CIA

By Mindy Belz

Politics | Timing in the Petraeus resignation is odd by any measure

Attack

Attack

By The Editors

and more news briefs

Wolfe at the door

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Novelist Tom Wolfe still gets shocked by the world, much like Christians

The cross returns

By Angela Lu

Religious Liberty | A long legal battle over the Mojave Desert monument comes to a happy end

Human Race

By The Editors

Named  Tawadros II, selected on Nov. 4 at age 60 to lead the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, rejected any religious quotas in the country’s new draft…

Quotables

By The Editors

‘Sorry. We had a disaster. Take the ferry.’ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, addressing complaints about continuing problems with the New Jersey…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Wonder drug Looking for the secret to domestic peace and tranquility? According to researchers writing in the Journal of Social Psychology , the answer could…

Reviews

Fluff Pi

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Life of Pi is artistically solid, but it reduces religion to storytelling at the expense of truth

Witness

Witness

By Megan Basham

Television | Over the last decade, television audiences have grown used to cable channels using their original programming to showcase ever-more explicit levels of sex,

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Nov. 9-11 according to Box Office Mojo

Lincoln

Lincoln

By J.C. Derrick

Movies | Moviegoers who think Lincoln is about the life of Abraham Lincoln, his four-year presidency, or the Civil War, are in for a surprise when they go to the theater.

Loving God's love

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author Michael Reeves says the Trinity is the greatest thing about Christianity

Notable Books

By Caleb Nelson

Books | Four recent non-academic theology books

The Lamb's agenda

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Influential Hispanic leader Samuel Rodriguez says his goal is to reconcile Rev. Graham's salvation message with Dr. King's march

Christmas mix

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Enough performers produced enough good songs to make a decent holiday music season

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent classical releases

Notebook

For better, for worse

By Mary Jackson

Lifestyle | Profile in marriage: Lawrence and Mary Lehr persevered through trials to find deeper love

Hospital hack

Hospital hack

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | As healthcare goes digital, infiltrators arrive over the internet

Algae alert

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Report says biofuel manufactured by algae may not be sustainable

Resurrection Downtown

Resurrection Downtown

By The Editors

Houses of God | Kansas City, Mo.

Mind games

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Athletes find solace in the words of sports psychologists

Storm before the calm

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Sandy was destructive, but the financial markets have not panicked

Campus politics

Campus politics

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Northfield officials balk at Christian school’s plans for donated site

Voices

Tipping point?

Tipping point?

By Joel Belz

Politics | Voters’ core beliefs have shifted massively—and political efforts won’t shift them back

Bound by blood

By Janie B. Cheaney

Libya | The perils of forgiveness

Building blocs

Building blocs

By Mindy Belz

Politics | Playing to special interest voters won Obama an election but no governing mandate

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Thanksgiving secret

Thanksgiving secret

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | What may at first seem a duty is in fact our deliverance

The power of high places

The power of high places

By Marvin Olasky

Media | Academia and media are hives of the left that sway the culture

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