Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Gettin’ on board the gay marriage train

by Emily Belz

Cover Story | Same-sex advocates ruled the public arena surrounding Supreme Court arguments for two landmark cases. But it’s far from certain the legal locomotion on…

Cover Stories

Countercultural warriors

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Some Christian millennials are very publicly standing apart from their generation to defend marriage

In this issue: "Unstoppable?," April 20, 2013

Features

Finding freedom

By Jamie Dean

Iran | Imprisoned in Iran for almost a year, Christians Marziyeh Amirizadeh and Maryam Rostampour now can share their ordeal: ‘In Evin Prison, everything is a…

Default position

By Leigh Jones

Education | Students are taking on massive debts without thinking of the future. One result: Default rates, even at Christian colleges, have grown

Braggin' on their King

By Angela Lu

Music | Trip Lee and Andy Mineo are Christian rappers taking different paths to serve their Lord

Violent tendencies

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | Hollywood loudly denounces guns—as it uses on-screen gun violence to rack up killer ratings

Dispatches

Silent testimony in a region aflame

By Jamie Dean

Libya | Can a new U.S. roadmap for religious freedom calm the crackdown on believers?

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Liberal Party elections   Voting for the next leader of Canada’s Liberal Party will end April 14 when the left-of-center group announces its winner.

Rhetoric and run-up

By The Editors

News | And other news briefs

A work of art

By Udo Middelmann

Obituary | Edith Schaeffer, 1914-2013

Technology fail

By Jamie Dean

China | Chinese using ultrasounds to spur abortion 

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, known as the father of African literature, died on March 21 at 82. Achebe was most famous for his 1958 work Things Fall

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘Pray.’ NASA chief Charles Bolden’s advice for addressing the potential threat of a large asteroid hitting Earth. Bolden spoke at a congressional…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | A Bridge too far After three years of deliberation, officials at the Internal Revenue Service are finally ready to admit the $60,000 Star Trek –themed training…

Notebook

Life changer

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | Film spotlights South Korean pastor’s work—and overflowing joy—saving disabled and abandoned babies

Buggy border

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Border Patrol sensors are bedeviled by aging hardware and false alarms

Heather has two mommies

Heather has two mommies

By Daniel James Devine

Science | A proposed fertility technique would create children with genes from three parents

First Indian Presbyterian Church

First Indian Presbyterian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Kamiah, Idaho

Pitch perfect

By J.C. Derrick

Sports | The game of a lifetime for Philip Humber led to an unexpected season but also an unexpected lesson

Up from the ashes

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Angel Food Ministries disappeared amid corruption, but a smaller and leaner ministry is taking its place

Anglican challenges

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | New leader faces a changing church riven by controversy

Columnists

Nice going

Nice going

By Joel Belz

Foreign Policy | In giving up Truth, does a society also become angry and ugly?

Cross purposes

Cross purposes

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | It’s easy to walk in pride and self-interest unless we match our footsteps to the Lord’s

In all the noise, sounds of silence

In all the noise, sounds of silence

By Mindy Belz

Marriage | Too often the church has failed to be profound in the profound debate over gay marriage

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | When you plant seeds, keep in mind that God may want someone else to water

Serious times

By Marvin Olasky

Persecution | Remembering heroism and death 70 years ago

Culture

Historic number

By J.C. Derrick

Movies | 42 faithfully tells a powerful American story

To the Wonder

By Michael Leaser

Movies | If impressionistic filmmaking ever gets a patron saint, his name might be Terrence Malick. Sparse dialogue, nonlinear narratives, and visually breathtaking…

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

By Megan Basham

Movies | Paramount was wise to move the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation (rated PG-13 for combat action, mild language, and one non-nude undressing scene) from June 2012…

Tyler Perry’s Temptation

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Marital infidelity can break lives, break hearts, and break families—as Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor seeks to convey. The…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of March 29-31 according to Box Office Mojo

Spring sampling

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books about baseball are on deck, as are books on travel, time, and more

Notable Books

By Tim Challies

Books | Four books on Christian topics

Jungle journalism

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson says he's not out to the change the world–but he’s on a mission to cover stories the liberal media have ignored

Shocked treatment

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Roots-rocker faces the music after challenging the gay agenda

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent pop-rock releases

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