Table of Contents

Cover Story

Heartbreak Hill

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | When explosions hit the Boston Marathon, people at the scene and Boston residents swung into action

In this issue: "Boston Terrorthon," May 4, 2013

Features

Weather maker

By Mindy Belz

Obituary | Margaret Thatcher: 1925-2013

Schools of thought

By Jamie Dean

Homeschooling | The German government harasses and persecutes that country’s few homeschoolers. A German homeschooling family’s fight for asylum in the United States will…

Shoe leather service

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Conservative GOP Rep. Steve Pearce wins in a majority Hispanic district not by changing his views but by building relationships

Cynthia's choice

By Daniel James Devine

Abortion | Meet one of the first women ever to undo her medical abortion—and the doctor who made it possible

How to decide to move

How to decide to move

By Marvin Olasky

Biography | To go or not to go? That was the question—but deciding wasn't scientific

Dispatches

Horror in the court

By Daniel James Devine

Abortion | The gruesome trial of Kermit Gosnell sheds new light on the dark business of killing babies

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | New Dutch king  Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands plans to abdicate the throne on April 30 and hand the crown to her eldest son,

What's a few zeroes?

What's a few zeroes?

By The Editors

News | And other news briefs

Not in the same jungle

By Emily Belz

Obituary | John McCandlish Phillips: 1927-2013

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Awarded President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a Korean War Army chaplain who tended to wounded soldiers in the midst of intense enemy fire and…

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. ... Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Nesting place A home in the Canary Islands that had been abandoned by humans was occupied by others. Millions of others. Authorities in the town of San…

Reviews

Reality dreams

By J.C. Derrick

Television | USA Network's first reality show isn't realistic, but it may keep people watching

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of April 12-14 according to Box Office Mojo

The Angels’ Share

The Angels’ Share

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Award-winning movies don’t always live up to their billing. Such is the case with British filmmaker Ken Loach’s lastest offering, The Angels’ Share

Oblivion

Oblivion

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Life on post-apocalyptic Earth is a mixed bag for Jack Harper (Tom Cruise). By day, he’s a fighter pilot/mechanic designated with protecting a fleet of…

Worth a slow read

By Marvin Olasky

Books | What Happened to Sophie Wilder stands out from the crowd of literary novels

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Recent crime novels

Negative action

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Little-discussed evidence, says lawyer and journalist Stuart Taylor Jr., shows that racial preferences are hurting college-bound minority students

People and places

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | A passion for regions and languages infuses the music of Hiram Ring

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent jazz releases

Notebook

Broken beauty

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | Christian sculptor aims to show the reality of pain and suffering—and hope

Closed mikes

Closed mikes

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Upcoming wireless signal sale has churches and others worried about losing sound

Just warming up

By Daniel James Devine

Science | A top global warming doomsayer leaves NASA to pursue activism

Regina Mundi church

Regina Mundi church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Soweto, South Africa

Bubble buster

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | David Stockman is older and grayer, but his aggressive style and message on spending remain the same

Spotlight on Liberty

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Liberal magazines take keen interest in evangelical university's stance on homosexuality

Voices

Line drills

Line drills

By Joel Belz

Terrorism | Playing by the terrorists' rules wastes time, money and energy

The rest of the story

The rest of the story

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | The church faces another crisis, and another opportunity to rise to the occasion

Spending habits

By Mindy Belz

International Aid | A bold Obama plan to reform food aid runs into predictable special interests

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Courtroom horror

Courtroom horror

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Abortion | The shocking part of the Kermit Gosnell trial isn't only what's illegal

Another <em>Roe</em> to hoe

Another Roe to hoe

By Marvin Olasky

Supreme Court | A states-rights DOMA ruling should have implications beyond same-sex marriage

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