Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Hope

Hope

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Introducing the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion regional winners

Cover Stories

Parent practicum

by Angela Lu

Cover Story | West Regional winner: My Safe Harbor helps single mothers break the dysfunctional cycle of broken homes

Cover Stories

Desert oasis

by Angela Lu

Cover Story | West Regional runner-up: A border doesn’t stop Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission from being good neighbors to those in need

In this issue: "Effective compassion," July 27, 2013

Features

Turkey’s inside man

By Jill Nelson

Turkey | An aging but popular exile in the United States, Fethullah Gulen is considered by many behind moves to Islamicize his native land

Blood on the streets

By Angela Lu

Abortion | Biola University becomes ground zero in the pro-life debate over graphic abortion pictures

Cold Canadian front

Cold Canadian front

By J.C. Derrick

Religious Liberty | Threats to religious liberty in Canada show what may be in store for the United States

Dispatches

A second chance

By Jamie Dean

Egypt | Egypt’s Christians rejoice at the president’s ouster but fear reprisals

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | Top stories from June 26 through July 9

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Resigned The chancellor at Yeshiva University’s prestigious seminary resigned on July 1 and apologized for poorly handling sex abuse accusations at the…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | July 25 Pope Francis will travel to his home continent of South America for World Youth Day. Hosted this year in Rio de Janeiro, the 2013 conference for…

Hobby Lobby breathes again

By Emily Belz

Religion | Ahead of massive fines, appeals court rules for-profit companies do need religious freedom protection

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘This was the law. How can they change the law?’ U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on the legality of the Obama administration’s decision to delay the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Lip stuck A woman calling emergency services was understandably tight-lipped when she dialed New Zealand’s equivalent of 911. The 64-year-old woman from…

Notebook

River music

By Sophia Lee

Lifestyle | Revitalized attitudes toward urban rivers and nature are spurring reclamation efforts nationwide

Airborne searches

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Creative or crazy? Google wants to deliver internet by balloon

Carbon decree

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Obama will regulate CO2 as a pollutant, but to what effect?

Coast Guard chapel

Coast Guard chapel

By The Editors

Houses of God | Bois Blanc Island, Mich.

Mighty again

Mighty again

By Zachary Abate

Sports | After decades of losing, the Pirates are plundering the National League

State laboratories

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Unified governments are allowing states to chart bold new fiscal budgets

Going pagan

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | ‘Church Army’ shows signs of theological compromise in the Church of England

Columnists

What really happened?

By Joel Belz

Media | Raw facts do matter

Learning the hard way

Learning the hard way

By Janie B. Cheaney

Law | Natural law may not be as good a teacher as some Christians think

A lesson from Iraq

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | The Middle East needs less talk about democracy and more about good government

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Remember the signs

Remember the signs

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | Appearances are deceiving in these perilous times

Occupied territory

Occupied territory

By Marvin Olasky

Culture | Christians working in cultural fields deserve the support of other Christians

Culture

Everyday dystopia

Everyday dystopia

By Megan Basham

Television | Under the Dome succeeds by tapping into the collective fear that society is crumbling

20 Feet from Stardom

By Emily Whitten

Documentary | Her voice trembling, eyes watering, Merry Clayton admits, “I felt that if I just gave my heart to what I was doing, I would automatically be a star.”

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of July 5-7 according to Box Office Mojo

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | If you enjoy mash-ups, you might like Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster flick, Pacific Rim , a mix of Godzilla, Transformers, and Total Recall. The movie, like…

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | What do you get when you combine madcap antics, banana-colored clones, and a plot that affirms traditional family values? A lot of money.  And that’s…

‘Out of my mind’

‘Out of my mind’

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author recounts his journey from Islam to Christ

Notable Books

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | Four character-building picture books

A decade’s dream

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Pastor and author Dave Swavely saw the power of perseverance and prayer in the release of his new novel

Gospel pass

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Martha Redbone and Mavis Staples sing truth with beauty and impunity

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent jazz releases

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