Table of Contents

Cover Story

System overload

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A growing crisis of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border is just one part of an overwhelmed immigration system in need of repair

In this issue: "Border gridlock," Aug. 9, 2014

Features

Changing course?

By Warren Cole Smith & Sophia Lee

Religion | After a public apology and the adoption of a softer tone from the pulpit, star pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church face new challenges

Save the children (from bad books)

Save the children (from bad books)

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Plot lines flush with ungodly trends. Coarse language. We love our children and the books that provide warmth and wonder, but many current books for children…

Kickstarter classic

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | WORLD’s Children’s Book of the Year took an unusual path to the publishing house

Pink and blue and read all over

Pink and blue and read all over

By Janie B. Cheaney

Books | Children’s publishing has become a battlefield in the gender wars

Hello, darkness

By Emily Whitten

Books | Teenagers and the literature of hopelessness and suicide

Notable picture books

By Kristin Chapman

Books | Four picture book biographies

Books to remember

By The Editors

Books | WORLD staffers pick their childhood favorites

For future grown-ups

By Russ Pulliam

Books | Some well-known authors have written very good preschool books

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | The long cost of containment The shot that brought down Flight 17 was sudden, but a strategy to halt Russia will take time   The death of 298…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Appealed Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, 58, filed a notice of appeal on July 15, six days after a U.S. district judge sentenced him to 10 years in…

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Aug. 8 Turtle Power will be back in box offices today as the Michael Bay–produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hits theaters. Like the 2007 film, the…

Fear and flight

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | Islamist takeover of Mosul is a ‘crime against humanity’ the world isn't watching

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘Some slopes truly are slippery.’ Professor Theo Boer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands on proposals to legalize…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Float to work If walking, biking, and ridesharing don’t work as alternative commuting methods, the city of Boulder, Colo., has one more idea: tubing. On…

Notebook

The poetry of death

By Marvin Olasky

Lifestyle | War’s agony and grief poured out in rhyme and meter

Skip the socket

Skip the socket

By Michael Cochrane

Technology | Emerging technology will enable device users to unplug but still recharge

‘Powder keg’

‘Powder keg’

By Julie Borg

Science | A new form of alcohol may be coming soon to a store near you

Navarre BeachSide Church

Navarre BeachSide Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Navarre Beach, Fla.

Entering the fray

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Professional sports, especially baseball, jump on the LGBT bandwagon

LA confidential

By Dave Swavely

Religion | Court ruling could open the confessional booth

Voices

Bothersome babies

Bothersome babies

By Joel Belz

Immigration | The border crisis is a chance to treat children better than we have for the last 40 years

‘Readiness’ for what?

‘Readiness’ for what?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Education | Thinking critically about Common Core

Through the looking glass

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | At the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, war zone meets wonderland

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Allotted boundaries

Allotted boundaries

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | For who knows whether God placed us here for such a time as this?

Freed but not free

Freed but not free

By Marvin Olasky

Communism | Yugoslavia moved from communism to crony capitalism, and we suffer from it, too

Culture

Transparent Magic

By Megan Basham

Movies | Woody Allen shines through a bit too much in Magic in the Moonlight

Boyhood

By Emily Belz

Movies | When we think back on our childhoods, what comes to mind is not a linear narrative but vivid moments out of a disjointed dream: riding a bike around with the…

Calvary

By Emily Belz

Movies | The premise of Calvary , in limited release Aug. 1, is the feebleness of human justice in the face of terrible wrongs—a Flannery O’Connor–type story,

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of July 18-20 according to Box Office Mojo

Discerning questioners

Discerning questioners

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors explore God, man, and homosexuality

Notable Books

By Tim Challies

Books | Four books of applied theology

Balkan drama

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Analysts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy say conditions are ripe for an uprising in Europe’s notoriously unstable region

Shattered vision

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The World’s On Fire recounts a patriot losing his ideals

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent releases

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