Table of Contents

Cover Story

Houses divided

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A history of police violence brings police killing in Ferguson to national attention, even as black-on-black murders in far greater numbers remain local…

In this issue: "The one and the many," Sept. 20, 2014

Features

Barely fighting Irish

By Emily Belz

Healthcare | Did Notre Dame, one of the only major Catholic universities to sue over the Obamacare contraceptive mandate (and so far lose), derail its own case?

Missing children

Missing children

By Bethany E. Starin

Family | With dashed hopes and dreams, infertile couples embark on an often misunderstood journey

Driving Miss Tracy

By Marvin Olasky

Hope Award | South Region winner changes lives one ride at a time

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | Aug. 28: Iraqi Christian IDPs line up for food in the parking lot of a school camp in northern Iraq. Baptist Global Response, an international Christian…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Released The American doctor and missionary who contracted Ebola left Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit healthy and returned to their families. Dr.

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Sept. 15   Don’t count on flying in France during mid-September. Airline pilots for Air France said they would commence a seven-day strike Sept. 15…

Another problem for Hillary

By J.C. Derrick

Nigeria | New revelations raise questions about U.S. response to Nigeria’s Boko Haram

History forgotten

By Jill Nelson

Persecution | Anti-Semitism is growing in Spain. Will rhetoric turn to violence?

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks.’ Russian President Vladimir Putin in a private conversation with Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Burned out Too soon? British diplomats based in the United States were left asking that question on Aug. 24 after the United Kingdom’s American embassy…

Reviews

The new normal

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Love Is Strange signals a debased cultural shift in which homosexuality is utterly ordinary

In the Footsteps of St. Paul

By Megan Basham

Documentary | There’s something quintessentially British about the BBC documentary In the Footsteps of St. Paul , recently released to DVD. Hosted by actor David Suchet…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of August 29–31 according to Box Office Mojo

The Identical

By Megan Basham

Movies | Giving a negative review to The Identical feels a little like kicking a puppy. The PG movie is inoffensive in its intentions to be a lighthearted frolic that…

Vertigo

By Trevin Wax

DVD | Once a decade, Sight & Sound magazine from the British Film Institute polls an international group of film professionals and ranks the greatest films of all…

Book bag

Book bag

By Susan Olasky

Books | The best of a big stack of self-published books

Notable Books

By Emily Whitten

Books | Four nonfiction books on new beginnings

Pain and gain

By Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | Experience, including tragic experience, has made Rick Warren a different man and a different pastor

Races he’s run

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Chris Smither has grown old, but his music never does

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New pop-rock releases

Notebook

Eagle shot

Eagle shot

By Allie Hulcher

Lifestyle | Families of longtime Boy Scouts face tough decisions about whether to go or stay

Phoning it in

Phoning it in

By Michael Cochrane

Technology | Tests via smartphone may soon challenge traditional methods

Waging war on Ebola

By Julie Borg

Science | Researchers speed up efforts to fight dreaded disease

Saint Joseph Church

Saint Joseph Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Irbil, Iraq

Goal keeper

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Ryan Hollingshead put pro soccer on hold to pursue his dream of helping his brother plant a church

Dollar store wars

Dollar store wars

By David Skeel

Money | Merger may change the landscape of urban and suburban retailing

Blasting the past

Blasting the past

By Joy Pullmann

Education | New AP framework presents a relentlessly negative view of U.S. history

Voices

True and necessary

True and necessary

By Joel Belz

WORLD | The questions we ask when we decide what to report at WORLD

Worthy lives

Worthy lives

By Janie B. Cheaney

Aging | Doubting life’s goodness is a rejection of reality

A harvest of neglect

By Mindy Belz

Faith & Inspiration | The Lord promises the devourer will not destroy the fruits of our soil

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

‘System overload’ Aug. 9  I read this excellent article while ministering at a Christian deportation ministry in Reynosa, Mexico, that provides food,

Lost and found

Lost and found

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | In moments of sudden terror, we suddenly get very serious about God

‘I will not settle’

‘I will not settle’

By Marvin Olasky

Family | The 100th anniversary of a Declaration of Intention by a determined immigrant

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