Table of Contents

Cover Story

Conscience at the court

Conscience at the court

by Emily Belz

Cover Story | Opponents of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate have a good day before the Supreme Court in their effort to avoid supporting abortion

In this issue: "What price conscience?," April 19, 2014

Features

Charitable confusion

By Jamie Dean

Religion | World Vision reverses decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages, but questions remain about theological clarity

Turkey's U-turn

By Jill Nelson

Turkey | Growing authoritarianism and Islamism in Turkey put pressure on religious minorities

Remembering a massacre

By Jamie Dean

Rwanda | The 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide brings memories of violence and stories of reconciliation

Not by sight

By Jill Nelson

Documentary | A new documentary tells the amazing story of blind surfer Derek Rabelo

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | March 31: An Afghan National Army soldier watches as soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Signed The San Jose Sharks signed a 17-year-old fan to a one-day contract to fulfill his dream of playing for the California hockey team. Sam Tageson, who was…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | April 14   Hook-handed radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri goes on trial today in a Manhattan federal court on charges that he conspired to set up a…

No more Turkish delight

By Marvin Olasky

Turkey | The hope for Turkey as an anti-Sharia beacon for the Muslim world is fading quickly

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.’ Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s Democratic district attorney, on claims by…

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Message sent William Shakespeare wrote that “revenge should have no bounds.” And with free SMS messaging, and an assist from the Bard himself, one British…

Reviews

No mercy

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Noah presents a harrowing picture of God's wrath, but misses the gospel

Cesar Chavez

By Megan Basham

Movies | Si, Se Puede. Yes We Can. Ask almost anyone under 30 about these words and they’ll likely associate them with Barack Obama’s history-making 2008 and…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of March 28-30 according to Box Office Mojo

Bethlehem

By Derringer Dick

Movies | Westerners sometimes wonder why Israel is so, well, mean. Why can’t they just get along with everyone? I can only speculate on Yuval Adler’s reasons…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Captain America (Chris Evans) may be the most well-mannered, clean-cut, and straitlaced of the Marvel Comics heroes. But he still packs a punch. In this…

First pitch

First pitch

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books to start another joyful baseball season

Notable Books

By Tim Challies

Books | Four books on popular theology

Transforming power

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | How tea party pioneer Mark Meckler found real hope and change you can believe in

Durable hymns

Durable hymns

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New and recent CDs maintain traditional hymns in diverse styles

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New Bob Dylan tribute albums

Notebook

From orphan to advocate

By Sarah Padbury

Lifestyle | Adopted from Romania, Izidor Ruckel was an angry teen until he felt God's call

Open secrets

Open secrets

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Anonymous sharing apps have become the Wild West of social media

Going blue

By Daniel James Devine

Science | A new documentary strikes back at the green movement

Christ Community Church

Christ Community Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Fayetteville, Ark.

A good goalie

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Shannon Szabados may be breaking barriers, but she’s also just playing hockey with old friends

Rebel Yellen?

By David Skeel

Money | Investors weren’t happy with the new Fed chairwoman’s first press conference, but that may be a good thing

Voices

Patient and wise

Patient and wise

By Joel Belz

Healthcare | Two practical ways to spend less for healthcare

Authorized personnel only

Authorized personnel only

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | God has entrusted Christians with the gospel, but He hasn’t left us on our own

Crowd sourcing

Crowd sourcing

By Mindy Belz

Religion | Considering Pope Francis and the current Catholic influence

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Eating unto the Lord

Eating unto the Lord

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | God promises food, and in that promise we can delight

How now shall we give?

How now shall we give?

By Marvin Olasky

Effective Compassion | As joyfully as Zaccheus—even if called to give in a different way

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