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Cover Story

Set adrift

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | One prominent proponent of ‘biblical patriarchy’ destroyed his ministry with his transgressions. His downfall offers lessons to other leaders

In this issue: "Blurred Vision," April 5, 2014

Features

Letters from the exiles

By Emily Belz

Iraq | Iraqi Jews and Iraq tussle over the remnant of artifacts from one of the world’s oldest, and now almost extinct, Jewish communities

Cotton kids

By Angela Lu

Human Trafficking | With no government funding, Lois Lee has made Children of the Night a haven for young women fleeing prostitution

Leaving a legacy

By Kaitlyn Speer

Pakistan | A turbulent nation with growing extremism lives outside their doors, but many of Pakistan's historic mission schools thrive with support of Muslim leaders

Curve balls

By Marvin Olasky

Baseball | When bad things happen to once-good baseball players

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | MARCH 16: Referendum officials empty ballot boxes to begin counting votes at a polling station in Simferopol, Ukraine. Crimea’s vote to seek annexation by…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died Marshal Mohammed Fahim, 57, Afghanistan’s first vice president, died of a heart attack on March 9, less than a month ahead of the country’s…

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | March 31   Open enrollment for Obamacare ends today, barring last-minute executive action. The Congressional Budget Office predicted more than 6 million…

Sent packing

Sent packing

By J.C. Derrick

Immigration | Immigrant groups put heat on Obama over his deportation record

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘Other than his gender, the guy has flip-flopped on everything, and I don’t put that past him either.’ Florida GOP strategist Ana…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Stray offshore If every dog has his day, then KC’s day was March 4. The 14-year-old mutt got loose from owner Jodi Benchich on Feb. 22 when his leash broke…

Notebook

Defending design

By Angela Lu

Lifestyle | Paul Madtes stands against the Church of the Nazarene’s academic drift into Darwinism

In our faces

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | OK for specialized tasks, wearable computers are meeting social roadblocks

No questions asked

By Daniel James Devine

Science | FDA green-lights sales of generic abortifacients to very young girls

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Reigning classic

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Most Americans who read the Bible say they still prefer the King James Version

Columnists

Fake compassion

By Joel Belz

Government | You cannot sacrifice what isn’t yours

Out on a limb

Out on a limb

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | Contemporary America is kicking away the ladder that allowed it to reach great heights

Dictators and their debris

Dictators and their debris

By Mindy Belz

Venezuela | Venezuela is reaping what Hugo Chávez sowed and the United States should take notice

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Talking around the problem

Talking around the problem

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Homosexuality | ‘Authentic’ conversation or dialogue may be a poor substitute for straight truth

The Second Great Embarrassment

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Protestants who treat leaders as mini-popes have fallen far from the Reformation

Culture

Signs of life

By Megan Basham

Television | ABC at least doesn’t ignore spiritual matters in Resurrection , but it gets them wrong

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

By Emily Whitten

Movies | From its opening number, Muppets Most Wanted directs audience attention back to the 2011 award-winning movie, The Muppets . Having demonstrated with the latter…

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

By Sophia Lee

Movies | You have to wonder about the appeal of Veronica Mars, the young detective star of the neo-noir television-show-turned-movie Veronica Mars . Though whip-smart,

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of March 14-16 according to Box Office Mojo

A father's grief

A father's grief

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Michigan professor ‘reimagines’ Scripture after learning about his son’s sexuality

Notable Books

By Emily Whitten

Books | Four recent books on brain science

Active but limited government

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Liberal Christian activist and author Ron Sider is an ally of conservatives on some issues

Rolling along

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The Stones show their age—in a good way—in Shanghai concert

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent miscellaneous releases

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