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Cover Story

Africa's hinge

Africa's hinge

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Four out of five residents of fast-growing, 37-million-strong Uganda identify with Christianity. Most Ugandans glowingly welcome evangelical visitors and side…

In this issue: "The Battle for Africa," Feb. 8, 2014

Features

Long search, short tenure

By J.C. Derrick

Education | A key Christian college group quickly fires a president—and tries to regain its footing

Saving Seth

By Sophia Lee

Mental illness | An Arizona family’s struggle with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder mirrors a nation’s

Brother vs. brother

By Jamie Dean

South Sudan | As political and tribal conflict splits South Sudan, church leaders hope to be peacemakers

Single but not solitary

By Angela Lu

Relationships | These unmarried Christians face disappointments but find with Christ they are not alone

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | JAN. 13: The grandchildren of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stand in front of his grave during his funeral near Sharon’s residence in southern…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Nominated “Alone Yet Not Alone,” sung by Joni Eareckson Tada, is in the running for a Best Original Song Oscar at the March 2 Academy Awards. The song,

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Feb. 2 With Super Bowl ads costing more than $133,000 per second, online broker E-Trade decided against 30 seconds of advertising time and will be absent from…

Just say yes

By Jamie Dean

Egypt | Egyptian voters overwhelmingly pass a new constitution, but worries persist over the country’s future

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘$26 million’ Amount that Italian authorities say Vatican accountant Monsignor Nunzio Scarano tried to smuggle into Italy. He also faces charges…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Taking note A would-be bank robber’s bad handwriting cost him the chance to make a score when a bank teller was unable to read his stickup note. Police say…

Notebook

Completely impossible

Completely impossible

By Marvin Olasky

Lifestyle | When complete satisfaction is expected, disappointment is inevitable

Testing morality

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Will safer and more sophisticated prenatal tests give parents a helpful heads-up, or prompt abortions?

Drowsy drug

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Scientists explain why a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy in Europe

Sibintun, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Sibintun, North Sumatra, Indonesia

By The Editors

Houses of God | A church in Sibintun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, stands near Mount Sinabung as it releases a pyroclastic flow on Jan. 6. The volcano has sporadically erupted…

‘Better than a Super Bowl’

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Football doesn’t come first for several Super Bowl stars

Devil in the details

Devil in the details

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | The Church of England waters down baptism

Columnists

For better, for worse

For better, for worse

By Joel Belz

Marriage | Don’t fall for the conventional wisdom that sells marriage short

The Calvinist’s temptation

The Calvinist’s temptation

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | Shortcuts and bypaths can only get in the way of loving and following Christ

The thin veneer

The thin veneer

By Mindy Belz

Culture | A dystopian future could be the one that’s just around the corner

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Challenges and blessings

Challenges and blessings

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | God’s teaching in sickness and in health

Problem or solution?

By Marvin Olasky

Uganda | Christianity and the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

Culture

Jack attack

Jack attack

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit shows early promise but descends into spy thriller formula

Little Hope Was Arson

Little Hope Was Arson

By Angela Lu

Documentary | A woman stands in front of the smoldering ruins of her East Texas church speaking to a reporter: “The building houses so many memories, my great-grandmother…

Lone Survivor

By Megan Basham

Movies | Ever since its release on Jan. 12, Lone Survivor has been making headlines, though few relate to its phenomenal box office performance. Like so many…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 17-19 according to Box Office Mojo

Sticking it to the bourgeoisie

Sticking it to the bourgeoisie

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books highlight mankind’s shortsighted ideals and their resulting effects

Notable Books

By Emily Whitten

Books | Four books on literature and Christian authors

From gay to joyous

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Author Christopher Yuan journeyed out of a pit into the arms of God

Phil and Don

Phil and Don

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | After six decades, the Everly Brothers’ legacy continues

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent jazz releases

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