Table of Contents

Cover Story

The high cost of negligence

The high cost of negligence

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | When pastors, churches, and other caregivers fail to report sexual abuse, they may aid and abet crime–and in some states are subject to prosecution…

In this issue: "Going it alone," Nov. 2, 2013

Features

Grand new party?

By Angela Lu

Politics | The California Republican convention reveals a reduced and ideologically divided party but one also beginning to reach out to the state’s diverse population

A long twilight struggle

A long twilight struggle

By Edward Lee Pitts

Government | Victory over crippling federal debt, House Republicans learn, may not come quickly

Debtors' prison

By The Editors

Education | The most rapidly growing class of debt in America belongs to the country’s newest wage earners and its youngest taxpayers

Not bluffing

By Daniel James Devine

Gambling | Moody board chairman and top author Jerry B. Jenkins is among Christians who have taken up tournament poker. Is evangelical opposition to it about to fold?

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | SHUTDOWN FROWNS: Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. (right), pauses during a news conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill on…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died Astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, the second American to orbit the earth, died on Oct. 10 from complications after a stroke. Carpenter, the backup pilot for…

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Oct. 28 India’s most significant space mission ever will commence today when its Mars Orbiter Mission takes off from the southern part of the country.

Aid fade

By J.C. Derrick

Egypt | The cutback in assistance to Egypt may reduce U.S. influence at a crucial time

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I can walk and chew gum at the same time.’ Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, in response to a question about whether he might run for president in…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Big wheels keep on turning If Judah Schiller’s idea catches on, the port authority may have to set up bike lanes on the Hudson River. That’s because on…

Notebook

Still going strong

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | Work remains an integral part of a healthy life for the elderly Hatch brothers

Social secrets

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | The NSA mapped suspects’ social networks as early as 2001

Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs

Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs

By The Editors

Houses of God | Raqqa, Syria

Whole new ballgames

By Zachary Abate

Sports | New competitions and sports are gaining a foothold in America

Yellow brick road

Yellow brick road

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Bubbles and crises bring new momentum to calls for a gold standard

Relative Rome?

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Pope’s comments on ethics raise concerns of conservative Christians

Columnists

Looking around the corner

Looking around the corner

By Joel Belz

Culture | A WORLD opinion poll: What changes are just ahead?

Science supremacists

By Janie B. Cheaney

Science | An aggressive scientism seeks to take charge of spheres well beyond science’s expertise

While the centrifuges spin

While the centrifuges spin

By Mindy Belz

Iran | Iran says it wants to talk, but will it also listen?

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Hall of Fame heralds

Hall of Fame heralds

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Religious Liberty | We can learn a lot from history's storied street preachers

Religious test

Religious test

By Marvin Olasky

Religious Liberty | A key court case may determine whether we begin looking over our shoulders

Culture

Reading Red

By Megan Basham

Television | The Blacklist has the character development and story arc to make it a hit for NBC

I’m in Love with a Church Girl

I’m in Love with a Church Girl

By Sophia Lee

Movies | I’m in Love with a Church Girl has all the elements of an entertaining movie: blazing guns, beautiful faces, drugs and alcohol, love and death—but without…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Oct. 11-13 according to Box Office Mojo

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

By Emily Whitten

Movies | As Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) boards his massive cargo liner stacked with Maersk freight and climbs to his cabin, he halfheartedly checks several gate…

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

By Emily Belz

Movies | Solomon Northup, the central figure in 12 Years a Slave , was a real person, a freedman of New York who was kidnapped while on a business trip to Washington,

Recoveries, crises, and falls

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Three books about evangelicals and intellectualism

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four nonfiction books about elements of American culture

Under conviction

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | On and off the campaign trail, pastor E.W. Jackson is unabashed about his Christian beliefs and standing up for the truth

Riveting naïveté

Riveting naïveté

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Box set explores the music of leftist folk singer Woody Guthrie

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent CDs

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