Table of Contents

Cover Story

Salt and light on campus

Salt and light on campus

by Sophia Lee & Angela Lu

Cover Story | Christian colleges and universities feel the pressure to prove that the education they offer is worth the heavy costs

In this issue: "Coat of many dollars," May 3, 2014

Features

To train up a Pharisee

By Kiley Crossland

Parenting | Michael and Debi Pearl’s method of discipline has many advocates, but critics say it lacks the gospel

Management mania

By J.C. Derrick

Religion | Christian youth organization struggles to survive financial turmoil

Life (and death) at South By Southwest

By Warren Cole Smith

Music | Tragedy at fast-growing festival provokes public soul-searching and questions for other American mega-festivals. Are some becoming victims of their success?

Rebels from the right

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | A small group of tea party upstarts is taking on establishment—and very well-funded—Senate Republicans in primaries this summer

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | APRIL 16: South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from the Sewol in the water off the coast south of Seoul, South Korea. Dozens of boats,

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Hired   The Family Research Council has hired former NFL star and sportscaster Craig James as an assistant to the president. James, 53, is in the midst…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | April 30   Voters in Iraq will go to the polls for the first time since U.S. forces withdrew in 2011. The Shiite-backed party of Prime Minister Nouri…

Out with Obamacare caretaker

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | With resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, Republicans look to revive healthcare debate

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro-golfer.’ Champion golfer Bubba Watson’s description of himself on Twitter. Watson on April 13 won his second…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Nothing to see here The fledgling North Korean space agency has felt its way through several problems. Their rockets generally crash. There are no North…

Reviews

Afterlife on screen

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Heaven Is for Real emphasizes a wondrous hereafter at the risk of underplaying a terrible hell

Draft Day

By Emily Whitten

Movies | The new football flick starring Kevin Costner is titled, rather obviously, Draft Day . Not a terrible choice, as the story follows Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) as…

The Unknown Known

By Megan Basham

Documentary | About halfway through the new documentary, The Unknown Known , culled from 30-plus hours of interview material with Donald Rumsfeld, director Errol Morris asks…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

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

Treadmill non-apology

Treadmill non-apology

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors debunk myths and find hope amid hard things

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Religious freedom fighter

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Tina Ramirez and her group document violence against religious minorities and teach victims about their rights

Flamenco legacy

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Posthumous album will continue the influence of Paco de Lucía

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent jazz albums

Notebook

A pox on Mother’s Day?

A pox on Mother’s Day?

By Marvin Olasky

Lifestyle | A revealing look into the thoughts and attitudes of some on the pro-abortion (not pro-choice) side

Cracking codes

Cracking codes

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | The Supreme Court must decide when software programs are eligible for patents

Fair versus spiteful

Fair versus spiteful

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Darwinists create clever model to account for bad survival traits

Landsberg prison church

Landsberg prison church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Rounding for home

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Baseball player Daniel Murphy launches debate on paternity leave for athletes

Going with the flow

Going with the flow

By The Editors

Religion | Bible Study Fellowship joins controversy by adopting the 2011 NIV Bible

Voices

Silent submission

Silent submission

By Joel Belz

Religion | Why are so many Christians so scared of the doctrine of creation?

Holy alliance

Holy alliance

By Janie B. Cheaney

Faith & Inspiration | Only a counterfeit holiness makes a divide between body and spirit

What liberation?

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Baghdad may have left the headlines, but the war the United States began for most Iraqis hasn’t ended

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Sexual propaganda

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Education | What many moms and dads are paying for in higher education

College financial miseries

College financial miseries

By Marvin Olasky

Education | We are not to serve both God and Mammon, but in higher education the pressure is intense

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