Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Roe at 41

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Perfect ears, perfect God, fallen man

Cover Stories

State-level surge

by Edward Lee Pitts

Cover Story | Last year was a good one for pro-life politics in America’s state capitals

Cover Stories

Still-silent shepherds

Still-silent shepherds

by Joe Maxwell & Steve Hall

Cover Story | Some evangelical pastors have several reasons for not preaching on abortion—and one is fear of man

In this issue: "The wonder of life," Jan. 25, 2014

Features

One in a billion

By Mary Jackson

Roe v. Wade | A terrible health condition has helped Christian Buchanan to be a blessing to many

Urban life

By Daniel James Devine

Roe v. Wade | A city hobbled by poverty and violence is about to get its first pro-life pregnancy center

Resuscitating compassion

By Dick Peterson

Roe v. Wade | God is in the middle of this story of a doctor who saved a baby who saved the doctor

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | JAN. 5: A person in St. Louis struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow. Frigid air descended upon much of the country, dropping temperatures in…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died   Former Red Army sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, 94, creator of the AK-47, died on Dec. 23 in Russia. Kalashnikov grew up in a peasant family but…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Jan. 19   Four NFL teams will compete in two separate games today to see which will advance to the Feb. 2 Super Bowl XLVIII. The AFC and NFC Championship…

Threat realized

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Al-Qaeda takeover in Fallujah is most direct threat to Iraq government and U.S. gains

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘It’s not cold—it’s painful.’ Downtown Minneapolis shopper Brooks Grace on the weather in his city on Jan. 6. Temperatures hit minus 20 with wind…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Martha speaks How does your dog feel? Inventors in Scandinavia would like to tell you. The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, a team of Swedish and…

Reviews

Acting like an adult

By Megan Basham

Movies | Vanessa Hudgens makes her mark as a serious actress in Gimme Shelter

This Is Martin Bonner

This Is Martin Bonner

By Sophia Lee

Movies | What do you say to a man just released from prison, after serving 12 years for manslaughter? What can you say to an ex-con who can’t find a job other than…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 3-5 according to Box Office Mojo

The Great Divorce

By Stephanie Perrault

Theater | It takes a good deal of cunning to “steal past watchful dragons,” but Max McLean’s stage production of The Great Divorce rises to the challenge, raising…

Arrogant power

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Abortion and an intellectually lazy Supreme Court

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four nonfiction memoirs

Radiating truth

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Ryan Bomberger, conceived by rape, is tired of being the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions

Past and present

Past and present

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Cat Stevens and several sidemen lead a curious Rock Hall of Fame class

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent albums

Notebook

Her middle name was Mercy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Lifestyle | Unwavering faith amid a rare complication, a miraculous birth, and a sorrowful loss

Baby-saving gadgets

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Simple contraptions improve survival odds for poor babies born to adversity

Malignant data

By Daniel James Devine

Science | In various forms, cancer speeds up its deadly march around the world

Omdurman, Sudan

Omdurman, Sudan

By The Editors

Houses of God | A South Sudanese girl living in the North celebrates Christmas at a church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman on Dec. 25.

Olympians for Christ

By Zachary Abate

Sports | Several of this winter’s athletes find their true strength in the Lord

Not counting the costs

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | The economic benefits of homosexual marriage are likely dramatically overstated

Prophetic error

Prophetic error

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | LDS says early leaders were wrong on race

Voices

Polarizing president

Polarizing president

By Joel Belz

Politics | Barack Obama’s trouble with the truth is devastating public trust

Agencies gone rogue

Agencies gone rogue

By Janie B. Cheaney

Government | Private citizens unknowingly become part of, and victims of, government stings

Out with the old

Out with the old

By Mindy Belz

Essay | When a great tree falls, it may carry a season of life with it

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Disparate 'Impact'

Disparate 'Impact'

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Israel | A conference stacked in favor of the ‘Palestinian’ cause fails to convince

Against the current

Against the current

By Marvin Olasky

Roe v. Wade | Rowing hard amid an ocean of abstractions

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