Table of Contents

Cover Story

Be less than you can be

Be less than you can be

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | As this summer’s anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act recalls hope, federal disability programs are killing a liberal dream, undercutting a…

In this issue: "Reaping a whirlwind," Aug. 24, 2013

Features

Paying the price

By Jill Nelson

Israel | Christian landmarks are under increasing attack in Israel by ultra-Orthodox gangs

Obstacle course

By J.C. Derrick

Immigration | Immigration reform has momentum but House and Senate consensus remains elusive

Labor Day love

By Marvin Olasky, Rachel Lynn Aldrich, Andrew Branch, Graham Gettel, Alissa Robertson & Aimee Stauf

Business | These five people have found a way to serve others and earn a living through work they enjoy

Urban L’Abri

By Emily Belz

Hope Award | East Regional winner: Hope Christian Center offers discipleship—not rehab—for the homeless and drug-addicted

Brotherly love

By Emily Belz

Hope Award | East Regional runner-up: Hundreds of volunteers bring the gospel to prisons, nursing homes, homeless men, and others with Active Compassion Through Service

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | BEATING THE HEAT: Swimmers overcrowd a water park pool in China’s Sichuan Province to cool down on a scorching day.  A record heat wave has killed…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died  Radio and TV personality Kidd Kraddick, 53, died of cardiac disease on July 27 in New Orleans. Kraddick’s unexpected death occurred while he was…

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | August 18 Many other states took their turn earlier in August, but Connecticut will have the last back-to-school sales tax holiday from Aug. 18-24. The…

Miraculous ways

By Jamie Dean

Obituary | Chinese church leader Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

On the block

By J.C. Derrick

Charities | Charitable tax deductions are no longer a certainty, and a nonprofit coalition gets ready to fight the change

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I don’t know what happened in the Gosnell case.’ Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, when a reporter asked her to explain the difference between Kermit…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Fee for service Impatient with the speed of official rescue workers, a 48-year-old Texas woman phoned in her own helicopter rescue. The trouble began for…

Notebook

Office sharing

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | New trend draws individuals out of isolated home offices and into community

Driven data

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Scanners that track vehicle license plates are showing up everywhere

Soil and gas

By Daniel James Devine

Science | New Orleans officials want energy companies to pay billions to restore the coast

Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church

Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Bluff City, Tenn.

Before a fall

By Zachary Abate

Sports | Pride leads to sports scandal for baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez

Job killer

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Movement to raise the minimum wage will have unintended consequences

Papal homecoming

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Pope’s visit to Brazil sparks outpouring, controversy

Columnists

The great temptation

The great temptation

By Joel Belz

Culture | The danger signs are clear to all, but compulsive sexual behavior goes on

Chains of history

By Janie B. Cheaney

Race Issues | Americans have made progress in race relations, but are we ready for healing?

Hand-to-hand combat

By Mindy Belz

Faith & Inspiration | Moving bodily into the battle is sometimes the only way to win

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

It’s the small things

It’s the small things

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | Stop skipping them and start doing them!

Summerhill school

By Marvin Olasky

Cities | Past economic mistakes are lessons for the future—but only if we heed them

Culture

Sanitized life

By Megan Basham

Documentary | Public broadcasting’s look at Muhammad offers everything but a critical look at Islam’s founder

Elysium

Elysium

By Megan Basham

Movies | The summer of 2013 hasn’t been good to Sony Pictures. The heavily-promoted Will and Jaden Smith vehicle, After Earth , went down in flames, and seeming…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Aug. 2-4 according to Box Office Mojo

Planes

Planes

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Let’s say this upfront: Planes isn’t a Pixar production. But with John Lasseter—chief creative officer at both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios—as…

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

By Michael Leaser

Documentary | Self-deception has too often been a gateway to committing and living with atrocities. Rarely has a truth been as painfully documented as in director Joshua…

Hard stuff

Hard stuff

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Nonprofit CEO gives a brutally honest but needed account of charity in action

Notable Books

By Tim Challies

Books | Four popular theology books

God strong

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | John Piper may have retired from the pulpit, but he’s still pursuing Kingdom work, by the grace of God

Land-mined talent

Land-mined talent

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New albums from Jay-Z and Kanye West feature sonic trailblazers trending in cultural destruction

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent gospel and CCM releases

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