Table of Contents

Cover Story

Adoption under fire

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | During November, National Adoption Month, watch for noisy attacks on international adoption. Not getting as much attention: hundreds of thousands of dead…

In this issue: "Probing international adoption," Nov. 16, 2013

Features

Outside the camps

By Jamie Dean

Middle East | Syrians fleeing war in their own country find strife in surrounding nations, too

Legal entanglements

By Jill Nelson

Thailand | A land dispute embroils an international school that serves hundreds of missionary families in one of the most populous parts of the world

Salt over sugar

Salt over sugar

By Angela Lu

Music | The digital revolution is helping to create a new age of Christian music

Finding freedom

By Kaitlyn Speer

Nepal | Christians in Nepal hope to secure new rights in upcoming elections

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | OCT. 22: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, to receive the Sakharov human rights…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Overwhelmed   Case workers received over 10,000 offers after Davion Only, 15, made a plea during a Sunday church service for a family to “love me until…

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Nov. 13 Power companies, the federal government, and state governments will conduct an emergency drill today to test how the nation might respond to a major…

Plan obsolescence

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | Obamacare pushes millions out of insurance policies the president promised they could keep

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘This isn’t a gender studies class; it’s the real world.’ Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus to feminists who attacked Slate columnist Emily…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Mostly cloudy It’s not hard to see how pollution is making life hard in one gritty Chinese city. In fact, it’s hard to see anything else. Officials in…

Reviews

Witches' brew

By Megan Basham

Television | Both cable and network TV are suddenly under the spell of sorcery-themed programming

Killing Kennedy

By Alicia M. Cohn

Television | A mix of narrative and documentary that works better than it sounds, Killing Kennedy —premiering on National Geographic Channel Nov. 10—provides…

Frozen

Frozen

By Emily Belz

Movies | Frozen , a Disney animated film for the upcoming holiday season (in theaters Nov. 27), will go in the file of Disney animated classics alongside other recent…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 25-27 according to Box Office Mojo

America by threes

America by threes

By Marvin Olasky

Books | America 3.0, Consciousness 3, and a 3-letter word

Notable Books

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | Bibles for the growing child

Christians need not apply?

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Craig James lost his job for taking a Bible-based position on marriage during a political campaign. He’s fighting back in a crucial court case

Don't be so predictable

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Another open letter to Miley Cyrus

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent pop-rock releases

Notebook

Groomed for success

By Deena C. Bouknight

Lifestyle | Prison program uses horses to help inmates overcome their pasts and pursue promising futures

Tracking tactics

Tracking tactics

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | On desktops or tablets, advertisers want to know all about your website browsing habits

Pills and bills

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Pharmaceutical companies paid tens of thousands for a special meeting with drug regulators

Romar Beach Baptist Church

Romar Beach Baptist Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Orange Beach, Ala.

More than a touchdown

More than a touchdown

By Zachary Abate

Sports | An inspiring young man with Down syndrome has his dream come true

The new abnormal

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Does anyone still care about earnings?

Broken fellowship

Broken fellowship

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Former InterVarsity employee sues group over termination

Voices

No phony foes

No phony foes

By Joel Belz

WORLD | WORLD and you can operate with a balanced, two-sided worldview

Broken music

By Janie B. Cheaney

Community | Without the structure of nuclear families, communities lapse into noise

Give me your tired

By Mindy Belz

Middle East | Left untended, the refugee crisis from Middle East revolutions is washing up in the West

Saturday night on the ‘L’

Saturday night on the ‘L’

By Sophia Lee

Culture | Finding salt and light in the middle of revolting urban decay

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Cease your sulking

Cease your sulking

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | You do not do well to choose to engage in brooding anger

Force-feeding propaganda

By Marvin Olasky

Homosexuality | From drug crime to ‘hate crime’ to crude behavior and crude response

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